Full Program Certification

Aviation Partners Boeing Case Study

AeroTEC was challenged and agreed to complete the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) process for three models of new Split Scimitar Winglets for the 737-700, -800 and -900 aircraft in just 18 months.

See how AeroTEC applied its experience and expertise to the program and enabled a smooth certification process and an on-time, on-budget delivery.

Complete Your FAA
Certification with AeroTEC

Product certification doesn’t have to be painful, and with AeroTEC it isn’t. AeroTEC has the unique ability to make things happen for our customers by solving difficult problems and breaking down barriers others have been unable to overcome. Skilled at managing and streamlining FAA certification requirements, AeroTEC brings simplicity to a complex process. It’s a comprehensive and expert approach to ensure successful certification program integration from start to finish.

See our process below.

We Make it Happen

Get your certification program off the ground or back on track with AeroTEC’s Total Aircraft & Component Certification Program. AeroTEC has proven its ability to successfully test, engineer and certify programs on time and on budget. Our six-step process starts with program requirements and continues through to preliminary design, testing, detail design, simulation and analysis, testing, certification and sustaining support.

It’s a comprehensive and expert approach to ensure successful certification program integration from start to finish.

  • 1. Program Definition

    • Program Planning
    • Requirements Management
      – Technical Requirements
      – Certification Requirements
    • Verification and Validation Management
      – Means of Compliance Strategy
      – Test Scoping
      – Deliverables Tracking
    • Regulatory Compliance Strategy
  • 2. Detailed Program Planning

    • Proof of Concept and Prototyping
    • Certification Planning
    • Simulation and Analysis Planning
    • Test Planning
  • 3. Initial Validation Testing

    • Lab and Rig
      – Avionics System Integration Rig
      – Flammability
      – DO-160 Hardware Qualification
      – DO-178 Software Qualification
    • Wind Tunnel
    • Proof of Concept
    • Structural and Fatigue
  • 4. Detail Design

    • Requirements and Change Control
    • Preliminary Design Review
    • Critical Design Review
    • System Safety Assessment
    • DER Coverage
    • Test and Certification Plan Optimization
  • 5. Final Testing

    • Ground and Flight Test Execution
      Instrumentation Design, Build, and Install
    • Data Acquisition, Telemetry, and Analysis
    • Special Test Equipment
    • Metrology
    • Rapid Prototyping
    • Test Aircraft Lease
    • Aircraft Maintenance (FAA 145 Repair Station)
    • Flight Operations
    • Ground Support Equipment
  • 6. Certification Deliverables

    • Certification-Ready Documents
      – Performance Reports
      – S&C
      – Part 36 Noise
      – Electrical/Mechanical Systems and Equipment
    • Aircraft Manual Updates
      – FAA Approved Airplane Flight Manual Supplements
      – Operations Manual/Flight Planning Manual
      – Pilot Quick Reference Handbook
      – Electronic Flight Planning Database
  • Sustaining Support

    • Sales Support
    • Ongoing Product Improvements
    • Customer Training
    • AOG Troubleshooting