SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyworks, the global leader in gyronautics, announced that Peter Price, former Chief Operating Officer for Engineering and Technology for Rolls-Royce, will join its strategic board of advisors. In that role, he will facilitate global understanding of the transformative capabilities of gyronautics, the science of sustained autorotative flight, and promote opportunities for Skyworks' innovative technology to aid developing nations in enhancing their aviation capability.
A recipient of the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering's Silver Medal for his outstanding contribution to British engineering and commercial development in Vertical Lift Systems, Price has a long, successful career in developing and deploying advanced technology solutions for both the Civil and Military Aerospace sector. Notably, he was responsible for providing technical leadership of civil engine research and project programs such as the Trent 1000 engine for the Boeing 787 as well as leading engineering efforts on a wide range of military engine products, including lift system propulsion design and development for the world's largest fighter program, the Joint Strike Fighter and bringing the EJ200 engine for the Typhoon airplane through certification and operational clearance.
"Peter has filled a host of pivotal roles in one of the world's most storied companies in Rolls-Royce and his expertise in developing and fielding advanced air vehicle power systems are virtually unmatched," said General John Michel, Executive Director of Skyworks-Global. "His award-winning work on the advanced Lift systems associated with Joint Strike Fighter, coupled with his impressive track record of incorporating advanced technology into marketable products, will undoubtably contribute greatly to enabling Skyworks-Global's vision of leveraging gyronautics, the science of autorotative flight, to help revolutionize the civil and military aerospace market for developed and developing nations," Michel added.
"Skyworks is truly fortunate to have someone as well-respected and renowned as Peter on our team," said Don Woodbury, former Director of DARPA and current Chief Technology Advisor for Skyworks-Global.
"I am grateful, excited and honored to join the Skyworks team," Price added. "At a time of unparalleled innovation in the aerospace industry, I am convinced gyronautics proven ability to provide lower cost, highly sustainable and affordable aviation solutions will prove to be one of the most significant new contributions to this exciting era of transformative flight capabilities and technologies," he added.
Mr. Price is a graduate of the University of Southampton, where he earned his degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Skyworks-Global Inc. is the world leader in gyronautics, the study and design of sustained autorotative flight represented by the company's gyroplane technology. Skyworks has more than 40 patents with several more underway, all obtained in an effort to radically change not only the way gyroplanes are perceived, but also the way they are utilized. From mass personnel transportation, agriculture, and border protection to literally changing the economies of developing nations, Skyworks' goal is to change the paradigm of aerial technology. For more information about the company, its products, and individual members of the Skyworks team, visit www.Skyworks-Global.com.
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