Kansas City Aerospace Short Course

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KU Aerospace Short Courses in Kansas City

Kansas City, Kansas

May 19-23, 2025

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Edwards Campus
BEST Conference Center
12604 Quivira Road
Overland Park , Kansas 66213

3 Reasons to Attend

  • Network with top industry peers
  • Gain years of experience in one week
  • Receive professional development and CEU's from world class instructors

Course Schedule & Registration

Learn the latest industry knowledge from expert instructors

Early registration deadline: April 4, 2025


Instructor: C. Bruce Stephens

May 19-23, 2025
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Friday

This course provides details for direct and indirect effects of aircraft lightning testing and certification. Requirements for both composite and metallic aircraft, including proper RTCA/DO-160 classifications, are examined. The course will also include a high-level overview of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF), Precipitation Static (P-Static) and Electrical Bonding requirements. The new requirements of Electrical Wiring and Installation System (EWIS) and Fuel Tank Safety (14 CFR 25.981 Amd. 102) will also be addressed.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for all design engineering disciplines, project managers, project engineers and laboratory personnel whose aircraft system may require protection from the effects of lightning.
It is recommended you have taken the following course prior to taking this course:
Introduction to Electromagnetic Effects (EME) and Aircraft Engineering Requirements.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Aircraft Lightning: Requirements, Component Testing, Aircraft Testing and Certification

Instructor: Travis Dahna
May 19-22, 2025
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday

This course will prepare you to develop a thorough FAA certification plan/project specific certification plan (CP/PSCP) that meets the requirements of Order 8110.4C associated with new type certification projects. Tools for developing a robust compliance checklist (CCL) and the use of appropriate means of compliance will be discussed in detail, including the necessary sections, required information and how to define the appropriate documentation supporting those means of compliance. You will utilize the outline and sample template of a certification plan, which can be crafted to meet your project's specific needs. You will also become familiar with the requirements and activities associated with an FAA conformity plan.

Earn 28 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Those actively involved in product or article certification (aircraft/equipment OEM, aircraft modifiers,suppliers and ODA personnel) including airworthiness engineers, consultants, certification specialists, FAA designers (engineering/manufacturing), and FAA Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) unit and support personnel.
For those not actively involved in product or article certification, we recommend taking the following courses prior to taking this course:

FAA Aircraft Certification and Airworthiness Approvals
FAA Type Certification Process

$2,295 (early registration)
$2,495 (regular registration)

Register for FAA Type Certification Plan Development

Instructor: Ray Taghavi
May 19-23, 2025
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday

This course provides an in-depth understanding of the state-of-the-art propulsion issues specific to UAVs and general aviation aircraft, including propulsion options, cycle analysis, principles of operation, systems, components, performance and efficiencies.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for propulsion engineers, aircraft designers, aerospace industry managers, educators, research and development engineers from NASA, FAA, and other government agencies.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Propulsion Systems for UAVs and General Aviation Aircraft


Canada Department of National Defence Discount

Most of these courses are available to Canada DND employees at 10% off the registration fee. Please contact the DND Procurement Authority (DAP 2-3) for details. Please note that you cannot register using our online system when requesting this discount. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.

U.S. Federal Employee Discount

All of these courses are available to U.S. federal employees at 10% off the registration fee. To receive the federal employee discount, you must enter the code FGVT116 during the checkout process. Please note that you must validate your eligibility to receive this discount by entering your U.S. government email address (ending in .gov or .mil) when creating your online registration profile. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.