The course features all aspects of airworthiness from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.  Read more Read less

The rules are explained in general terms but the fundamental principles are also detailed which will allow greater benefit from the course. The course addresses the key aspects of design, construction, maintenance and operation of aircraft across the wide spectrum of technologies met in aerospace.

At a glance

  • Duration1 week
  • LocationCranfield Campus
  • Cost£1,650 The course fee includes refreshments and lunch during the day. Accommodation is not included and must be booked separately. Concessions available

Course structure

The course is delivered over 5 days and is mostly in the form of lectures. Group work is also used for a short simulation exercise. All delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course.

What you will learn

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

• Describe the legal basis which underpins airworthiness regulation in aircraft design, production, operation and maintenance.
• Interpret the principles of airworthiness as applied to the process of aircraft and engine certification.
• Communicate the importance of airworthiness requirements as they relate to aircraft design, production, operation and maintenance.
• Articulate the process for Continuing Airworthiness Management for different types and sizes of operator.

Core content

  • Introduction to Airworthiness and Air Law
  • Certification process
  • Airworthiness lessons learned - Review of significant accidents
  • Production Organisation Approval (POA)
  • Maintenance and Operations Approvals
  • Continuing Airworthiness Management
  • Engine Certification
  • Application of Safety Management Systems
  • Human Factors in Maintenance
  • Incident Reporting and Service Difficulty Reports (SDRs)
  • Engine Failure Modes
  • FAA Certification of Non-US Products
  • Current Airworthiness Challenges

Timetable

A typical timetable for this course is available to give you an idea of how this course is structured. Please note that this is not the actual timetable for the upcoming course and is subject to change.

Download the Airworthiness Fundamentals course timetable.


Who should attend

This short course is designed for experienced personnel from all parts of the aviation industry. It will be of particular value to manufacturers, suppliers, operators, MRO staff and civil aviation authorities who are concerned with the continuing airworthiness and/or certification of aircraft and their systems.

Accreditation

This short course is a module within the MSc in Airworthiness which is accredited by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Speakers

Cranfield speakers include:

Industry speakers are drawn from Rolls-Royce, RGW Cherry & Associates and Frazer-Nash Consultancy. 

Concessions

Where more than three delegates are booking from within one site or one organisation, a discount for the course is offered. Please ask about discount scheme at time of booking. Accommodation fees are not included in the discount scheme.

Accommodation options and prices

Accommodation is available at Mitchell Hall which is located on campus. All rooms are en-suite and bookings are on a half-board basis from Sunday to Friday. If you would like to book accommodation for this short course at Mitchell Hall, please indicate this on the registration form and we will arrange this for you.

Alternatively, you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.

Location and travel

Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world. 

For further location and travel details

Location address

Cranfield University
College Road
Cranfield
Bedford 
MK43 0AL

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