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Fabio FONTANA

Fontana, Fabio T.

eng@fabiofontana.eng.br

Professional experience

Consultant engineer

FABIO FONTANA ENGENHARIA

From September 1984 to Today

Graduated in Mechanical Engineering by Escola Politecnica USP, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and a Mastere Profissionel in Aeronautical and Spatial Structures by ENSAE Sup'Aero, Toulouse, France, plus a MBA by Administration and Economy Faculty USP, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
More than 30 years of experience in aeronautical industry projects, and more than 15 years of experience with stress analysis and fatigue & fracture mechanics analysis, mainly working at Embraer S.A.
Coordination and management of Aircraft development and industrialization projects, of International Space Station brazilian’s participation development and of Aeronautical systems development.
Main projects:
1. Fatigue test of EMB-120 Brasilia aircraft horizontal tail - definition, specification and requirements
2. Fatigue test of EMB-120 Brasilia aircraft airframe - definition, specification and requirements
3. Analysis of structural failures and sizing of structural components and parts re-design
4. Airframe fatigue test of Shorts Tucano and Tucano France versions of the EMB-312 Tucano aircraft
5. Stress and fatigue analysis of EMB-120 Brasilia aircraft structural components
6. Analysis of operation problems and sizing of structural components and parts re-design and repairs
7. Engineering and design of the S-92 helicopter fuel cell structure in composite
8. Engineering and design of the S-92 helicopter fuel system
9. Design conception of the International Space Station (ISS) brazilian equipment
10. Engineering and design of AL-X / Super Tucano aircraft and its export versions
11. Engineering and design of VIP and special operations aircrafts, with customized interiors and special systems
12. Static stress analysis of E-170/190 aircraft fuselage components
13. Engineering and certification of EMB-810 aircraft modification for installation of a spraying system
14. Fatigue and stress analysis of KC-390 aircraft ballistic panels supports
15. Engineering and certification of various aircrafts modifications for installation of aerosurvey systems
16. Engineering and certification of Cessna 182 aircraft modification for installation of a ground tracking radar
17. Static stress analysis of KC-390 aircraft troop seats components
18. Static stress analysis of KC-390 aircraft litters components
19. Definition and execution of the KC-390 aircraft litter structural static tests
20. Definition and execution of the KC-390 aircraft stanchions structural static tests
21. Design conception and engineering for airborne maritime surveillance system installation in EMB-110 aircraft
22. Stress analysis of wing-to-fuselage fairing, in composite material, of the E190-E2 aircraft
23. Stress analysis of wing-to-fuselage fairing, in composite material, of the E175-E2 aircraft
24. Stress analysis, fatigue and damage tolerance analysis of fuselage segment of the E175-E2 aircraft

Additionals trainings

Graduation

Escola Politecnica, USP, Brazil - Mechanical Engineering

1978 à 1982

MBA

Faculdade de Economia e Adm, USP, Brazil - Managing

2000 à 2001

Degree

ISAE – IAS Annual Master Program – 1990 – Master Techniques Aéronautiques et Spatiales/Aéronautique

Languages

Anglais - Fluent

Français - Fluent

Italien - Fluent

Portugais - Native language

Skills

Structural Engineering
Stress Analysis
Fatigue Analysis
Damage Tolerance Analysis
Fracture Mechanics
Structural Dynamics
Structural Testing
Finite Element Analysis