Aircraft Systems

The course covers aircraft systems and subsystems which are important for reliable and safe operation of an aircraft. Beginning with a review on the historical development of aircraft and aircraft systems, the course presents a comprehensive view on the design and functionality of several systems and system components as well as their interaction and impact on aircraft top level. Furthermore, current technology trends and new system concepts and technologies are introduced.

At the end of the course, the students are able to understand the design and functionality of several important aircraft systems. Due to cross-system thinking, the students are capable to describe the interactions and impact on aircraft top level particularly with regard to aircraft design.

LecturersProf. Dr.-Ing. Mirko Hornung 

Thomas Lampl

TypFacultative lecture
Schedule2 lecture units per week (2 SWS, 3 Credits)
  • Introduction to Aircraft Systems
  • Flight Control Systems
  • Propulsion and Fuel Systems
  • Power Systems and Distribution
  • Environmental Control Systems
  • Landing Gear and Braking Systems
  • Avionics Systems
  • Safety and Emergency Systems
  • Aircraft System Design and Development
PrerequisitesFundamentals of Aeronautical Engineering (recommended) Aircraft Design (recommended)
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