Scott Drennan serves as director of Bell’s newly formulated Innovation team at Bell Helicopter. Scott earned a BS is Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Masters of Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University. He joined Bell Helicopter in 1993 as an airframe structural analyst on the V-22 EMD program. His career in structures as both a direct employee and contractor for Bell focused mainly on tiltrotors. In addition, he worked on many of Bell’s helicopter programs such as the M407, M427, M429 and received his first taste of pure research work during a 2-year assignment on the Advanced Airframe Structures team where he contributed to the Composites Affordability Initiative sponsored by Wright Patterson Research Lab in Dayton.
Scott joined the ranks of Bell’s engineering management team in 2011 while in the middle of an 8-year assignment in Italy supporting the Leonardo-Bell partnership on the 609 program. Recent positions include director & chief engineer of the Bell 609 program and director of Air Vehicle Integration.
Today, Scott is proud to carry on Bell’s rich tradition of innovation as a leader in Bell’s innovation community. Bell’s new Innovation team’s mission is to depart from past practices and principles and radically innovate technologies and aircraft configurations in order to illuminate the future for the Bell business and change the way the world flies.