T&E 4203 CFR 14 Part 23/25/27/29 Avionics Certification Flight Testing

Course Description

This course is offered once per year on-campus and once per year distance learning. The course is designed to provide a primary emphasis on the evaluation of civil avionics systems and the means of showing compliance with the applicable Civil Regulations i.e., Code of Federal Regulations Title 14 and Regulations (EU) 2018/1139 of the European Parliament and of the Council. Since many of the civilian requirements are now applicable in military aircraft, this module is especially important for those individuals involved with showing military compliance with these civil requirements. The importance of Flight Management System evaluation in today’s automated cockpits will be emphasized. The student will be instructed in the evaluation and test of proximity warning systems such as Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance (TCAS) and Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (TAWS). Flight Guidance Systems, Automated Landing Systems, Weather RADAR, Reduced Vertical Separation Minima and civil certification of positioning and navigation systems will be examined. A history of the Civil certification regulations and other documentation, as well as the Human Factors impact to certifications, will be addressed. Controls and Displays implementation, and Software considerations in the certification process, as well as considerations for complex systems are also identified.

Anticipated Course Learning Outcomes

Be familiar with:

  • The history and overview of Civil certification requirements
  • Civil certification requirements for software
  • Civil certification requirements for Avionic systems


  • Civil certification requirements for crew station controls and displays
  • Human Factor effects on Civil certification requirements for Avionic systems
  • Civil certification requirements for Flight Management Systems and Flight Guidance Systems
  • Civil certification requirements for landing systems


  • The Civil certification process for issuing design, production and airworthiness approvals
  • The test and evaluation process of avionic systems to show compliance with Civil regulations