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  • Member
  • Price: $1,500
  • Non-Member
  • Price: $1,800

Next Start Date

  • March 18, 2024
  • September 23, 2024


  • 3 Days



Course Overview

RTCA has teamed with Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (WSU-NIAR) to offer another high-quality training covering RTCA’s security documents DO-326A and DO-356A. This course describes what Airworthiness Security is and why it is important. It also explains which FAA Regulations, standards, etc. will require these documents and procedures as well as how to use these standards. The course covers what the standards are meant to prevent and how these standards and processes fit into the aviation system.

Course participants are given examples of how to apply these standards methodically by the use of the step-by-step processes. This course also covers how these requirements are driven by Design Assurance Level requirements and systems/functional critically, as well as how to obtain FAA certification in these areas. The students will perform real-world exercise to apply the knowledge from the class.

Course Materials

  • RTCA DO-326A, Airworthiness Security Process Specification
  • RTCA DO-356A, Airworthiness Security Methods and Considerations
  • Course Manual

Course Fees


Course Schedule

  • Course Kick Off

    • What is Airworthiness Security?
    • Certification Context
    • Life-cycle Context

    Document and History

    • Adverse Effects/Threats
    • Regulatory and Advisory Material
    • Requirements Management 101
    • Criticality 101
    • Configuration Management
    • Terminology, Conventions
    • Process Flowchart
    • Fundamental Concepts
    • Full Process for OEM’s – overview
    • Security Scope
    • Security Risk Assessment
    • Class Exercise
    • Security Development
    • Security Effectiveness Assurance
    • Simplified Process for Aircraft Modifications Provided tools
    • Continuing Airworthiness
    • Summary



Ernie Condon

Consultant FAA DER

Ernie Condon is a Consultant FAA DER at Wichita State University‚Äôs National Institute for Aviation Research with 40+ years of…

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Ted Kalthoff

Principal Engineer

Ted Kalthoff has worked in the aircraft industry for over 20 years in various roles related to software and most…

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Airworthiness Security Certification Course
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