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 12-16, 2021, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter (Seattle, WA)
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.


April 12-16, 2021, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter (Seattle, WA)
This course provides an overview of aircraft structural external loads analysis including: criteria, design, analysis, fatigue, certification, validation and testing. It covers FAR 23 and FAR 25 airplane load requirements. However, the concepts may be applicable for military structural requirements. Loads calculation examples using BASICLOADS software will be demonstrated throughout the course week. A copy of BASICLOADS software will be provided to attendees.


April 12-16, 2021, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter (Seattle, WA)
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.


April 12-16, 2021, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter (Seattle, WA)
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.


April 12-14, 2021, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter (Seattle, WA)
This course will focus on how to successfully complete an FAA type certificate project based on the published process outlined by the FAA, including a review of all required FAA forms and when to use them.


April 12-15, 2021, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter (Seattle, WA)
This course provides an introduction to and definition of the basic flight test process, application of engineering principles to flight tests and description of common flight test practices, along with an introduction to the flight test discipline. The course is embellished with a variety of examples from completed flight test programs.


April 12-16, 2021, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter (Seattle, WA)
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 12-14, 2021, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter (Seattle, WA)
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.


Thursday, April 15, 2021, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter (Seattle, WA)
This course provides an introduction to high-performance composite materials, covering both engineering and manufacturing of composite parts and assemblies, basic material properties of the constituents (fiber and matrix), how they combine to form plies, or lamina, how to obtain lamina properties, how laminae are combined to form laminates and how to obtain the laminate properties. Other engineering topics include stress analysis, failure criteria and testing methods.


April 12-16, 2021, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter (Seattle, WA)
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 12-16, 2021, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter (Seattle, WA)