Browse Learn C1507

Role of DER-AR and Airworthiness Certification Process C1507


This four hour short course will provide an overview of the airworthiness certification process and the role of the FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) and Authorized Representative (AR) with insight into the type design, minor/ major Changes, FAA conformity process, and test witnessing. It also provides familiarity with FAA forms.


Learning Objectives
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:
  • Identify the Airworthiness Certification Process
  • Explain Type Design
  • Describe Certification and Qualification plans
  • Describe FAA Conformity and Test witness
  • Explain the Role of FAA Engineering Designees (DER / AR)
  • Identify Minor and Major Change classification
  • Identify and explain FAA & EASA forms

Who Should Attend

This seminar is designed for Design and Systems Engineers, company DER(s) and DER candidates, Certification Engineers, Quality Engineers, Engineering Managers and Leads and other staff involved with requirements management.



  • Acronyms
  • FAA History and Mission
  • FAA Designated Engineers (DERs)
    • Why DERs?
    • FAA Designees
    • Players & Roles
    • What is DER?
    • DER Qualification Requirements
    • Types of DERs
    • DER Designations
    • What Does a DER do?
    • DER Responsibilities
    • DER Activities
    • DER Liabilities
  • Type Design Airworthiness Certification
    • (Video)
    • Certification Roadmap
    • Cert Roles
    • Typical Certification Cycle
    • Type Design
    • Certification Plan
    • Qualification Plan
  • FAA Conformity/ Conformity Process
  • DER Data Approval/ FAA Forms
    • “Request for conformity” / 8120-10
    • “Statement of conformity” / 8130-9/ Deviations
    • Conformity Record 8100-1
    • “Airworthiness Approval” Tag / 8130-3
    • “Statement of compliance with airworthiness standards” 8110-3 (DER)& 8100-9 (AR)
  • Major and Minor Changes 
Magdy Kandil

Magdy Kandil is a retired Technical Fellow from UTC Aerospace systems with 34 years of experience in the design, research, development, qualification and airworthiness certification of mechanical, hydraulic, electrical power generation, and emergency power for aerospace commercial and military systems. He is currently an Engineering Consultant with Ingenium Technologies and formerly a Consultant DER, UTC company DER and a Boeing Supplier AR with FAA delegations to cover order 8110.37 EChart C1, Chart C2, Chart E, Chart B for CFR14,  Part 25, Part 21, Part 33 including Flight Controls, PMA identicality and Major repairs with Proven experience in developing qualification and certification plans, FAA conformity and test witnessing. He pioneered the development of high power density hydraulics for electrical power and actuation systems, 8000 psi servo controlled variable displacement hydraulic motors and starter drive generator for UTAS/ Hamilton Sundstrand 737 AEWC IDG, A380 and F-22 programs. Mr. Kandil is recognized by his peers as an expert and mentor in Hydraulics, Sealing Technology, Mechanical Design, and Airworthiness Certification with specialty in high pressure axial piston pumps/motors, control valves, static and dynamic seals with solid experience in failure analysis and C/A, evaluating supplier capabilities, technical adequacy assessment and controlled builds for supplier engineered components. He was the vice chair of SAE A6C-2 Seals committee and contributed to the creation of new industry standards, update and revision of numerous SAE publications including SAE AIR744C, development of AS6235, and co-authored SAE technical paper 901794 on the “Design, Development and Demonstration of High Pressure, Over- Center Variable Displacement Hydraulic Motor”. He was voted as best presenter by SAE A-6 for his tech presentation “Types of Wear & Galling Process in Hydraulic Pumps”. Mr. Kandil is a 1975 graduate of the University of Alexandria, Egypt with a BS in mechanical engineering. He holds six US patents, two pending patents and numerous patent disclosures under review.

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Fees: $425.00
SAE Members: $425.00 - $425.00

.4 CEUs
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

For additional information, contact SAE Customer Service 1-877-606-7323 (724-776-4970 outside the U.S. and Canada) or at CustomerService@sae.org.

Duration: .5 Day
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