Online Training on MIL-STD-810H, RTCA-DO-160, MIL-STD-461G Environmental Testing of Products, provided by GDS Engineering R&D, Systems Engineering Products and Solutions. Training Led by a Live US-based Sr. Instructor: Dr. Ismail Cicek. Product Verification and Validation Courses for Integrated Systems.

RTCA-DO-160G: Training on Environmental Testing of Airborne Equipment, Online or Onsite

Focusing on the test standard document
“RTCA-DO-160G Environmental Conditions
and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
© 2010, RTCA, Inc.”

This training is an important step for
testing and certifying your products in accordance with the FAA/EASA test requirements

2.5 Days, Hands-on, “Online” or “Onsite” Training Class
Led by a live, U.S. based instructor

Training Scope and Contents
  • 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 Material

The lecturers present the topics using the presentation slides with references to RTCA-DO-160G sections and contents with the inclusion of information included from relevant regulations, standards, and specificiations. 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 seperately 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.

Who Should Attend?
  • 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.
About Group Training or Individual Attandance
  • Upon request, a training can be customized to your organizational needs. In such cases, training could emphasize selected topics in more details with additional discussions and Qs & As.
  • Group trainings of 10 or more adds no additional cost.
  • Group trainings of 15 or more, discounts will apply.
  • Maximum training class size is 20 in order to ensure the efficiency of the training.
  • Please communicate with us to discuss further.
More About the RTCA-DO-160G Training Sessions

Section 4.0 Temperature and Altitude

Section 5.0 Temperature Variation

Section 6.0 Humidity

Section 7.0 Operational Shocks and Crash Safety

Section 8.0 Vibration

Section 9.0 Explosion Proofness

Section 10.0 Waterproofness

Section 11.0 Fluids Susceptibility

Section 12.0 Sand and Dust

Section 13.0 Fungus Resistance

Section 14.0 Salt Spray

Section 15.0 Magnetic Effect

Section 16.0 Power Input

Section 17.0 Voltage Spike

Section 18.0 Audio Frequency Conducted

                        Susceptibility – Power Inputs

Section 19.0 Induced Signal Susceptibility

Section 20.0 Radio Frequency Susceptibility

                       (Radiated and Conducted)

Section 21.0 Emission of Radio Frequency Energy

Section 22.0 Lightning Induced Transient


Section 23.0 Lightning Direct Effects

Section 24.0 Icing

Section 25.0 Electrostatic Discharge

Section 26.0 Fire, Flammability

Training covers each Section of the RTCA-DO-160 with an individual session, where the following items are included in each training session:

  • Purpose of the Test
  • Potential Environmental Effects to Equipment Under Test (EUT)
  • Fundamental Subjects (that may be of importance for undestanding)
  • Equipment Categories
  • Test Equipment, Cabins, or Devices
  • Test Environment
  • Test Pass/Fail Criteria
  • Test Procedures
  • Evaluation of the Test Results
  • Potential Failures and Design Recomendations
  • Additional Discussions and Recommendations
About the Instructors

Training is provided by Dr Ismail Cicek and an Avionics Chief Engineer who is also a Certified Verification Engineer (FAA/EASA). Training is also assisted by our personnel experienced in MIL-STD-810H testing.

A Certified Verification Engineer (CVE) iaw FAA/EASA and with 18 years of experience. He has worked as the avionics systems chief engineer in product development of avionics systems. He is also experienced in the product testing per environmental and EMI/EMC standards and FAA/EASA certification processes.

Our experienced personnel also support our training programs. They are actively participating in the environmental testing of products.

Dr. Ismail Cicek studied PhD in Mechanical Engineering Department at Texas Tech University in Texas, USA. He study included random vibration. He has both industrial and academic experience for over 30 years.

He gained engineering and leadership experience by working in the United States Department of Defence projects and programs as systems development engineer for 15 years. He led the development of various engineering systems for platforms including C-5, C-17, KC-10, KC-135, and C-130 E/H/J.  Dr. Cicek’s experience includes unmanned aerial vehicle development where he utilized the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Malfunction Data Recorder Analysis Recorder System (MADARS) development for military transport aircraft. 

Dr Cicek worked as the lab chief engineer for five years at the US Air Force Aeromedical Test Lab at WPAFB, OH. He received many important awards at the positions he served, due to the excellent team-work and his detail oriented and energetic personality.  These included Terra Health’s Superior Client Award in 2009 and Engineering Excellence Award in 2010 as well as an appreciation letter from the US Air Force Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC), signed by the commander in charge.

Dr Cicek also established a test lab, called Marine Equipment Test Center (METC) and located at Istanbul Technical University, Tuzla Campus, for testing of equipment per military and civilian standards, such as RTCA-DO-160. Providing engineering, consultancy, and training services to many companies and organizations, Dr. Cicek has gained a great insight into the tailoring of standard test methods in accordance with military standards, guides, and handbooks as well as Life Cycle Environmental Profile LCEP) developed for the equipment under test.

Dr. Cicek also completed various product and research projects, funded in the USA, EU, and Turkey. He is currently teaching at Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty, Tuzla/Istanbul. He is the founding manager of the METC in Tuzla Campus of ITU. Meanwhile, he provided engineering services, consultancies, and training to many organizations for product development, engineering research studies such a algorith development, test requirements development, and test plans and executions.

Dr Cicek worked as the Principle Investigator and became a Subject Matter Expert (SME) at the US Air Force Aeromedical Test Lab (WPAFB/OH) for certifying the products to the US Air Force Platform Requirements. He also developed Joint Enroute Care Equipment Test Standard (JECETS) in close work with US Army Test Lab engineers and managers.

Read DAU Paper: “A New Process for the Acceleration Test and Evaluation of Aeromedical Equipment for U.S. Air Force Safe-To-Fly Certification”. Click to display this report.

Visit the following pages for more details about Dr Ismail Cicek:
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Training Schedule and Execution Method
  • Online training using ZOOMLed by a live, U.S. based instructor (Dr Ismail Cicek)
  • 2.5 days of training
    • 1st Day: 09:00 – 17:00 (Lunch Break between 12:30 and 13:30)
    • 2nd Day: 09:00 – 17:00 (Lunch Break between 12:30 and 13:30)
    • 3rd Day: 09:00 – 13:00
    • Time zone: Central European Time (CET)
  • Registration includes all presentations and additional material shared before the class.
  • Attendees will receive a Training Certificate.
  • Training includes knowledge check quizzes, a competition type fun way or learning.

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