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Reece joined the ATI in 2019, with a remit to develop and champion an aircraft systems modelling capability, known as the Systems Virtual Validation Platform (SVVP). The SVVP will be available for modelling aircraft subsystems and determining the impact of size, weight and power on whole aircraft performance. Reece is developing models for more-electric and unconventional architectures of the future. In addition, Reece also contributes to the review of applications made to the ATI's Research and Technology funding opportunities.
Before joining the ATI, Reece was part of the flight crew of the Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo Satellite at Airbus Defence and Space UK. Reece had many opportunities to travel as part of his work for Airbus, and he underwent specialist aircraft systems training and contributed to the world record-breaking flight in Yuma, Arizona and flight trial activities in Western Australia. He was also involved in acceptance testing of world-leading Lithium-ion cells in San Jóse, California.
Reece was introduced to the aerospace industry by enrolling with Goodrich on a Year in Industry scheme. This led to industry-sponsored studies, gaining a BSc in Mathematics and Physics from Cardiff University and a MSc Aerospace Dynamics from Cranfield University. He completed a graduate scheme with Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems (later acquired by UTC Aerospace Systems), which centred around qualification activities for inertial measurement units and data analysis for a ground proximity warning system. Here, Reece developed his skills in programming, environmental testing and systems engineering.
Outside work, Reece is a pianist active on YouTube, holds an EASA private pilot’s licence and is a keen runner, with a half marathon record of 1:29:47.
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