March 25, 2021
This is a half-day, live, web-based training course introduction to understanding and the process of planning and performing qualification testing of components. A document of the RTCA organization titled Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment is one of the primary industry standards used in the aviation industry, however there are other industry standards also used for qualification testing. Each area of the curriculum is presented at a level appropriate for a person that may be new to the subject. If you are an experienced testing engineer this seminar is probably not for you.
Drake web-based half-day training is intended to introduce the subjects to attendees. The training is conducted totally online with live instructors. The scheduling of the web training is East Coast 12 PM – 4 PM and West Coast 9 AM – 1 PM. This schedule allows attendees to be available at work for a half day and in training for a half day.
The training will be conducted via WebEx and can be accessed from work or at home via internet. Attendees receive log-on information after sign-up. WebEx sessions are started half an hour in advance of start time for attendee convenience. Attendees receive a PDF file of key slides ahead of time. Attendees may ask limited questions periodically during the session. Attendees receive a training certificate emailed after completion of the session.
Drake does offer private web-based training sessions for individual companies that allow for open discussion to a specific project. Drake can sign an NDA prior to this if required.
Here is a list of topics.
- What is qualification testing of aviation components
- Why do we do qualification testing
- What are the normal steps in qualification testing
- Overview of DO-160 Sections and other industry test standards
- Do all items and components in an FAA project get qualification testing
- How do we determine what items need qualification testing
- Sample project with DO-160 qualification tests
- Who is responsible for performing qualification testing
- What is the relationship with the project PSCP and CIP
- How do we get an agreement with the FAA on what needs qualification testing
- FAA ACO Office and MIDO Offices involvement
- How is FAA Conformity Inspections involved with qualification testing
- What paperwork is involved in a qualification test
- Using a component with previous qualification tests
- Pitfalls to avoid in qualification testing