March 13, 2020
This seminar is a one-day overview of US Military Airworthiness Certification with MIL-HDBK-516. The seminar is intended for individuals that are new to the subject or need a better understanding of the concept from a managerial point of view. If you are experienced in Military Airworthiness Certification, this seminar is probably not for you. Here is a list of topics:
1. WHAT IS US MILITARY CERTIFICATION
Explanation of what constitutes a US military Airworthiness Certification (AWC).
2. LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONTRACTOR AND US GOVERNMENT IN US MILITARY AWC
Discussion of legal roles in aircraft certification for the government and contractors
3. MIL-HDBK-516, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE HANDBOOK: AIRWORTHINESS CERTIFICATION CRITERIA
Discussion of the origins and purpose of MIL-HDBK-516 and it’s role in the military airworthiness certification process.
4. PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF MIL-HDBK-516.
Definition of organizational roles and responsibilities in the MIL-HDBK-516 process to develop and submit the AWC artifacts of compliance.
5. MIL-STD-882: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE STANDARD PRACTICE – SYSTEM SAFETY
Application and implementation of MIL-STD-882 in the US Military AWC process.
6. WALKTHROUGH OF THE US MILITARY AWC PROCESS.
Details of the implementation and execution of the AWC process for each military branch.
7. ORGANIZATIONAL ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Definition of organizational roles and responsibilities in the US military AWC Life Cycle.
8. CONTRACTUAL OBSTACLES AND PITFALLS IN IMPLEMENTING MIL-HDBK-516.
Address issues in Sole Source vs Competitive bidding when implementing MIL-HDBK-516.
9. CONTINUED AND CONTINUING AWC
Managing the AWC throughout the lifecycle in a MIL-HDBK-516 program. “Continued AWC” changes in the design and the “Continuing AWC” in-service via technical orders.
10. FORMS OF US MILITARY AWC
Coverage of various types of US military AWC and their purpose such as Experimental, Military Type Certification (MTC), etc.
11. NON-CONVENTIONAL AWC PROGRAMS
Working with hybrid Civil/Military AWC, and certification of changes to an existing non MIL-HDBK-516 program