Instructors

John Mannarino is President and founder of MANNARINO Systems & Software Inc (est. 1998). Initially an expert consultant in the field of gas turbine control systems and RTCA/DO-178B software, Mr. Mannarino has grown the company into a world-class engineering services firm for the aerospace, defense, rail and power generation industries. Mr. Mannarino has over 25 years of experience with RTCA/DO-178B systems and software ranging from level A FADEC systems to level B, C & D avionic systems. Prior to founding the company, Mr. Mannarino was employed by a world-leading engine Original Equipment Manufacturer where he held roles of increasing responsibility within the engineering organization, including Chief of Control System Design. Mr. Mannarino graduated from Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) in 1989, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Great Distinction) and numerous awards for academic excellence.

Ms. Amanda Melles is a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Software & Airborne Electronic Hardware (AEH) Design Approval Representative (DAR) and the Design Approval Organization (DAO) Chief Airworthiness Computer Scientist at MANNARINO. Ms. Melles has been working with Airborne Software and Airborne Electronic Hardware design assurance since 2002 and has been a design assurance delegate since 2005. Having worked with major aerospace industry OEMs, Ms. Melles has been involved with highly complex safety-critical airborne software and AEH systems, including Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA), electronic displays, fly-by-wire, landing gear and air management systems for Part 25 aircraft. Ms. Melles has participated in the complete life cycle of multiple aircraft certification programs, having been deeply involved in software and AEH certification plans and strategies as well as process improvements.