REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (May 10, 2017) -- Robert Reifenberger is an Aerospace Engineer who has been with U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center for nine years.

"I consider myself fortunate to work within an organization where I am trusted with a great degree of autonomy and there is a free exchange of knowledge and ideas among colleagues."

Reifenberger provides professional engineering support to insure airworthiness and improve product reliability and longevity of assigned systems and subsystems (H-60 Blackhawk and Pave-Hawk).

"Readiness in Army aviation is synonymous with airworthiness. My part within that scheme of things is sustainment of airworthiness. Specifically, I strive to accomplish this by insuring that every repair or procedure developed and every change or addition to technical data supports restoration or improvement of airworthiness."

Engineering support is provided to the Corpus Christi Army Depot as well as Aviation Engineering Directorate's liaison engineers positioned throughout contiguous United States and select areas worldwide.

The majority of his work is associated with airframes and structures issues. This includes structural repair development, the development and delineation of procedures and processes, as well as changes to technical data.

"What I like about this position is the challenge associated with the remarkable variety of issues that arise along with the ability to go directly to affected aircraft or component production lines, having eyes-on the problem at-hand and talking face-to-face with the artisans and management."

"It is my belief that our sole purpose is to provide the Warfighter with a fully mission capable/combat-ready and combat-survivable aircraft. That is my motivation."

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