Aerospace

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In this course it is demonstrated how the aerodynamic design of combat aircraft affect their overall performance. Particular topics that are treated are the effect of (supersonic) aerodynamics on trim, stability, control, and (supersonic) maneuverability.


September 16-20, 2024, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
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.

Course preview webinar: Will Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Drive Changes to Avionics Systems Flight Testing?


September 16-20, 2024, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
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 16-19, 2024, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
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.

Course preview webinar: Flight Dynamics in Airplane Design: The Importance of Trim


September 16-20, 2024, 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 16-20, 2024, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
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 16-19, 2024, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
March 17-20, 2025, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter
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 16-19, 2024, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
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


September 16-19, 2024, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
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 16-20, 2024, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
This course covers the design concepts required to ensure all aspects of aircraft HIRF electrical wiring, installations, and aircraft-level systems are safe for operation. It also covers 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, 2024, 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 16-20, 2024, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
This OT&E course is designed to introduce students to the language, processes and assorted tools to estimate, plan, accomplish risk assessment, provision, conduct, analyze and report on operational tests.


September 16-20, 2024, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
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.

Course preview webinar: Advances in Composite Aircraft Manufacturing


September 16-20, 2024, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
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 16-20, 2024, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
This course covers the software airworthiness requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). It addresses the development and airworthiness evaluation of complex integrated software intensive unmanned aircraft systems, as well as the relationship between the acquisition/development processes for these systems and the key software airworthiness assessment processes.


September 16-18, 2024, San Diego Marriott Mission Valley