Mel'sPlace Consulting & ODA Services, LLC

Dr. Frank Heming

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-  Frank taught me everything I know about dynamic seat certification.  He set the standard for how to approve a seat in as effective a manner as possible.  --Dr. Melissa Sandow



Current Authority

FAA Chart A:  Structures designee (P1, P2, P4, P6, and P10) specializing in review of seats and interior arrangements (able to witness tests and approve dynamic seat installations). 


Regulation Experience

14 CFR 23/25/27/29 - .561 and 562


about Frank Heming

Over 22 years of experience with the certification and approval of dynamic seats.  Served as chief engineer, and both company and consultant DER for nearly 20 years. Heavily involved in development of industry standard as SAE Chairman for the Aircraft Seat Committee and FAA ARAC committee member.  Willing to support companies involved in new TSO development or others needing service for aircraft installation  Previously worked with Goodrich Interiors, Air Methods, and Bombardier.

Education: BS from United States Air Force Academy; MS from Stanford University, and PhD from Carnegie-Mellen Univeristy.


Phone: 719-641-9063

Address:  Colorado Springs, CO


LinkedIn:  Profile

Availability:  Any time

Special Functions

-  Provide overall management and coordination of FAA TSO-C127 projects.

-  Able to witness horizontal and vertical seat drop tests.


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