This module can be taken as a Short Course for Credit or a Standalone Short Course.

Please go to the 'Upgrade to a professional qualification' section for more information.

This module will discuss the legal basis that underpins airworthiness regulation in aircraft design, production, operation and maintenance of military aircraft.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 06 - 10 Dec 2021
    • 04 - 08 Jul 2022
  • Duration5 days
  • LocationOnline
  • CostShort Course for Credit fee - £1,310 
    Standalone Short Course fee - £1,750 Concessions available

Course structure

A five-day course that is run three times a year. The course comprises lectures and group exercises and is supported by visiting lectures in the field of military airworthiness.

What you will learn

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Understand the development of military airworthiness and its links to civilian airworthiness,
  • Appreciate the key difference between the two approaches and the reasons.
  • Understand the communication between the military and industry on the requirements and regulations for airworthiness.

Core content

  • Aviation safety, airworthiness and flight safety,
  • Air law and regulations,
  • Safety management systems,
  • Safety case and independent assessment,
  • Competence in design and maintenance approval,
  • Roles and responsibilities,
  • Continuing airworthiness.


This course runs three times a year.

Upgrade to a professional qualification

When taken as a Short Course for Credit, 10 credit points can be put towards the Military Aerospace and Airworthiness MSc.

Find out more about short course credit points.

Who should attend

This course is suitable for those requiring an understanding of military airworthiness. It is suitable for military and civilian personnel from within the defence industry, both the UK and internationally.  It would be highly relevant MOD CAMOs and MAA personnel and aircraft designers and aviation industries involved with the MOD.


A limited number of MOD sponsored places are available.

Location and travel


How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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