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  • Price: $1,999
  • Non-Member
  • Price: $2,999

Next Start Date

  • April 1, 2024
  • September 30, 2024
  • December 9, 2024


  • 5 Days



11am-5pm est.

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.

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.

Course Materials

  • Comprehensive Course Manual
  • Introductory Book
  • RTCA DO-160G, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
  • RTCA DO-357

Course Fees

One Track (A or B)Both Tracks (A & B)

Course Schedule

    • Course Introduction/Overview
    • Advisory Circular AC 21-16G
    • Definitions and Conditions of Tests
    • Requirements Management
    • Criticality
    • South-Path-Victim
    • Temperature and Altitude
    • Temperature Variation
    • Humidity
    • Operational Shocks and Crash Safety
    • Vibration
    • Explosive Atmosphere
    • Waterproofness
    • Fluids Susceptibility
    • Sand and Dust
    • Fungus Resistance
    • Salt Fog
    • Icing
    • Fire, Flammability
    • Qualification Test Plans and Qualification Test Reports
    • Class Exercise
    • Wrap-Up, Summary


    • Introduction for Electromagnetic Effects
    • Electrical Bonding and Grounding
    • Shielded Wires
    • Magnetic Effect
    • Voltage Spike
    • Electrostatic Discharge
    • Power Input
    • Audio Frequency
    • Susceptible Power Inputs
    • Induced Signal
    • Susceptibility
    • Radio Frequency
    • Emission Radio
    • Frequency Energy
    • Lightning Induced
    • Transient: Susceptibility
    • Lightning Direct Effects
    • Class Exercise
    • Wrap-Up/Summary

Billy Martin

Consultant FAA DER

Billy Martin is a Consultant FAA DER at Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research. Billy is one the…

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Ernie Condon

Consultant FAA DER

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

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Kyle McMullen

Senior Research Engineer/Training Manager

Kyle McMullen is a Senior Research Engineer at Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research. Kyle has 20+ years…

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