Instructor: C. Bruce Stephens

C. Bruce Stephens
Biography: C. Bruce Stephens is an HIRF/Lightning/EWIS ODA UM/AR at the Boeing Company and a consultant DER at his company, Stephens Aviation, with a wealth of experience in High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) and Lightning protection of Aircraft. Stephens retired from Hawker Beechcraft after 28 years of service. He has HIRF/Lightning experience on both Part 23 and Part 25 including composite aircraft. Stephens is working with the Boeing Team to develop EWIS requirements and means of compliance on several aircraft projects. Stephens is a Six-Sigma/Lean Master Black Belt consultant, developing implementation and training materials, and teaches at a number of universities, including Webster University and Southwestern College. He has an executive M.B.A. and M.S. in Management from Friends University and a B.S. in Industrial Technology from Wichita State University.

Courses taught by this instructor:
Aircraft Lightning: Requirements, Component Testing, Aircraft Testing and Certification
Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS) and FAA Requirements
Electromagnetic Effects Aircraft Level Testing and FAA Requirements
Instructions for Continued Airworthiness Using Enhanced Zonal Analysis Procedure (EZAP)
Introduction to Electromagnetic Effects (EME)
Introduction to High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Introduction to 25.981 - Fuel Tank Safety and Ignition Prevention
RTCA DO-160 Qualification: Purpose, Testing and Design Considerations
RTCA DO-160 Qualification: Purpose, Testing and Design Considerations (online)

Classes by this instructor


This course discusses the FAA Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) and design concepts required to ensure all aspects of aircraft electrical wiring and installation are safe. It examines aircraft wiring as a system and reviews all Part 25 CFRs related to EWIS FAA certification.
September 6-10, 2021, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
This course discusses the concepts of aircraft ground and flight testing that may be required to ensure that aircraft level systems are safe for operation when exposed to the effects of electromagnetic effects (EME), high intensity radiated fields (HIRF), lightning, precipitation static (P-static), and transmitting personal electronic devices (TPEDs).
October 18-22, 2021, B Resort Hotel Orlando
This course will provide participants with an understanding of electromagnetic effects related to aircraft engineering requirements, FAA certification requirements, testing requirements for both DO-160 bench testing and aircraft level testing related to EMC/P-Static/ESD/TPED's/HIRF/EWIS and lightning.
April 27, 2021 to May 25, 2021, Live Online Training
This course covers the design concepts required to ensure all aspects of aircraft HIRF electrical wiring, installations, and aircraft-level systems are safe for operation. It also covers the typical certification process for HIRF from a very practical, step-by-step perspective and examine all steps used by aircraft OEMs to show compliance to HIRF regulations. The 14 CFR 25.1317 for transport category airplanes will be used as the baseline regulation. >
September 13-17, 2021, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley