ILS Engineer NH90

Papendrecht, The Netherlands, GKN Aerospace [GKN-ILSENH90]

Field(s) of expertise
Aerospace Engineering
Job type

About this job

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 55 manufacturing locations in 14 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft. GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.


Description of tasks:

  • Provide ILS support to meet contracted deliverables to the NH-90 programme.
  • To provide ILS knowledge and MSG-3 Analysis support to the NH90 Maintenance Burden
  • Reduction Project
  • Analysis of Fokker equipment design to derive the minimum preventive maintenance requirements necessary for continued airworthiness through MSG-3 analysis.
  • To translate MSG-3 results into preventive maintenance task data modules.
  • Provide MSG-3 support activities to other projects as required.
  • Support Continued Airworthiness activities for Fokker supported projects through ILS activities.
  • Verify maintenance procedures at a desk top level and provide feedback to task originators.
  • Assess and identify the ILS impacts associated with Change Requests.
  • To generate requested ILS deliverables across the range of ILS and Logistic Support Analysis disciplines.
  • To assist in management of the NH90 LSA (LSA Database) and generate Ad-hoc and specialized reports tailored to customers’ requirements.
  • To improve the derived maintenance program through RAMT analysis and advice.
  • To identify shortfalls and assist with improving the ILS processes and procedures.
  • Support change management topics with other ILS disciplines (LSA, Material Support &
  • Technical Publications).
  • Represent Fokker at an international level for ILS disciplines.
  • To optimize support in response to in-service experience.
  • To identify data inconsistencies and prepare rectification action for logistics databases for
  • NH90 Customers.
  • Assist with updates of the logistics databases in accordance with contractual obligations.
  • Review Data Modules for their correctness and consistency with engineering sources.
  • Liaise with FK engineering, airworthiness and NH90 Partner Companies on all of the above topics.


  • The ILS Engineer is responsible within the European Defence Business Line of Fokker Aerostructures for:
  • Re-analysis and verification of MSG-3 derived Preventive Maintenance activities.
  • Verification of Data Modules of the NH90 technical documentation set.
  • Approval of relevant Data Modules and Source Documents by regulatory authorities
  • Coordinate with customers and suppliers on Technical matters, MSG- 3, RAM/T and other activities.
  • Engineering activities in support of the NH90 Maturity Programme.
  • Identification of ILS impact of the NH90 Change Management processes.
  • Creating and managing ILS data in the logistic databases (LSA).


  • Take corrective measures towards Military Design Organisation and its subcontractors in the case of deviations from agreed process or logic
  • Take decisions at FK internal meetings regarding ILS impacts and implementation

The ILS Engineer participates when necessary in the following meetings:

  • Maintenance Burden Reduction Programme task force meetings
  • Change Control Board
  • TRB (Technical Review Board)
  • ILS Coordination meetings


  • Practitioner knowledge of MSG-3 analysis (in excess of 2 years).
  • Practitioner knowledge of Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Testability (RAMT) analyses
  • Capable of security clearance on military projects.
  • Knowledge of MIL-STD 1388, DEF STAN 00-60, AECMA SlOOOD, ASD 2000, ATA MSG-3 latest edition.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

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