Duane Kritzinger (CEng, PrEng, MRAeS, MBA) practices in the fields or Aircraft Certification and System Safety Engineering. His significant safety expertise lies in his ability to differentiate and integrate the military and civil aircraft safety approaches in an efficient manner to deliver value added output. His certification skills cover the military and civil aviation domains, where assists the certification of products/parts/appliance and the establishment of organisation process and structures to support certification activities.
Expertise and capability
Consults in Initial Airworthiness, specialising in Design Certification, Design Organisation Approvals, Safety Assessments, Safety/Risk Cases, and has acted as an Independent Safety Auditor/Advisor.
Consults in Continued Airworthiness with significant experience in Safety Management Systems (SMS) and Post-design Product Support Management.
Career background and experience
Duane’s early career was as a commissioned Officer in the South African Air Force where he represented the Military Airworthiness Board. Duane was later the Principal Safety & Certification Engineer at Marshall Aerospace of Cambridge where he played a key role in the company obtaining Part 21J Design Organisation Approval. He has acted as Technical Support Manager for HIOS (Hercules Integrated Operation Support), responsible for a post-design support team (x60) for the provision of technical advice to the RAF C130 IPT. More recently he has operated as interim manager as Head of Safety Engineering (Air, Land and Sea) for BAE Systems (Australia), where he proposed a corporate wide Safety Management System (SMS) and redefined and integrated the engineering SMS.