Future Students:

This is a general list of the subject areas taught in our 6-month AIT course pursuant to the Learn Avionics AIT Certification.

The following areas are taught as part of the AET training segment  (online courses are available for additional help via Avotek)

 

Introductory and General:

  • Direct Current (DC) Basics and Terminology
  • Alternating Current (AC) Basics and Terminology
  • Basic Circuit Theory of Operation, Troubleshooting, Calculations
  • DC / AC Basic Circuit Measurements
  • Resistors Color Codes, Fault Isolation
  • Inductors
  • Capacitors Theory of Operation, Fault Isolation
  • Transformer Theory of Operation, Fault Isolation
  • Analog Circuits, Devices & Switches
  • Power Supply Circuit – Rectifiers, Filters
  • Frequency Sensitive Filter – Theory of Operation
  • Wave Generation Circuits
  • Limiter Circuits
  • Digital Numbering Systems
  • Digital Logic Functions

Common Maintenance Practices

  • Hazards / Safety Practices
  • Hazardous Materials Handling
  • FOD Prevention
  • Technical Publications

Fundamentals of On-Equipment Maintenance

  • Use Common Tools
  • Handling Electrostatic Devices
  • Identify and Perform Corrosion Control
  • Use Safety Devices
  • Aircraft Wiring
  • Perform Wire Maintenance
  • Use Test Equipment / Special Tools

Aircraft Fundamentals

  • Aircraft Structures
  • Aircraft Handling and Safety

 

FCC License Exam Prep for Elements 1, 3, 8 & 9 pursuant to the following FCC License exams (2 weeks)

  • General Radiotelephone Operator License
  • GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) Radio Maintainer’s License
  • Ship Radar Endorsement

 

The following areas are taught within the live installation project (14 weeks)

  • GA avionics Systems Overview (Garmin, Avidyne, Bendix King, Aspen, Trio, Genesys, Dynon, TrueTrak, JPI, EI, uAvionix, Appareo, etc.)
    • EFIS
    • GPS Navigators
    • COM/NAV
    • Autopilot / Flight Control Systems
    • Transponders / ADS-B
    • Engine / Airframe Indication and Monitoring Systems
    • Traffic Avoidance
    • Weather / Radar
    • FMS
    • Power Bus / Distribution
  • Equipment familiarization, operation, capabilities
  • Installation Planning
  • Project Estimating / Management
  • Installation Documentation, Manuals, Approvals, Return-To-Service (RTS) process
  • Panel Modifications / Fabrication
  • Antenna Installations
  • LRU Installations / Mounting
  • Wiring Harness Planning / Fabrication / Testing / Installation
  • Data Bus Interface – RS232, ARINC 429, Can Bus
  • Software updates
  • System configuration
  • Database updates
  • Installation Standards, Best Practices, and Tips / Tricks
  • Installation Issues and Gotcha’s
  • Shop Set-up – Tools – Work Flows