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.
- 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
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.
Early registration course fee: $2,495 if you register and pay by the early registration deadline (45 days prior to the first day of class).
Regular registration course 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.
Aerospace Compliance, Avionics and Avionic Components, Electromagnetic Effects
Classroom hours / CEUs
31.5 classroom hours
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AERO0070 Course Information and Outline : Aircraft Lightning: Requirements, Component Testing, Aircraft Testing and Certification
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