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LDRA Certification Services Team


Kevin Meier, FAA DER

The renowned LCS Team is led by Kevin Meier.  Kevin is a Systems and Equipment, Electrical FAA DER with Level A authority for Avionics/Electrical Systems, Software, Airborne Electronic Hardware and Aeronautical Security.  As a DER and certification subject matter expert with ARP 4754A, DO 178B/C and DO-254 credentials, Kevin has worked with the largest and best-known OEMs and suppliers of avionics.  He was a Member of the RTCA/SC 205, DO 178C / DO-278A Committee and is currently an Executive Committee Member on the Forum on Aeronautical Software recently formed to oversee the application of DO-178C and its supplements, DO-330, DO 331, DO-332 and DO-333.

Kevin has extensive experience related to Environmental and Systems qualification to RTCA/DO-160( ).  As part of SC-205, Kevin was a member and participated in the subgroup that produced DO-331, Model Based Development and Verification.  He is currently a member of RTCA/SC 216, Aeronautical Security Committee as well as the newly formed FAA Aviation Rule Advisory Committee (ARAC) Aircraft Systems Information Security Protection (ASISP) working group.  Kevin has recently participated in the GAMA Software Assurance Ad-Hoc leading the Portability Data working group and GAMA ASISP Ad-Hoc committee.

Kevin has worked as a consultant at companies such as Textron Aviation, Cessna Aircraft Company, AlliedSignal Commercial Avionics Systems and Honeywell Air Transport Avionics Division.


Steve Morton, FAA DER

Steve Morton is a consultant FAA Level A Software DER with extensive expertise in the development and use of aerospace software tools. Steve was a member of SC-205, which developed DO-178C, DO-278A, and their technology supplements. Steve substituted as acting co-chair of subgroup 3, which was responsible for the Software Tool Qualification Considerations supplement to DO-178C, and was an Editorial Subcommittee Member for DO-248C. In addition to his consultancy at TBV Associates, Steve was formerly a Software DER at Hawker Beechcraft Corporation where he had responsibilities across the spectrum of HBC’s Part 23 and Part 25 aircraft line up.

Steve has provided training on tool qualification at multiple FAA National Software and Airborne Electronic Hardware Conferences.