Courses & Events

This course covers recent advances in high-lift systems and aerodynamics as well as cruise drag prediction and reduction. It includes discussion of numerical methods and experimental techniques for performance analysis of wings and bodies and boundary-layer transition prediction/detection.


September 19-23, 2022, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley (San Diego, CA)
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.


September 19-23, 2022, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley (San Diego, CA)
April 17-21, 2023, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter (Seattle, WA)
This course covers the meteorology and physics of aircraft icing. Topics include forecasting, finding and avoiding icing conditions, designing and evaluating ice protection systems, and certification of aircraft for flight into known icing conditions.


September 19-22, 2022, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley (San Diego, CA)
Participants in this course learn an overview of airplane static and dynamic stability and control theory and applications as well as classical control theory and applications to airplane control systems. An overview of flying qualities and regulations is included.


September 19-23, 2022, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley (San Diego, CA)
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.


September 19-21, 2022, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley (San Diego, CA)
April 17-19, 2023, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter (Seattle, WA)
This course is designed to provide participants with strong theoretical and practical knowledge of the methodologies for performing rigid body and modal-based dynamics analysis on a wide range of structural and mechanical systems.


September 19-22, 2022, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley (San Diego, CA)
This course focuses on the requirements and methods that can be used to demonstrate compliance to 14 CFR 25.1709 (EWIS Safety Analysis). The discussion will examine the use of FAA AC 25.1701-1 to prepare a Functional and Physical Analysis. The course will also include an overview of the EWIS requirements included in 14 CFR Part 25, subpart H.


September 19-23, 2022, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley (San Diego, CA)
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).


September 19-23, 2022, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley (San Diego, CA)
April 17-21, 2023, 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.


September 19-22, 2022, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley (San Diego, CA)
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are comprised of an unmanned vehicle (UAV), a manned control element(s), and various data and control links. Although unmanned, the vehicle is still an aircraft and must be tested with the same rigor and precision as manned systems. However, being "unmanned" and being part of an integrated system, UAVs demand unique flight test approaches that present corresponding challenges.


September 19-21, 2022, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley (San Diego, CA)
This course explores developing propulsion systems and energy sources to support future sustainable air transportation. Students will review the impact of air transportation on the environment, and explore new technology development for sustainable aviation, including innovations in alternative jet fuels, hybrid electric, all-electric and nuclear propulsion power. Students will examine modern propulsion for transonic and supersonic-hypersonic aircraft and the impact of propulsion on aircraft design. They will review major advances in the field that will provide performance enhancement, revolutionize design configurations and ensure the long-term viability of sustainable power.


September 19-23, 2022, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley (San Diego, CA)
This course provides details on all elements of fuel tank design needed for compliance with the regulation, with specific emphasis on electrical design aspects. Some review of regulatory history and 25.981 [25-102] is included for reference and TCA, STC work. Specific design implementations are examined and evaluated. The course will also include a high-level overview of electromagnetic effects and compatibility (EME/EMC), lightning effects (direct and indirect), high intensity radiated fields (HIRF), precipitation static (P-static), electrical bonding requirements, and requirements for electrical wiring interconnection system (EWIS).


September 19-23, 2022, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley (San Diego, CA)
This course is designed to provide a qualitative understanding of aeroelastic behavior for aerospace vehicles. The class will explore different forms of aeroelastic phenomena and associated issues in structural dynamics and aerodynamic-structure interaction. The level of class instruction is appropriate for engineers and managers with an undergraduate degree in engineering.


September 19-23, 2022, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley (San Diego, CA)
This course provides the fundamentals for developing and assessing software to the standard RTCA DO-178B and DO-178C Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification, as well as associated RTCA DO-178C supplements in DO-330, DO-331, DO-332 and DO-333.


September 19-22, 2022, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley (San Diego, CA)
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.


September 19-23, 2022, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley (San Diego, CA)
April 17-21, 2023, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter (Seattle, WA)