About Us

As a leading provider of FAA certification engineering services, we take pride in offering the best engineering services directed at attaining certification compliance with RTCA/DO-178C, RTCA/DO-254, RTCA/DO-278A, and RTCA/DO-160G guidelines. We provide leadership expertise, advise, knowledge, know-how, work-product, estimates, training and engineers; and are here to either accomplish the function as a "turn-key" or will assist in the development of your project. We support all compliance findings and developments to FAA or EASA certification activities in support of Type Certification (TC), Supplemental Type Certification (STC), or Technical Specification Order (TSO) Certification compliance efforts for 14 CFR 25.1301, 25.1309, 23.1301, 23.1309 regulations.

We support or have supported major players in the aviation business including work on projects for Lockheed Martin, Northup Grumman, Raytheon, Honeywell, Rockwell Collins, Hawker-Beech, Honda-Jet and others. Our experience is wide and far including the use of multiple development tools, process tools, and most tool sets used for Requirements Management, Traceability, Change Management, Version Management, Auto-Generated Design/Code, Object Oriented Methodology, Structural Coverage Analysis, Reliability Assessment, and, of course, Project Management. We've trained hundreds if not thousands on the concepts of RTCA/DO-178B and DO-178C here in the USA and around the world.

We are dedicated to serving the needs of our customers each and every day. With thirty plus years in the Software and Aviation industry, twenty-four as a Design Assurance Level (DAL) A "approval" holder, our founder and manager Mr. Charles Soderstrom is a well respected and recognized DER and Software Engineer who will assure your success on your certification project. Mr. Soderstrom is a recognized expert and the original Director of Certification for the authors of "Avionics Certification - A Complete Guide To DO-178 & DO-254" and is quoted as simply being "the best....".

In doing business since 1997 and incorporated since 2004, we have provided specialized training, project estimations and schedules, full life-cycle documentation, Stage of Involvement (SOI) audits, Project Specific Certification Planning (PSCP), Planning for Software Aspects of Certification (PSAC), Planning for Hardware Aspects of Certification (PHAC), and Qualification Test Planning (QTP). Our team has successfully planned and completed, over multiple years in some cases, compliance findings on many certification efforts. Where compliance finding is not required, the team has successfully developed and delivered, on time and budget, all work-product for compliance.

We also support, and on occasions produce and deliver, system safety assessments (SSA), fault-tree analysis (FTA), and Elemental Analysis.