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Aeronautical applications - 2021

Flight qualities of modern transport aircraft


This training will allow an audience of engineers:
-To know how to model the behavior of the plane
-To know how to write the equations of flight mechanics
-Be able to characterize the dynamic modes of the aircraft
-To know how to explain the general principles of natural stability, increased stability, and flight controls
-Be able to define the safety conditions related to piloting and flight control of a transport aircraft


The course lasts 5 days (30 hours) and includes 20 x 1.5-hours lectures with practical exercises.


This course provides the conditions for implementing aircraft stability analysis and control methods. Particularly emphasized are the very practical consequences resulting from theoretical results that manage the development of flying qualities. Simple analytical tools are proposed then validated via an experimental digital approach.  Teaching is delivered by specialists from academia, industry and flight testing.


Course level: Basis

Design engineer or test engineer in the aeronautical field.
-General mechanics: Baccalaureate level
-Mathematics: License Level


Philippe PASTOR :

Research Professor in Aircraft Design and Flight Dynamics.

Professor of Flight Mechanics at ISAE-SUPAERO (the Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace or National Higher French Institute of Aeronautics and Space).


  • Introduction and Methods
    • Introduction to flight dynamics
    • Analysis methods of aircraft dynamics
    • Longitudinal and lateral equations
    • Summary of longitudinal and lateral balances
  • Longitudinal, classic and advanced flying qualities
    • Incidence oscillation, phugoid and propulsion recall
    • Advanced modes: incidence oscillation and phugoid
  • Longitudinal, classic and advanced flying qualities
    • Pure roll, skid oscillation and spiral mode
    • Advanced modes
    • Skid oscillation-incidence oscillation coupling
  • Civil aircraft certification
    • Air transport security
    • Establishing certification authorities
    • European airworthiness regulations
    • The structure of technical regulations
    • A basic example of certification and the demonstration of compliance
  • Description of the system and primary flight control architecture from the A300 to the present day
    • Characteristics of moving surfaces
    • Various actuator technologies
    • The issue of power sources
    • Increasingly electrical control
    • Piloting bodies
    • Calculators
    • The functions of a flight control system
    • The issue of flight control architecture
    • Regulatory Application (1309) on flight control architecture
    • Special risks and flight controls
    • Basic installation rules
  • Electrical Flight Controls: a major change to flying techniques?
    • Flying parameters
    • From conventional aircraft to electrical flight controls: what are the differences for the pilot?
    • Airbus/Boeing a different approach for pilots and electrical flight controls.
    • The High Altitude flight
    • Flying in turbulent conditions
    • Pilot Input Oscillations
    • Flying in crosswinds
    • Take off and landing
    • Aircraft response
    • Failure or reduced functionality of electrical flight controls: the consequences for flight control and flight safety Pilot training and the limits of flight simulation


Scheduled in French:

TOULOUSE: 8 to 12 March 2021


For the English realization, please, consult us.


€1,980 excluding tax (20% VAT)

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