Engineering and Flight Test designees are responsible for finding that engineering data complies with the appropriate airworthiness standards. These designees are called Designated Engineering Representatives, or DERs. A DER is an individual, appointed by the FAA in accordance with 14 CFR section 183.29, who holds an engineering degree or equivalent, possesses technical knowledge and experience, and meets the qualification requirements of Order 8100.8.

As a Systems and Software consultant DER appointed by the FAA, Kevin can work with you to ensure your software meets FAA requirements.

Kevin’s 20 years of embedded and avionics software experience can help you get your aviation software project through certification and on the market. Kevin is a CPU expert with Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois. His thesis proved that specific CPU microarchitecture extensions with the right compilers could overall system improve performance. In 2000, Kevin began working in Silicon Valley for a start-up building software for the Intel IXP multicore network processors. Performance was key, so all of the critical code was written in assembly for efficiency and known cycle accurate processing times. Eventually, Kevin worked his way up to 16 core and 32 core 64-bit MIPS processors for embedded networking and communications applications. In 2013, Kevin became the director of software for a well know general aviation avionics company and successfully directed a team of 20 engineers in the development of several avionics projects.

Kevin continues to use this experience to help other aviation companies with their software projects.

Our certification services include:

  • TC and STC Software Approvals
  • TSO Authorization Recommendations
  • DO-178B and C – Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification
  • DO-330, DO-331, DO-332, DO-333 – Tool Qualifcation, Model Based Design, Object Oriented Programming and Formal Methods
  • Certification Training – How to meet the objectives of the DOs