Airworthiness Fundamentals

Course Code
AWF-Custom

In aerospace and aviation, managers and engineers need to understand airworthiness and the property of an air vehicle or aircraft system configuration to safely attain, sustain, and terminate flight per approved usage limits. This course imparts concepts of both initial airworthiness certification—verifying that the design and production of a specific air vehicle system conform to its described flight envelope—and continuing airworthiness—ensuring that, at any time in its operating life, the aircraft complies with the airworthiness requirements in force and is in condition for safe operation.

  • Learners Any Level
  • Time Client definable
  • Duration Client definable
  • Program Type Customizable Programs
  • Certificate Type Certificate Available
  • Format On-Campus
  • CEU/PDU Available
  • Fees Group Rate

In aerospace and aviation, managers and engineers need to understand airworthiness and the property of an air vehicle or aircraft system configuration to safely attain, sustain, and terminate flight per approved usage limits. This course imparts concepts of both initial airworthiness certification—verifying that the design and production of a specific air vehicle system conform to its described flight envelope—and continuing airworthiness—ensuring that, at any time in its operating life, the aircraft complies with the airworthiness requirements in force and is in condition for safe operation.

Airworthiness Fundamentals

Program Experience

The Department of Defense establishes airworthiness certification criteria for all military air vehicle systems, whether crewed or uncrewed, fixed or rotary wing, in MIL-HDBK-516 and similar standards, exist for commercial systems. In this course you will understand the concepts in these standards for defining and ensuring the basis for your systems’ airworthiness certification.

Tailor this program for product scope, operating theaters, applicable regulators, and location. Skill up a team that needs to understand how components must perform or focus on building organizational capabilities for full-size aircraft and systems.

Benefits

Upon completion, participants will:

  • Understand the entry points for determining which airworthiness processes and standards apply to specific aviation product(s) of interest

  • Recognize which airworthiness authorities administrative civil and public aircraft

  • Recognize common terminology and acronyms used in airworthiness processes and standards

  • Become familiar with the role of the systems engineering processes required to manage airworthiness

  • Understand how to locate airworthiness resources

  • Become familiar with airworthiness certification criteria, standards, and methods of compliance

  • Understand the role sustainment plays in continuing airworthiness

  • Understand the role quality assurance plays in product airworthiness

Our expert instructors guide you in understanding and applying the key airworthiness concepts and essential tools through lectures, case studies, and interactive exercises.

Topics
  • Introduction to Airworthiness

  • Airworthiness Policies, Systems Engineering, and Air Vehicle Criteria

  • Flight Technologies, Propulsion, and Air Vehicle Subsystems Criteria

  • Crew Systems, Passenger Safety, and Electrical and Electronic Systems

  • System Safety, Computer Systems, and Mission Equipment Criteria

  • Sustainment and Continuing Airworthiness Processes

Who Should Attend

This certificate program is intended for engineers, managers, and technicians involved in aircraft design, development, production, and aircraft operations and maintenance personnel.

Instructors

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Allan Middleton

Project Management, Systems Engineering

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Clark Smith

Project Management, Systems Engineering