Instructor: Thomas N. Taylor

Thomas N. Taylor
Biography: Thomas (Tom) Taylor is an FAA Consultant DER, ODA E-UM/Advisor and Technical Fellow at The Boeing Company, with 30 years of commercial and military aircraft electrical design and certification experience. Tom was the technical focal and DER/AR during the development of the 787-8 and was responsible for the certification of the 787-9, which was the first commercial airplane fully certified to the EWIS regulations. Most recently, he has been extensively involved in the analysis, testing and re-certification of the 737MAX. Tom also provides engineering consultation, training, and aircraft certification services through his company, Taylor Aerospace Consultants. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University.

Courses taught by this instructor:
Electrical Wiring Interconnect System (EWIS) Safety Assessment - 25.1709
Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS) and FAA Requirements
Instructions for Continued Airworthiness Using Enhanced Zonal Analysis Procedure (EZAP)

Classes by this instructor

This course focuses on the requirements and methods that can be used to demonstrate compliance to 14 CFR 25.1709 (EWIS Safety Analysis). The discussion will examine the use of FAA AC 25.1701-1 to prepare a Functional and Physical Analysis. The course will also include an overview of the EWIS requirements included in 14 CFR Part 25, subpart H.

Course preview webinar: Developing an EWIS Safety Analysis: Methodology & Requirements

October 23-27, 2023, B Resort Hotel Orlando
This course will discuss the Enhanced Airworthiness Program for Airplane Systems/Fuel Tank Safety (EAPAS/FTS) rule. This rule requires design approval holders (DAH) and applicants to develop instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA), consisting of maintenance and inspection tasks, intervals, and procedures for the representative airplane's electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for each affected type design.
April 17-19, 2023, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter