Seattle Aerospace Short Course

Seattle, Washington // COMING IN APRIL, 2020

University of Kansas

Aerospace Short Course Program
in Seattle

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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

All courses are eligible for the U.S. federal employee discount.

Courses offered in April 2019 are listed below.
Our 2020 Seattle courses will be posted here in fall 2019.

Note: This page is accordion style. At first glance, you will see the list of courses and an asterisk with the discount information at the bottom of the page. The additional information will drop down as you hover or click on the course. After the course description, is a button to take you to Enrole to register.

Aerodynamic Design of Transport Aircraft

Instructor: Roelof Vos
April 8-12, 2019
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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? Discover the answers to these questions and more as you learn how the various aircraft components should be shaped in order to fulfill aerodynamic requirements in all corners of the flight envelope. 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?

Aeronautical engineers, pilots with some engineering background, government research laboratory personnel, engineering managers and educators

What do past course attendees have to say?

"I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this course. Roelof was very engaging and interesting. In fact, many of the best parts were discussions that happened during our coffee breaks. I can’t wait to take another of these classes." ~ 2018 Seattle attendee

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

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Aircraft Icing: Meteorology, Protective Systems, Instrumentation and Certification

Instructors: Wayne Sand, Steven L. Morris
April 8-11, 2019
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Explore the meteorology and physics of aircraft icing. Topics include forecasting, finding and avoiding icing conditions, designing and evaluating ice protection systems, and certification of aircraft for flight into known icing conditions. Other highlights include cloud physics of icing and conceptual cloud modes, assessment of icing potential, Meteorology of SLD icing and its effect on aircraft, anti-ice and de-ice systems, engine icing considerations and more.

Earn 28 classroom hours and 2.8 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Aerospace engineers, flight test and design engineers, test pilots, line pilots, meteorologists, FAA engineers and Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs), and program managers.

What do past course attendees have to say?

"This course was very informative about the weather mechanisms and aerodynamic impacts of aircraft icing. The information obtained in this course will be directly applied to future flight test planning and execution involving icing certifications."- 2018 San Diego attendee

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

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Commercial Aircraft Safety Assessment and 1309 Design Analysis

Instructor: Marge Jones
April 8-12, 2019
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Gain practical knowledge of system safety requirements in 14 CFR 2X.1309 regulation, from fundamental philosophies and criteria to the analysis techniques used to accomplish safety requirement identification, validation and verification. Experience a detailed review of SAE ARP 4761 and system safety aspects of ARP 4754A, including allocation of safety requirements and assigning development assurance levels. You will be able to apply these principles to all types of commercial aircraft certification and/or adapt them to any system safety activity.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Parts 23, 25, 27 and 29 system certification engineers, system designers, FAA Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs), aircraft certification personnel, system safety specialists new to the commercial certification safety process and military personnel procuring civil equipment

What do past course attendees have to say?

"Before attending the course, I had very little familiarity with FAA System Safety design requirements. After taking this course, I have much more confidence in conducting systems safety analysis for civil applications. My background is on the military systems safety side, so this class was very informative and helpful."- 2018 Denver attendee

“This course should be mandatory for all regulators involved in aircraft certification.” - Emmanuel Belaneer, Engineering Test Pilot, Transport Canada (National Aircraft Certification), 2018 Denver attendee

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

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Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS) and FAA Requirements

Instructor: C. Bruce Stephens
April 8-12, 2019
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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?

Anyone involved in aircraft design areas such as electrical, avionics and HIRF/lightning engineers and aircraft technicians, and aircraft managers and project engineers working in electrical/avionics-related areas

What do past course attendees have to say?

"Tom Taylor brought valuable industry knowledge. He merged training material and real world experience to reinforce regulatory guidance." - Travis Dahna, Principal Engineer, TD Aerospace, 2018 Denver attendee

"FAA-related training can be very dry. The instructors made the course very interesting and fun. Very informative course for those who want to get a general knowledge of EWIS and its requirements." - Ken Farsi, Vice President – Certification and Airworthiness, Dassault Aircraft Services, 2017 Seattle attendee

"Great class. Tom and Bruce have teaching styles that complement each other well. The course material was well laid out and presented in a way that kept the attention of the class. I plan on taking the things I learned back to my group to increase awareness of EWIS regulations." - Brian Raymond, EME Continued Airworthiness, 2017 Seattle attendee

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

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FAA Aircraft Certification and Airworthiness Approvals (NEW Revised Course)

Instructor: John Tigue
April 8-10, 2019
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Examine the 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. Learn more about the 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). Discuss 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 21 classroom hours and 2.1 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)

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

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Instructions for Continued Airworthiness Using Enhanced Zonal Analysis Procedure (EZAP)

Instructor: Thomas N. Taylor
April 8-10, 2019
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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. Learn EZAP best practices, DER/UM EXAP requirements and more.

