Aircraft Design Questions and Answers

Aircraft Design Interview Questions and Answers

Our 1000+ Aircraft Design questions and answers focuses on all areas of Aircraft Design subject covering 100+ topics in Aircraft Design. These topics are chosen from a collection of most authoritative and best reference books on Aircraft Design. One should spend 1 hour daily for 2-3 months to learn and assimilate Aircraft Design comprehensively. This way of systematic learning will prepare anyone easily towards Aircraft Design interviews, online tests, examinations and certifications.


– 1000+ Multiple Choice Questions & Answers in Aircraft Design with explanations
– Every MCQ set focuses on a specific topic in Aircraft Design Subject

Who should Practice these Aircraft Design Questions?
– Anyone wishing to sharpen their knowledge of Aircraft Design Subject
– Anyone preparing for aptitude test in Aircraft Design
– Anyone preparing for interviews (campus/off-campus interviews, walk-in interview and company interviews)
– Anyone preparing for entrance examinations and other competitive examinations
– All – Experienced, Freshers and Students


Here’s list of Questions & Answers on Aircraft Design Subject covering 100+ topics:

1. Questions & Answers on Design Process Overview

The section contains questions and answers on design process phases and conceptual design.

Phases Conceptual Design Process

2. Questions on Conceptual Sketch Sizing

The section contains questions on conceptual sketch sizing like takeoff-weight buildup and construction, empty weight and fuel-fraction estimation.

Conceptual Sketch Sizing – Takeoff-Weight Buildup
Conceptual Sketch Sizing – Empty-Weight Estimation
Conceptual Sketch Sizing – Fuel-Fraction Estimation-1
Conceptual Sketch Sizing – Fuel-Fraction Estimation-2
Conceptual Sketch Sizing – Takeoff-Weight Calculation

3. Questions & Answers on Airfoil and Geometry Selection

The section contains questions and answers on airfoil selection, wing geometry, tail geometry and arrangement.

Airfoil Selection-1
Airfoil Selection-2
Airfoil Selection-3
Wing Geometry-1
Wing Geometry-2
Tail Geometry and Arrangement

4. Questions on Thrust-Weight Ratio and Wing Loading

The section contains questions on thrust weight ratio and wing loading.

Thrust Weight Ratio-1
Thrust Weight Ratio-2
Wing Loading
Selection of Thrust-Weight and Wing Loading

5. Questions & Answers on Initial Sizing

The section contains questions and answers on rubber engine sizing, fixed engine sizing, geometry and control surface sizing.

Rubber-Engine Sizing
Fixed-Engine Sizing
Geometry Sizing
Control-Surface Sizing

6. Questions on Configuration Layout and Loft

The section contains questions on conic lofting, conic fuselage development, wing/tail layout and loft, wetted area and volume determination.

Configuration Layout – Conic Lofting
Configuration Layout – Conic Fuselage Development
Configuration Layout – Wing/Tail Layout and Loft-1
Configuration Layout – Wing/Tail Layout and Loft-2
Configuration Layout – Wetted Area and Volume Determination


7. Questions & Answers on Configuration Layout Considerations

The section contains questions and answers on aerodynamic and structural considerations, configuration layout considerations like radar, infrared and visual detectability, aural signature, vulnerability considerations, crashworthiness considerations, producibility and maintainability considerations.

Configuration Layout – Aerodynamic Considerations-1
Configuration Layout – Aerodynamic Considerations-2
Configuration Layout – Structural Considerations
Configuration Layout Considerations – Radar Detectability
Configuration Layout Considerations – Infrared Detectability
Configuration Layout Considerations – Visual Detectability
Configuration Layout Considerations – Aural Signature
Configuration Layout – Vulnerability Considerations
Configuration Layout – Crashworthiness Considerations
Configuration Layout – Producibility Considerations
Configuration Layout – Maintainability Considerations

8. Questions on Crew Station, Passengers, and Payload

The section contains questions on crew station, passenger compartment and payload weapons carriage.

Crew Station
Passenger Compartment
Payload – Weapons Carriage-1
Payload – Weapons Carriage-2

9. Questions & Answers on Propulsion and Fuel System Integration

The section contains questions and answers on propulsion selection, fuel system, jet engine and propeller engine integration.

Propulsion Selection
Propulsion – Jet-Engine Integration-1
Propulsion – Jet-Engine Integration-2
Propulsion – Jet-Engine Integration-3
Propulsion – Jet-Engine Integration-4
Propulsion – Propeller-Engine Integration
Fuel System

10. Questions on Landing Gear and Subsystems

The section contains questions on landing gear arrangements, tire sizing and shock absorbers, gear retraction geometry, seaplanes and subsystems.

Landing Gear Arrangements
Landing Gear – Tire Sizing
Landing Gear – Shock Absorbers
Gear-Retraction Geometry
Landing Gear and Subsystems – Seaplanes


11. Questions & Answers on Aerodynamics

The section contains questions and answers on aerodynamic forces and coefficients, aerodynamics lift, parasite drag and drag due to lift.

Aerodynamic Forces
Aerodynamic Coefficients
Aerodynamics – Lift
Aerodynamics – Parasite (Zero-Lift) Drag and Drag due to Lift

12. Questions on Propulsion

The section contains questions on jet-engine thrust considerations, turbojet installed thrust, installed-thrust methodology, piston-engine and turboprop performance.

Propulsion – Jet-Engine Thrust Considerations and Turbojet Installed Thrust
Propulsion – Installed-Thrust Methodology
Propulsion – Piston-Engine and Turboprop Performance

13. Questions & Answers on Structures and Loads

The section contains questions and answers on loads categories, air loads, structural-analysis fundamentals, structures fundamentals, material selection and properties.

Loads Categories
Air Loads
Structures Fundamentals
Structures – Material Selection and Properties
Structural-Analysis Fundamentals

14. Questions on Stability, Control, and Handling Qualities

The sections covers questions on longitudinal and lateral-directional static stability and control, stick free and dynamic stability.

Longitudinal Static Stability and Control-1
Longitudinal Static Stability and Control-2
Lateral-Directional Static Stability and Control
Stick-Free Stability
Dynamic Stability

15. Questions & Answers on Performance and Flight Mechanics

The section contains questions and answers on steady level flight, steady climbing and descending flight, level turning and gliding flight, energy maneuverability methods, flight mechanics operating envelope, flight mechanics takeoff and landing analysis.

Flight Mechanics – Steady Level Flight-1
Flight Mechanics – Steady Level Flight-2
Flight Mechanics – Steady Climbing and Descending Flight
Flight Mechanics – Level Turning Flight
Flight Mechanics – Gliding Flight-1
Flight Mechanics – Gliding Flight-2
Flight Mechanics – Energy-Maneuverability Methods
Flight Mechanics – Operating Envelope
Flight Mechanics – Takeoff Analysis
Flight Mechanics – Landing Analysis
If you would like to learn Aircraft Design thoroughly, you should attempt to work on the complete set of questions and answers mentioned above. It will immensely help anyone trying to crack an exam or an interview.

Here’s the list of Best Reference Books in Aircraft Design.

Wish you the best in your endeavor to learn and master Aircraft Design!

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