NIAR's Composite Structural Engineering Technology course begins April 1

Registration is still open for the online course, which runs through April 15. It includes an optional hands-on component at the NIAR campus in Wichita, Kan.

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Wichita State University announced March 19 that it is offering an online Composite Structural Engineering Technology (CSET) Course. The course will take place online April 1 through June 15, with an optional hands-on component that will take place in Wichita, Kan., on June 4-6.

This course will provide students with an awareness of safety issues to evaluate the structural engineering and certification of composite materials associated with civil aircraft structures, as summarized in AC 20-107B (Composite Aircraft Structure).

Register online now. Limited availability.

NIAR says its also the last chance to register for JAMS, CMH-17 Tutorials & Meetings. The Composite Materials Handbook-17 (CMH-17) Certification and Statistics Tutorials and Working Group Meetings are being held in conjunction with the yearly technical review for the FAA's Joint Advanced Materials Center of Excellence (JAMS) and ASTM D30 in Everett, Wash., April 8-11. Registration for CMH-17 and JAMS is available at Registration for ASTM D30 is available at

CMH-17 Registration

CMH-17 Tutorial and Working Group Meeting registration is available in the same registration form.
Fees for CMH-17 are as follows:

  • CMH-17 Certification Tutorial $500 (price includes all additional CMH-17 meetings)
  • CMH-17 Statistics Tutorial $750 (price includes CMH17STATS software and all additional
  • CMH-17 meetings)
  • CMH-17 Working Group Meetings $175

JAMS 2013 Registration

There is no registration fee for the JAMS meeting, but each attendee is required to register.


ASTM D30 Registration

A separate registration form is required for ASTM D30. It will be available at the ASTM D30 Web site.

Hotel Reservations & Travel Information

Meetings will be held at the Future of Flight Aviation Center at 8415 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo, WA 98275. A continental breakfast, lunch and additional refreshments will be available at the meeting site each day. Hotel information and a map of the area are available on the registration site. For more visitor information, visit Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Preferred hotels include the Hilton Garden Inn, TownePlace Suites and Staybridge Suites.

For more information, contact Tracee Friess, Tel.: (316) 978-5597.

The National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) is located on the campus at Wichita State University  (1845 Fairmount St, Wichita, KS 67260-0093). It supports the aviation industry and government agencies by providing research, development, testing and certification services. NIAR laboratories include Advanced Coatings, Aging Aircraft, CAD/CAM, Composites & Advanced Materials, Computational Mechanics, Crash Dynamics, Environmental Test, Full-Scale Structural Test, Mechanical Test, Metrology, Nondestructive Test, Research Machine Shop, Virtual Reality and the Walter H. Beech Wind Tunnel. NIAR operates on a nonprofit budget that has steadily increased to more than $45 million in fiscal year 2012. Located in Wichita, Kan., the “Air Capital of the World,” NIAR is able to integrate business, government and university entities in cooperative efforts to advance aviation technology. NIAR operates more than 320,000 ft2 (29,730m2) of laboratory and office space and employs 350. Clients include Boeing, Bombardier Learjet, Cessna, Hawker Beechcraft and Spirit AeroSystems. Fro more informaitons, visit the NIAR Web Stite:

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