What does an aeronautical engineer do?

Is it the same as the flight engineer on a plane?

Asked By: Dan - 11/26/2006
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If it comes to military, the flight engineer is a non-commissioned member of the forces (enlisted) and the Aeronautical Engineer is an officer. As far as I'm concerned, the enlisted members of the military are the heart and soul of the whole operation. If it wasn't for us, the officers wouldn't have these wonderful... More
Answered By: ratio_sertraline - 11/26/2006
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Aerospace engineering is the branch of engineering that concerns aircraft, spacecraft, and related topics. Originally called aeronautical engineering and dealing solely with aircraft, the broader term "aerospace engineering" has replaced the former in most usage, as flight technology advanced to include craft operating... More
Answered By: mommyblues78 - 11/26/2006
............ no ......... they have to keep track of all the systems on the plane ............... the serviceability of systems and ............ certify that things are OK ..... or what is not working ...........
Answered By: spaceman - 11/26/2006
ratio_sertraline is obiviously a little biased, but forgets that without someone to fly the aircraft the repair techs would have no reason to exist. As someone who's been on both sides of the E and O coin in the Navy aviaiton world, I have a deep respect for both the abilities of the ground crew (especially... More
Answered By: jmsm1222 - 11/26/2006
No, a flight engineer operates and monitors aircraft systems in flight, while an aeronautical engineer designs aircraft or aircraft systems and components. Aeronautical engineers also design repairs for aircraft with some damage which exceeds published limits.
Answered By: plezurgui - 12/3/2006
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