Incorporating Stakeholder Considerations in the Aircraft Design Process: A Focus on Aircraft Design Education

Alexandra E. Coso, Amy R. Pritchett

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Given the critical importance of integrating stakeholder concerns into the design of an aircraft, this paper aims to introduce modifications to aircraft design education which highlight how to incorporate stakeholder considerations into the early phases of design. The modifications are based on results of interviews with Subject Matter Experts, a review of design literature, and an examination of aerospace engineering students’ experiences in aircraft design. The modifications are presented in the context of the 2012-2013 AIAA Foundation Undergraduate Team Aircraft Competition. Evidence from a year-long study of a senior-level aircraft design course illustrates how these modifications could be incorporated into an aerospace senior design course.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication52nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781624102561
StatePublished - 2014
Event52nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2014 - National Harbor, United States
Duration: Jan 13 2014Jan 17 2014

Publication series

Name52nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting


Other52nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNational Harbor

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering


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