Dave Keyser


Dave Keyser

SURVICE Engineering Company

DAVE KEYSER is a subject matter expert with SURVICE Engineering Company. For 37 years, he was an engineer throughout NAVSEA and NAVAIR. His work in gas turbines began with the DD-963 Spruance class as the lead propulsion control engineer. During the following 17 years, he supported the tri-services’ aircraft on various research and testing projects in fire modeling and protection, survivability, flying qualities, and advanced hydraulic actuators and flight control systems. A Fellow of the ASME, he was awarded the Performance Testing Gold Medal. He initiated and helped develop Performance Test Code (PTC) 55 on testing aircraft engines. Dr. Keyser holds a B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering at the Eurotechnical Research University.


November 02, 2019

Testing Gas-Turbine Aircraft Engines

INTRODUCTION Gas-turbine aircraft engines, such as those used in nearly all modern aircraft (fighters, attack, helicopters, and transports), must be tested by the…