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Kansas State Polytechnic

Professional Education and Outreach
2310 Centennial Road
Outreach Center
Salina, KS 67401-8196

855-552-0079 toll free
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Aircraft Type Certification

The Aircraft Type Certification course thoroughly explores the design data process leading to issuance of an airworthiness certificate. Emphasis will be on type design and FAA approval, manufacturing and engineering responsibilities, noise certification, and conformity. This is the second course in the Kansas State Polytechnic Aircraft Certification Program. More details about this course and online registration will be announced in fall 2017.


This hybrid course consists of seven online modules and three days of classroom instruction for a total of 45 instructional hours over the course of eight weeks.

Online module dates: April 11-May 30, 2018

In person instruction: June 6-8, 2018

Cost: Early bird rate of $1,750 before March 14, 2018

$2,000 per attendee after March 14, 2018

Registration deadline: April 3, 2018

PDHs: 45 | CEUs: 4.5

Registration fee includes course instruction and related materials.


A discounted rate is offered for companies or organizations sending multiple attendees. Discounts are tied to number of attendees as follows:

Number of registrantsAvailable discountTotal price with early bird rateTotal price with full rate
3 registrants per company1 registration 50% off$4,375 $5,000
4 registrants per company1 registration free  $5,250$6,000

For companies or organizations sending more than four employees, discounts will be applied in the same increments as indicated above.

A discounted registration rate is offered to current graduate and post doctoral students. To be eligible for the academia discount, students should complete a scholarship application form and submit proof of enrollment status by March 14, 2018. Download the application form for additional details on how to apply.


Please contact Professional Education and Outreach at profed@k-state.edu or call our toll free number at 855-552-0079.

About the Instructor

Rangan Ramasamy

Mr. Ramasamy is a senior manager with 25 plus years of experience in Product safety certifications, aircraft certifications and system engineering design. His aircraft certification experience includes Airbus A380 and F35. After receiving his MSEE from Virginia Tech, Mr. Ramasamy worked as a senior engineer, team leader, senior manager, and consultant across several industries, and with companies including GE, HONEYWELL, DELPHI, THALES, CESSNA, PHILIPS, Celestica and RBC Medical.

His areas of experience include Converter/Inverter design and product safety, aircraft system design, safety analysis, and certification documentation, rail control system design, and safety analysis. Mr. Ramasamy is registered to practice before the US Patent and Trade Mark office including its appeal board. He obtained a Remote Pilot in Command license for unmanned aircraft in June 2017.