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Lecture Notes

Lecture Notes

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In addition to lecture notes, biographies for some of the guest lecturers are provided in the Instructors column below.

1Introduction to Course and to the Aircraft as a System (PDF)Prof. Earll M. Murman
2Lean System Engineering IProf. Earll M. Murman
3Lifecycle Considerations (PDF - 1.8 MB)Al Haggerty, VP and GM Engineering (retired), Boeing Military Aircraft and Missiles, and MIT (PDF)
4Cost and Financial Analysis (PDF) (Courtesy of Prof. Karen Willcox. Used with permission.)Prof. Karen Willcox
5Introduction to Aircraft Performance and Static Stability (PDF)

Aerodynamics Primer (PDF)#
Prof. Earll M. Murman
6Transport Aircraft Performance IProf. Robert Liebeck, Boeing Phantom Works, and MIT
7Transport Aircraft Performance IIProf. Robert Liebeck, Boeing Phantom Works, and MIT
8Environmental Factors: Noise and Emissions (PDF 1 of 2 - 2.2 MB) (PDF 2 of 2 - 2.4 MB) (Courtesy of Professor Ian Waitz. Used with permission.)Prof. Ian Waitz
9An Airline Viewpoint (PDF)#Gordon McKinzie, Manager New Airplane Programs United Airlines (retired) (PDF)
10Reliability and Maintenance (PDF - 2.5 MB)Prof. John Hansman
11The Space Shuttle - A Case Study (PDF) (Courtesy of Aaron Cohen. Used with permission.)Prof. Aaron Cohen, Emeritus of Engineering, Texas A&M University and retired NASA Johnson Center Director (PDF)
12Propulsion, Fuel, Accessory Systems (PDF) (Courtesy of Ed Crow. Used with permission.)Ed Crow, Sr. VP Engineering, Pratt and Whitney (retired)
13Life Support, Environmental, Accessory SystemsJoe Ornelas, VP Engineering, Hamilton Sunstrand
14Flight DeckBrian Kelley, Boeing Commercial Aircraft (PDF)
15Avionics, Air Data, CommunicationsProf. John Hansman
16Flight Controls (PDF 1 of 3 - 2.0 MB) (PDF 2 of 3 - 2.2 MB) (PDF 3 of 3 - 1.4 MB)Henry Harschburger, Director of Flight Controls, Boeing Military Aircraft and Missiles F/A-18E/F (retired)
17Electrical, Hydraulic, Pneumatic (PDF)Ron Suiter, Director of Subsystems, McDonnell Douglas (retired) (PDF) (Courtesy of Ron Suiter. Used with permission.)
18Structural SystemProf. Paul Lagace (PDF)
19System Architecting for SafetyRon Hinderberger, Boeing Commercial Aircraft
20Commercial Aircraft System Verification, Validation and CertificationProf. John Hansman

Tom Imrich, Chief Test Pilot Research, The Boeing Company
21Lean System Engineering II (PDF - 1.7 MB)Prof. Earll M. Murman
22Military Aircraft System Verification, Validation, Certification (PDF - 1.7 MB) (Courtesy of CDR Paul Sohl, USN. Used with permission.)CDR Paul Sohl, USN, Commanding Officer, U.S. Navy Test Pilot School (PDF)
23Risk Analysis and Management and UncertaintyAl Haggerty, VP and GM Engineering (retired), Boeing Military Aircraft and Missiles, and MIT
24Case Study Oral Presentations
25Trip to Sikorsky in Stratford, Connecticut


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