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Instructor: C. Bruce Stephens
April 8-12, 2024
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 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: Ray Taghavi
April 8-12, 2024
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday

This course studies the basic principles of propulsion systems with emphasis on jets and fan systems. It also includes the study of inlets and nozzles, compressors, burners, fuels, turbines and jets culminating in design and off-design engine analysis, performance and environmental considerations. The impact of propulsion system integration on external aerodynamics and (noise and IR) signature reduction is also presented, along with an introduction to novel concepts in propulsion.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 35 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Practicing engineers in aircraft industry, engineering faculty in the mechanical, aerospace, industrial and power disciplines, engineering students, undergraduates and graduate students, government officials working in the power & propulsion sector, decision makers who need a working knowledge of gas turbines, and contractors

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

Register for Aircraft Propulsion Systems: Principles and Practices

Instructor: Josh Sementi
April 8-12, 2024
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday

This course provides an overview of aircraft structural external loads analysis including: criteria, design, analysis, fatigue, certification, validation, and testing. It covers CFR Part 25 airplane load requirements and the historical CFR Part 23 requirements which are the basis of the current ASTM standards. These concepts are applicable to many military structural requirements, UAV's, and other experimental or novel configuration aircraft.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for practicing engineers and engineering managers whose responsibilities include aircraft Structures and Loads, either developing Loads, as a recipient of Loads data, or providing input data for Loads analysis.

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

Register for Aircraft Structural Loads: Criteria, Analysis, and Validation

Instructor: Thomas Taylor
April 8-12, 2024
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Friday

This course focuses on the requirements and methods that can be used to demonstrate compliance to 14 CFR 25.1709 (EWIS Safety Analysis). The discussion will examine the use of FAA AC 25.1701-1 to prepare a Functional and Physical Analysis. The course will also include an overview of the EWIS requirements included in 14 CFR Part 25, subpart H.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for engineers, technicians and managers involved in the design and certification of Transport Category Aircraft. The course is intended for both Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and aircraft modifiers.

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

Register for Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS) Safety Assessment - 25.1709

Instructor: George Cusimano
April 8-10, 2024
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Wednesday

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are comprised of an unmanned vehicle (UAV), a manned control element(s), and various data and control links. Although unmanned, the vehicle is still an aircraft and must be tested with the same rigor and precision as manned systems. However, being "unmanned" and being part of an integrated system, UAVs demand unique flight test approaches that present corresponding challenges. If these challenges go unmet, the UAS Development Test and Evaluation (DT&E) program often experiences unacceptable cost and schedule overruns, which could lead to program termination. This course introduces the primary challenges associated with flight-testing remotely piloted and command-directed (a.k.a. autonomous) vehicles, with primary emphasis on Tactical, MALE and HALE class systems. The course also recommends solutions to these challenges that are meant to either mitigate or eliminate potential problems before they become unmanageable.

Earn 21 classroom hours and 2.1 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for practicing flight test engineers, test pilots, test managers, aircraft engineers, aircraft designers and educators who already possess a fundamental understanding of flight test principles and practices. The course content is also appropriate for civilian, military and academic researchers.

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

Register for Flight Testing Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Unique Challenges

Instructor: Travis Dahna
April 8-11, 2024
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday

This course will provide an overall understanding of the 14 CFR Part 21 requirements necessary to obtain design, production and airworthiness approvals for civil aviation products and articles. Title 14, CFR Part 21 regulations are the backbone of the regulatory framework that enables Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) to conduct its certification responsibilities on products and articles. Under 14 CFR Part 21, §21.1, the FAA defines a product as an aircraft, engine or propeller, while an article means a material, part, component, process or appliance. In addition to 14 CFR Part 21, this course will delve into certain aspects of 14 CFR Part 43, outlining the requirements to receive approval for alterations/repairs for civil aviation products and articles. An overview is provided on FAA organizational structure, additional 14 CFR Parts, regulatory/guidance material, and rulemaking procedures. Note: This course replaces FAA Aircraft Certification and Airworthiness Approvals. Either course qualifies towards the Certificate of Specialization in Aerospace Compliance.

Earn 28 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Certification Engineers, Design Engineers, Engineering Management, Program Managers, Business Development Personnel, and Designated Engineering Representatives (DER)/Organization Designation Authorization Unit Members (ODA UM).

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

Register for Introduction to FAA Airworthiness Approval Requirements

Instructor: Darren Stout
April 8-12, 2024
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Friday

This is an introductory class, designed to educate system engineers, hardware design engineers and test engineers in the aspects of DO-160 as it pertains to equipment qualification in support of aircraft certification. For system and hardware engineers, the intent is to educate and empower them to develop equipment designs that are compliant with DO-160 by design, and avoid expensive redesigns to correct issues found late in the development cycle during test. For test engineers, it is intended to assist them to properly develop test plans for their products. For each test section of DO-160, we provide purpose, adverse effects, categories, a high-level, step-by-step guide through the test procedure and design considerations for passing the test. Also included is an overview of a top-down requirements management approach (systems engineering), review of related FAA advisory material, an overview of grounding and bonding, wire shielding practices and lightning protection for composites.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This class is designed for system engineers responsible for developing requirements for airborne electronic equipment, hardware design engineers responsible for building such equipment and test engineers responsible for writing test plans.

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

Register for Introduction to RTCA DO-160 Qualification: Purpose, Testing and Design Considerations

Instructor: Dennis C. Philpot
April 8-12, 2024
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Friday

This course is designed for the practicing engineer who has an interest in the various aspects of stress analysis in aerospace structural-mechanical design and would like to enhance his or her expertise in this important field. The approach taken in this course is to start with a strong theoretical foundation and then build upon that foundation with practical applications that can be immediately put into practice in the workplace. In this manner, both the theory and practice of classical "hand" analysis techniques are presented as well as the more modern (numerical/computational) methods used in the industry. The subject-matter difficulty level is intermediate.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Design engineers who would like to become more familiar with the techniques and modern practices of stress analysis to help them be more efficient and productive in their work. Mechanical engineers who have been out of college for a while and need to become more knowledgeable in the area of stress analysis due to a particular job assignment or new career opportunity that requires expertise in analyzing structures. Department managers whose staff are involved in stress analysis work.

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

Register for Stress Analysis for Aerospace Structures

Instructor: Pierre Trudel
April 8-12, 2024
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Friday

This course develops the skills necessary to write and review system safety assessments for regulatory compliance to 14CFR 2X.1309 and 23.2510. Class participants are walked through the evolution of the safety rule and specific techniques for compliance through a comprehensive look at the regulations and current regulatory guidance. In-depth reviews of industry standards in system safety such as SAE ARP4761 and SAE ARP4754A, and ASTM F3230-17 followed by exercises, examples, and class discussions strengthens the students understanding of safety for compliance. By the end of the class, students gain the ability to develop meaningful system safety requirements, design safety compliant systems and equipment, and improve their skills in developing system safety compliance documentation.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for anyone involved in the regulatory compliance aspects of system safety. It is specifically designed for Parts 23, 25, 27 and 29 system certification engineers, system designers, FAA Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs), ODA Unit Members (UM), system safety engineers, engineering leadership, and military personnel procuring civil equipment.

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

Register for System Safety Assessment for Commercial Aircraft Aviation