April 30 – May 3: Educational Program | May 1 - 3: Exhibits

Amanda Melles

Chief Airworthiness Computer Scientist


Having worked with major aerospace industry OEMs, Ms. Melles has been involved with
highly complex safety-critical airborne software and AEH systems, including Integrated Modular
Avionics (IMA), electronic displays, fly-by-wire, landing gear and air management systems for
Part 25 aircraft.

Ms. Melles has participated in the complete life cycle of multiple aircraft certification programs,
having been deeply involved in software and AEH certification plans and strategies as well as
process improvements. For several years, she was involved in fly-by-wire software and AEH,
resulting in successful certification of large aircraft programs.

Throughout her career, Ms. Melles has accumulated vast array of experience as it relates to
design assurance processes, oversight and audits. She has liaised with multiple certification
authorities namely, Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), the Canadian Department of
National Defense (DND), the Canadian Technical Airworthiness Authority (TAA), the National
Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and the Civil Airworthiness Administration of China
(CAAC). Ms. Melles had also led several on-site audits for software, AEH development and
verification organizations, including major avionics and flight control manufacturers in the
United States. As a result, Ms. Melles has accumulated extensive experience with RTCA/DO178B/C
and RTCA/DO-254 standards, including the writing of all associated life cycle data and
compliance reports.


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