Bill Brodegard Joins Aspen Avionics as Senior Principal Systems Engineer
30-Year Industry Veteran Brings Substantial Expertise to Aspen Certification Team
Oshkosh, WI, July 29, 2008: Aspen Avionics, Inc., announced today that Bill Brodegard has joined the company as Senior Principal Systems Engineer. Brodegard will be involved in all aspects of the product development and certification processes to help maintain and strengthen Aspen’s excellent working relationship with the FAA.
“Bill’s years of experience in the certification process and product development are invaluable to us,” said John Uczekaj, Aspen Avionics’ President and CEO. “Bill is well-known and highly regarded throughout the industry and the FAA, and we are very pleased to have him join our team.”
Brodegard’s aviation experience began over thirty-five years ago when he served in the US Air Force as an Integrated Avionics Systems Specialist (radar, INS, HUD) for the F-111 and other aircraft. Following his discharge from the military and then college, he entered the general aviation field working with 3M Stormscope, where he initiated the design, participated in the development and led certification efforts for the Stormscope WX-1000 Series.
After 3M, Brodegard spent 18 years at Avidyne (formerly Ryan International Corporation), where he was involved in all aspects of avionics development, avionics integration, and global certification. He also initiated and performed ground tests and company TSO/STC flight testing. Brodegard has worked on product integration projects for hundreds of aircraft types, from the smallest single-engine piston to multiengine transports, with Garmin, Chelton, Avidyne and others.
Since 2007, Brodegard has been with Chelton Flight Systems, where he was responsible for TSO and STC certification of Primary and Multi-Function Flight Displays and integrated systems. At Chelton, Brodegard submitted more than 18 TSOs and STCs, and was deeply involved in OEM integration of Chelton’s products.
Brodegard is a Designated Engineering Representative with several DER specialties, including “Administrative DER” for Part 23 and Part 25 airplanes, which is an overarching DER certification that permits compilation and review of documents for STC approval. He also has Recommend Approval for Part 27 and Part 29 aircraft. Brodegard is an FAA Designated Engineering Representative for Systems and Equipment, Flight Test, Flight Analyst and Radio disciplines, and is a Designated Manufacturing Inspection Representative for Prototype Conformity and Export Documentation.
Brodegard is co-inventor of the “Aircraft Traffic and Collision Avoidance Device,” and the co-inventor of the “Method and Apparatus for Predicting Runway Overrun,” and holds patents for each.
In addition, Brodegard is an Airline Transport Pilot, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instructor—Instruments, and a Commercial Pilot. He has more than 7,000 hours as Pilot-in-Command, and over 1,000 hours of instructing.
Brodegard graduated from Ohio State University with a B.S. Marketing, with Honors, and an emphasis in Math and Science.
About Aspen Avionics, Inc.
Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability from the commercial and business aviation markets into general aviation cockpits—and budgets. Our products increase situational awareness and reduce pilot workload, making it even easier and safer to fly in both VFR and IFR conditions. The way we look at it, getting the latest avionics technology shouldn’t always mean spending a lot of money—on equipment or installation. At Aspen Avionics, we design products to be affordable, easy to install, and easy to own. The company can be found on the web at www.aspenavionics.com, or may be reached at (505) 856-5034. Print-ready images of the Evolution Flight Display are available at www.aspenavionics.com/pressdownloads.