Course detail: Systems and Safety for Electric/Hybrid-Electric Aircraft and Urban Air Mobility

Electric and hybrid-electric technologies and autonomy pose a unique set of challenges. Nevertheless, using these technologies, the opportunity exists to create novel fault tolerant and redundant architectures. In this course, students gain practical knowledge of the certification approach afforded by Part 23 Amendment 64 applied to non-traditional aircraft types. Students will consider the application of industry consensus standards for electrical propulsions systems, energy storage systems and sense and avoid. They will recognize different techniques for the creation of safety process artifacts, including Functional Hazard Analysis (FHA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Failure Modes Effects Summary (FMES), and how these might be performed on a complex electric or hybrid-electric aircraft that could incorporate vertical takeoff and landing capabilities. Throughout the course, agile techniques are considered in order that the safety process can guide the design and development of the aircraft.

Learning Objectives
  • Knowledge to be able to adapt the safety process for non-traditional aircraft types and technologies
  • Challenges/opportunities afforded by electric and hybrid-electric architectures
  • Challenges/opportunities afforded by a self-piloted aircraft with a sense and avoid capability
  • An understanding of different techniques for the creation of safety process artifacts such as FHA, FTA, FMEA/FMES and model based systems/safety engineering
  • Knowledge of how to integrate the artifacts of the safety process.

Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for Part 23 and Part 33 systems/ safety and certification engineers and those involved in the certification of electric and hybrid-electric non-traditional aircraft types. The course assumes a basic understanding of the safety process and certification of a type design aircraft and caters to those wishing to achieve an advanced understanding of how the processes might be adapted to non-traditional aircraft types.

Course Fees
Early registration fee: $1,995 if you register and pay by the early registration deadline (45 days prior to the first day of class).
Regular registration fee: $2,095 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 DiscountThis 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
This course is not part of a certificate track.

Classroom hours / CEUs
21 classroom hours
2.1 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 or call 785-864-6779 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
AERO0620 Course Information and Outline (PDF Document)

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