Eric Fallabel

Naval Test Wing Atlantic Deputy Director

Eric Fallabel serves at the Naval Test Wing Atlantic (NTWL) Deputy Director. He is the principle deputy for the NTWL Executive Director, and is responsible for the duties previously referred to as the NTWL Technical Director. His core focus areas include technical innovation in Test and Evaluation (T&E), business and financial oversight for NTWL operations, and T&E integration into Science and Technology development activities within and outside NAVAIR. Prior to his current role, Mr. Fallabel served as the Assistant Program Executive Officer (PEO) for T&E in PEO(Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons). He provided technical leadership and direction of T&E efforts for the PEO and six program offices, and worked with counterparts at NAWCWD to deepen partnerships for the development of innovative T&E strategies. Previously, he served in a variety of leadership roles throughout nearly ten years on the CH-53K King Stallion program: Assistant Program Manager for T&E in PMA-261, Air Vehicle T&E Lead, and Flying Qualities Team Lead/Technical Specialist on the Integrated Test Team. He was a primary FTE in the telemetry room for the first ground tests and first flight of the helicopter, and led the Air Vehicle team through the Milestone C decision, the envelope expansion program, and multiple offsite test detachments. He led a major re-planning of the test program to accelerate IOT&E by over three years and save hundreds of millions of dollars in T&E cost. Mr. Fallabel began his career as a V-22 Control Systems Design and Test Engineer at Boeing Rotorcraft, before transitioning over to NAVAIR as a V-22 Flight Test Engineer. He served as the project engineer for V-22 test plans that developed and fielded a total redesign of the lateral axis control laws, and major upgrades to the Flight Director/Coupled Modes system. He has also been heavily involved in recruiting and development of the junior workforce. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from Penn State. Mr. Fallabel has received the Department of the Navy T&E Lead Tester Award, the DoD Defense Acquisition Workforce Individual Achievement Award for Test and Evaluation, the HX-21 Wernecke Award, and the NAWCAD Mentor of the Year Award.