2. Why should we design a new aircraft?;
3. Why is it that shape? - civil aircraft;
4. Why is it that shape - other types;
5. What's under the skin? - structure and properties;
6. What's under the skin? - airframe systems;
7. What's under the skin? - avionics, flight control and weapons systems;
8. Why do aircraft cost so much?;
9. What help can I get? - bibliography and computer-aided design;
10. The shape of things to come - should the project continue?;
11. What can go wrong? - some lessons from past aircraft projects, and a glimpse into the future; Appendix A. Useful aircraft design data; Appendix B. A-90 parametric study. Example. The A-90 500-seat airliner; Appendix C. The prediction of aircraft reliability and maintainability targets; References; Index.
John Fielding is Professor Emeritus and the former Head of the Aerospace Engineering Group in the School of Engineering, Cranfield University, UK. His research, teaching and continuing consulting focused on aircraft design, reliability, maintainability and operational effectiveness.