Lightning Protection for Avionics
Spring 2023 Lightning Training Schedules:
Lightning Protection of Aircraft: February 27 – March 3, 2023
Lightning Protection of Avionics: March 6 – 10, 2023
Each course will be presented virtually via Microsoft Teams.
These four and one-half day courses have been presented in person at Lightning Technologies in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, since 1984. They will be continued virtually until the COVID-19 crisis has passed, when they will be resumed in person.
Lightning Protection of Avionics
is a four-and-one-half day course for engineers concerned with lightning protection design and certification for aircraft avionics, controls and other electrical systems. The course includes a detailed study of the physics of lightning indirect effects and coupling mechanisms, analysis and testing of transient levels, specific protection-design scenarios and techniques, and a thorough discussion of certification plans and verification-test methods and procedures. Emphasis is given to the protection design and certification of flight-critical and essential (Level A, B and C) systems. This course applies to commercial and military aircraft and helicopters of all categories. It is also applicable to space vehicles, airships, and unoccupied air vehicles (UAV). This course has been designed to give students the basic understanding and practical information required for meaningful work in this technology and to avoid common pitfalls such as misinterpretation of requirements and costly over-designs. The course has been developed by engineers currently active in the lightning protection design and certification of the world’s most advanced aerospace vehicles and systems. This course is more specialized in the induced effects of lightning on systems.
Requirements:Students should be conversant with aircraft or system installation designs and should be actively engaged in the planning, design or certification of aircraft or systems.
Students Receive: A hard copy of Edition 3 of our 500-page textbook Lightning Protection of Aircraft and the Course Notebook. The course Lightning Protection of Aircraft covers the first 8 chapters and an introduction of later chapters. After a brief review of the natural lightning environment, Lightning Protection of Avionics covers Chapters 9 through 18 of the newly published textbook.
Lead Instructor: Andy Plumer, Chief Engineer of NTS Pittsfield, a widely recognized authority in this technology area.
Cost: $2,500 per course
Please email Mary-Rose Gavazzi Haupt at Mary.Gavazzi@ntslabs.com to register.
For any other questions about the lightning courses, please contact Mary Rose Gavazzi-Haupt at Mary.Gavazzi@ntslabs.com or 413-449-0059. For technical questions about the courses, please contact Andy Plumer at firstname.lastname@example.org.