Kansas City Aerospace Short Course

Kansas City // April 26-May1, 2021

University of Kansas

Aerospace Short Course Program
in Kansas City

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Course Venue

University of Kansas Edwards Campus

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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 13, 2020

Advanced Flight Tests

Instructor: Donald T. Ward, Thomas W. Hermann
April 26 – 30, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This course provides the practical knowledge needed to plan a safe and comprehensive series of flutter envelope expansion tests. It includes suggestions and recommendations for flutter and post-stall certification as well as demonstration of new or significantly modified airplane designs to meet civil or military requirements.

Who should attend?

Designed for practicing and entry-level flight test engineers and managers, aircraft engineers, and aircraft designers.

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

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Flight Control and Hydraulic Systems

Instructor: Wayne Stout
April 26 – 30, 2021
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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.

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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Fundamental Avionics

Instructor: Albert Helfrick
April 26 – 30, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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. You will learn 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. The avionics environment is an important part of this course. In the context of this course, "environment" refers not only to the physical environment of pressure, temperature, vibration, etc. but the regulatory environment. Systems are an important part of this course, and system communications and assessment are covered. This course introduces you to the unique language of avionics (abbreviations, terms and acronyms) and connects these terms to the systems they represent.

Who should attend?

This course is for engineers and technicians involved with avionics but may not have attended formal courses in avionics. It would also suit those who work in a specific area of avionics and who would benefit from learning the latest developments in areas outside of their discipline or a brush-up on basics.

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

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Fundamentals of Project Management for Aerospace Professionals

Instructor: Herbert L. Tuttle
April 26 – 30, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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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Introduction to 25.981 – Fuel Tank Safety and Ignition Prevention

Instructor: Franklin Cummins
April 26 – 30, 2021
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

This course provides details on all elements of fuel tank design needed for compliance with the regulation, with specific emphasis on electrical design aspects. Some review of regulatory history and 25.981 [25-102] is included for reference and TCA, STC work. Specific design implementations are examined and evaluated. The course will also include a high-level overview of electromagnetic effects and compatibility (EME/EMC), lightning effects (direct and indirect), high intensity radiated fields (HIRF), precipitation static (P-static), electrical bonding requirements, and requirements for electrical wiring interconnection system (EWIS).

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 of the airplane's fuel system from ignition/explosion.

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

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Introduction to Electromagnetic Effects (EME)

Instructor: Bruce C. Stephens
April 26 – 30, 2021
Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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.

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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Propulsion Systems for UAVs and General Aviation Aircraft

Instructor: Ray Taghavi
April 26 – 30, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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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Software Safety, Certification and DO-178C

Instructor: Jeff Knickerbocker
April 26 – 30, 2021
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This course provides the fundamentals for developing and assessing software to the standard RTCA DO-178B and DO-178C Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification, as well as associated RTCA DO-178C supplements in DO-330, DO-331, DO-332 and DO-333. Similarities and differences to RTCA DO-278A for CNS/ATM equipment will also be addressed. The course also provides insight into the FAA's software review process, the FAA's software policy, practical keys for successful software development and certification, common pitfalls of software development, and software challenges facing the aviation community. Practical exercises and in-class activities will further enhance the learning process.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for software developers, avionics engineers, systems integrators, aircraft designers and others involved in development or implementation of safety-critical software. The focus is on civil aviation, certification and use of RTCA DO-178C; however, the concepts may be applicable for other safety domains, such as military, medical, nuclear and automotive.

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

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Discounts

Canada Department of National Defence Discount
Most of these courses are available to Canada DND employees at 10% off the registration fee. Please contact the DND Procurement Authority (DAP 2-3) for details. Please note that you cannot register using our online system when requesting this discount. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.

U.S. Federal Employee Discount
All of these courses are available to U.S. federal employees at 10% off the registration fee. To receive the federal employee discount, you must enter the code FGVT116 during the checkout process. Please note that you must validate your eligibility to receive this discount by entering your U.S. government email address (ending in .gov or .mil) when creating your online registration profile. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.

Netherlands Defence Academy Discount
All of these courses are available to Netherlands Defence Academy employees at a discounted registration fee. Please contact the NDA Procurement and Contracting department for details. Please note that you cannot register using our online system when requesting this discount.