Aircraft Airworthiness Engineering (AWE)


AWE 502  Airworthiness Process & Procedures  3 Credits (3,0)

Introduction to Airworthiness concepts. Overview of Civil and Military organizational structures in aircraft certification. Roles and Responsibilities of the different types of FAA Representatives. FAA rule-making, advisory process, production rules, certification procedures, Exemptions, and Special Conditions. Types of Airworthiness Approval, Military Commercial Derivative Aircraft. Roles and Responsibilities of the different Military Aviation Authorities. Military certification procedures, Non-Compliances, military risk acceptance.

AWE 510  Aircraft Airworthiness Engineering Principles  3 Credits (3,0)

Guiding, physical and scientific principles related to the definitions of airworthiness requirements of aircraft are studied. A general treatment of flight dynamics, mission operations, maintenance and the life cycle environments are studied as they relate to established criteria used in airworthiness certification requirements for manned and unmanned air vehicle systems. The approach is foundational, adding substance to the qualitative nature of MIL-HDBK-516C while exploring the relevant military and civilian specifications such as Joint Service Specification Guides (JSSC) and Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations as they apply in the formulation of an air system's airworthiness certification basis. Principles of aircraft mission definition, systems and components design, substantiation, validation, manufacture and serviceability are addressed.

AWE 520  Aircraft Airworthiness Capstone Project  3 Credits

Principles of aircraft airworthiness certification through application of systems engineering and airworthiness principles applied to projects to provide experience in the development of certified aircraft. Relates the certification requirements of an air vehicle, its entire air system and selected subsystems, from the general mission specification through to first flight minimum data requirements. This delves into identifiable or proposed methods of compliance for the determination of airworthiness of manned and unmanned air systems. This capstone course provides students with a project-based opportunity to apply the needed precepts and notions of airworthiness certification. To ensure that minimum-level design metrics for safe operation and maintenance are achieved throughout the air system life cycle. Working in teams, students are presented with specifications and mission requirements for an air system. Student teams will develop and present solutions with appropriate rationale for achieving airworthiness certification. Projects will require a systems engineering approach, synthesizing and applying the program prerequisite topics.

AWE 552  Continued Airworthiness  3 Credits

An investigation as to how risk monitoring and safety performance are a key part of a Safety Management System (SMS) in regard to continued airworthiness. Identifying hazards and building suitable knowledge- based information for risk and safety performance analysis. Risk modelling and data analysis, developing safety performance indicators and how they are part of the SMS.