Bio William Clark
Mr. William (Bill) Clark began his aviation career in Kansas City Missouri, as a Customer Service and Ground Operations agent for a start up airline - America West Airlines. He later transferred to Phoenix Arizona to work as an A & P Technician which was the start of a long a successful career in aviation which has spanned over 30 years. With a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Aviation Technology and he proved as a valuable team member on several of the new aircraft fleet induction programs which gave him the opportunity to be one of the initial maintenance crews and further his knowledge with the operator’s certification process. He worked as a Maintenance Controller, Technical Support, and Quality Control. He is qualified on Boeing 737, 747, 757 and Airbus 319, 320, DHC-8 and MD80 aircraft.
Bill was promoted into the Reliability department as an Airbus Reliability Analyst 1994. He attended the FAA Academy’s Reliability Course which help him master the principles required to develop a reliability base maintenance program and grow it into a robust and successful model as identified by several FAA and DOD audits.
In 1996 Bill was offered a position with Allied Signal in their reliability group where he administering an APU reliability program to report results to operator’s worldwide. Within a few months Bill was promoted to Project Engineer working on new product development for Airbus aircraft.. This opportunity allowed him to use his practical aircraft maintenance experience in the design and testing of the product as well as the FAA new product certification process.
While completing his Masters degree of Science in Technical Management, Bill returned to America West Airlines several years later as a Maintenance Safety Manager. He was an Instructor for Human Factors and Human Error principles. He served on industry Human Factors committees (airlines and Boeing) and was an integral part of enhancing training and awareness for Human Factors. A year later he moved to Reliability as a Boeing 757 Fleet Reliability Manager supervising a team of Analysts. In coordination with technical operation’s fleet management, the Reliability Maintenance Board and the FAA, excellent results were produced with the fleet reliability program he designed. The fleet’s reliability greatly improved, in turn improved safety and reliability while minimizing costs. Under Bill’s leadership, the reliability program and manual were rewritten to promote a more robust program. As a result of his highly successful reliability program, he was asked to return to the FAA Academy as a guest instructor for the Reliability Course. He has also instructed at Chandler Gilbert Community College for the Aviation Maintenance Technology program.
He then sought out an excellent career opportunity Intel Corporation. Over the next 10 years Bill held numerous positions such as Operations Manager, Process Technical Data Engineer, Automation Engineer, and Supply Chain Engineer working on state of the art computer technology for Intel’s product lines. He worked as a software programmer for commodity management. He performed risk assessments of software for security management and vulnerabilities. In 2016 he returned to his passion for aircraft maintenance by turning wrenches as an A & P Mechanic for a travel air company until his partnership with Mentair Group.