Instructor: Jeff Knickerbocker

Jeff Knickerbocker
Biography: Jeff Knickerbocker is a consulting DER with 30+ years of experience as a systems/software engineer. He has led technical teams in designing, developing and verifying real-time embedded software and AEH devices. In addition to industry affiliations, he also provides consulting and training services to the FAA and other non-U.S. regulatory agencies. In 2002, he and his wife started Sunrise Certification & Consulting. Knickerbocker has a B.S. in physics and an M.S. in software engineering.

Courses taught by this instructor:
Complex Electronic Hardware Development and DO-254
Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) and DO-297
Software Safety, Certification and DO-178C

Classes by this instructor


This course reviews the fundamentals of developing and assessing electronic components to the standard RTCA/DO-254 Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware. The course also provides insight into the FAA's review process and guidance along with practical keys for successful development and certification. Practical exercises and in-class activities further enhance the learning process.

COMBINE COURSES AND SAVE: Receive a 20% discount when you take both Complex Electronic Hardware Development and DO-254 and Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) and DO-297. Add both courses to your shopping cart, and enter the promo code DOCOMBO during checkout.

October 17-19, 2022, B Resort Hotel Orlando
April 17-19, 2023, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter
This course provides the fundamentals for developing and integrating IMA systems, using TSO-C153 (Integrated Modular Avionics Hardware Elements), FAA Advisory Circular 20-170 (Integrated Modular Avionics Development, Verification, Integration and Approval Using RTCA/DO-297 and Technical Standard Order C153) and DO-297 (Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) Development Guidance and Certification Considerations). Discussions and in-class activities further enhance the learning process.

COMBINE COURSES AND SAVE: Receive a 20% discount when you take both Complex Electronic Hardware Development and DO-254 and Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) and DO-297. Add both courses to your shopping cart, and enter the promo code DOCOMBO during checkout.

Thursday, October 20, 2022, B Resort Hotel Orlando
Thursday, April 20, 2023, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter