Senior Field Service Engineer, Phoenix, Arizona
With an interest in airplanes from youth, Larry saw the U.S. Air Force as the quickest way to be involved in the aerospace industry. After two tours of duty, he got his Airframe and Powerplant license to see what the commercial airline industry was all about.
He was a Horizon Air ramp agent/ baggage handler for six months before becoming an aircraft mechanic, learning what aircraft operators wanted and, most importantly, what customers needed.
After hiring on at Honeywell, he “really got my hands dirty for almost 10 years,” disassembling and assembling TPE331 turbo prop engines for repair and overhaul. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix, Larry joined Honeywell Aerospace Technical Support. He says, “The more the customer called in, the better I got.”
He moved to Honeywell Training to teach Flight Safety International instructors to assemble the ALF/LF 502/507, TPE331 small block, and TPE331-14 big block engines. Larry supported the 331-350, 331-250, and 36-300 APUs used by Airbus.
He currently holds a Senior Field Service position that covers mechanical business and general aviation operators specializing in the TPE-331 engines.
In his spare time, Larry enjoys being the family “fix-it” man and spoiling his two dogs.