Initial Airworthiness: Determining the Acceptability of New Airborne Systems by Guy GrattonInitial Airworthiness: Determining the Acceptability of New Airborne Systems by Guy Gratton

Initial Airworthiness: Determining the Acceptability of New Airborne Systems

byGuy Gratton

Hardcover | December 15, 2014

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Designed as an introduction for both advanced students in aerospace engineering and existing aerospace engineers, this book covers both engineering theory and professional practice in establishing the airworthiness of new and modified aircraft.

 Initial Airworthiness includes:

· how structural, handling, and systems evaluations are carried out;

· the processes by which safety and fitness for purpose are determined; and

· the use of both US and European unit systems

Covering both civil and military practice and the current regulations and standards across Europe and North America, Initial Airworthiness will give the reader an understanding of how all the major aspects of an aircraft are certified, as well as providing a valuable source of reference for existing practitioners.

Dr. Guy Gratton has worked for 25 years in evaluating the safety of aircraft, with his work spanning every class of manned aeroplane from large airliners, via jet fighters to gliders and single seat microlights; this has included the complete clearance of several new aircraft designs, as well as testing every major component of an airc...
Title:Initial Airworthiness: Determining the Acceptability of New Airborne SystemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:319 pagesPublished:December 15, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319114085

ISBN - 13:9783319114088

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Table of Contents

What is Airworthiness.- All About Units.- The Atmosphere.- The Flight Envelope.- First Principles of Structural Approval.- Approving an Aircraft.- Undercarriage Structural Approval.- Control Surfaces and Circuits.- Powerplant Airworthiness.- Crashworthiness.- Flying Qualities.

Editorial Reviews

"The concise presentation of the sources and classes of internationally acceptable design requirements is a particularly useful service . . all the topics are treated in a readable style, with illustrative examples and diagrams, complete with softer advice and diverting historic detail. . whatever the airframe design issue may be, it is a very good place to start." (Howard Torode, Aerospace, December, 2016)