Future students, 

Here 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 (first 8-10 weeks give or take)

 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 (1-2 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 (12-14 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
  • Intro to Avionics Shop Management and Profitability-