Instructor: John Tigue

John Tigue
Biography: John Tigue is a private consultant in aircraft certification. He has 22 years of experience in domestic and international certification with the FAA, along with 21 years of certification experience in the aircraft industry. Mr. Tigue served as Manager of the FAA Engine and Propeller Standards Staff, Manager of the FAA Atlanta Aircraft Certification Office, Assistant Manager of the FAA Small Airplane Directorate and Senior FAA Aviation Advisor to Indonesia. In industry, he served as the Director, Airworthiness and Certification for Raytheon Aircraft and the Compliance Administrator for Gulfstream ODA. Mr. Tigue's experience includes certification and continued airworthiness of aircraft engines and propellers, rotorcraft, small airplanes, transport airplanes and hot air balloons including FAA validation of international engines and transport airplanes. His accomplishments include being named a Raytheon Engineering Fellow, chairing the AIA/GAMA working group for type certification conformity and representing Raytheon Aircraft as a member of the FAA-Industry Certification Process Improvement (CPI) team. Mr. Tigue holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Auburn University, a Master of Science in Air Transportation from the University of California at Berkeley, a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College and a Master of Business Administration from Wichita State University.

Course taught by this instructor:
FAA Aircraft Certification and Airworthiness Approvals

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This course provides an overview of FAA Aircraft Certification in its regulatory context, including type design approvals, production approvals, airworthiness approvals, major repair and alteration approvals, field approvals, and continued operational safety.
September 18-21, 2023, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley