Aircraft designs which are bound for commercial, transport or military applications all require design validations prior to first flight and eventual certification efforts. Kawak has developed many projects with these goals and as such has extensive experience with RTCA DO-160 testing standards.
Our knowledgeable staff is capable of digesting design and qualification requirements to help customers determine the appropriate testing that is required for specific products and systems. In addition to servicing customers with help through their testing requirements, Kawak manages its own projects by creating useful and realistic testing parameters and matching DO-160 test standards to real world applications. Once these testing parameters and requirements have been set, we continue the process by developing the test plans and managing the test process either with in-house testing or by working with out-sourced testing houses when it is not cost-effective to be done in-house. During testing, Kawak test engineers work closely with technicians to be sure tests are carried out properly and that the money spent testing is not wasted on unsatisfactory tests.
Following completed testing, Kawak closes the loop by reviewing the results and consequently generating the required reports for submission to appropriate approval agencies. Kawak maintains strong relationships with the FAA and with a close-knit group of FAA DER’s which allows us to move projects through FAA certification quickly and efficiently so that time to market is minimized and ROI is achieved sooner.