Courses & Events

In this course, participants learn how aerodynamics drive the detailed exterior design of transport aircraft. What aerodynamic phenomena play a role in the exterior design of a wing, a cockpit or an engine intake? What is the effect of aerodynamic add-ons such as vortex generators, fairings or winglets? What are the advantages and penalties of wing sweep, and how can the penalties be mitigated by the aerodynamic design of the wing? These are some of the questions this course addresses.


April 17-21, 2023, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter
This course provides an overview of basic avionics systems flight test to include the understanding of test planning and risk management, as well as the necessity and complexity of flight test instrumentation and data collection. Students will understand the challenges of testing integrated systems, as well as understanding the importance of time, space and position information (TSPI), sources of TSPI and its use for data acquisition, reduction and analysis. They will review causes and methods of testing software and for identifying electromagnetic interference. Students will also receive a basic understanding of aerospace data bus architectures, communications and radio navigation systems, Global Navigation Satellite Systems, RADAR systems and electro-optical and infrared systems to help understand required flight test techniques. Students will also gain understanding in the challenges of human-machine interfaces which require crew station and workload evaluations as part of the aircraft and systems certification process.


April 17-21, 2023, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter
This course provides an introduction to the analysis and design of aircraft structures. Course content includes design criteria, structural design concepts, loads and load paths, metallic and composite materials, static strength, buckling and crippling, durability and damage tolerance, practical design considerations, certification and repair. Analysis exercises and a design project are included to better involve students in the learning process.


October 17-21, 2022, B Resort Hotel Orlando
April 17-21, 2023, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter
This course reviews the fundamentals of developing and assessing electronic components to the standard RTCA/DO-254 Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware. The course also provides insight into the FAA's review process and guidance along with practical keys for successful development and certification. Practical exercises and in-class activities further enhance the learning process.

COMBINE COURSES AND SAVE: Receive a 20% discount when you take both Complex Electronic Hardware Development and DO-254 and Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) and DO-297. Add both courses to your shopping cart, and enter the promo code DOCOMBO during checkout.

The session of this course scheduled to be held in Orlando in October 2022 has been cancelled.


April 17-19, 2023, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter
This course will introduce students to cyber threats and vulnerabilities that U.S. aerospace businesses face daily. Tactics used by nation-state adversaries and individual hackers to attack U.S. networks and systems will be examined, with an emphasis on new and emerging techniques. This course builds designer, engineer, and operator risk understanding by demonstrating how they should identify vulnerabilities and consequences and correlate them with threats to identify risk. Prevention techniques and countermeasures will also be identified to support individuals as they return to their respective companies, so that they may work towards implementing cybersecurity measures that better protect their company systems and networks.

This is an ITAR restricted course. Upon arrival to the course, all registered participants will be required to show proof of U.S. person status before being permitted entry.


April 17-19, 2023, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter
This course discusses the concepts of aircraft ground and flight testing that may be required to ensure that aircraft level systems are safe for operation when exposed to the effects of electromagnetic effects (EME), high intensity radiated fields (HIRF), lightning, precipitation static (P-static), and transmitting personal electronic devices (TPEDs).


April 17-21, 2023, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter
This course will present key aspects of vertical flight and rotorcraft challenges through a review of their historical evolution, basic principles and enabling technologies. It will cover the fundamental principles underlying rotorcraft flight, flight performance, rotor limitations, configurations and conceptual design. Emphasis is placed on relating rotorcraft aerodynamics to airplane aerodynamics for those making the transition.

Course preview webinar: The History of Rotorcraft: Development of an Industry


April 17-20, 2023, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter
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.


April 17-19, 2023, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter
This course provides the fundamentals for developing and integrating IMA systems, using TSO-C153 (Integrated Modular Avionics Hardware Elements), FAA Advisory Circular 20-170 (Integrated Modular Avionics Development, Verification, Integration and Approval Using RTCA/DO-297 and Technical Standard Order C153) and DO-297 (Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) Development Guidance and Certification Considerations). Discussions and in-class activities further enhance the learning process.

COMBINE COURSES AND SAVE: Receive a 20% discount when you take both Complex Electronic Hardware Development and DO-254 and Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) and DO-297. Add both courses to your shopping cart, and enter the promo code DOCOMBO during checkout.

The session of this course scheduled to be held in Orlando in October 2022 has been cancelled.


Thursday, April 20, 2023, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter
This course provides an overview of airplane performance theory and prediction, certification standards and basic flight test practices. The course will focus on turbojet/turbofan powered aircraft certified under JAR/CAR/14 CFR Part 25. This standard will briefly be compared to military and Part 23 standards to show different approaches to safety, certification, operational and design differences.


April 17-21, 2023, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter
This course develops the skills necessary to write and review system safety assessments for regulatory compliance to 14CFR 2X.1309 and 23.2510. Please note: This course replaces Commercial Aircraft Safety Assessment and 1309 Design Analysis.


April 17-21, 2023, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter
October 23-27, 2023, B Resort Hotel Orlando