News Release: NIAR, RTCA offer fall training courses for Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures
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NIAR, RTCA offer fall training courses for Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures

Thursday, June 25, 2014

Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) and RTCA have teamed up to offer high quality training covering RTCA’s DO-160G Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment.

The courses will be offered at RTCA headquarters in Washington, DC on two occasions: Sept. 22-25 and Dec. 1-4. They provide an understanding of the use of DO-160G and how it fits in with the greater picture of requirements, design, certification and TSOs. Registration is now open available on the RTCA website.

Course participants will gain a clear understanding of the applicable FAA regulations, advisory material, certification procedures, design approaches/trade-offs, inspection and conformity requirements; as well as details of the necessary parts of a test plan, test report, compliance plan and compliance report. A strong focus is placed on the reduction of risk, cost and schedule throughout the design/certification process by use of targeted design and increased first-pass success on design and testing.

In addition to a compressive course manual, each training course attendee will receive a copy of RTCA’s DO-160G Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment and supporting material, and will participate in real-world exercises applying the knowledge learned in class.

Instructors are Ernie Condon and Billy Martin.  Condon is a senior research engineer at NIAR with 30+ years of experience in the aircraft industry in the design, certification and testing of aircraft, including many years as a DER. He has extensive experience with HIRF/lightning certification of carbon fiber aircraft. He has contributed to the development of industry standards, RTCA SC-135, SAE AE-4, in electrical bonding, HIRF, lightning, and state-of-the art analysis techniques for electromagnetic effects.

Martin is a Senior Research Scientist at NIAR and one the world’s most renowned experts in HIRF and lightning standards, testing, design and certification. Martin has 30+ years of experience in the aircraft industry, most of which he has been a DER in HIRF, lightning, and all other electromagnetic effects. He is the chair of the SAE AE-2 lightning committee, and has been a major contributor to numerous other committees for 20+ years. He has been involved with RTCA since 1990, and was one of the principle technical members of the SC-135 committee.

On-site training is available by request. Visit www.rtca.org for more information, or email Mary Beth Guaspari.

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Contact: Tracee Friess, NIAR director of communication 316-978-5597 or tracee.friess@wichita.edu.

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