Certification Program Management

We are an experienced FAA certification team

Alligator uses a number of capable FAA DERs (Designated Engineering Representative) and DARs (Designated Airworthiness Representative) to assist in the application process in order to obtain FAA certification on those programs that require this type of service.

We have participated in numerous STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) programs, and have dealt with most of the FAA regions. STC programs in which Alligator has participated include:

  • Turbo-prop and turbo-fan re-engineering
  • Hush kit noise reduction
  • Avionics and electrical systems modification
  • Avionics installations
  • Winglet and wing re-contouring
  • Fuselage stretching
  • Voice alert cockpit warning systems.

These programs have been on transport category airplanes subject to FAR (Federal Aviation Regulations) Part 25 standards, as well as on Part 23 airplanes. These tests can involve:

  • Flutter substantiation
  • Performance verification
  • Systems verification
  • Handling qualities substantiation
  • Electromagnetic interference (EMI) testing
  • Known icing verification
  • Structural verification, etc.

Alligator has participated in test programs to gather data for the certification of aircraft training simulators to FAA Advisory Circular AC 120-40B (airplane simulator qualification) level C & D (Phase II & III) standards. We have also participated in programs on international simulator certification tests. Alligator has been accepted by the FAA as a qualified data source, as required by the advisory circular.