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This course features many guest lecturers from industry, from other universities, and from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. The name and title of each guest lecturer is provided below.

1Introduction to Course and to the Aircraft as a SystemProf. Earll M. Murman
2Lean System Engineering IProf. Earll M. Murman
3Lifecycle ConsiderationsAl Haggerty, VP and GM Engineering (retired), Boeing Military Aircraft and Missiles, and MIT
4Cost and Financial AnalysisProf. Karen Willcox
5Introduction to Aircraft Performance and Static Stability

Aerodynamics Primer
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 MITWritten version I due
8Environmental Factors: Noise and EmissionsProf. Ian Waitz
9An Airline ViewpointGordon McKinzie, Manager New Airplane Programs United Airlines (retired)
10Reliability and MaintenanceProf. John Hansman
11The Space Shuttle - A Case StudyProf. Aaron Cohen, Emeritus of Engineering, Texas A&M University and retired NASA Johnson Center Director
12Propulsion, Fuel, Accessory SystemsEd Crow, Sr. VP Engineering, Pratt and Whitney (retired)Written version II due
13Life Support, Environmental, Accessory SystemsJoe Ornelas, VP Engineering, Hamilton Sunstrand
14Flight DeckBrian Kelley, Boeing Commercial AircraftTeam presentations of material in sections 2-6
15Avionics, Air Data, CommunicationsProf. John Hansman
16Flight ControlsHenry Harschburger, Director of Flight Controls, Boeing Military Aircraft and Missiles F/A-18E/F (retired)
17Electrical, Hydraulic, PneumaticRon Suiter, Director of Subsystems, McDonnell Douglas (retired)
18Structural SystemProf. Paul Lagace
19System Architecting for SafetyRon Hinderberger, Boeing Commercial AircraftWritten version III due
20Commercial Aircraft System Verification, Validation and CertificationProf. John Hansman

Tom Imrich, Chief Test Pilot Research, The Boeing Company
21Lean System Engineering IIProf. Earll M. Murman
22Military Aircraft System Verification, Validation, CertificationCDR Paul Sohl, USN, Commanding Officer, U.S. Navy Test Pilot School
23Risk Analysis and Management and UncertaintyAl Haggerty, VP and GM Engineering (retired), Boeing Military Aircraft and Missiles, and MITTeam presentations of material in sections 1-10

Final written version due
24Case Study Oral Presentations
25Trip to Sikorsky in Stratford, Connecticut


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