Designing the Aircraft of the Future


Jerry Pierson - SAWE Honorary Fellow – Retired 

Andy Walker – SAWE Member – Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems

Class Description: 
This two day class presents the principles of weight engineering in new Aircraft Design as described in the SAWE Aircraft Weight Engineering Textbook. Course topics include: requirements development, aircraft performance, conceptual aircraft design weight estimates & optimization, weight trades, engine selection, vendor weight selection, establishing target weights, operational weight, preliminary design studies, detail design and database management. The class will use the issues that occur with future trainer aircraft as an example of applied Weight Engineering.
Students attending the class will receive a copy of the Aircraft Weight Engineering Textbook.