Thomas W. Deiters Engineering is an S corporation headquartered in Cartersville, Georgia, outside Atlanta. The company's CEO and principal employee, Thomas W. Deiters, is an experienced and educated professional engineer with a breadth of experience in aerospace.
The FAA Atlanta ACO Branch issued a letter of delegation granting DER Thomas W. Deiters AMOC repair approval authority for AD 2006-25-02 paragraph (a) and (c) November 02, 2017.
The company also leverages a network of trained, experienced professionals in aviation in order to provide top-notch service to clients (see "Partners" page).
Thomas W. Deiters
Thomas W. Deiters has forty years experience in aerospace and worked for five major original equipment manufacturers (including Lockheed Martin, McDonnell Douglas and Pratt & Whitney) and also served as an independent aerospace consultant before incorporating his venture Thomas W. Deiters Engineering, Inc. in 1995.
He is delegated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a Consultant Designated Engineering Representative (DER) with an authority in 14 CFR certification regulations. In addition, he is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed by the States of Georgia and Ohio.
He specializes in static, fatigue, design construction, damage tolerance, functions that involve complex stress and life assessment analyses for aerospace structural systems including military and commercial applications. He has knowledge in classical solid mechanics and applied computer techniques in aircraft and engine structural integrity.
His background touches the following platforms, Airbus A-320, Beech A23, B-55, B-58, B76, C90, E90, 390, Bell 412, Boeing KC-135(B-707), B-727, B-737, Bombardier CL601-3A, British Aerospace BAe Jetstream 4101, Canadair Regional Jet Model CRJ200 Cl-600-2B19, CL-601, Cessna C310, CJ-525, 551, dassualt Falcon Jet Fan Jet Series F, Mystere-Falcon 50, 50EX, Mystere-Falcon 900, Falcon 900EX, Falcon 2000, Falcon 2000EX, DeHaviland DHC-6, Embraer EMB-120, ERJ-170, Fokker F.28 Mark 0100, Gulfstream G-159, G-159C, G-1159, G-1159A, Israel Aircraft 1124 Westwind, Learjet 31A, 35, 35A, 36, 36A, Lockheed C-130, C-141, C-5, P-3/7, L-1011, F-22, McDonnell Douglas F-15, F-18, CD-9, Mooney M20C, Pilatus P-6, Piper PA-32R-301T, PA-260, PA-31-310, PA-46-350P, Pratt and Whitney PT6A and F-119 Gas Turbine Engine, Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster, TechSphere Spherical Airship, and methods development in the areas of strength, fatigue and damage tolerance. Being involved in all phases from new design to aging, from minor to major repairs, supporting return-to-service approvals to STCs and PMAs and certification efforts.
1995 - present: Thomas W. Deiters, Inc.
Support for the following FAA STC, field installations, projects and repairs; antennas, flap, aileron, elevator, rudder, fuselage, Alternate Methods of Compliance (AMOC) repairs, radome installations, spoiler repair, lavatory installations, Aeromedical Biological Containment System (ABCS) STC, medical oxygen racks, medical bed, installation of external devices under either left or right wings, engine combustor repair, spherical airship certification, smoke detection and fire suppression systems, cloud droplet probe system
Additional support for PMAs, small arms fire damage repairs, fire fighting accident lawsuit support witness, implementation of Hsu load interaction and spectra methods in AFGROW and generated comprehensive report on same, windshield and direct vision window fatigue test witness, structural test infrared radar witness, fuselage durability study and aircraft battle damage assessment (ABDR), dual port camera provisions, air force corrosion fatigue structural demonstration effort corrosion fatigue metric methods, repair assessment guideline program, provided structural analysis, stress analysis, and structural substantiation
1992 - 1999: Lockheed Martin
Performed the detailed static analysis, fatigue, and crack growth life predictions of the F-22 forward fuselage structure
Conducted stress analysis for C-5
Conducted a service life analysis program for USN KC-130F/R tankers
C-130 QAD design support and aircraft battle damage repair
Provided fatigue substantiation of High Speed Civil Transport (HSCT), NASA funded
Provided recommendations for an automated process for stress intensity factor development
Participated in a procedure to predict the residual strength of L-1011 fuselage lap splice structures containing multiple site damage (MSD)
1991: Northrop Grumman
Lead for Aircraft Structural Integrity Project Conference (ASIP) and fatigue and fracture methods group on Joint STARS program
1989 - 1990: Lockheed Martin
Research and development for C-130 Multiple Launch Rocket System
Completed a C-130 ASIP project for the Republic of Singapore
Stress analysis and damage tolerance analysis support of the P-7A Navy transport
1988: McDonnell Douglas
Durability and damage tolerance evaluation for the F/A-18 Swiss Air Force
Support for F-15E derivative to meet damage tolerance analysis requirements
1987: USBI Booster Production Company
Analyst for damage tolerance analysis recertification effort of the solid rocket booster of the Space Transportation System
1986: McDonnell Douglas, supporting CASA Aircraft
Damage tolerance analysis for FAA certification of CASA's CN-235
1984 - 1985: Pratt & Whitney
Structural, low cycle fatigue, and damage tolerance analysis of the high and low turbine rotor disk for the F-119 gas turbine engine
1980 - 1983: Lockheed Martin
Durability and damage tolerance analysis of C-130 Hercules
Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering - University of Cincinnati
Associate of Arts Degree in Civil Engineering - Cincinnati Technical College
Member of Chi Epsilon, the civil engineering honor society
September 2019 Professional Ethics for Ohio Engineers (Online) (RPUH.NTXL.TJRS),
September 2019 Engineering Designee Recurrent General Training Overview (Online) (27200138),
September 2019 Fundamentals of Risk Analysis (Online) (27200019),
November 2018 received the Certificate of Specialization in Aircraft Structures track, University of Kansas Continuing Education,
November 2018 Short course, "Structural Composites", University of Kansas Continuing Education,
October 2018 Introduction to Fatigue and Fatigue Management (27200056)
October 2017 Seminar DER Recurrent General Session (Online) (27200129),
October 2017 Engineering Designee Training Program Overview (Online) (27200119),
October 2017 Aircraft Seat Dynamic Impact Test Procedures - History and Background (8 Hours)(Online) (27200048),
November 2016 Short course, "Cabin Safety and Crashworthiness of Aircraft Cabin Interiors", University of Kansas Continuing Education,
July 2015 Seminar, FAA DER, Atlanta, Georgia,
March 2015 Structures Seminar, FAA DER, online course,
November 2014 - "Aircraft Structures Design and Analysis", University of Kansas Continuing Education
December 2013 - Seminar, FAA DER, Atlanta, Georgia
April 2013 - Structures Seminar, FAA DER, online course
November 2012 - "Aircraft Structural Loads: Requirements, Analysis, Testing And Certification", University of Kansas Continuing Education
June 2011 - Fatigue & Damage Tolerance Workshop, FAA, Atlanta, Georgia
June 2011 - Seminar, FAA DER, Atlanta, Georgia
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