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As the first company to certify the commercial use of the military version of an explosion suppressant that protects the most advanced tactical fighter aircraft currently in service, Jetaire is now developing structural corrections to B737 aircraft that have PATS tanks requiring deactivation according to directives for airworthiness.
Kus' responsibilities will include overseeing all software development for ETC Southampton including; the National Aerospace Training and Research (NASTAR) Center, ETC's Aircrew Training Systems products and the state-of-the-art Advanced Tactical Fighter Systems.
He was a test pilot for the F-4, F-111, and the F-16, and the first program manager for the Advanced Tactical Fighter Technologies Program, which evolved into the F-22 System Program Office.
Air Force's Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF), recently said it has just about abandoned development of the material after concluding the future was too uncertain (see PT, July '89, p.
Right now, the Pentagon is lobbying for not only the B-2, but also the Navy's A-12 carrier plane, the Air Force's Advanced Tactical Fighter, and the Army's LH light helicopter.
Recently, the F-22 Raptor advanced tactical fighter aircraft used the GEM program for a limited order of ejector seat circuitry.
He was the second company pilot to fly the F-117 stealth fighter and in 1990 he made the first flight of the YF-22 advanced tactical fighter, the prototype of the F-22 Raptor.
He has an extensive test and development background on a variety of projects including: the Inertial Upper Stage, XLR-132 Experimental Space Engine, International Ulysses solar mission spacecraft, YF-22A Advanced Tactical Fighter, C-17A, F-16, B-1B, X-40A Space Maneuvering Vehicle, F-18 Advanced Aeroelastic Wing, HH-60G Pave Hawk, RQ-4A Global Hawk, X-37 Approach and Landing Test Vehicle, and Crew Exploration Vehicle (NASA's newest manned spacecraft).