About Armellino Engineering

35 Years of Aviation & Aerospace Engineering

Armellino Engineering provides a variety of aviation and aeronautical engineering expertise on aviation projects, including structural failure, loss mitigation, product development and in-flight disasters.

Glenn Armellino, founder and Professional Engineer, has established a great reputation over the years as a meticulous, detail oriented mechanical engineer. With over three decades of experience in the aviation industry, Glenn has worked on the floor with the mechanics, in the office with the theoretical engineers, in the lab with the technicians, and in the boardroom with the executives. Few are better suited to offer aviation engineering advice and expertise on legal matters and other related projects.

“My primary goal is to make flying safer. This is our obligation as engineers who work in an industry where lives are at stake everyday. You can’t pull over to the side of the road if something goes wrong at 30,000 feet. I consider it my duty to help ensure those lives are always safe. Nothing can be overlooked, every detail matters.”
Glenn Armellino MS, PE
Principal, Armellino Engineering

About Glenn

Glenn discovered his passion for engineering, aviation, and aerospace at an early age. After watching Neil Armstrong land on the moon, he dreamt of becoming an astronaut. He began building model airplanes and had a love for anything that flew. As he got older, he started working with motorcycles and classic car restoration. He developed a passion for exploring the mechanics of anything with an engine, and is exceedingly mechanically inclined.

When Glenn enrolled at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the aerospace industry was booming, and pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering was an easy choice. When he graduated at the height of the Cold War, aviation and military were focal points in the engineering world. He likes to say, “I was right for the time,” as his fascination with aerospace aligned perfectly with his abilities in engineering.

Glenn’s experiences and passions as a child, combined with an excellent education in structural analysis and applied thermodynamics, opened the doors at Northrop Grumman where he started his career. He would eventually go on to achieve his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and work for some of the biggest names in the aviation and aerospace industries.

Throughout his career, Glenn has been extremely well trained and has worked with some of the smartest people on the face of the earth.

Glenn's Career


Senior Stress Analyst

Glenn was responsible for static and fatigue analysis on the CRH and Presidential platforms involving complete structural modernization of the legacy Blackhawk and S-92 airframes. He was also tasked with the primary structural redesign of the S-76D and CH-53 for crashworthiness, extended range and weight savings by employing modern airframe design, analysis, and manufacturing technologies.

Gulfstream Aerospace

Structural Test Engineer

Glenn was responsible for development and analysis of full scale certification test fixtures via coordination with in-house test facilities for the AAP product line. He established discrete, enveloping test cases and published predictions for everything from in-house development tests to multiple structural certification tests. He also published numerous formal structural test reports including requirements documents, test plans, and results/correlation reports. He was also responsible for static, fatigue, and finite element stress analysis on the Gulfstream G650 corporate jet with Catia v5 and Patran/NASTRAN as the core engineering tools.

L3Harris Technologies

Stress Analyst & Mechanical Design Engineer

Glenn was responsible for design and analysis of the missile deployment mechanism for the LAU-145/A (JCM/JDRL) rail launcher from conceptual design to final stage modeling and detailing.

Marotta Controls, Inc.

Mechanical Design Engineer & Project Engineer

Glenn oversaw top-level integration of mechanical design, analysis, manufacturing and assembly efforts for prototype development of the company’s largest aerospace contract (M-PACT) utilizing Pro/ENGINEER 2001 and Ansys Multiphysics 8.0 as core design and analysis tools.

GE Aerospace

Stress Analyst and Mechanical Design Engineer

At what was formerly Smiths Aerospace Actuation Systems, Glenn was responsible for design and analysis of flight qualified linear and rotary electro-mechanical actuators from conceptual design to final delivery utilizing Pro/ENGINEER and Ansys Classic.

Precision Dynamics

President and Lead Engineer

In addition to his supervisory and managerial duties of all employees, Glenn oversaw all engineering and manufacturing methodologies for a broad range of markets including aerospace, industrial and traditional design and build machining efforts. He was the lead engineer on all projects involving design for automation through application of kinematics, strength of materials and driveline component selection. He was the formal point of contact for all in-house and outsourced efforts.

Northrop Grumman

MRB Stress Analyst

Glenn handled all phases of MRB efforts on the F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet including static and fatigue stress analyses of primary airframe structure through finite element modeling, structural test and classical hand calculations on the center, aft fuselage and vertical tail.

Glenn’s Education

Stevens Institute of Technology
Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2011

University of Colorado, Boulder
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineer
Class of 1986

Let's Get Technical

To be written

Areas of Expertise

  • Aircraft Accident Reconstruction
  • Wreckage Analysis
  • Aircraft Design and Operation
  • Aircraft Performance
  • Material and Metallurgical Failures
  • Aircraft Maintenance and Repairs
  • FAA Certification and FAR Criteria
  • Compliance Standards
  • Airworthiness
  • Crashworthiness
  • Structural Failure
  • Airframe Failure
  • Landing Gear Failure
  • Strength Analysis
  • Composite Structures
  • Aircraft Stress Corrosion
  • Mechanical Equipment Failure
  • Classical Stress Analysis
  • Finite Element Modeling
  • Static and fatigue stress analysis
  • And many other testing methods

FAR Experience

Part 23

Airworthiness Standards:
Normal Category Airplanes

Part 25

Airworthiness Standards:
Transport Category Airplanes

Part 29

Airworthiness Standards:
Transport Category Rotorcraft

Aircraft Proficiency

We are experienced with the following types of aircraft.

Commercial Planes

Small Private Planes

Corporate Jets

Fighter Jets

Passenger Helicopters

Military Helicopters

Engineering Tools & Software Capabilities

We are proficient in all of the following and have the ability to process file formats natively in most major programs.

Catia V5/V6




We’ve Earned Our Wings