Christopher Thornberg
Christopher Thornberg
Senior Technical Fellow, Engineering and Technology
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company
Elected to the Academy in 2023


University of Vermont, 1986, BS, Electrical Engineering; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1997, MS, Electrical Engineering

Professional Area

Key areas of expertise include advanced fly-by-wire design and development, Flight Controls Systems Architecture Design, Systems and Software Verification and Validation, Systems Safety Engineering, Flight Controls Flight Test and Systems Certification, Redundancy Management, Autonomous Systems Design, Verification and Validation, Process Improvements, technical communications.


For outstanding technical contributions and innovative leadership in advanced fly-by-wire and flight control systems design and development, contributing to customer mission success and safety;  contributions made possible world-class, advanced fly-by-wire technology is embedded in Sikorsky’s current and future aircraft, ensuring it will remain the leader in the rotorcraft industry.