Dawn McGarvey-Buchwalder, former USAF Airworthiness Office Branch Chief, Joins Dayton Aerospace

Dawn McGarvey-Buchwalder USAF Airworthiness Office

Key Specialties

  • Airworthiness Certification

  • Pilot Systems

  • Technical Engineering Management

  • Human Systems Integration

  • Independent Technical Reviews


Ms. Dawn McGarvey-Buchwalder, former senior US Air Force (USAF) engineer with over 30 years of experience working with every USAF-owned platform across all phases of life-cycle acquisition, has joined Dayton Aerospace as a senior associate. Dawn is nationally recognized for her specialized expertise in airworthiness certification, systems engineering, human systems integration (HSI), and crew systems. Throughout her career, she partnered extensively with the US Army, Navy and Marine Corps engineering, logistic, and research organizations and collaborated with national and international military, governments, and commercial offices to enhance relationships and data exchange and optimize the delivered products for the user.

Prior to joining Dayton Aerospace, Dawn led the world-wide recognized USAF Airworthiness Office, the centralized point for air systems, contractors, and users to obtain a flight authorization from the Technical Airworthiness Authority (TAA).

Learn more about Dawn here.