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Lecture Development of Aircraft Systems

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General Information

The lecture development of aircraft systems  is one of the core electives in aeronautical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg.
Course "Number":
Credit Hours:
4 (scheduled for the 5th or 7th semester)


Teaching Objectives


Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Requirements
  3. Evaluation Methods
  4. Certification related to Safety and Reliability
  5. Simulation



An aircraft can be grouped into airframe, engines and systems. Aircraft systems account for roughly 1/3 of purchase costs, 1/3 of operating costs and 1/3 of maintenance costs of an aircraft. So, aircraft systems play an important roll in aviation.

Not only aircraft manufacturers and airlines deal with aircraft systems. Also suppliers are heavily involved in the development of aircraft systems and system production. All these companies see a need for a greater emphasis on aircraft systems as it is the case in traditional university teaching. These companies also ask for graduates with a working knowledge in areas like simulation, reliability calculations and economics. This lecture tries to teach some of these fundamental aspects common to aircraft system development - no matter which specific system is looked at.

Simulink model

LAST UPDATE:  08 January 2018
AUTHOR:  Prof. Dr. Scholz

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