Understanding the FAA Aircraft Certification Process
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The task of certifying an aircraft or part can be overwhelming given the lengthy process and the many steps that are required. Understanding the process can greatly enhance the outcome and reduce unnecessary delays or frustrations. This course will provide an overview of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) organizational structure, its policies, guidelines and requirements leading to Type and Supplemental Type airworthiness approvals. It will also cover the rule-making process and rules applicable to aircraft parts and products. The course will define the roles and responsibilities of the Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), Manufacturing Inspection District Office (MIDO), Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), and the Aircraft Evaluation Group (AEG). Type and Supplemental Type Certification (TC and STC) processes, and Change Product Rule for alterations and modifications to previously type certified aircraft will be discussed. FAA rule-making process will be examined including review of FAA Orders, Notices, Advisory Circulars and other guidance material.
Who Should Attend
Instructor(s): Ken Farsi
Mr. Farsi is currently the VP of Engineering and ODA Administrator for Dassault Aircraft Services in Wilmington, DE, where his responsibilities include oversight of engineering groups and practices at all Dassault Aircraft Services locations. He has over 27 years experience in aircraft certification and operations and has worked for aircraft manufacturers, airlines and modification centers conducting certification work on small and large transport category aircraft. He is an FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) with Interior Arrangement and Compliance Inspection, as well as Aircraft Loading Document approval authority on Part 23 and 25 aircraft.
Mr. Farsi has taught aircraft certification and Federal Aviation Regulations as an Adjunct Instructor at Northrop-Rice Aviation Institute of Technology in Los Angeles, and Aircraft Systems at San Mateo Community College in San Mateo, California. He has participated in and managed FAA certification programs for major U.S., European, Chinese, and Australian airlines as a consultant. He is a life time member of Tau Alpha Pi, the honor society for Engineering Technologies.
Along with a Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Technology from Northrop University, Mr. Farsi has participated in graduate studies in Aerospace and Aviation Operations and Management at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He holds FAA Airframe and Powerplant as well as Private Pilot Certificates.
Fees: $1285.00 ; SAE Members: $1025.00 - $1155.00
For additional information, contact SAE Customer Service at 1-877-606-7323 (724/776-4970 outside the U.S. and Canada) or at CustomerService@sae.org
For additional information, contact SAE Customer Service at 1-877-606-7323 (724/776-4970 outside the U.S. and Canada) or at CustomerService@sae.org.
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