This course will provide students with an awareness of safety issues to evaluate the structural engineering and certification of composite materials associated with civil aircraft structures, as summarized in AC 20-107B (Composite Aircraft Structure). This course was developed primarily by Wichita State University with subcontract to key industry experts under a cooperative agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration. After completing a 1-week period of self-study of fundamental composites and successfully completing an examination, students will study more advanced topics during an on-line, collaborative learning experience. Topics include challenges to the application of composites to aircraft structure; material and fabrication development; design and manufacturing; proof of structure; maintenance; and additional considerations (e.g. flutter, crashworthiness, fire safety and fuel tank issues, and lightning protection). Teaching methodology will include reading materials, peer discussions facilitated by subject matter experts, and audio/visual resources. Students will be expected to spend at least six hours per week, including study, discussion participation and end of session tests. The course will conclude with a 2.5-day hands-on laboratory for additional credit. Although lab participation is highly recommended, students unable to travel and participate in the laboratory will still receive credit for the main course.
Students will take a pretest which will summarize their basic knowledge of composite materials and structures technology, during the first week of the online class. It will take students approximately 7 hours to complete the prerequisite. Once students have completed the prerequisite and pass the online assessment examination they will be given access to the rest of the course materials.
April 1 – May 31 (online component- at least 6 hours per week)
June 4 – June 6 (optional hands-on training, onsite component)
June 10 – June 14 (remaining online component & final assessment)
Registration Deadline: March 25, 2013 (Has been extended to March 29th)
Onsite Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. June 4
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. June 5
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. June 6 (hands-on training concludes at 12:00 p.m.)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. June 6 (optional facilities tour)
National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT)
4004 N Webb Rd.
Wichita, KS 67226
Parking: No parking permit is needed.
The cost to participants is $2,400.00 each and covers both the online and on-site training regardless of whether an individual chooses to attend the optional onsite training. Registration is limited to 20 individuals and will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Registration includes course materials, breakfast, lunch and all breaks at the onsite training. You may register and pay on-line at www.wichita.edu/conferences. Space is limited so register quickly to reserve your spot. If the class fills prior to your registering you will be placed on a waiting list for possible future classes.
All cancellations must be made in writing. A 15% administrative fee will be assessed on all cancellations (this includes purchase orders). There will be no refunds after March 25, 2013. WSU reserves the right to cancel the program due to lack of enrollment. In that event, WSU will refund any pre-paid course fees but will not be responsible for any incidental or consequential damages.