About Me

As an avionics technician and design engineer with +13 years of experience on aircraft modification projects, such as avionic upgrades and special mission modifications, I offer my clients a vast experience of both areas (technical and management).

Special Knowledge:

  • Design and Compliance Verification Engineer at several EASA Part-21 approved Design Organisations
  • EASA Part-66 Cat B2/C Certifying Staff with ratings for Beechcraft King Air (B300) and Premier 1/1A (Beech 390)
  • EASA Part-FCL PPL-A SEP (Private Pilot License, Single Engine Piston)
  • 1309 Design Analysis and System Safety Assessment
  • Design Assurance Guidance according to ED80/DO254

Kai Odenthal

Short CV:

2017 – ongoing Freelancer
2016 – ongoing part time employee at FTI Engineering Network GmbH
2015 – 2016 Design and Compliance Verification Engineer at OHS Aviation Services
2010 – 2015 Design and Compliance Verification Engineer at Beechcraft Berlin aviation GmbH
2010 – 2015 Certifying Staff Cat B2/C at Beechcraft Berlin Aviation GmbH
2008 – 2010 Head of Avionics at Aquila Aviation
2005 – 2008 Apprentice at Avionics Service East
2001 – 2003 Studies of Microsystems Engineering at TFH Berlin
2000 – 2005 Freelancer at Rockstarz Music Production

Project History:

2017 – 2018 DE/CVE for an ADS-B out installation (light jet)
2017 – 2018 DE/CVE for mission systems installation on an atmospheric research aircraft (twin turboprop)
2017 – ongoing DE/CVE for a flight inspection aircraft (twin turboprop)
2016 – 2017 Project Management for Belly Fairing design and production (twin turboprop)
2016 conceptual and pre-design for maritime patrol aircraft (twin turboprop)
2015 – 2016 Special Mission Sales activities
2015 avionics upgrade on a single engine experimental airplane (design, installation and flight testing)
2015 conceptual design and flight testing for an airborne sensor platform (twin turboprop)
2015 conceptual design for flying testbed platform
2014 design of mission power control system
2013 DE for Inflight Entertainment System and Galley upgrade on Boeing 727 VIP airplane
2012 – 2013 DE/CVE for atmospheric research aircraft (twin turboprop)
2011 – 2012 project management and installation teamlead for ISR twin turboprop airplane
2008 design, installation and flight testing of glass cockpit system into single engine aircraft
2006 installation of mission systems on a maritime patrol aircraft fleet (large twin turboprop)
2005 installation of mission systems for weather research and cloud seeding (twin turboprop)

Father & Son Project:

Since 2013, my Dad and I operate a Vans RV-9A Experimental Aircraft, which was built in the US. This has been a great experience for both of us and underlines our passion for aviation. After the conceptual and design phase, we installed a complete new avionic suite including a glass cockpit (Garmin G3X), modern NAV/COM/GPS systems (Garmin GTN650), upgraded transponder, engine data monitoring system, 2-Axis full digital autopilot and a new instrument panel, complemented by a new cabin interior. Ground- and Flight-tests were performed by us.

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