System Engineering and Strategic Program Management for the Aviation Industry
I.D. # C1631 Duration 3 Days

This course is offered in China only and presented in Mandarin Chinese. The course materials are bilingual (English and Chinese).

The course directly addresses improved aircraft system design tools and processes, which, when implemented will significantly contribute to simpler, lower cost and even safer airplanes that meet customer quality demands. Adding value to the high-leveraged area of Design (Reducing design by involving manufacturing) ż which is what this course does ż can start to reverse the current trend (overrun and long delay) and help Aircraft companies be more profitable.

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Learning Objectives

By attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how to measure and manage an aircraft program from the beginning to the end.
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  • Determine all essential input, process, and output requirements from planning to test.
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  • Learn how to simplify the design process through production from planning to execution.
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  • Acquire the lifecycle strategy using Integrated Master Plan/Schedule (IMP/IMS).
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  • Identify all the Influences of the cost drivers on People, Product and Process.
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Who Should Attend

This course will benefit individuals having responsibilities in: System engineering, project management, design, testing & validation, and also high level managers in Aviation industry. 


The minimum level of education required should be a BS degree in the scientific and/or engineering field and at least two years of working experience in the aerospace industry.


Instructor(s): Richard Sheng

Rich is currently an Overseas Expert/Senior Technical Fellow for The COMAC Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research Institute and his main job functions are strategic planning for organizational development, capability building, performance measurement, system engineering, system integration, and training course development. Since 1998, Rich has worked in Project Management, Proposal Development, System Engineering, Quality Management, Information Technology, and Software Engineering fields. Rich has published six papers in the Journal of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the International Conference of Civil Engineering. He had his three research models patented and copyrighted in 1978, 1994, and 2010. He is also a nationally certified Malcolm Baldrige judge and examiner, specializing in Processes and Strategic Planning; served on California State Baldrige Quality Examiner Board. Rich also speaks fluent Mandarin and English and has good communication skills in both writing and speaking. Recently he has become China National 1000 Plan Expert and also Shanghai 1000 Plan Expert in the Science and Technology field.

Fees: $824 SAE Members: $824