Thomas W. Deiters Engineering - FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER)

Thomas W. Deiters Engineering, Inc.

Thomas W. Deiters Engineering offers professional aerospace structural engineering support services. We provide engineering support for any size and type project and/or maintenance and/or modification issue, leveraging various qualifications including Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Designated Engineering Representative (DER) credentials outlined in the derdirectory and 14 CFR authorities. We serve individual aircraft owners and  small to mid-sized operators and repair stations. We can perform consulting services for clients who do not have engineering support staff, and can also coordinate our efforts with clients' personnel.

Thomas W. Deiters Engineering was responsible for the approval of the structural development, design, and substantiation of the Aeromedical Biological Containment System (ABCS) for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), deployed in endeavors to contain the Ebola virus.


Thomas W. Deiters Engineering offers clients a rich professional history of direct experience with various aircraft and special projects, employed in applications ranging from private aircraft operations to military aviation. Our personnel have deep familiarity with the following depicted aircraft types and can leverage knowledge of aircraft such as those shown to meet your needs.


  • Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor

(Example image "Two F-22A Raptor in column flight - (Noise reduced)" by TSgt Ben Bloker)

  • Embraer EMB-120ER

(Example image “Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilia, Compagnie Aerienne du Languedoc (CAL)” licensed under CC 3.0 by Pedro Aragão)

  • McDonnell Douglas F-15

(Example public domain image "67 FS F-15 Eagle in action at Red Flag–Alaska")

  • Cessna Citation 500 II

(Example image “G-DJBI Cessna Citation II CVT 01-05-80 (24649034098)” licensed under CC 3.0 by Rob Hodgkins)

  • McDonnell Douglas F-18

(Example public domain image "USMC FA-18 Hornet")

  • Aeromedical Biological Containment System for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

(Example public domain image "Aeromedical Biological Containment System (ABCS)")

  • Lockheed Martin C-130J

(Example public domain image "C-130J formation low-level")

  • King Air B100

(Example image "N100TW" licensed under CC 3.0 by Wikimedia user YSSYguy)

  • Boeing KC-135

(Example public domain image "KC-135 100th Air Refueling Wing" by Master Sgt. Mark Bucher)

  • Challenger solid rocket boosters in use on Challenger space shuttle

(Public domain image "Space Shuttle Challenger (04-04-1983)")

  • Bell 412

(Example image "N301FD" licensed under CC 3.0 by Christian Valle)

  • Northrop-Grumman E-8 (B707)

(aviationexplorer.com/e-8_facts.htm)

  • Beechcraft King Air

(Example image "N66GS-MileHiSkydiving" licensed under CC 1.0 by M. Douglas Wray)

  • Learjet 35A

(Example image "Learjet 35A - N701DA (3293050015)" licensed under CC 2.0 by Josh Beasley)

  • Airbus A-320

(Example image "Lufthansa Airbus A320-211 D-AIQT 01" licensed under CC 3.0 by Julian Herzog)

  • Gulfstream G3

(Example image "N734TJ Gulfstream G.3 (9297464875)" licensed under CC 3.0 by Flickr user aeroprints)

  • Beechcraft C-90

(Example image "Beech C90 A2-DBH (6786310030)" licensed under CC 2.0 by Bob Adams)

  • Gulfstream G159

(Public domain example image “Uscg vc4gulfstream 1380 1964”)

  • De Havilland Canada DHC-6 “Twin Otter”

(Example image "Twin Otter 7a 1996-07-29" licensed under CC 2.5 by Ansgar Walk)

  • Embraer EMB-120

(Example image "Skywest Airlines Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilia N216SW" licensed under CC 2.0 by Wikimedia user Cubbie_n_Vegas)

  • Dassault Falcon Jet

(Example image "Galactic Girl flyby (G-GALX)" licensed under CC 2.0 by Jeff Foust)

  • Cessna 310

(Example image "Cessna310Q" licensed under CC 3.0 by Wikimedia user FlugKerl2)

  • Bombardier Challenger CL601

(Example image "Canadian Forces CC-144 Challenger - VIP Transport of Prime Minister and Governor General (Bombardier Challenger 601)" licensed under CC 3.0 - unknown author)

  • Pratt & Whitney F119 (PW5000)

(F119 is an afterburning turbofan engine, a gas turbine engine combined with a ducted fan)

  • Pratt & Whitney PT6A Engine

(Example image "PT6A-28" licensed under CC 3.0 by Wikimedia user M01 MAROT)

  • Mooney M20C

(Example public domain image "MooneyM20CMark21C-FGUQ")

  • Lockheed L-1011

(Example public domain image "Tristar tanker zd952 view2 arp")

  • Fokker F28

(Example image "103cd - Montenegro Airlines Fokker F28 Fellowship 4000 YU-AOH@ZRH;11.08.2000 (5397954940)" licensed under CC 2.0 by Wikimedia user Aero Icarus)

  • Piper PA-23

(Example image "1955 PIPER PA-23 (N1234P)" licensed under CC 2.0 by Flickr user D. Miller)

  • Pilatus PC-6

(Example image "Pilatus PC-6 SkydiveLillo JD18032008" licensed under CC 3.0 by Wikimedia user Jdrewes)

  • McDonnell Douglas DC-9

(Example public domain image "McDonnell C-9")

  • Learjet 31-A

(Example image "Execujet Learjet 31A ZS-OPD (6786394130)" licensed under CC 3.0 by Bob Adams)

  • TechSphere SA-80

Techsphere SA-60 greg.org


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