Principles of Mass Properties Management & Control for Military Aircraft – SAWE RP 7


Dudley Cate, SAWE Fellow, formerly, Head of NAVAIR Mass Properties Group

Class Description: 

This class will familiarize students with effective control of the weight and the other mass properties of an aircraft. The class will also expose students to other considerations associated with mass properties management and control described in SAWE RP-07. The primary objective will be to acquaint participants with the major considerations for successful weight control during the development phases of a program: concept exploration, demonstration/validation and full-scale development. Those major elements include planning, organizing, staffing, subcontractor control, requirements allocation, risk reduction, data collection, analysis, tracking, controlling, weight reduction programs, validation, verification and test support.