Through close collaboration between our American and South African offices and professional counterparts, we offer a broad spectrum of certification services and engineering, not limited to the BSAS DC3/C47-TP. Certification Services are rendered between both the United States Federal Aviation Authority and South African Civil Aviation Authority. The team is highly experienced with certification project execution, engineering and collaboration with the above mentioned authorities, that will make certification processes a less stressful affair.
Phillip had been a Certification Engineer at the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) for 12 years before he started Aircraft Certification Services (ACS) in South Africa. During his time at the SACAA and as Managing Member of ACS, he has been involved in a wide spectrum of aircraft / product certification (and approval) projects and flight testing.
Projects include (but is not limited to): medical evacuation system installations, auxiliary fuel tank installations, aerial survey system installations, aircraft interior refurbishments, cargo pod installations, aircraft seat certification and installations, air-conditioning system installation, noise certification testing, “live wire” power line cleaning systems, exterior camera installations, to name a few.
Phillip has also acted on behalf of the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) to witness various monitored tests.
Chris has been gained in a variety of employment environments, of which 41 years has been spent in the Aeronautical Industry. 4 years as a Consulting Aeronautical Engineer. 23 years with the South African Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA) as Senior Manager Aircraft Certification, Project Manager Aircraft, Senior Engineer and Engineer. 6 years with Atlas/Denel Aviation as Project Manager of Civil Aircraft operated by the SAAF and Senior Aerodynamics Engineer. 8 years with Hawker Siddelley Aviation Hatfield as a Research Engineer in Flight Dynamics.
Fields of expertise during this time include: aircraft safety oversight, aircraft and product certification; manufacturing approvals; dangerous goods; cabin safety and cabin attendant training, defining regulations and their interpretation with the CAA. Aerodynamic performance and load analysis, flight test engineering and programme management, product development and aerodynamic design with Atlas/Denel. Flight dynamic research; simulator development and civil VTOL handling requirements, this required a knowledge of flying, equations of motion, aircraft derivatives and modeling of systems using real time flight simulators with Hawker Siddelly Aviation Hatfield.