Dr. Catherine Ferrie - Director, Xworx & Test and Evaluation at Bell Helicopter
Dr. Catherine Ferrie
Dr. Catherine Ferrie is the Director of Bell Helicopter's Xworx and Test and Evaluation center in Arlington, Texas joining the company in 1997.
team develop technologies for integration into Bell Helicopter's
next generation products.
The team at Xworx develops and tracks emerging technologies from a broad range of sources that can benefit the rotorcraft industry.
is responsible for efforts that range from basic research through concept development, rapid prototyping and testing.
also oversees the successful execution of all technology and manufacturing development programs at Bell Helicopter
including all aircraft test and evaluation programs.
The American Helicopter Society
(AHS) awarded Dr. Ferrie
the prestigious Francois Xavier Bagnoud Award in 2002.
This award is presented to an AHS member, under 30 years old, who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the rotorcraft industry.
Additionally, Dr. Ferrie
earned the Harry T. Jensen award from AHS
work supporting Rotorcraft Damage Tolerance efforts.
supports the Expanding Your Horizons program, which is designed to encourage young women in 6th-8th grades to pursue careers in science and engineering, by developing and presenting a workshop entitled "Born to Fly."
Dr. Ferrie received her Master of Science and Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from Georgia Tech, and her Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Syracuse University.
She is an active member of the American Helicopter Society where she served as the Deputy Director of Vehicle Integrity on the Technical Council and currently serves as the Southwest Director at Large on the Board of Directors.