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Institut aéronautique et spatial du Canada

Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute

Québec Branch

If you would like to keep up to date with the Québec Branch please visit their LinkedIn and Facebook pages. 

The Québec Branch Workspace is open to any Member of CASI.

Branch Executive

Position Incumbent
Branch Chair Tamara Barbouti


Kinh Luan Vu
CASI Québec Team Member Jeannie Gonzalez
CASI Québec Team Member
Daniel Espinel
CASI Québec Team Member Karthik Pasra
CASI Québec Team Member Muniir Rohimun
CASI Québec Team Member Nasim Shishehgaran
CASI Québec Team Member

Sebastien Marquis

CASI Québec Team Member Vincent Guelin

Branch Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 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

    Become a CASI member to save on course fees!

    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!

    Please select the link above for the full flyer.  

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