Earn 21 classroom hours and 2.1 CEUs.

Who should attend?

All aircraft design areas including electrical, avionics, EWIS and HIRF/lightning engineers and aircraft technicians, maintenance and inspection managers, operators and aircraft managers

What do past course attendees have to say?

"Bruce did an excellent job of guiding students through the maze of regulations, advising circulars, source documents and requirements. I now have a much better understanding of the deliverables and the content required to complete a certification project." - Remon Klaver, Design Engineer, Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, 2018 Seattle attendee

"The course was very informative and Bruce was very knowledgeable on the subject matter. While the course material is heavy, it helps shed light on the new processes that our industry is using." - 2018 Seattle attendee

"This course was very informative for such a new topic. Vital information pertaining to the application of EWIS/EZAP into 'real world' examples made topics much easier to grasp. Overall, I’d highly recommend this course to anyone interested in increasing their knowledge of EWIS/EZAP." - Nick Flynn, Senior Service Engineer, Leonardo Helicopters, 2018 Seattle attendee

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

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Introduction to Operational Test and Evaluation (NEW Course)

Instructors: George Cusimano, Kent Nelson
April 8-112, 2019
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Gain foundational knowledge of the language, processes and assorted tools used to estimate, plan, accomplish risk assessment, provision, conduct, analyze and report on operational tests. Discuss the challenges of safe and effective Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) of ground support elements, aerospace vehicles, on-board systems, human-system interaction issues and logistics suitability. This course primarily focuses on military systems but is equally to commercial ones.

Earn 35 classroom hours and 3.5 CEUs.

Who should attend?

Operators, maintainers, engineers and other support personnel; personnel involved in planning, provisioning, conducting, reporting and supporting operational test activities; military and civilian students; academic researchers; and even those involved in writing user requirements or who are involved with defining new system concepts based on market analysis

 

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

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Stress Analysis for Aerospace Structures

Instructor: Dennis C. Philpot
April 8-12, 2019
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Are you a practicing engineer with an interest in the various aspects of stress analysis in aerospace structural-mechanical design and desire to enhance your expertise in this important field? Let’s start with a strong theoretical foundation and then build upon that foundation with practical applications you can immediately put into practice in the workplace. Explore the theory and practice of classical "hand" analysis techniques as well as the more modern (numerical/computational) methods used in the industry.

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 be more efficient and productive; 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 requiring expertise in analyzing structures; department managers whose staff are involved in stress analysis work

What do past course attendees have to say?

"Although very theoretical, the course is very informative. The instructor’s knowledge and expertise on the topic, along with his experience provides valuable insight." - Kiran Debipersad, Certification Engineer, South African CAA, 2018 San Diego attendee

"Dennis is very knowledgeable about this subject and articulates it to the class. He is very passionate in teaching this subject, and keeps it interesting." - Ron Grose, Falcon Program Manager & Technical Specialist, Duncan Aviation, 2016 Seattle attendee

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

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Structural Composites

Instructor: Max Kismarton
April 8-12, 2019
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Gain 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. Discuss other engineering topics including stress analysis, failure criteria, testing methods and more.

Earn 31.5 classroom hours and 3.15 CEUs.

Who should attend?

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

What do past course attendees have to say?

"Excellent class for someone getting into the composite aircraft world. It covers the full range of topics and shows you what it really takes to build a composite aircraft." - John Miesen, Senior Engineer, 2017 Seattle attendee

"Max ensured course content was tailored to our workplace needs. Class was relevant and engaging!"" - Victoria Ramos, Aerospace Engineer II, U.S. Army Aviation Missile Research Development Engineering Center (AMRDEC), 2018 onsite 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.