American Kestrel Company, LLC
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American Kestrel Company, LLC was founded by David Parkins in 2004 to provide aircraft systems development and certification consulting, as well as research and development of aircraft safety systems. With over 23 years of aircraft icing certification and systems development experience, and an on-staff FAA Designated Engineering Representative specializing in the certification of aircraft ice protection and sensing systems, American Kestrel can support your research, development and/or certification programs.

David Parkins has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.Eng. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. In addition to being a Licensed Engineer in New York State and an FAA Designated Engineering Representative, he is a licensed private pilot with an instrument rating.   

The above aircraft is a Piper Cherokee 6 (PA32-260), owned by David Parkins, and based at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, located in the heart of the Finger Lakes. Flying has been a source of motivation for Mr. Parkins with respect to his involvement in aircraft certification and aircraft icing in particular. Having a pilot on staff provides unique insight into various operational and system integration issues.


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