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Aviation Design Management (ADM) also provides the following schedule of services to owner/operators or modification/completion centers of transport category airplanes and rotorcraft, commuter category airplanes, and small airplanes and rotorcraft.



Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certification

Aviation Design Management provides Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs) for FAA Certification of aircraft designs, modifications, test plans, and manufacturing processes.  DERs are authorized to approve data for the following disciplines:

  • Administrative/Management
  • Structures
  • Mechanical Systems and Equipment
  • Flight Analyst
  • Flight Test Pilot
  • Powerplant
  • Electrical and Avionics Systems and Equipment

Types of Approvals Supported

  • Type Certificate & Supplemental Type Certificate
  • Field Approval
  • Repair Station
  • Major Repair
  • Major Alteration

Aviation Design Management coordinates major projects with federal officials located within FAA-Aircraft Certification Offices and with local Flight Standards District Offices (FSDO).

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Aircraft Design and Modifications

Aviation Design Management provides specialists in the following modification and design specialties:

  • Flight manual supplements
  • Structural design and installations
  • Avionics and antenna installations
  • Hydraulic design and installations 
  • Manufacturing process specifications
  • Instrumentation design and installations
  • Electrical systems design and installations
  • Cockpit control units design and installations
  • Flight control systems design and installations
  • Interior design and installations
  • Airframe design
  • Black box design
  • Technical writing
  • Material selection
  • Propulsion design
  • EMI/RFI suppression design
  • Printed circuit board design
  • Environmental systems design
  • Entertainment systems design and installations.

Aviation Design Management also provides on-site modification and installation support for customer provided aircraft mechanics and inspection.  All modifications and designs will meet or exceed customer requirements, Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), and known Military and/or Federal Standards.  All project documentation is produced to MIL-STD-100 specifications using computer-aided-design.

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Aircraft Airworthiness Inspection

Aviation Design Management provides Designated Airworthiness Representatives (DARs) in conjunction and coordination with local FAA-Manufacturing Inspection District Offices (MIDO) for the following services:

  • Issuance of Airworthiness Certificates
  • Export of Class II aircraft products and parts
  • Issuance of special flight permits
  • Import and export of Class I aircraft products, parts, and engines
  • Conformity Inspections of manufactured aircraft parts and installations.

Aviation Design Management also provides DARs and other inspectors to provide the customer with in-house inspections of facility and manufacturing processes.

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Aircraft Design Analysis

Aviation Design Management provides analysis services for the aviation industry.  Federal Aviation Regulations require certain design analysis whenever a Type Certified aircraft is modified.  The following types of analysis are:

  • Safety Assessment
  • Structural
  • Flight Data
  • Strain gage data
  • Slow Motion and Strobe Photography
  • Human Factors and Cockpit Evaluation
  • Passenger Compartment Interior Arrangement
  • Metallurgical & Composite Material Evaluation
  • Finite Element Analysis - NASTRAN/ANSYS
  • Electrical Load
  • Weight and Balance
  • Failure Modes and Effects (FMEA)
  • Damage Tolerance

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Aircraft and Aircraft Component Testing 

Aviation Design Management provides Flight Test Pilots, Flight Analysts, and Instrumentation Analysts to insure quality and flawless operation of an aircraft.  All modifications and installations are tested within the guidelines set by Federal Aviation Regulations.

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Last modified: September 01, 2006