SAE 2015 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition

September 22-24, 2015

Seattle, Washington, USA

Washington State Convention Center

Professional Development Seminars Held in Conjunction with the SAE 2015 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition*

Attend the SAE 2015 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition for 25% off the classic member event rate when you pay separate registration for any of the professional development seminars held at the SAE 2015 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition!

New! Introduction to Composites Fabrication and Assembly in Aerospace, Space, and Transportation
September 21, 2015

This one day seminar will introduce participants to composites technologies that have applications beyond aerospace, including such markets as trucks, automobiles, and wind turbines. The instructor will define, illustrate, and describe the innovative manufacturing processes and technologies that have been used to solve the "composite challenge" for aerospace and space vehicles. The information presented in this seminar, derived from the successful application and demonstration of these technologies and processes on flight hardware, will serve to provide solutions for the manufacturing processes and technology challenges that have slowed the migration of this technology beyond the aerospace and space industries.
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New! Understanding the FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval Process
September 21-22, 2015

This two-day course covers the crucial subjects and steps of the FAA-PMA approval process. The instructor begins with an overview of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) organizational structure. The instructor then guides you through the roles and responsibilities of the PMA applicant, Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), Manufacturing Inspection District Office (MIDO), Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), and the Aircraft Evaluation Group (AEG) as outlined in FAA policies, guidelines, and requirements leading to FAA-PMA approvals. In addition, the instructor presents the necessary topics to be covered in all PMA engineering analyses including Approval by Identicality, Licensing Agreement, and Test and Computation. Throughout the course the instructor combines classroom lecture with real-world examples to provide you both a formal as well as practical learning experience.
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ARP4754A and the Guidelines for Development of Civil Aircraft and Systems
September 21-22, 2015

This two-day seminar provides you with an in-depth presentation of the guidelines introduced in the revised recommended practice for aircraft and systems development as well as the critical concepts used in aircraft and systems development processes for certification. The aircraft/systems development process and its interactions with the safety, hardware development and software development processes is discussed along with the incorporated changes, with special emphasis on new material and development concepts. Additionally, the relationship and key interactions between the aircraft/system guidance material established in ARP4754A and the guidance material in DO-254 for hardware and DO-178B for software is reviewed to ensure you gain insight into the expectations being established for aircraft certification.
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New! Introduction to DO-178C
September 21-22, 2015

This two-day seminar introduces you to industry best practices for real-world software development and how to avoid common DO-178C mistakes. This seminar is intended to present the information necessary to help minimize DO-178C risks and costs, while also maximizing software quality during avionics development. The instructor guides you through topics such as aircraft safety, systems, software planning, software requirements, and software design/code/test. The entire ecosystem of aviation avionics software development is summarized including DO-178C's relationship to other industry standards including the SAE standards ARP-4761 for Safety and ARP-4754A for Systems Development.
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Aerospace Supplier Quality: Common Training for Self-Release Delegates
September 22, 2015

In the aerospace industry, supplier self-release is a process whereby a supplier has been provided the authority to act on behalf of a delegating organization to verify and release products without additional oversight from that delegating organization. Currently, each of these delegating organizations manages and conducts a unique training program for individuals responsible for their self-release overcheck process. For suppliers producing products for multiple delegating organizations, each must then manage the multiple training requirements. The delegating organizations, recognizing there is commonality among the various training programs, have come together to consolidate their training into a single, common training standard.
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Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFM/DFA)
September 24, 2015

Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFM+A), pioneered by Boothroyd and Dewhurst, has been used by many companies around the world to develop creative product designs that use optimal manufacturing and assembly processes. Correctly applied, DFM+A analysis leads to significant reductions in production cost, without compromising product time-to-market goals, functionality, quality, serviceability, or other attributes. In this two-day seminar, you will not only learn the Boothroyd Dewhurst Method, you will actually apply it to your own product design!
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ARP4761 and the Safety Assessment Process for Civil Airborne Systems
September 24-25, 2015

This 2-day seminar provides you with the guideline information for conducting industry accepted safety assessments consisting of Functional Hazard Assessment (FHA), Preliminary System Safety Assessment (PSSA), and System Safety Assessment (SSA). Discussion on various safety analysis methods needed to conduct the safety assessments is included. Safety analysis methods including Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Dependence Diagram (DD), Markov Analysis (MA), Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA) and Common Cause Analysis (CCA). CCA is composed of Zonal Safety Analysis (ZSA), Particular Risks Analysis (PRA), and Common Mode Analysis (CMA) is covered in this seminar.
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*The professional development seminars require a separate registration and fee.