I've always felt a strong passion for my work. A recent example would be the drive to pass a major maturity milestone known as MG7 on the A330neo programme. The milestone requires the aircraft’s design to be frozen with a clear way forward on any open points to allow the business to give the green light to start manufacture of the parts and assemblies. We were under high pressure to meet the tight timescales, which resulted in a lot of work being undertaken in the final quarter of 2015.
The hard work paid off and the milestone was passed just before the Christmas holidays. It was a very nice present to recognise the efforts of the hundreds of engineers and programme managers across Europe and the world who contributed to the success.