Contact Haidar Hilmi

Areas of expertise

  • Aerospace Structures
  • Aircraft Design


Haidar completed his B.Sc in Engineering Physics from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. He then pursued an M.Sc in Aircraft Vehicle Design at Cranfield University with the March 2017 intake. There, he collaborated on the group project of a civil multi-purpose tilt-rotor freighter, the V-17 Horizon, as part of the course, where he focused on the design and analysis of the flaperon part. Later, he carried out individual research on investigating a novel fuel gauging system on A321 aircraft. Afterward, he gained valuable industry experience from working as an A320 technical services engineer at AirAsia for 3 years and as a mechanical design engineer at drone startups, Frogs Indonesia and F-drones Singapore, for in total of 2 years. Before joining back to Cranfield, he was developing the proprietary delivery drones, which are a hexacopter and a tailsitter, capable of a payload of up to 15 kilograms. His passion for airplanes centralizes on structural and kinematics design, which leads him to find a fondness towards landing gear design, a great combination of both.

Current activities

Haidar is carrying out his PhD research within School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing (SATM) of Cranfield University. The project focuses on the Mass Estimation and Optimisation Methods for Landing Gear Structures, funded by Safran Landing Systems.