MORGAN AVIATION SERVICES LLC offers a range of engineering and consulting services to help you through FAA certification of simple and complex problems facing your organization. Tom Morgan, the owner, has over 35 years of experience with military commercial derivative aircraft and over 5 years experience as an FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) for civil aviation.
As an Air Force engineer assigned to overseeing the certification process for the 767 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) for Japan, Tom was inspired by high technical integrity of the Boeing DERs, and decided that a DER was what he wanted to be "when he grew up." In the last 10 years as an "Air Force guy by day and DER by night," Tom applied for and was awarded an appointment as a candidate FAA Consultant Designated Engineering Representative by the Chicago Aircraft Certification Office, which led to his appointment as a Consultant DER in structures. In his 10 years as a DER candidate and DER on civil aviation projects Tom has worked projects ranging from complex to simple over a range of aircraft from air carriers to general aviation aircraft. His civil projects include systems design, development and integration, engineering project management and related organizational processes, and engineering and technical leadership. Tom provides technical assistance to various clients and helps them through certification projects including multiple STCs and PMA startups. Because of this extensive experience, Tom is able to offer fresh perspectives, independent assessments and innovative approaches to suit your FAA certification needs.
Prior to his retirement from the Air Force in late 2009, Tom directly supported such commercial derivative programs on the DC-10, Slingsby Firefly, DC-9, and 747-200. He was Air Force chief engineer for derivatives of the the 757, Gulfstream G-V, and the 737-700. As the lead air vehicle engineer on the Japanese E-767 AWACS he played a major role in the nose cone to tail cone FAA certification of that highly successful program. Tom was instrumental in the pursuit, development and signing of a memorandum of agreement between the Armed Services and the FAA which resulted in the formation of the FAA Military Certification Office (MCO). He has had extensive experience working with the FAA MCO, (FAA/ACE-100M), since its inception in 2004 and is very well acquainted with Order 8110.101, the MCO operating order.
Tom was a member of the Air Force airworthiness team as the Technical Expert for Airworthiness of Commercial Derivative Aircraft, and an initial member of the National Airworthiness Council consisting of members of the FAA and the airworthiness authorities from the Army, Navy, Coast Guard and Air Force. As a member of the Air Force airworthiness team, he provided lectures of various subjects related to certification of commercial derivative aircraft. These lectures were often given jointly with members of the MCO on various certification issues to Air Force and industry. Tom served on FAA committees as the DoD member of Aircraft Certification Task Force #4, and the 2000-2002 Commercial Aircraft Process Study.
Through our work with the National Airworthiness Council, we recognize that even though each of the armed services are responsible for the airworthiness of their own aircraft they are fully dedicated to maintaining the safety of these aircraft through continuance of the FAA type certification process. MORGAN AVIATION SERVICES LLC strongly supports this basic premise.
MORGAN AVIATION SERVICES LLC is located in Kettering, Ohio, south of Dayton, the Birthplace of Aviation, and less than 10 miles from the historic attractions at the Wright Brothers flying field at Huffman Prairie, the National Museum of the United States Air Force and National Aviation Hall of Fame, the Wiight B Flyer Museum and the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park. We are proud to add our name to the long list of aviation related companies and organizations in Dayton Ohio area.