Course Description

RTCA has teamed with Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation Research (WSU-NIAR) to offer high quality training covering RTCA's DO-160G, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment. The course will provide an understanding of the use of DO-160G and how it fits in with the greater picture of requirements, design, certification and Technical Standard Orders (TSOs).

Course participants will gain a clear and relevant understanding of the applicable FAA regulations, advisory material, certification procedures, design approaches/trade-offs, inspection and conformity requirements, as well as details of the necessary parts of a test plan, test report, compliance plan and compliance report. A strong focus is placed on the reduction of risk, cost and schedule throughout the design/ certification process, by use of targeted design and increased first-pass success on design and testing.

The course is split into two independent tracks, Track A and Track B.

Track A: Focuses on Non-Electrical Environmental Conditions.

Track B: Focuses on Electromagnetic, RF and Power Input Effects.

See the schedule for further details.

In addition to a comprehensive course manual, each training course attendee will receive a copy of RTCA's DO-160G, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment, supporting material, and will participate in real-world exercises applying the knowledge learned from the class.

Benefits to Attendees

System and Hardware engineers: to enable them to develop airborne systems based on a familiarity with the DO-160G requirements that will help avoid expensive redesigns to correct potential issues found late in the development process.

Test engineers: to enable them to develop/write the test plans/procedures (including test means/tools), and provide them with the guidelines to conduct the tests and write the Environmental Qualification report.

System/Environmental qualification engineers: to reinforce their knowledge and to enhance their ability to conduct Audits to ensure compliance with the Certification objectives.

Others: Certification specialists, project or process managers, to familiarize them with the Environmental Testing concepts and underlying principles needed to obtain approval by the regulatory authorities.

2020 Dates 

  • April 27-30, 2020 at RTCA *Canceled*
  • July 13-17, 2020 (Virtual) *Reduced Price*
  • October 5-8, 2020 at WSU
  • December 14-17, 2020 at RTCA


The majority of the training courses take place in the modern facilities of RTCA Headquarters, 1150 18th Street NW, Suite 475, Washington, DC 20036.

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Note: RTCA Members

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