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

The next occurrence of this course will be delivered online, offering the flexibility to study from a location convenient for you. Using our digital teaching platforms, the course will offer a mix of sessions from live lectures, group exercises and self-study. If you require more information regarding the online delivery of this programme, please do contact us.

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
    • 28 Nov - 02 Dec 2022
    • 03 - 07 Jul 2023
  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
  • Cost

    Short Course for Credit fee - £1,350 

    Standalone Short Course fee - £1,925

    Concessions available

Course structure

A five-day course that is run twice 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 twice 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 UK Ministry of Defence Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations and Military Aviation Authority personnel and aircraft designers and aviation industries involved with the Ministry of Defence.



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.

Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.