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Dennis Olcott

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Current Authority

Currently not an FAA designee or supporting ODA units.  Significant experience in Chart A areas of authority, however.


Regulation Experience

14 CFR 23- .Overall, special emphasis in Subparts C and D.


about Dennis Olcott

Dr. Dennis Olcott has been the Chief Engineer on several new aircraft development projects including the PiperJet, Adam A700, Adam A500, and Lancair Columbia (now Cessna Corvalis).  His specialties include new and modified arcraft configuration development, overall certification, structural design/analysis/testing, and composite materials development and certification.  As a manager, he has been ineligible for approval as a DER, however, Dr. Olcott has in-depth, hands-on experience managing the FAA certification process.

Education: BS and PhD Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University.

Address:  Parker, CO


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Special Functions

-  Overall program managment

-  Composite Materials selection, specifications, qualification

-  Structural Analysis using NASTRAN including static analysis and vibration mode shapes

-  Full Scale and Subcomponent Structural Testing

-  Ground Vibration Testing

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