Fonds MSS 217 (A2005-068) - J.M. Symonds fonds

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J.M. Symonds fonds

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CA UMASC MSS 217 (A2005-068)

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40 cm of textual material

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John Malcolm Symonds was the first Engineer-in-Residence at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Manitoba. He received his B.Sc. ME from the University of Manitoba in 1977. After his graduation, he joined Bristol Aerospace Ltd. as a design engineer. In 1983, he became a manager responsible for engineering administration, project management and processes. Mr. Symonds is a co-author of System Engineering Support Contract Proposal for CF-18 aircraft. The contract was published in 1985 by five Canadian Aerospace Companies: Canadian Aerospace Support Team - Bristol Aerospace Ltd.; Litton Systems Canada Ltd.; Bendix Avelex inc.; Leigh Instruments Ltd.

In 1987, Mr. Symonds became a director of Aircraft Engineering. During that time he developed the systems design for Bell Helicopter and CF-5 repairs, updates, and flight tests. In 1996, he took over responsibilities for Defence Missile engineering and in 1998, as Director of engineering Services, he added responsibilities for planning, tool design, tool build and data control. Mr. Symonds worked in Bristol Aerospace Ltd. until his retirement on January 2001.

Symonds taught courses (Program Management and Systems Engineering) at the University of Manitoba. He donated his copy of CF-18 System Engineering Support Contract Proposal to the University of Manitoba in 2005. He retired from the University of Manitoba in 2012.

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The fonds was donated to the Archives & Special Collections by John Malcolm Symonds in 2004.

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The fonds consists of the System Engineering Support Contract Proposal for CF-18 aircraft.

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CF-18 System Engineering Support Contract Proposal

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Finding aid created in 1985. Encoded by Vladimira Zvonik (2005). Revised by N. Courrier (September 2019).

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