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Integrated Approach for the Use of Simulation Methods for Aircraft Certification: The Impact of Icing in Aircraft and Engine Design, Certification and Operation

For an aircraft/helicopter/jet engine to obtain a type design certification, it must be demonstrated that it can sustain safe flight into known or inadvertent icing conditions. OEMs thus embark on complex icing certification campaigns that involve CFD, wind and icing tunnel testing, all three being considered “simulation”, prior to final demonstration of compliance through Natural Icing Flight Testing.

Date: TBA
Time: 9am – 5pm
Location: 688 Sherbrooke Street West
Fee: $1,095 CAD plus applicable taxes


This course will provide a holistic view and an integrated approach to the interrelated aspects of certifying aircraft and jet engines for flying into known icing conditions.  This is a unique opportunity for engineers engaged in this field to exchange experiences and approaches, and is only made possible by the presence in Montreal of Bombardier Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney Canada. This course will provide an opportunity for interaction which will ultimately enrich both companies and lead to an appreciation of the aircraft behavior in icing conditions, as a system.

Who Should Attend

Engineers from aircraft, helicopter and engine manufacturing companies.


Learn how to:

  • Integrate CFD-Aero + CFD-Icing + Tunnel Testing approaches
  • Write a well-structured compliance plan
  • Include all icing requirements at the aerodynamic design stage
  • Achieve a more comprehensive exploration of the combined aircraft/icing envelopes
  • Target/focus/reduce wind and icing tunnels and flight tests

Topics Covered

  • Fundamentals of In-flight Icing
  • Ice Protection Systems: Anti-icing and De-icing
  • Commonalities between aircraft, helicopter and jet engine certification
  • Operating in Known-icing: Handling Qualities
  • Ice Detectors, Probes and Sensors in the Icing Environment
  • CFD simulation methods of In-flight Icing
  • Wind and icing tunnel simulation methods of In-Flight Icing
  • Natural flight testing
  • How to best achieve a more complete certification and increase safety


Dr. Wagdi G. Habashi, McGill

Fellow, Academy of Science, Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, AIAA and ASME.

Editor-in-Chief: International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Professor Wagdi Habashi holds the NSERC-J. Armand Bombardier-Bell Helicopter-CAE Industrial Research Chair for Multi-disciplinary Analysis and Design of Aerospace Systems in the Mechanical Engineering Department of McGill University and directs its Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. He is also a Research Fellow of Pratt & Whitney Canada. Dr. Habashi is the founder- President of Newmerical Technologies International, a company active in the field of in-flight icing.

Dr. Wagdi Habashi is the recipient of numerous scientific awards for his aerospace work, such as the Killam Engineering Prize, the AIAC James Floyd Award and the CASI McCurdy Award.

Dr. Alberto Pueyo, Bombardier Aerospace

Dr. Alberto Pueyo graduated with a combined Bachelors and Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. He obtained a Master’s degree in Icing Simulation from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal and he received his PhD in CFD from the Institute for Aerospace Studies of the University of Toronto. He joined Bombardier in 1999 as Principal Investigator in Aerothermodynamics. Since then, he has developed a vast experience in icing simulation and aerodynamic effects of icing.

Since 2008 he is the Lead of the Icing Aerodynamics group.

Dr. Roberto Marrano, Pratt & Whitney Canada

Aerodynamics Engineer, Installation and Turbine Aerodynamics

Dr. Roberto Marrano graduated with a PhD’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from École Polytechnique of Montreal. He has been working at Pratt & Whitney Canada for twelve years, in the Installation and Turbine Aerodynamics group. Since 2003, he has been responsible for icing certification of turbofan and turboshaft engines at P&WC. He has also been representing P&WC in the Ice Crystal Consortium and in the Engine Icing Working Group committees since the end of 2006.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation & substitution requests must be made in writing. The following Cancellation Policy applies:

Up to 14 days prior to the start date: Full refund
7 days prior to the start date: Refund minus $100 Cancellation fee
Within 7 days of the start date: No Refund, however suitable participation substitution will be permitted

If no notice is given prior to the start of the event(s) and you fail to attend, you will be liable for the full course fee.

McGill SCS reserves the right to cancel an event up to 5 days prior to its start.

Contact Information

Telephone: 514-398-5454
E-mail: pd.conted [at]

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