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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.


September 9-13, 2019, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
This course is an introduction to 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.


September 9-13, 2019, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
November 11-15, 2019, DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Seaworld
Participants 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 16-20, 2019, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
This introductory course will provide attendees with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills necessary to successfully apply Human Factors Engineering (HFE) and Human System Integration (HSI) to their daily work. Attendees will attain familiarity with and trust in HFE/HSI principles and practices to consider and implement at their workplace.


September 16-19, 2019, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
This course provides a fundamental review of transport airplane regulatory requirements and compliance-finding methodologies associated with cabin safety and crashworthiness regulations on aircraft cabin interior configurations. The course also reviews FAA/EASA criteria to determine the certification bases of Type Certification and Supplemental Type Certification projects.


September 9-13, 2019, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
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.


September 16-18, 2019, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
This course is a combination of two short courses: Complex Electronic Hardware Development and DO-254 (3-day course) and Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) and DO-297 (1-day course). You save up to $595 by combining these two courses (4-day class).


September 16-19, 2019, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
This course provides a conceptual approach to the overall design of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) including concepts of operations, communications, payloads, control stations, air vehicles and support. It also covers requirements and architecture development, initial sizing and conceptual-level parametric and spreadsheet assessment of major system elements.


September 9-13, 2019, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
This course is designed to provide participants with a strong theoretical, as well as practical knowledge of the methodologies for performing rigid body and modal-based dynamics analysis on a wide range of structural and mechanical systems.


September 9-12, 2019, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
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 9-13, 2019, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
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 16-20, 2019, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
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 of all required FAA forms, and when to use them. 


September 16-18, 2019, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
This course covers fundamental design issues, along with analysis and design methodologies for aerospace hydraulic and flight control systems. Topics include design requirements, component description and operation, component and system math modeling, component sizing, system layout rationale, system sizing and airframe integration. The course emphasizes the fundamentals and necessary engineering tools (both analytical and otherwise) needed to understand and design aerospace hydraulic and flight control systems.


September 16-20, 2019, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
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.


September 9-13, 2019, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
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 16-18, 2019, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
November 11-13, 2019, DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Seaworld
This course provides a very broad overview of avionics. It covers the historical evolution of the avionics industry and usage of avionics to the present day. This gives the student an understanding of why avionics is what it is today, in addition to understanding how it works. The course covers legacy systems still in use and the latest state-of-the-art systems currently being installed.


September 9-13, 2019, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
This course will present key aspects of vertical flight and rotorcraft challenges through a review of the 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.


September 9-11, 2019, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
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, September 19, 2019, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
This course will provide participants with an understanding of electromagnetic effects related to aircraft engineering requirements, FAA certification requirements, testing requirements for both DO-160 bench testing and aircraft level testing related to EMC/P-Static/ESD/TPED's/HIRF/EWIS and lightning.


September 9-13, 2019, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
This course will discuss the design concepts required to ensure all aspects of aircraft HIRF electrical wiring, installations, and aircraft-level systems are safe for operation. This course will discuss the typical certification process for HIRF from a very practical, step-by-step perspective and examine all steps used by aircraft OEMs to show compliance to HIRF regulations. The 14 CFR 25.1317 for transport category airplanes will be used as the baseline regulation.


September 16-20, 2019, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
Understanding the regulations of the repair station is only part of the equation. Like pieces of a puzzle, each regulation fits together to provide a full view of the repair station's requirements. Understanding the regulatory relationship between the business (Part 145); the maintenance it performs (Part 43); the parts it uses (Part 21) and the needs of customers (Part 91) is essential to providing regulatory compliant services in aviation maintenance. This session will cover the basics of the maintenance and modification regulations; more importantly, it focuses on their integrated relationship with the business. 

The KU Aerospace Short Course Program is partnering with the Aircraft Electronics Association to host this course in San Diego, California in September 2019. 

Visit the Aircraft Electronics Association website to get more information and reserve your spot today!


September 19-20, 2019, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley