FAA/EASA Certification, Methods of Compliance for 29.801 Ditching

Certifying an aircraft, part or appliance can be a challenge.  The FAA/EASA procedures can be frustrating and a maze of rules, policy and guidance. Understanding the process and procedures can provide you with a competitive edge and reduce your time obtaining a Certification approval. This course provides an overview of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) policies, guidelines and requirements leading to Type and Supplemental Type airworthiness approvals. This course has a focus on 29.801 Ditching and EASA 29.802 Emergency Flotation.

What Will You Learn

By attending this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Understand aviation authority FAA processes for certification of products
  • Understand the role of various aviation authority roles
  • Describe the principles of Type Certification and Supplemental Type Certification requirements and process
  • Understand the rules for certification under 29.801/.802
  • Understand the methods for certification under 29.801/.802
  • Understand where to find the guidance for FAA and EASA certification under 29.801/.802
  • Identify the difference between airworthiness standard and operational rules
  • Identify the how a certification approval does not grant an operations approval

Is This Course For You

This course is designed for engineering and certification managers, design engineers, airworthiness and certification engineers, quality assurance inspectors and engineers, program managers, and consultants The course will help newcomers to aircraft certification as well as experienced attendees better understand the certification process and be able to present and negotiate certification matters with the Federal Aviation Administration Aircraft Certification Office.

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Day One

  1. Intro
  2. International Civil Aeronautics Organization
    1. Standards and Recommended Practices
  3. Definitions
  4. Design Criteria
  5. Concept of Operations
  6. Hostile Operations
  7. Usage Profiles
  8. Waves
    1. Beaufort Scale
    2. FAA Wave Criteria
    3. EASA Wave Criteria
    4. Wave Geometry
  9. Hull Types
  10. Structural Ditching Provisions/Analysis


    Day Two

  11. Failure assumptions
  12. Wet Floor
  13. Floats
  14. Segmented Certification
  15. System Integrity
  16. Water entry
  17. Rotorcraft Models
  18. Flying Qualities
  19. Maintenance
  20. Rafts
  21. Exits
  22. Limitations
  23. Flight Manuals