Roy Eggink

Roy Eggink

Chief Engineer
Product Development and Performance Leader, 747 Program
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
BSAAE 1981





"Aeronautical Engineering has been a lifetime dream. I have always wanted to design airplanes as a kid and still do. The most rewarding part of my job is working with all the great people in our industry, both past and present. It takes a long time to understand and appreciate the airplane design process, and paying attention to the people who have done it before is priceless."

Roy Eggink received his bachelor's degree in aerodynamics and astrodynamics from Purdue in 1981, before joining The Boeing Co. as an aerodynamics performance engineer on the company's 747 aircraft program.

Currently, he serves as chief engineer for product development and performance leader for the 747 Program. As chief engineer for product development, he is responsible for design of the 747-8 airplane including future derivatives, features and product improvements. As chief performance engineer, he manages the 747-8 technical performance measures and the performance flight tests for both the 747-8 Freighter and Intercontinental aircraft.

Eggink also has served as manager of aerodynamics engineering for Boeing's Commercial Product Development, leading all aspects of aerodynamics engineering for both new and derivative aircraft. He has been involved in the 747-400, 767-X, 777, New Large Airplane Project, 747-500X/-600X, 747-X, 767-400ER, 777-200LR/-300ER, 787, and the 747 Large Cargo Freighter "Dream Lifter."