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Dan Nelson

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Current Authority

FAA Chart A:  Structures unit member (A1, A3, and A4) specializing in review of metallic design, installation and stress analysis compliance. 


Regulation Experience

14 CFR 23/25 & CS25/27/29 - .301, .303, .305, .307, .321, .341, .561, .571, .601, .603, .605, .607, .609, .611, .613, .619, .621, .625, .772, .783, .785, .787, .789.



about Dan Nelson

Appointed as an FAA DER for nearly 10 years specializing in the review of static analysis and design of major modifications, including winglet installations, passenger to freighter conversions, and landing gear repair.  Also involved in managing certification projects for STC, PMA, and major repairs and alterations.  Not currently supporting any ODAs, but have the availability.  Previously worked with Douglas Aircraft Company, Alaska Airlines, and Aviation Partners Boeing  (nearly 25 years experience).

Education: BS Engineering from University of Illinois, MS Systems Management, Organizational Behavior from University of Southern California

Address:  Seattle, WA


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Special Functions

-  Able to support major repair and alteration approvals.



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