Seattle Aerospace Short Course

Seattle, Washington // March 28-April 1, 2022

University of Kansas

Aerospace Short Course Program
in Seattle

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Course Venue

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter

16500 Southcenter Parkway
Seattle, Washington 98188

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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: February 10, 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.

Aerodynamic Design of Commercial Airplanes

Instructor: Roelof Vos
March 28-April 1, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday

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. Participants learn how the various aircraft components should be shaped in order to fulfill aerodynamic requirements in all corners of the flight envelope. The strong ties between aircraft performance, aircraft aerodynamics, and aircraft exterior design are also demonstrated through numerous historical and contemporary examples. Although the main focus is on jet aircraft, the course also covers the effects of propeller installation on the aerodynamic design of the empennage.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Designed for aeronautical engineers, pilots with some engineering background, government research laboratory personnel, engineering managers and educators.

 

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

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Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS) and FAA Requirements

Instructor: Thomas N. Taylor
March 28-April 1, 2022
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Friday

This course discusses the FAA Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) and design concepts required to ensure all aspects of aircraft electrical wiring and installation are safe. It examines aircraft wiring as a system and reviews all Part 25 CFRs related to EWIS FAA certification. Student teams will review FAA Advisory Circulars and present practical applications of the information in a simulation of the EWIS certification process. EWIS requirements for aircraft maintenance and inspection will also be discussed.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for all aircraft design areas including electrical, avionics, and HIRF/lightning engineers and aircraft technicians. Aircraft managers and project engineers working in electrical/avionics related areas should also attend.

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

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FAA Aircraft Certification and Airworthiness Approvals

Instructor: John Tigue
March 28-31, 2022
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday

This course provides an overview of FAA Aircraft Certification in its regulatory context, including type design approvals, production approvals, airworthiness approvals, major repair and alteration approvals, field approvals, and continued operational safety. It includes an overview of FAA's airworthiness functions and related organizational structure, along with the FAA's customer principles including process improvement and the Partnership for Safety Plan (PSP). The course also examines the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts, including procedural rules and the airworthiness standards, FAA's rulemaking and advisory processes; and FAA's process for airworthiness validation of imported products. Prior certification activity is beneficial, but not required.

Earn 28 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Those involved in aircraft certification and airworthiness (equipment manufacturers, aircraft modifiers, suppliers and airworthiness authorities) including design engineers, airworthiness engineers, consultants, certification specialists, project managers, quality assurance managers, FAA designees, and FAA organizational Authorized Representatives (ARs).

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

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Flight Test Principles and Practices

Instructor: George Cusimano and Greg Lewis
March 28-April 1, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday

This course provides an introduction to and definition of the basic flight test process, application of engineering principles to flight test 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.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for all levels of engineers and managers in industry working on flight test projects, military and civil project engineers, test pilots and flight test engineers, government research laboratory personnel and FAA and other regulatory agency engineers. It is ideally suited for engineers and managers from other disciplines who are moving into the flight test discipline for the first time or who must interact with flight test engineers regularly on a given project.

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

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Introduction to Electromagnetic Effects (EME) and Aircraft Engineering Requirements

Instructor: C. Bruce Stephens
March 28-April 1, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Friday

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.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for all aircraft design areas including certification engineers and managers, electrical, avionics, HIRF & lightning engineers, DO-160 laboratory and aircraft technicians. Aircraft managers, project engineers, and all other system engineers working in electrical/avionics/HIRF/lightning/EWIS-related areas should also attend.

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

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Stress Analysis for Aerospace Structures

Instructor: Dennis C. Philpot
March 28-April 1, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Friday

This course is designed for the practicing engineer who has an interest in the various aspects of stress analysis in aerospace structural-mechanical design and would like to enhance his or her expertise in this important field. The approach taken in this course is to start with a strong theoretical foundation and then build upon that foundation with practical applications that can be immediately put into practice in the workplace. In this manner, both the theory and practice of classical "hand" analysis techniques are presented as well as the more modern (numerical/computational) methods used in the industry. The subject-matter difficulty level is intermediate.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

  • Design engineers who would like to become more familiar with the techniques and modern practices of stress analysis to help them be more efficient and productive in their work.
  • Mechanical engineers who have been out of college for a while and need to become more knowledgeable in the area of stress analysis due to a particular job assignment or new career opportunity that requires expertise in analyzing structures.
  • Department managers whose staff are involved in stress analysis work.

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

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Structural Composites

Instructor: Max U. Kismarton
March 28-April 1, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Friday

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. Case studies and lessons-learned will be discussed. Design using composites will include material selection, lamination rules of thumb, weight analysis, fabrication process description, tool design, and preliminary cost and production rate analysis.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course has proven very helpful to those wanting a broad overview and/or a crash course in composites, experienced engineers looking for a refresher course, stress engineers wanting to understand how composites really work or fail and what to look out for when analyzing parts, data and margins, practicing engineers and managers with metal experience wishing to expand their skill set, anyone wanting to jump into the field but does not know how to go about it, and engineering teams embarking on new projects involving composites.

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

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System Safety Assessment for Commercial Aircraft Certification

Instructor: Pierre Trudel
March 28-April 1, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Friday

This course develops the skills necessary to write and review system safety assessments for regulatory compliance to 14CFR 2X.1309 and 23.2510. Class participants are walked through the evolution of the safety rule and specific techniques for compliance through a comprehensive look at the regulations and current regulatory guidance. In-depth reviews of industry standards in system safety such as SAE ARP4761 and SAE ARP4754A, and ASTM F3230-17 followed by exercises, examples, and class discussions strengthens the students understanding of safety for compliance. By the end of the class, students gain the ability to develop meaningful system safety requirements, design safety compliant systems and equipment, and improve their skills in developing system safety compliance documentation.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for anyone involved in the regulatory compliance aspects of system safety. It is specifically designed for Parts 23, 25, 27 and 29 system certification engineers, system designers, FAA Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs), ODA Unit Members (UM), system safety engineers, engineering leadership, and military personnel procuring civil equipment.

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

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