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Instructor: Roelof Vos
April 17-21, 2023
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.

 

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

 

Register for Aerodynamic Design of Commercial Airplanes

Instructor: Mark Swaney
April 17-21, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday

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.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Flight test engineers and managers, instrumentation engineers and project/program managers new the area of aircraft avionics flight test. The course also offers an opportunity for those who have been out of flight test to refresh their knowledge. It is also applicable to aerospace industry electronics and avionics suppliers and manufacturers of unmanned air systems interested in how their products will be flight tested to meet specifications and user requirements. It is applicable to military and civilian organizations alike and has no prerequisites. Attendees should have a basic knowledge of college mathematics.

 

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Aircraft Avionics Test and Evaluation Fundamentals

Instructor: Mark S. Ewing
April 17-21, 2023
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday

This course provides an introduction to the 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.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for engineers, engineering managers, certification authorities and educators whose responsibilities include aircraft structures.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Aircraft Structures: Analysis and Design

Instructor: Jeff Knickerbocker
April 17-19, 2023
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Wednesday

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.

Earn 21 classroom hours and 2.1 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Designed for developers, avionics engineers, systems integrators, aircraft designers and others involved in development or implementation of complex electronic hardware and programmable devices (application specific integrated circuits, field-programmable gate arrays, etc.).

$1,995 (early registration)
$2,095 (regular registration)

COMBINE COURSES AND SAVE: Receive a 20% discount when you take both Complex Electronic Hardware Development and DO-254 and Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) and DO-297. Add both courses to your shopping cart, and enter the promo code DOCOMBO during checkout.

Register for Complex Electronic Hardware Development and DO-254

Instructor: Jeff Knickerbocker
Thursday, April 20, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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.

Earn 7 classroom hours and .7 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for developers and integrators of integrated modular avionics systems. The focus will be on identifying challenges with IMA and satisfying the regulatory guidance.

$995 (early registration)
$1,045 (regular registration)

COMBINE COURSES AND SAVE: Receive a 20% discount when you take both Complex Electronic Hardware Development and DO-254 and Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) and DO-297. Add both courses to your shopping cart, and enter the promo code DOCOMBO during checkout.

Register for Stress Analysis for Aerospace Structures

Instructors: Amy Billinger & Jeremy Jackson
April 17-19, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday

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. Upon arrival, all registered participants will be required to show proof of U.S. person status before being permitted entry into the course. No refunds will be provided to participants who fail to provide proof of status and are denied entry.

Earn 21 classroom hours and 2.1 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for designers, developers, engineers, systems integrators, and project/program managers involved in the design and development of avionics and aerospace components and systems, as well as those involved in the support of those functions or aviation operations.

$1,995 (early registration)
$2,095 (regular registration)

Register for Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Aerospace Design, Engineering and Operations

Instructor: C. Bruce Stephens
April 17-21, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Friday

This course discusses the concepts of aircraft ground and flight testing that may be required to ensure 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). This course presents the fundamentals of coordinating and performing aircraft testing from a very practical, step-by-step perspective, and examines the process used by aircraft OEMs to show compliance to regulations relating to EME, HIRF, lightning, p-static, and TPEDs. The course will also include a high-level overview for electromagnetic effects areas including electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), high intensity radiated fields (HIRF), lightning transit analysis, precipitation static (P-static) and transmitting personal electronic devices (TPEDs) requirements.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for engineers and technicians working in all aircraft design and testing areas, including electrical, avionics and communications. Aircraft managers and project engineers who coordinate airplane testing and/or certification-related areas are also recommended to attend.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Electromagnetic Effects Aircraft Level Testing and FAA Requirements

Instructor: Harold Rosenstein
April 17-20, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday

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.

Earn 28 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for engineers, engineering managers, pilots, administrators and educators who are involved in rotary wing design, testing, evaluation or other technical aspects. The course is also suitable for entry- through intermediate-level students, engineers and pilots who are new to the industry.

$2,295 (early registration)
$2,495 (regular registration)

Register for Fundamentals of V/STOL Rotorcraft

Instructor: Thomas N. Taylor
April 17-19, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday

This course will discuss the Enhanced Airworthiness Program for Airplane Systems/Fuel Tank Safety (EAPAS/FTS) rule. This rule requires design approval holders (DAH) and applicants to develop instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA) consisting of maintenance and inspection tasks, intervals, and procedures for the representative airplane's electrical wiring interconnection systems (EWIS) for each affected type design.

Earn 21 classroom hours and 2.1 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for all aircraft design areas including electrical, avionics, EWIS and HIRF/lightning engineers and aircraft technicians. Maintenance and inspection managers, operators and aircraft managers should also attend.

$1,995 (early registration)
$2,095 (regular registration)

Register for Instructions for Continued Airworthiness Using Enhanced Zonal Analysis Procedure

Instructor: Mario Asselin
April 17-21, 2023
8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday

This course provides an overview of airplane performance theory and prediction, certification standards and basic flight test practices. The course will focus on turbojet/turbofan powered aircraft certified under JAR/CAR/14 CFR Part 25. This standard will briefly be compared to military and Part 23 standards to show different approaches to safety, certification, operational and design differences.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for aeronautical engineers in the design or flight test departments, educators, aircrews with engineering background, and military personnel involved in managing fleets of 14 CFR Part 25 (FAR 25) certified aircraft.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for Operational Aircraft Performance and Flight Test Practices

Instructor: Pierre Trudel
April 17-21, 2023
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.

$2,595 (early registration)
$2,795 (regular registration)

Register for System Safety Assessment for Commercial Aircraft Certification

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