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Aeronautical engineer

Robert Wiesner, American aeronautical engineer. Achievements include patent for structure for cooling tail rotor gearbox.


Wiesner, Robert was born on March 21, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Manuel and Sara (Kahan) Wiesner.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, 1959. Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Drexel University, 1963. Master of Science in Engineering Management, Drexel University, 1970.


Performance aero unit chief, Helicopters Division Boeing Company, Philadelphia, 1968-1972; technical manager Model 179 Helicopters division, Boeing Company, Philadelphia, 1972-1973; manager aero department, Boeing Company, Philadelphia, 1973-1979; HXM project engineer, Boeing Company, Philadelphia, 1979-1982; project engineer Model 360, Boeing Company, Philadelphia, 1982-1990; project manager Model 360, Boeing Company, Philadelphia, 1990-1991; manager advanced systems, Boeing Company, Philadelphia, since 1991. Board directors Pennsylvania State University Industrial and Professional Advisory Council, University Park,1986-1990, 92-.


  • Achievements include patent for structure for cooling tail rotor gearbox.


President Marple Summit Civic Association, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, 1974, Marple Newtown Band Association, Delaware County, 1981. 2nd lieutenant United States Army, 1959-1960. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Army Aviation Association American, American Helicopter Society (chapter president 1989-1990, regional vice president 1992-1994, board directors since 1994, Howard Hughes award to Boeing Helicopter Model 360 team 1988).


Married Libby Goldstein, June 28, 1959. Children: Renae, Elyse, David.

Manuel Wiesner

Sara (Kahan) Wiesner

Libby Goldstein

David Wiesner

Elyse Wiesner

Renae Wiesner