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Celebrating 35th Anniversary, SIE Sees Continued Growth!

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Chatsworth, California, October 24, 2016 – Celebrating its 35th Anniversary, Structural Integrity Engineering (SIE) is looking back at what helped it sustain growth during the last 35 years.

“We’ve been fortunate to have talented people at all levels of our organization,” said Matthew Creager, Ph.D., President of SIE.   “We started out as a structural engineering consultancy doing Finite Element Analysis, Damage Tolerance and Structural design but we’ve grown and now have added a top-notch Systems Integration team to support our customers.”

SIE currently provides services such as the engineering integration, program management, supply chain management, modification engineering and certification, and FAA STC certification. Current and recent projects include development of the ORBIS MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital, Engine Pylon Design and Manufacture for GE Aviation’s 747-400 and 747-100 Flying Test Bed aircraft, the Honeywell 757-200 Flying Test Bed aircraft, 757-200 Cargo-Passenger Conversions, and over 700 installations of Satcom Ku-Band Connectivity Systems.

“SIE is proud to have terrific customers to work with” said John Reinert, SIE’s Vice President-Operations.   “We take great pride in having an All-Star customer list including FedEx, Southwest Airlines, Row 44, Panasonic, United Airlines, L-3, Honeywell and numerous other commercial and military customers.  We believe SIE’s strong reputation for engineering in structures, systems integration and our track record in delivering quality for our customers’ major aircraft modification programs is the key to our longevity.”

Founded in 1981 by Dr. Creager, the company started as an aircraft structures design and analysis firm with contracts in support of military development programs.  Dr. Creager explains, “Our sales grew a little each year and we were profitable but eventually, however, we realized we needed to diversify into systems integration work, such as Satcom connectivity installations, cabin interiors, IFEC, and VIP & Head-of-State projects in order for the business to remain viable.  These projects balance out our other areas of expertise which is major aircraft modification work such as cargo conversions, wing-life extension programs, and special mission projects.”

Dr. Creager adds, “I think our longevity in the aerospace business is a testament to our talented people and our guiding principle of keeping our commitment to quality and our customers.  I am looking forward to the next 35 years!”

About SIE

SIE, based in Chatsworth CA with offices in Seattle WA and Madrid, Spain, was formed in 1981 to provide design engineering, analysis, FAA certification, and program management services to the aviation industry. Besides Special Projects such as developing the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital and Engine Flying Test Beds, SIE handles projects related to major aircraft modifications including cargo conversions, interior reconfigurations, satcom antenna (Ku-Band/Ka-Band) & security systems installation design for VIP, commercial, Government and Military aircraft.

Contact: John Courtright, SIE, Email: [email protected], 206.618.3128

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