Course detail: Aircraft Lightning: Requirements, Component Testing, Aircraft Testing and Certification

Description
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.

Highlights
  • The electromagnetic environment of the aircraft
  • Metallic and composite aircraft requirements
  • The history of lightning requirements for aircraft certification
  • Direct and indirect effects of lightning testing
  • FAA compliance for lightning effects
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
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Course Fees
Early registration fee: $2,495 if you register and pay by the early registration deadline (45 days prior to the first day of class).
Regular registration fee: $2,695 if you register and pay after the early registration deadline.

Netherlands Defence Academy Discount
This course is available to Netherlands Defence Academy employees at a discounted registration fee. Please contact the NDA Procurement and Contracting department for details. Please note that you cannot register using our online system when requesting this discount.

U.S. Federal Employee Discount
This course is 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.

Certificate Track
Aerospace Compliance, Avionics and Avionic Components, Electromagnetic Effects

Classroom hours / CEUs
31.5 classroom hours
3.15 CEUs

Course Accessibility
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in University of Kansas educational offerings. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in our Aerospace Short Courses, please email lpe@ku.edu or call 913-897-8530 at least three weeks before the first day of the event.
Please note: If you are attending an Aerospace Short Course onsite at your place of employment, please contact your company's training coordinator for accommodation requests.


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Course Resources
AERO0070 Course Information and Outline (PDF Document)

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