Vineet Sahasrabudhe is Director of Engineering Sciences and Systems Engineering at Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company.
As Engineering Sciences lead, Sahasrabudhe is responsible for core disciplines including aerodynamics, experimental aeromechanics, dynamics, handling qualities and control laws, simulation, loads, mass properties, noise and vibration, thermal management and survivability. As systems engineering lead, his organization covers all aircraft level systems engineering functions across programs, including core systems engineering, configuration management and preliminary design.
Sahasrabudhe joined Sikorsky in 2000 as a Handling Qualities and Control Laws Engineer and has worked on multiple programs, including RAH-66 Comanche, and the Canadian Maritime Helicopter Program. He was the control laws lead on
CH-53K helicopter and Chief of the Handling Qualities and Control Laws group, in addition to leading multiple research and development programs.
He is a member of the Vertical Flight Society/American Helicopter Society (VFS/AHS) and serves on the SAE Aerospace Council, the UConn Systems Engineering Industrial Advisory Board and the UConn Professional Education Advisory Board.
Sahasrabudhe is a recipient of multiple individual and team awards including the Marshall Tan Award from Sikorsky Aircraft, and the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud and Howard Hughes Awards, both from the VFS.
He was named a Technical Fellow of the VFS in 2018, and was inducted into the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering in 2022. He has published several conference and journal papers and holds 17+ patents.