Ryan Snell leads the structures team of engineers at Boom Supersonic and is responsible for the execution and integrity of the XB-1 aircraft’s airframe design. Prior to joining Boom in 2016, Ryan worked at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works division as the Airframe Lead of the Advanced Prototyping Center. His responsibilities included design for several classified prototype and low-rate production programs as well as researching and integrating advanced composite material technologies such as automated fiber placement, woven joints and certifiable bonding. Prior to Skunk Works, Ryan held the role of Structures Engineer on Sikorsky Aircraft’s H-60 Black Hawk variants and the S-76 commercial utility rotorcraft.
Ryan is an Aeronautical Engineer specializing in Aircraft Structures with a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University. He received the FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certificate and FAA Remote Pilot certificate with sUAS rating.