J.M. Symonds fonds
Call Number: Mss 217 (A.05-68)

Title: J.M. Symonds fonds.

Dates: 1985.

Extent: 0.4 m of textual records.

Biographical sketch: John Malcolm Symonds is Engineer-in-Residence at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Manitoba. He received a B.Sc. and M.E. from the University of Manitoba in 1977. After his graduation, he joined Bristol Aerospace Ltd. as design engineer. In 1983, he became a manager responsible for engineering administration and project management and processes. Symonds is a co-author of  the 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., and Leigh Instruments Ltd.  In 1987, 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. Symonds worked in Bristol Aerospace Ltd. until his retirement in January 2001. Symonds then taught courses (Program Management and Systems Engineering) at the University of Manitoba.

Custodial history: The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by John Malcolm Symonds in 2005.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of J.M. Symond's copy of the System Engineering Support Contract Proposal for CF-18 aircraft.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.

Accruals: No futher accruals are expected.

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MSS 217 (A.05-68).