Improving the way aviation experts manage document approvals
Who We Are
Meet the Founders
As Chief Engineer, Bill is responsible for leading the design, certification and deployment planning processes for Aero Documents. With nearly 20 years as a Designated Engineering Representative (DER), more than 700 FAA approvals, and countless hours invoicing, Bill and Peyson have developed Aero Documents to be the solution for improving and automating the client-to-FAA Designee (DERs, DARs, ODA Unit Members) communications and document management process.
He is an industry veteran of several highly respected avionics and aircraft OEMs, with a background in customer service, system and certification engineering as well as marketing, program development and operations management. Bill founded an independent FAA approved STC Organization Designation Authorization (ODA).
Bill holds FAA delegated authority in the areas of Electrical Systems, including EWIS, Test Plan Approval and Certification Management as a Designated Engineering Representative (DER). Bill is also delegated as an ODA administrator (Alternate) for one of his clients.
As president of Aero Documents, Peyson leads marketing and business operations for the woman-owned, cloud-based aviation systems platform. Prior to co-founding Aero Documents, Peyson held a variety of roles in communications, sales and marketing for the world’s largest dairy cooperative. In addition, she established an independent communications consulting firm focused on strategic messaging and special projects.
While Peyson has spent the majority of her career in agriculture, growing up with her father — Bill Shields — as an engineer, her shift to aviation was a natural progression.
Years as a DER
*Statistics are reflective of Bill Shields
Why Choose Us
Knowledge | Experience | Support
Why Choose Us
Knowledge, Experience, Support
We understand the pain points with the antiquated aviation document management and approval process. Lost emails, unruly versions and security concerns.
Engineered by a DER and brought to life by a communications expert, Aero Documents solves the inefficient parts of the review and approval process, while providing document management and automated version control in a secure platform.
Whether you’re a client looking to bypass vendor set-up and spending internal administrative resources, or you’re a designee wanting to spend Saturday mornings out for coffee instead of invoicing, our credit card and ACH payment methods through Stripe helps ensure your time allocation is productive.
Let us help you streamline FAA document approvals, securely.
Secure document management
Save time & increase profit
Simple payment methods
Get Back to Flight
Move Your Project Forward
What if I already have a DER?
What if I don't have a drawing?
Once you sign into Aero Documents, you have the opportunity to communicate with our engineering experts to assist you to start a project and get the engineering details you need developed.
What kind of data and designs can a DER approve?
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