From the smallest glider and helicopter to the largest commercial airliner and military jet, all aircraft must receive and maintain proof that its design – and all production copies – are airworthy. This process is known as airworthiness certification, and it applies to everyone involved with an aircraft, including manufacturers, owners, operators and essentially every stakeholder it is touched by throughout its lifetime.
Digital Certification Management
A major safety crisis is potentially emerging as two paths converge:
- Many experienced engineers have left or are getting close to retirement. Meanwhile, the upcoming maintainers don’t yet have the experience or intimate knowledge of the platforms of the more seasoned artisans.
- The number of major disciplines is increasing as aircraft are becoming more complex, thereby pushing the demands for an integrated environment