Aviation Safety Engineer Job Functions C1708

Topics: Quality, Safety & Maintenance

This course content provides the Civil Aviation Safety Engineers (Systems - Electrical) with the knowledge and skills to conduct oversight of aviation safety, aircraft certification and Continued Operational Safety. These areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, Type Certification, Amended Type Certification, Supplemental Type Certification, Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA), Technical Standard Order (TSO) Continued Operational Safety, Flight manuals, and Operational Approvals.

Learning Objectives

By attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Comprehend the FAA processes for certification of products
  • Efficiently manage certification programs
  • Describe the principles of Type Certification and Supplemental Type Certification requirements and process
  • Communicate effectively with the FAA on certification programs
  • Describe the FAA system, FAA orders, Advisory Circulars, FAA rule making process
  • Identify Equivalent Level of Safety, Special Conditions and Exemptions
  • Identify the difference between airworthiness standard and operational rules
  • Explain the FAA Enforcement procedures and applicant action

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for aerospace engineering professionals including certification engineers and technicians, engineering leadership, program managers, business development personnel, federal aviation administration inspectors/engineers, quality assurance inspectors/engineers and compliance specialists. This course applies to any discipline associated with certification in areas such as: certifying products, leading/managing certification projects, leading part 121/135 engineering modifications, regulatory impact on new business opportunities and compliance with ITAR/EAR. The information presented in this course will be helpful to individuals interested in enrolling in other SAE courses such as Aircraft Cabin Safety and Interior Crashworthiness (ID# C0926), or FAA Part 21 Certification Procedures for Products and Parts (ID# C1701), or  FAA Certification, Operations and Maintenance Orientation (ID# C1707). 


Participants should have a basic understanding of FAA practices in terms of certifying an aircraft or having been a part of a quality control unit.

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

Jennifer Kuehn or Frederick Stellar

Jennifer Kuehn Jennifer Kuehn is currently an instructor for SAE. She has been teaching Aircraft Certification Basics since May 2020. Jennifer retired from the FAA in April 2020 after 33 years of service. From December 1999 to her retirement, Jennifer was a project manager responsible for managing Type Certificate projects including the Bell Model 525 project as well as a variety of Supplemental Type Certificate projects. She also led Delegated Organization Inspection Program inspections and provided on the job training to the other members of her office. In July 2014, Jennifer was selected for the AVS Leadership Award for a non-manager. Her actions and accomplishments helped the FAA’s meet its commitments, build a stronger FAA oversight team, and improve the capabilities of BHTI’s Organization Designation Authorization (ODA).

From May 2019 to February 2020 Jennifer was an adjunct instructor at the FAA Academy. She volunteered several times a year to teach Certification Procedures for Products and Articles (14 CFR Part 21) to personnel from Aircraft Certification Service, Flight Standards, and industry.

FredFred Stellar served as Director of Certification and FAA's Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) lead administrator to issue Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) Supplement Type Certificates (STCs). Prior to joining AHI, Fred was the lead administrator for Bell Helicopter's ODA and manager of the civil certification group. He served to oversee development and certification of TC's and STC's. While a manager in the Federal Aviation Administration Stellar served in the aircraft certification office responsible for oversight and certification of Part 25 airplane modifications in Fort Worth, Texas. Fred also served 4 years managing the FAA International Policy Office in Brussels, Belgium where he worked closely with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Stellar served as a Research Assistant Professor of Aviation Systems with the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) where he taught a broad spectrum of graduate applied engineering courses focused on the aircraft certification processes as well as managing UTSI flight operations and maintenance activities for the University's research aircraft.

Before his civil aviation experience, Stellar was a 22-year veteran of the Army where his aviation assignments included experimental test pilot and assistant professor in the engineering department at West Point. Stellar earned a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. He is a graduate of the US Navy Test Pilot School. He also earned a Master of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a graduate of the Program Manager course at the Defense Systems Management College. He holds a FAA commercial pilot license with helicopter, single/multi-engine airplane, and instrument ratings. He has more than 3200 accident-free flying hours in over 65 different aircraft.

Duration: 4 Days
CEUs: 2.6

Fees: $2499.00

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