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Introduction to Aircraft Development Programs

Online /
Dec 7 - 9, 2020 /
Course Code: 1212-ONL20

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor

Overview

Please Note:
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This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

Dec 7 12-3:15 (with an optional 10-15 minute break), 4:15 - 6:15 Eastern
Dec 8 12-3:15 (with an optional 10-15 minute break), 4:15 - 6:15 Eastern
Dec 9 12-4:30 including 30 minute break Eastern
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After participating in this course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Strengthen your knowledge about all phases of aircraft development programs.
  • Develop a better understanding of structure design and means of aircraft certification
  • Acquire knowledge in the aerospace domain to enhance your Planning, scheduling and project control techniques
  • Learn about challenges facing aircraft production and its resolution.

Description
Aircraft Product development programs are long and complex. They require a lot of knowledge, expertise, co-ordination, scheduling, programming and flawless designs. These programs pass through many phases from concept to preliminary and detailed design, up until certification and entry into service.

This course is intended to increase your knowledge about many topics related to aircraft development programs in general. It will discuss in detail the program phases with some emphasis on the structure design philosophy. It will also cover production phases with examples of production issues during assembly. Topics related to design non conformity, repair manuals and in-service inspections will enhance your knowledge about maintaining the aircraft after delivery.

Course Outline:

  • Aircraft program launch and future vision
  • Conceptual design and trade studies
  • Scheduling and suppliers on board
  • Detailed Design and release of drawings
  • Production of detail parts
  • Subassemblies and final line Assemblies
  • Testing programs
  • Certification
  • Change management
  • In-service support and sustaining programs

Who Should Attend:
Structural engineers • Designers • Project managers • Aircraft program managers • Methods agents • Production supervisors and managers • Consultants supporting the aerospace industry • Technicians • logistic agents • Individuals willing to join the aerospace career

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Syllabus

Please Note:
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This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

Dec 7 12-3:15 (with an optional 10-15 minute break), 4:15 - 6:15 Eastern
Dec 8 12-3:15 (with an optional 10-15 minute break), 4:15 - 6:15 Eastern
Dec 9 12-4:30 including 30 minute break Eastern
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Day I

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes, and Assessment Method

Aircraft Structure

  • Aircraft structural parts
  • Aircraft fasteners and types
  • Assemblies and subassemblies
  • Structural elements and functions

Aircraft Systems

  • Different Systems and their functions
  • System segregation
  • Introduction to Avionics system
  • Introduction to Hydraulic and Fuel systems

Aircraft Interiors

  • Interiors configurations
  • Interiors loads on structures

Loads and Materials

  • Aerodynamic and Ground loads
  • Inertia and Emergency loads
  • Discrete source damage loads
  • Material selection
  • Properties of Aircraft materials
  • Material protection from corrosion
  • Material labs and metallurgy
  • Weight and balance control

Development Program Design Phases

  • Overview of design phases
  • What need to be achieved in each phase
  • Preliminary, detailed and final designs
  • Teams involved and their role

Workshop: Participants work on hands-on exercises under the instructor’s guidance on both days. Workshop exercises include the following topics:

  • Joint and static strength
  • Fatigue life calculations

Day II

Design requirements

  • Structural integrity
  • Static strength, stability, crippling and buckling
  • Joint strength analysis
  • Durability and fatigue failures
  • Fatigue life improvement techniques
  • Fail-safe and safe-life approaches
  • Damage tolerance
  • Crashworthiness
  • Discrete source damage (rotor burst, tire burst, birdstrike)
  • Maintainability
  • Producibility

Production

  • Production plan
  • Rigs and tools
  • Chemical and machine milling
  • Assembly lines
  • Production challenges and ways to resolve
  • Quality control and Notice of escapes
  • Reports of non-conformity

Testing programs

  • Coupon testing
  • Component testing
  • Aircraft Full scale static test
  • Aircraft Full scale Durability and Damage Tolerance Test
  • Bird strike testing
  • Integrated system full scale test
  • Flight testing

Aircraft Delivery

  • Certification
  • Change management prior delivery
  • In-service support
  • Repair manuals and inspection program
  • Legacy and sustaining programs

Workshop: Participants work on hands-on exercises under the instructor’s guidance on both days. Workshop exercises include the following topics:

  • Joint and static strength
  • Fatigue life calculations

Questions and Answers, and Feedback on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Instructor

Ashraf Dabayeh, M.A.Sc., Ph.D.

Ashraf Dabayeh, M.A.Sc., Ph.D.

Ashraf is currently a section chief of structures with Bombardier Aerospace.

Dr. Dabayeh received his M.A.Sc. and PhD from the University of Waterloo, specializing in fatigue and crack growth analysis of metallic materials, structural analysis and design of steel structures, stress analysis using the finite element method, multiple-site damage analysis, and composite and metallic repairs of aging aircraft materials. With over fourteen years of work experience with IMP Aerospace, L-3 Communications, and Bombardier Aerospace, he has been involved in the design and repair of metallic structures in the aerospace and automotive industries. The author of several scientific publications, Dr. Dabayeh has delivered papers at different North American and European scientific conferences on topics related to fatigue and fracture mechanics of metallic and composite structures. He has also contributed to scientific textbooks in the same field.



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Fee & Credits

$1295 + taxes

  • 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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