University of Manchester The University of Manchester
School of Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil Engineering
P.O. Box 88
Manchester M60 1QD
United Kingdom

Special Course in


May 14-18, 2007

School of MACE
The University of Manchester

In cooperation with Airbus UK and The Royal Aeronautical Society



Calculation and optimisation of flight performance is required to design a new aircraft, efficiently operate existing aircraft or fleet, select a new aircraft, upgrade an aircraft, to provide data for aircraft certification, accident investigation, fleet management, flight regulations and safety.

This course will present advanced performance models for transport and military aircraft, including the unconventional ends of the envelope, some stability and control problems and aircraft design. [Flyer]


The delegates will learn the state-of-the-art in aircraft flight performance, including computer solutions, optimisation methods, off-design performance, advanced manoeuvres, control with engine failure, environmental and noise performance, essential aviation regulations (FAR/ICAO/JAR).

Target Audience

The course will be of particular interest to professional engineers, aircraft designers, air traffic regulators, government research laboratory personnel, accident investigators, military personnel involved in technical management of aircraft, technical managers of aircraft fleet, pilot instructors, educators, PhD students in flight mechanics and related disciplines.

Course Programme

The course is based on lectures and group projects (computer simulations or case studies requiring problem analysis). Selection of the projects is according to area of interest of the delegates.

Fees and Registration

Full course GBP 975. Where 3 or more delegates are booking from the same department of an organisation, they may apply for a discount of 10% on the course fee.

The School has made available a limited number of places at a 50% discount (GBP 487.50) for full-time PhD students at recognised universities. The request must be presented with a letter of recommendation by their supervisors.

The fee includes a book (published by Elsevier), all the teaching material, evening reception on the first day, and official dinner as part of the social programme.

Elsevier Book

Booking and Information

The University offers state-of-the-art conference and computer facilities, and is conveniently located in the city centre of Manchester, one of the major metropolitan areas in the United Kingdom. For course booking, hotel reservation, general information about the venue, the University and the City, Please contact:

Mara Collier
School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering
The University of Manchester
PO Box 88
Manchester M60 1QD
telephone +44-161-306 3724
telefax +44-161-306 3723

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Dr. A. Filippone
School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering
The University of Manchester
PO Box 88
Manchester M60 1QD
telephone +44-161-306 3702
telefax +44-161-306 3723

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