DO-160G Training

Commitment 3 days, 7-8 hours a day.
Language English
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This RTCA-DO-160G Training on Environment Testing of Airbourne Equipment is an important step for testing and certifying your products in accordance with the FAA/EASA test requirements

DO-160G Training covers the RTCA-DO-160G standard for Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment. DO-160G training course provides the knowledge applied to DO-160G and how its role in systems engineering processes including requirements, design, product certification, and Technical Standard Orders.

RTCA/DO-160 has been used as a standard for environmental testing since 1958 and it defines standard environmental test conditions (categories) and applicable test procedures for airborne equipment. RTCA-DO-160 (or its precursor, RTCA/DO-138) is the standard for environmental testing since 1958. It defines standard environmental test conditions (categories) and applicable test procedures for airborne equipment.

Learn how you can perform DO-160G tests as a way of demonstrating the performance characteristics of airborne equipment in environmental conditions that may be encountered in the operation of the equipment in aircraft. System and Hardware engineers, Test engineers, System qualification engineers, environmental specialists, specialists, project or process managers

Training Scope and Content
  • A good understanding of product testing in view of RTCA-DO-160G
  • Overview of Systems Engineering, V&V, and Concepts of Operations (CONOPS) document and relations with RTCA-DO-160 testing
  • Part 21 and FAA/EASA RegulationsTest Category Selections
  • Test Requirement Reference
  • Test Procedures, Scheduling, Test Implementation, and Review of Test Reports
  • All test sections are covered with details
  • Design issues and test failures discussions are included
  • Risk management includes how to resolve a test result that may not be a failure.
  • Design Recommendations are emphasized in each test section.
  • Additional or alternative (standards and tests) are recommended for certain cases.
Course Materials

The lecturers present the topics using the presentation slides with references to RTCA-DO-160G sections and contents with the inclusion of information included in relevant regulations, standards, and specifications. The lecturers provide slides for sharing their own experience and knowledge gained by working long years in the field and performing tests in accordance with RTCA-DO-160, MIL-STD-810, and MIL-STD-461. The slides are supported by many graphics and test videos for the efficiency and clarity of the information.

  • The RTCA-DO-160G standard must be purchased separately through RTCA, Inc. website at
  • The sides and other sharable course material will be shared with the registered students before the class using GOOGLE DRIVE.
  • 3 days of RTCA-DO-160G Training with an expert instructor
  • DO-160G Training Electronic Course Guide
  • Certificate of Completion
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Upon completing this RTCA-DO-160G Training course, learners will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Describe Environmental Testing concepts and underlying principles
  • List DO-160G requirements applied to airborne systems
  • List steps to obtain approval by the regulatory authorities
  • List relevant applicable FAA regulations, advisory material, certification procedures
  • Discuss tools to develop and write the test plans and procedures
  • Describe guidelines to conduct the tests and write the Environmental Qualification report
  • Discuss design approaches and system trade-offs
  • Describe techniques for inspection and conformity requirements
  • Describe Non-Electrical Environmental Conditions
  • List Electromagnetic, RF, and Power Input Effects
  • Discuss how to create test plans, test reports, compliance plans, and compliance reports.
  • We can adapt this DO-160G course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this DO-160G course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the DO-160G Course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policymaker), and present the DO-160G course in a manner understandable to lay audiences.

The target audience for this RTCA-DO-160G course:

  • Test personnel to learn how to implement the tests
  • Design teams to learn what to consider in their design to pass the tests
  • Technical Leads and Requirements Managers to understand how to write correct test requirements
  • Personnel responsible for test plans
  • Program Managers to understand the test scheduling and planning. Also, it is important for them to establish a “test review team”.
  • Decision makers to understand the strategy when choosing certain test procedures in their product life cycle planning for target platforms and for marketing.

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this DO-160G course are:

  • None


Introduction to Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
  • What is RTCA-DO-160G?
  • Standard procedures and environmental test
  • Criteria for testing airborne equipment
  • The entire spectrum of aircraft from light general aviation aircraft
  • Helicopters
  • “Jumbo Jets”
  • SST categories of aircraft
  • Conduct Audits to ensure compliance with the Certification objectives
  • Examples of tests covered
  • Vibration, power input, radio frequency susceptibility, lightning, and electrostatic discharge
DO-160G Tests
  • Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
  • Laboratory means of demonstrating performance
  • characteristics of airborne equipment in environmental conditions
  • Certification of Aircraft Electrical and Electronic Systems
  • Operation in the High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) Environment
  • Using RTCA/DO-160 for Installers
  • Requirements Management Criticality
Airborne Requirements for Testing
  • Aircraft Electrical Systems
  • Aircraft Electrical Power Systems
  • Aircraft Mechanical Systems
  • Testing Requirements Summary
  • Qualification Test Plans
  • Qualification Test Reports
  • Temperature and Altitude
  • Humidity and Vibration
  • Applicability of Test Results
  • Effects of Lightning
  • Configuration for Susceptibility Tests
  • Temperature Test
  • Operating Low Temperature
  • Ground Survival
  • High-Temperature Test and Short Term Operating
  • Temperature Variation
  • Humidity
  • Operational Shocks and Crash Safety
  • Vibration
  • Explosion Proofness
  • Fuel mixture calculation
  • Waterproofness
  • Test step that verifies the absence
  • Fluids Susceptibility
  • Sand and Dust
  • Fungus
  • Resistance
  • Salt Fog
  • Magnetic Effect
  • Power Input
  • Voltage Spike
  • Audio Frequency
  • Conducted Susceptibility
  • Power Inputs
  • Induced Signal Susceptibility
  • Radio Frequency Susceptibility (Radiated and Conducted)
  • Emission of Radio Frequency Energy
  • Lightning Transient Susceptibility
  • Lightning Direct Effects
  • Icing
  • Fire, Flammability
Training covers each Section of the RTCA-DO-160G with an individual session, where the following items are included in each training session:
  • Purpose of the Test
  • Potential Environmental Effects on Equipment Under Test (EUT)
  • Fundamental Subjects (that may be of importance for understanding)
  • Equipment Categories
  • Test Equipment, Cabins, or Devices
  • Test Environment
  • Test Pass/Fail Criteria
  • Test Procedures
  • Evaluation of the Test Results
  • Potential Failures and Design Recommendations
  • Additional Discussions and Recommendations
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