Chris Gear

Chief Programme Advisor

Chris is a reader for an MSc in Aircraft Design at Cranfield College of Aeronautics and a fellow of Royal Aeronautical Society and a Chartered Engineer. He has over 40 years of experience in the aerospace industry, working in engineering and technology applications linked to manufacturing processes. He was the Fly Zero Project Director for ATI and BEIS, where we won the Team Silver Medal from Royal Aeronautic Society for their work on Hydrogen commercial aircraft applications. Chris has spent the majority of his working life at GKN Aerospace and retired in 2019 as the Chief Technology Officer for Aerospace. He chaired the GKN Group’s Technologist Fellows who worked across aerospace and automotive on metallic and composite products and processes. Chris’ key capabilities lie in working with highly technical teams to deliver complex engineer products with leading edge technology in materials and processes within the constraints of governance and policies aligned to aerospace products.