Meet The Team

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John Wighton FRAeS

Managing Director

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John's career began at British Aerospace (Hatfield) where he completed an Undergraduate Apprenticeship.  He joined the Stress Office working on TA9/10 (A330/A340) Airbus wings, HS125, BAe 146 at which time he realised a passion for engineering analysis.  He worked at HW Structures as an analyst and thereafter, in 1988 created his first business to bring computational methods (FEM/FEA) to companies who could not afford (or understand) how to use them.  He set up a JV with GE Plastics [design division] which led to rapid growth in the deployment of engineering thermoplastics across a wide industry base.   Divesting ownership of that company in the mid-'90s allowed him to re-focus on specific capabilities in aerospace and automotive product development.  The company achieved UK CAA Design Organisation Approval in the early 2000s.  9/11 led to a reduction in privately funded aircraft programs which had become the mainstay of the consulting business.  John then changed strategy, reverting to blue-chip clients (GKN, Ford, Fokker, Daimler Chrysler, Cobham, GSK, Lockheed, etc) to build the business.  Acroflight's current client portfolio consists of SME, start-ups (eVTOL) and research projects, such as involvement in the Rolls Royce ACCEL electric aircraft program.  

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Dr Bill Brooks FRAeS

Consultant Aerospace Engineer

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Bill started working with Acroflight in 2019 as a consultant.  

A full bio will be posted shortly......

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Jonathan Howes FRAeS

Consultant Aerospace Engineer

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Jonathan Howes is a consultant with specialist skills in aerodynamics, rotorcraft and a background in aircraft compliance and certification.