Kansas City Aerospace Short Course

Kansas City // April 25-29, 2022

University of Kansas

Aerospace Short Course Program
in Kansas City

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Course Venue

University of Kansas Edwards Campus

BEST Conference Center
12604 Quivira Road
Overland Park, Kansas 66213

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3 Reasons to Attend

  • Network with top industry peers
  • Gain years of experience in one week
  • Receive professional development and CEU's from world class instructors

Course Schedule & Registration

Learn the latest industry knowledge from expert instructors

Early registration deadline: March 11, 2022

Click on any course title below to see the course description, and click on the blue button at the bottom of the course description to get additional course details and to register for the course.

Aircraft Lightning: Requirements, Component Testing, Aircraft Testing and Certification

Instructor: C. Bruce Stephens
April 25 – 29, 2022
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for all design engineering disciplines, project managers, project engineers and laboratory personnel whose aircraft system may require protection from the effects of lightning.
It is recommended you have taken the following course (or equivalent experience) prior to taking this course::Introduction to Electromagnetic Effects (EME) and Aircraft Engineering Requirements.

$2,495 (early registration)
$2,695 (regular registration)

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Conceptual Design of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Instructor: Willem AJ Anemaat
April 25-27, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Wednesday

This course provides a conceptual approach to 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.

Earn 21 classroom hours and 2.1 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed primarily for practicing conceptual-level design engineers, systems engineers, technologists, researchers, educators and engineering managers. For maximum course benefit, students should have some knowledge of basic aerodynamics and conceptual aircraft design, although it is not mandatory. A basic knowledge of spreadsheet analysis methods is assumed.

$1,895 (early registration)
$1,995 (regular registration)

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Flight Control and Hydraulic Systems

Instructor: Wayne Stout
April 25-29, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday, and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Friday

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. Practical examples and actual systems are presented and discussed throughout the class.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for system- and component-level engineers and managers, including airframe, vendor, industry and government. It is also designed for educators involved with aerospace mechanical systems.

$2,495 (early registration)
$2,695 (regular registration)

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Fundamentals of Project Management for Aerospace Professionals

Instructor: Herbert L. Tuttle
April 25-28, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Thursday

This course is designed to familiarize aerospace professionals with current project management techniques. Topics discussed include selecting the project team, identifying the functions of a project team and management team, integration of project management, work breakdown structures, interfaces, communications and transfers, estimating and planning, risk and challenges for the project manager, alternative organizational structures, and control and planning of time, money and technical resources. Course attendees are asked to bring a current project management problem from your team or organization. During class you will work on developing a reasonable solution and a project plan to accomplish it.

Earn 28 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for engineers and other technical professionals at all levels, along with new project managers responsible for small-large and long-duration projects. This course is best suited to people who are new to project management and current project managers who want to hone their management skills.

What do past course attendees have to say?

"This course, in addition to the KU continuing education program as a whole, is extremely well-organized, and greatly exceeded my expectations. From the detailed and clear course material, to the handouts and on-time lunch, this training and full program is run top-notch. The information presented, along with the take-home materials, is full of great real-life examples and crucial topics that engineers deal with frequently. I am very thankful that I took this course and now have the access to information for proper project management."
~ 2019 Kansas City attendee

"Herb is very approachable both during ad outside of the classroom. I really appreciated his practical examples, as they helped me visualize the lessons being taught."
~ 2019 Kansas City attendee

"I am glad that I took this course. There are lots of topics that apply to my daily work. The course taught me things I need to focus on to be successful. This course is highly recommended for not only project managers, but also for engineering managers, leads and design engineers."
~ Yasuhiro Homma, Design Engineer (2019 Kansas City attendee)

"Enjoyed the course and found it very applicable to my daily work life. Highly recommend if you manage any kind of project. Wish I would have taken this course years ago. Learned how to plan, execute and organize a project, no matter what the size of the project."
~ Lawrence Cashen, Engineering Manager – Interiors (2019 Kansas City attendee)

$2,195 (early registration)
$2,395 (regular registration)

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Propulsion Systems for UAVs and General Aviation Aircraft

Instructor: Ray Taghavi
April 25-29, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday

This course provides an in-depth understanding of the state-of-the-art propulsion issues specific to UAVs and general aviation aircraft, including propulsion options, cycle analysis, principles of operation, systems, components, performance and efficiencies.

Earn 21 classroom hours and 2.1 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for propulsion engineers, aircraft designers, aerospace industry managers, educators and research and development engineers from NASA, FAA, and other government agencies.

What do past course attendees have to say?

"Excellent introductory course or refresher for aeronautical engineers with no or minimal previous exposure to general aviation powerplants and accessory systems."
~ 2019 Kansas City attendee

$2,495 (early registration)
$2,695 (regular registration)

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