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Aeronautical applications - 2019

Flying qualities of modern transport aircraft


This course will enable engineer learners to address issues of flying qualities. In short, the theoretical and experimental approach provides the tools required to analyze and regulate the stability 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

The course is open to engineers with good general training.


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: Cancelled - Upcoming date, please consult us.


For the English realization, please, consult us.


€1,850 excluding tax (20% VAT)

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