Special Issue "Civil and Military Airworthiness: Recent Developments and Challenges"
A special issue of Aerospace (ISSN 2226-4310).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018)
Dr. Kyriakos I. Kourousis
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor)
School of Engineering, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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Interests: continuing airworthiness management; aircraft engineering, maintenance and technical support; aviation safety; defence engineering and support; engineering education and training
The “Civil and Military Airworthiness: Recent Developments and Challenges” Special Issue aims to cover a broad coverage of contemporary issues and research conducted in the fields of initial and continuing airworthiness, both in the civil and military aviation. This Special Issue offers the opportunity to academics, researchers and industry practitioners working in the broader airworthiness area to publish their original research and review articles.
Particular emphasis will be given on state-of-the art review works and theoretical, experimental, computational research and applied engineering work conducted on:
- Aircraft and aeronautical components testing and certification;
- Qualification and certification of new technologies, i.e., supersonic transport aircraft, electric and hybrid propulsion aircraft, etc.
- Certification of systems specific to military aircraft;
- Qualification and certification of additively manufactured metallic and non-metallic safe/non-safety critical aircraft parts;
- Advanced testing and computational techniques for composite aircraft testing and certification;
- Reliability engineering methodologies and practice in aircraft design and engineering changes;
- Safety and risk assessment methodologies and practice in aircraft development;
- Human factors’ considerations in aircraft design.
- Safety and risk assessment in aircraft flight and technical operations;
- Reliability analysis of aircraft systems and components;
- Continuing airworthiness management practice in civil and military aviation;
- Development and optimization of aircraft maintenance programmes;
- Development and optimization of military aircraft structural integrity (ASI) management programmes;
- Effective and efficient inspection and sustainment techniques for composite aircraft;
- Human factors in aircraft maintenance and operations;
- Safety management effectiveness in flight and technical operations;
- Quality management and optimization in aircraft maintenance organisations;
- Aircraft technical and non-technical cost analysis and estimation techniques.
Dr. Kyriakos I. Kourousis
Manuscript Submission Information
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