Seattle Aerospace Short Course

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KU Aerospace Short Courses in Seattle

Seattle, Washington

March 17-21, 2025

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Seattle , Washington 98188

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 and Registration

Learn the latest industry knowledge from expert instructors

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Instructor: Pierre Trudel
March 17-21, 2025
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Friday

Advanced System Safety will elevate students' safety process acumen by diving deeper into the safety process and introducing a small cradle to grave project to provide practical experience in using the safety process to help design and develop the proper set of documentation for compliance to requirements.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This training primarily targets aerospace companies developing aircraft and aeronautical technologies under the oversight of regulators. The training will benefit engineering teams associated with the design and the showing of compliance for a given design (aircraft, systems, or parts). Other segments of industry (such as space and autonomous vehicles) that do not have a strongly defined regulatory enforcement can also benefit from this training. It is recommended that you have taken the following course prior to taking this course: System Safety Assessment for Commercial Aircraft Certification.

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

Register for Advanced Topics in System Safety for Commercial Certification

Instructor: Dennis C. Philpot
March 17-20, 2025
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday

This course is designed to provide participants with strong theoretical and practical knowledge of the methodologies for performing rigid body and modal-based dynamics analysis on a wide range of structural and mechanical systems. The course builds upon the theoretical foundation with practical applications that can be immediately put into practice in the workplace. Both the theory and practice of classical "hand" analysis techniques are presented, along with the more modern (numerical/computational) methods used in the industry. The subject matter difficulty level is intermediate.

Earn 28 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course will benefit design engineers who would like to become more familiar with the techniques and modern practices of dynamics analysis to help them be more knowledgeable and bring more capability to the work place. It is also appropriate for mechanical engineers who need to become more proficient in the area of structural dynamics due to a particular job assignment or new career opportunity. Department managers whose staff are involved in loads and dynamics work are also encouraged to attend.

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

Register for Dynamics for Aerospace Structures

Instructor: C. Bruce Stephens
March 17-21, 2025
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Friday

This course discusses the FAA Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) and design concepts required to ensure all aspects of aircraft electrical wiring and installation are safe. It examines aircraft wiring as a system and reviews all Part 25 CFRs related to EWIS FAA certification. Student teams will review FAA Advisory Circulars and present practical applications of the information in a simulation of the EWIS certification process. EWIS requirements for aircraft maintenance and inspection will also be discussed.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for all aircraft design areas including electrical, avionics, and HIRF/lightning engineers and aircraft technicians. Aircraft managers and project engineers working in electrical/avionics related areas should also attend.


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

Register for Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS) and FAA Requirements/a>

Instructors: George Cusimano and Greg Lewis
March 17-21, 2025
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday

This course provides an introduction to and definition of the basic flight test process, application of engineering principles to flight test and description of common flight test practices, along with an introduction to the flight test discipline. The course is embellished with a variety of examples from completed flight test programs.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for all levels of engineers and managers in industry working on flight test projects, military and civil project engineers, test pilots and flight test engineers, government research laboratory personnel and FAA and other regulatory agency engineers. It is ideally suited for engineers and managers from other disciplines who are moving into the flight test discipline for the first time or who must interact with flight test engineers regularly on a given project.

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

Register for Flight Test Principles and Practices

Instructor: Thomas Taylor
March 17-19, 2025
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Wednesday

This course will discuss the Enhanced Airworthiness Program for Airplane Systems/Fuel Tank Safety (EAPAS/FTS) rule. This rule requires design approval holders (DAH) and applicants to develop instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA) consisting of maintenance and inspection tasks, intervals, and procedures for the representative airplane's electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for each affected type design.

Earn 21 classroom hours and 2.1 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for all aircraft design areas including electrical, avionics, EWIS and HIRF/lightning engineers and aircraft technicians. Maintenance and inspection managers, operators and aircraft managers should also attend.

$1,995 (early registration)
$2,095 (regular registration)

Register for Instructions for Continued Airworthiness Using Enhanced Zonal Analysis Procedures