Frontiers in Aerospace Science

Frontiers in Aerospace Science

Volume: 3

Conceptual Design of Green Transport Airplane

Conceptual Design of Green Transport Airplanes presents key information, methodologies, and modern tools for the conceptual design of airliners that comply with requirements to minimal environmental ...
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Aircraft Design Phases

Pp. 172-214 (43)

Bento S. de Mattos, Jose A. T. G. Fregnani and Paulo Eduardo C. S. Magalhaes


Aircraft design is a complex and fascinating business and a field of research and many good books have been written about it. The very complex and dynamic nature of the subject means that no book can do justice to it. This chapter, therefore, will primarily act as an introduction to the whole field of aircraft design leading towards the main phases of an aircraft development program. It also provides information about the whole aircraft design process together with descriptions of the aircraft design phases. Certification is an important aspect of aircraft design process and therefore is covered in the present chapter with more details.


Aircraft design phases, Conceptual design, Design requirements, Financial analysis.


Aircraft Design Department Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica (ITA) Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo Brazil.