ATAD specializes in engineering, certification, program management, and parts fabrication of aircraft. A number of our team members are DERs and, as such, are delegated and entrusted to act on behalf of the FAA. As a member of the aerospace industry, we take our responsibility for excellence and safety with seriousness and dedication. ATAD was started in the Great Lakes region in 1998 and has been in continuous operation since. ATAD has a high percentage of team members that are very specialized and highly credentialed, such as DERs, SMEs, PEs, Ph.Ds, as well as other specialized resources. We bring a high level of expertise, capability, and professionalism to the programs we support.
With many years of experience within the aerospace industry, we have extensive knowledge which spans the full product life-cycle. Whether using a gated process or blazing new trails, we can support from the earliest concept phases through development, qualification and certification testing, type certification, production support, field support, amended type certification or supplemental type certification, and aging fleet support or aftermarket.
One of the advantages of having worked on over 75 different models of aircraft, major projects, and experiencing the complete product life-cycle, is a sound understanding of program management. Program managers today need practical experience to understand a strong program plan. ATAD has considerable expertise in program management and can help when trying to make sense of the complexity of aerospace programs. Indeed, in today's environment, cost and schedule performance is critical to success. We strive to make every program successful, on-time, and on or under budget. Our understanding of the complete product life cycle allows integration of best practices and supports strong requirements development to aid with smooth and predictable program progress.
Whether you have an established and proven gated process or require starting processes from scratch, we can help with your efforts and provide industry best practices advice and input where needed. We support efforts as a turn-key system provider by integrating into an established PMO or by simply providing efficiency as we manage our assigned work and areas.
We are also at the forefront of design assurance and offer strong "Systems Engineering" support. With the changing regulatory environment, we can help prepare your program for the changes implemented by the FAA with AC 20-174 to help ensure impacts can be minimized when understood and planned upfront. ATAD's founder is an active SAE S-18 Committee member and has been actively involved with early efforts and the resulting national policy, which invokes and uses SAE's ARP 4754A and the interdependent ARP 4761.
Let us help you assure a strong and success-oriented program plan today!