on-demand webinar

Airworthiness certification

Estimated Watching Time: 62 minutes


Airworthiness certification is required to launch innovative aircraft like these two F35 military jets soaring in the clouds

This on-demand webinar, presented by Aviation Week Network and sponsored by Siemens Digital Industries Software, explores how digitalization is shaping the future of airworthiness certification. Hosts Tom Gill and Dale Tutt explain ways that you can accelerate the airworthiness certification process using a single digital thread. Learn how everyday development activities can propel you toward airworthiness by integrating deliverables into your program plan, resulting in a certification digital twin.

Aviation industry challenges

Despite growing aviation industry challenges, you can keep your aerospace programs on time and on budget. The webinar presents business drivers impacting all companies and A&D challenges at every point in the lifecycle. You’ll learn about solutions that can help you deliver and service your products better, faster and cheaper. Gain insight on how typical challenges move from current state to future state when developing and delivering very complex products and systems with lifespans of 25 years or more.

Airworthiness testing

Airworthiness testing to ensure flight and human safety is paramount to success for A&D programs. With hundreds of thousands of parts and systems, sub-systems and systems of systems, the complexity is tremendous. Routine challenges include:

  • 3 types of certifications – type, production, airworthiness
  • Without certification, product can neither be delivered nor operated – dramatically impacting revenue and profitability
  • Need for traceability from requirements through virtual and physical tests, linked to configuration at every lifecycle phase

Integrated program management

The extreme and growing complexity of A&D products and systems is making physical testing ever more costly and time-consuming. Product certification is a critical, expensive process in bringing A&D products to market that is ripe for digital transformation.

Integrated program management and execution connects certification deliverables to product data and the program schedule. Learn how automation and digital transformation simplify product and program complexity for better planning to ensure on-time and on-budget certification.

Aerospace digital twin

The aerospace digital twin empowers A&D programs to certify aircraft faster and stay within budget, while meeting top safety, performance and reliability targets. The digital twin, along with the digital thread, provides faster and more accurate access to all verification and certification data and verifies the certification plan to ensure compliance of all requirements.

A&D programs can accelerate certification and reduce risk through virtual testing. Teams can now work across the enterprise and external partners including regulatory agencies to track the live status of certification activities for faster and easier compliance. You can streamline demonstration of all systems compliance through traceability of requirements. With the digital twin, you accelerate both product evolutions and in-service updates, while maintaining product type approvals.

Watch the webinar to learn how to make verification and certification activities part of your overall execution plan and soar to new heights with a certification digital twin.

This webinar is moderated by Ed Hazelwood, Aviation Week Contributor.

Meet the speakers


Tom Gill

PLM Enterprise Value and Integration Manager

Tom Gill has more than 25 years of experience applying computer-based solutions to engineering and manufacturing. After more than 20 years at high-volume manufacturing companies including Freudenberg-NOK and Kingston Warren Corp., he embarked on a career as an independent PLM consultant then joined CIMdata in 2010. Tom has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from University of Maine.

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Dale Tutt

Vice President of Industry Strategy

Dale Tutt is responsible for global aerospace and defense industry for Siemens, driving specific industry requirements into industry-specific product and market solutions for aerospace and defense customers. He has more than 30 years of experience in engineering design, development and program leadership within the aerospace industry.

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