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CASI Québec - Aircraft Design Course

  • September 28, 2019
  • 9:00 AM
  • October 05, 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • Ecole de technologie superieure (ETS), 1100 Notre-Dame St. W, Montreal QC, H3C 1K3

Québec Branch

 Aircraft Design Course

Course Lecturer: Jean-Francois Dussault Belleau
Engineering Professional, Advanced Design, Bombardier Aviation


Part 1: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Part 2: Saturday, October 5, 2019
9AM - 4PM 

1100 Notre-Dame St. W, Montreal QC, H3C 1K3

Course Fees:

CASI Members & Students $80
Regular - Early Bird $120 

Regular $135

Language: English

Includes breakfast and lunch

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May count towards professional development hours!

The CASI Quebec Aircraft Design Course gives an overview of practical working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques used for conceptual design of commercial and business jets.

An aircraft is a particular combination of wing, fuselage, empennage, powerplant and landing gear. How they interact each other is the result of an iterative process led by the conceptual design team with the help of fundamental disciplines such as aerodynamics, propulsion, loads, systems and structure.

The initial layout depends upon factors related to the mission role, the economic efficiency, the operational and functional requirements, the safety and reliability of the vehicle, the type of propulsion system, companies engineering experience and so on. Conflicting requirements will undoubtedly arise and tradeoff will be required in order to make a competitive but also an economically viable product. Unfortunately, no aircraft is perfect.

Nowadays, aircraft development cycle is very expensive and can last up to a decade. Even after certification, hundreds of airplanes must be delivered before profitability. In such a precarious environment, it is important to get the aircraft right. This puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the conceptual design phase where most of the aircraft configuration is irrevocably set. Failure is not an option.

The course will be split in 4 modules:

Module 1: Introduction to aircraft design
Case study: Understanding the customer needs: lessons from the past
Module 2: Design morphology & preliminary integration 
Module 3: Initial sizing and introduction to aircraft performance 
Module 4: Case Study: Sizing from requirements

Special interest in aviation is the only prerequisite for this class!

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