Kansas City Aerospace Short Course

Kansas City // April 27 - May 1, 2020

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 Avionics

Instructor: Albert Helfrick
April 27 – May 1, 2020
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Advanced Avionics covers systems that will be the mainstay of CNS (communications, navigation and surveillance) in the future. Course material reviews the basic theory of navigation and provides a thorough introduction and survey of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), with emphasis on GPS. Modern surveillance systems based on Mode-S and ADS-B are also covered as are both wired and wireless communications systems. This course includes in-class exercises that involve college-level mathematics.

This course covers some of the same topics as Fundamental Avionics (taught by the same instructor), but in much greater detail. Fundamental Avionics is not a prerequisite for this course. Additional subject matter covered in this course was previously included in Introduction to Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) and Required Navigation Performance (RNP) (also taught by the same instructor), which is no longer offered. Advanced Avionics will provide a good review for those who may have studied these subjects previously.

Who should attend?

This course is intended for engineers involved in the design and development of avionics components and systems.

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

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Aerodynamic Design Improvements: High-Lift and Cruise

Instructor: Case van Dam
April 27 – May 1, 2020
8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This course covers recent advances in high-lift systems and aerodynamics as well as cruise drag prediction and reduction. It includes discussion of numerical methods and experimental techniques for performance analysis of wings and bodies and boundary-layer transition prediction/detection.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Designed for engineers and managers involved in the aerodynamic design and analysis of airplanes, rotorcraft and other vehicles.

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

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Aerospace Applications of Systems Engineering

Instructor: Donald T. Ward and D. Mike Phillips
April 27 – May 1, 2020
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Participants receive an introduction to systems engineering fundamentals as applied to aerospace systems with emphasis on manned aircraft, both commercial and military. The course is based on evolving systems engineering standards, the current versions of the INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook (the Systems Engineering Book of Knowledge), and the EIA/IS 632, IEEE P1220 and INCOSE papers. The material provides a working knowledge of all elements, technical and managerial, involved in systems engineering as applied to aerospace systems of varying complexity. It concentrates on the most troublesome areas in systems development: requirements definition and derivation, integration, allocation of requirements, risk management, verification and validation. Hardware and software systems case studies, primarily from the aircraft sector of the aerospace industry, are used as examples. Techniques have been used on many commercial aircraft (from large airliners to military fighters to small personal aircraft), DoD and NASA programs.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The lectures and practice are designed for systems engineers at all levels and program managers developing large or small systems. It is especially well-suited for engineers moving into systems engineering from other disciplines.

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

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FAA Type Certification Process

Instructor: Travis L. Dahna
April 27 – April 30, 2020
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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. You'll take a deep dive into the type certification process outlined in FAA Order 8110.4, specifically focusing on chapters 1-5 (chapters 6 and 7 will also be discussed, but not in great detail.) The instructor will draw from hundreds of real world type certificate and supplemental type certificate projects - distilling years of information to provide insight into this lengthy and potentially complex process.

Earn 28 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Those involved in product or article certification (aircraft/equipment OEM, aircraft modifiers, suppliers and ODA personnel) including design engineers, airworthiness engineers, consultants, certification specialists, project managers, quality assurance managers, FAA designers (engineering/manufacturing), and FAA Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) unit and support personnel.

For those not involved in product or article certification, we recommend taking the following course prior to taking this course: FAA Aircraft Certification and Airworthiness Approvals

What do past course attendees have to say?

“Travis did an excellent job talking through regulations, orders, and other guidance material. He’s an expert in this field and answered many questions outside the course material, keeping the class engaged and interested throughout the course.” ~ Remon Klaver, Electrical Design Engineer, Carlisle IT (2019 San Diego attendee)

“Valuable short course providing real-life examples of certification. Recommend for anyone supporting ODA, compliance and certifications. Instructor’s expertise makes the course successful." ~ Tanya Boisseranc, Sr. Engineering Analyst, System Safety and Regulatory Affairs, The Boeing Company (2019 San Diego attendee)

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

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Fundamentals of Project Management for Aerospace Professionals

Instructor: Herbert L. Tuttle
April 27 – April 30, 2020
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 High Intensity Radiated Fields

Instructor: C. Bruce Stephens
April 27 – May 1, 2020
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Friday

This course will discuss the design concepts required to ensure all aspects of aircraft HIRF electrical wiring, installations, and aircraft-level systems are safe for operation. This course will discuss 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. A review of FAA Advisory Circulars and practical applications of the information will be presented, and teams will be selected to simulate the HIRF certification process. HIRF requirements for aircraft maintenance and inspection will also be discussed. The course will also include a high-level overview for electromagnetic effects areas; topics discussed include electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), precipitation static (P-static), lightning, ESD, and electrical bonding requirements. An overview of the new requirements for electrical wiring Interconnection system (EWIS) will also be addressed.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for all aircraft design areas including electrical and avionics, along with HIRF engineers, laboratory 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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Operational Aircraft Performance and Flight Test Practices

Instructor: Mario Asselin
April 27 – May 1, 2020
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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.

What do past course attendees have to say?

“This was an excellent course. I came in with a desire to improve my knowledge of flight test engineering, but I am leaving with more enthusiasm about being an aircraft performance engineer. Thank you for the spark to explore taking my career in a different direction.” ~ 2019 Kansas City attendee

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

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Propulsion Systems for UAVs and General Aviation Aircraft

Instructor: Ray Taghavi
April 27 – May 1, 2020
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 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for propulsion engineers, aircraft designers, aerospace industry managers, educators, 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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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.