Seattle Aerospace Short Course

Seattle, Washington // April 6-10, 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

Early registration deadline: February 21, 2020

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Aerodynamic Design of Commercial Airplanes (Just added!)

Instructor: Roelof Vos
April 6-10, 2020
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

In this course, participants learn how aerodynamics drive the detailed exterior design of commercial airplanes. 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, fairing s 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 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.

What do past course attendees have to say?

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

“The instructor does an amazing job covering the design factors of aerodynamic surfaces. There is a great mix of theory and real-life applications.” ~ 2019 Seattle attendee

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

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Aircraft Structures: Analysis and Design

Instructor: Mark S. Ewing
April 6-10, 2020
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This course is an introduction to 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.

What do past course attendees have to say?

“This was an incredible experience for me to be in here, listen to Mark Ewing about aerospace and meet with people from all around the world.” ~ Tarik Gencay, System Installation Engineer, Turkish Aerospace (2019 San Diego attendee)

“The instructor was very knowledgeable on all topics discussed. He was very open to discussion and entertained communication throughout the week.” ~ John Scully, Structures Engineer (2019 San Diego attendee)

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

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Electromagnetic Effects Aircraft Level Testing and FAA Requirements

Instructors: C. Bruce Stephens
April 6-10, 2019
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.

What do past course attendees have to say?

“This course has helped to confirm my understanding of the aircraft certification process, as well as enhance my understanding of electromagnetic effects on aircraft systems.” ~ Ismail Zerouali, Avionics Integration Engineer, Marshall Aerospace Canada Inc.

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

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FAA Aircraft Certification and Airworthiness Approvals

Instructor: John Tigue
April 6-9, 2020
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This course provides an overview of the FAA Aircraft Certification process in its regulatory context, including type design approvals, production approvals, airworthiness approvals, major repair and alteration approvals, field approvals and continued operational safety.

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).

What do past course attendees have to say?

“Taught by an expert with decades of experience working with and for the FAA, this class is great for anyone wanting to learn about the FAA certification process. Whether you are new to certification or an expert hoping to answer lingering questions, this class will have something for you.” ~ (2019 Seattle attendee)

“John is very knowledgeable and provided real-world examples to encourage an understanding and appreciation into the complexity of certification. Great course!" ~ Tanya Boisseranc, Senior Engineering Analysist, Regulatory Strategies, The Boeing Company (2019 Seattle attendee)

“The instructor was very knowledgeable about the subject and provided much more insight than just what was on the slides. The examples given were both insightful as well as entertaining, and provide a real-life application for the subject. The instructor spent time to answer all questions asked and even took notes to look up an answer if he couldn’t answer during the class time allotted.” ~ (2019 Seattle attendee)

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

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Flight Test Principles and Practices

Instructor: Donald T. Ward, George Cusimano
April 6-10, 2020
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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.

What do past course attendees have to say?

“Don Ward and George Cusimao bring a wealth of experience in flight testing to this very resourceful short course. This introductory course is well-suited for those who want to reinforce their knowledge of flight test principles, have a good, foundational start in flight test, and for companies with active flight test programs.” ~ Dahlia Phan, Associate Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer, Ampaire, Inc. (2019 San Diego attendee)

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

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Fundamentals of V/STOL Rotorcraft

Instructor: Harold Rosenstein
April 6-9, 2020
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This course will present key aspects of vertical flight and rotorcraft challenges through a review of the 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.

What do past course attendees have to say?

“With 50 years of experience and knowledge gained from working in the industry, Mr. Rosenstein provided invaluable information, starting from the very basics of V/STOL rotorcraft to producing a raw design that is sound and viable.” ~ David Bates, Technology Investment Manager (2019 San Diego attendee)

$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 6-8, 2020
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This course will discuss the Enhanced Airworthiness Program for Airplane Systems/Fuel Tank Safety (EAPA/FTS) rule.

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.

What do past course attendees have to say?

“This course was very informative with a lot of great information regarding regulatory definitions, implementation, recommendations. The best take-away is the extreme importance and emphasis on safety and wiring/systems (how they are installed, the history of problems)." ~ Adrienne Meyers, Maintainability Engineeer III (2019 Seattle attendee)

“This is my third course with Tom Taylor. Tom is very knowledgeable and helpful. I strongly recommend others to take his class.” ~ (2019 Seattle attendee)

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

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Structural Composites

Instructor: Max Kismarton
April 6-10, 2020
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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 21 classroom hours and 2.1 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.

What do past course attendees have to say?

“I had very little composites knowledge prior to this course. Max’s teaching and experience have given me a great foundation to build on for years to come.” ~ 2019 Seattle attendee

“Max knows a lot about structural composites and shares his knowledge with the engineers who are willing to engage in discussion. His depth of knowledge in composites will help future engineers in designing and analyzing structural composites.” ~ Nolito C. Vencilao, Structural Analysis Engineer, The Boeing Company

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

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System Safety Assessment for Commercial Aircraft Aviation (NEW COURSE)

Instructor: Pierre Trudel
April 6-10, 2020
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (8am – 11:30am 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.

Please note: This course replaces Commercial Aircraft Safety Assessment and 1309 Design Analysis. Completion of either course counts toward earning a certificate.

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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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.