The Shannon Engineering Inc. Records, 1970 - 2008
- 44 different airplanes, 6 helicopters, and 11 engine types
- documentation on hush kits for noise abatement of the Boeing 707 and others,
- critical structural modifications of the 747 for heavy loads,
- testing Sikorsky helicopters to accept an 11,000 pound external load and photographic studies taken in flight.
- reports on regulatory matters, and compliance with evolving requirements of the F.A.A. and its international peers.
- The Seattle, Washington company worked with Tracor Aviation Inc. on noise-reduction kits
The collection encompasses material during a transitional time period - analog technology to computer/electronic breakthroughs developed during the space program to the digital age.
A detailed Finding Aid helps in locating technical reports by subject.
The company was featured on the cover of Aviation Week & Space Technology below (May 27, 1985).
Jack Shannon, a former Boeing employee who ran his own airplane parts company Shannon Engineering for 34 years, donated his collection of 453 original documents and technical reports to Cornell University; the collection was processed in 2020.
Jack Shannon wrote these two books, which are in the Cornell Library.
The 58P: an aerodynamicist pilot looks at the Baron 58P
Short Biography from University of Texas at Austin
A Finding Aid helps in locating technical reports by subject.
A Sample of reports is available online.
Aerospace Research Center is a good source for technical papers, such as this one - "Meeting the 1985 FAA Noise Regulations with Old Engines and Modern Acoustic Technology," K. S. Irwin, Tracor Aviation, Inc, Goleta, CA, AIAA 85-1120
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