HIRF and Lightning Compliance Overview / Training

Aircraft equipment is exposed to a wide variety of environments during use.  HIRF and Lightning environments are severe and can be very disruptive and destructive.  Proper functioning and survival of the aircraft and installed equipment in these environments is paramount to aircraft safety.  Design, testing, and certification for these conditions can be expensive and time consuming.

This course explains the industry-standard approaches for achieving certification compliance for HIRF and all aspects of Lightning (electrical/electronic systems, fuel systems, airframe, etc), as well as how these fit into the overall qualification/certification process.  Design guidelines, adverse effects, and lessons learned are also provided. Attendees will receive complimentary copies of ED-14G, ED-84A, ED-91B, ED-105A, and ED-113.

ED-14G  Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment

ED-84A  Aircraft Lightning Environment and Related Test Waveforms

ED-91B  Aircraft Lightning Zoning Standard

ED-105A  Aircraft Lightning Test Methods

ED-113  Aircraft Direct Effects Certification

ED-158  User Manual for certification of aircraft Electrical and Electronic systems for the indirect effects of lightning


Course format: Classroom, 4 days

Location: EUROCAE HQ Saint-Denis, Paris area, France

Starting time: 09:00 on Day 1

Ending time: 17:00 on Day 4

Cost: EUR 2,650 (excl. VAT) for non-members / EUR 2,120 (excl. VAT) for Members

There are currently no classroom trainings planned. A possible online format is under development and will be announced as soon as available.

Benefits of attending

- Regulations and advisory material and how they interrelate is explained.
- Aircraft level and equipment level testing explained.
- How these HIRF and Lightning environments have been developed and applied.
- Relationship to equipment criticality.
- Understanding of how this fits into the overall certification/qualification process.
- Instructors are from a test lab that performs these test.
- Instructors have been teaching these topics for many years.
- Instructors have served on or lead many of the committees that have developed these standards.
- Instructors have 65+ years of applied practical experience of aviation EME certification
- Sharing experiences with colleagues from other aviation stakeholders/countries.
- Extensive course handouts including ED-14G and a digital copy of the presentations.
- Ideal learning environment at EUROCAE HQ in Saint-Denis (Paris area, France).
- Certificate on completion of the course.


Learning objectives

The purpose of the training is to enable participants to adopt a standards-led approach to environmental testing in aviation. The participant will be able to:

  • Reduce program risk.
  • Understand options for test, similarity, numerical analysis.
  • Understand alternative test methods.
  • Select which testing is needed.
  • Select the appropriate test categories and test levels.
  • Describe the proper test setup and test plans.
  • Manage a HIRF/Lightning certification effort.
  • Identify the interdependencies between test levels and equipment criticality.
  • Understand how aircraft level requirements drive equipment level testing requirements.
  • Understand which regulations and advisory material relate to which tests.
Hotels in Paris

Regarding accommodation, within walking distance we could suggest the Novotel http://www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-3325-novotel-suites-paris-stade-de-france-hotel/index.shtml

Along the RER B line, you could always try Les Jardins du Luxembourg https://www.les-jardins-du-luxembourg.com/fr/reservation (1 minute from RER B Luxembourg and then 20 minutes or so to reach our offices).

Please note that we have no deals with any of these hotels.

For any information please contact trainings@eurocae.net