About Paragon Transport

Delivering Complex Engineering Solutions Since 1992

Our company has been shaped to address areas of FAA approval expertise required in the aerospace industry. We have a staff of DER's to cover Parts 23, 25, 27 & 29


Paragon's reputation and track record for quality and reliability positions us as a leader in interfacing with the FAA and foreign certification authorities. Our DER's are either former FAA employees or Private Industry Program Managers with extensive experience.

Flight Test


We recognize that our highest responsibility is to help our customers deliver accurate and competitive products to the market on a timely basis. Paragon's DER's reputations and track records at the ACO's throughout the country bring credibility to our customers projects.

Our Expertise

The FAA aircraft certification process

Paragon DERs can cover most disciplines required by the FAA to meet our customers objectives. They include:

  • Engines
  • Flight Analyst
  • Flight Test Pilot
  • Mechanical Systems & Equipment
  • Project Management
  • Power Plant
  • Software
  • Structures
  • System Safety
  • Electrical Systems and Equipment

We are experts in the preparation of Project Specific Certification Plans/Conformity Plans and have DER and DAR staff available to determine how Paragon can be of assistance to your organization in its engineering and certification efforts. Experience includes:

  • System Safety
  • Software
  • Complex Hardware
  • Ground Test Plans
  • Flight Test Plans
  • DO160 Test Plans
  • Conformity
  • Test Witnessing
  • Test Reports
  • HIRF and Lightning

Paragon has a unique capability to write and approve flight manual supplements.

Paragon Transport LLC

Your certification problems are our speciality!

General Information

The FAA aircraft certification process

Designated Engineering Representative (DER)

An engineer who may act on behalf of a company or as an independent contractor to approve, or recommend that FAA approves, technical data produced by an individual or organization

Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR)

An individual who may perform examination, inspection, and testing services necessary to the issuance of certificates in either manufacturing or maintenance.

Paragon Transportation's mission is to assist airframe manufacturers, avionics equipment suppliers, and other aircraft related organizations in product development and dealing with complex issues of certifying avionics systems and structural changes to airplanes and helicopters.
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Our Services

Our FAA Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs) are able to approve or recommend approval of:

Type Certificates


Supplemental Type Certificates


Type Inspection Authorization


Standard Airworthiness Inspections

Form 337

Major Repair and Alteration


Technical Standard Order


Parts Manufacturer Approval

Electrical & Mechanical Drawings

Consult and expert in Project Specific Certification and Conformity Plans
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Why Choose Us

We are not regulators, we are problem solvers!

Paragon has been successful in completing complex STC's and AML STC's (Approved Model Lists) for both Part 23 and Part 25 Aircraft. We are experts in ADS-B in both classes of aircraft.

Paragon maintains a roster of the top DER's and DAR's. We do not act as regulators but rather as problem solvers.

We specialize in the repatriation of aircraft to FAA standards and include complex modifications to interiors and exteriors.

We have the ability to cover all types of aircraft including helicopters. We can provide a rough order of magnitude estimate on your program. You will find Paragon not only has the ability to succeed but complete on time and on budget. In your search for certification help ask to see examples of the DER's track record. If they can not produce documentation to support their achievements they haven't experienced the rigors of certification.

Past Certifications/Achievements

STC (pdf)

Installation of an ADS-B compliant system, comprised of Garmin GTX 330 Mode S Trasnponder and Free Flight 1201 GPS receiver, 400 eligible aircraft

STC (pdf)

Installation of the EFIS and Honeywell Primus 2000XP IAC in accordance with FAA Approved Master Data List


Statement of conformance to TSO C90d with satisfactory and complying Quality Control System

ETSO (pdf)

European Technical Standard Order (ETSO) Authorization issued by EASA, acting in accordance with Regulation (EC) No. 216/2008

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We are always looking for new problems to solve!
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Where are we located?
Office Address
8823 W. Topeka Dr.
Peoria,Arizona - 85382
United States
Contact Information
Phone: 623.581.9858
Fax: 623.581.0458