AVI-101 Avionics

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Early Registration Discount
Early Bird: $1,850

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Course is Part of this Program

Course Length
5 days

Course Dates & Locations

  • May 4-8, 2020 - Daytona Beach

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    The Avionics Course introduces engineers and technicians to modern avionics. The course begins with the evolution of avionics technologies and the regulatory and advisory organizations that followed as the needs of the field developed. Early, now legacy avionics systems, are covered as an aid to introduce associated technologies such as charting and navigation. Although many legacy systems are slated to be reduced, their role becomes one of a backup and understanding those systems is important. The majority of the course is dedicated to the latest avionics systems that will be used in the implementation of Performance-Based Navigation, PBN, and Required Navigation Performance.

    In addition to navigation, communications and surveillance systems will be introduced to complete the “Communications, Navigation, Surveillance” or CNS structure of avionics.

    Who Should Attend

    Because avionics is the future of the airline industry, professionals working in various capacities across the aviation industry can benefit from this knowledge including:

    • New engineers or technicians that are employed in the avionics field
    • Avionics engineers or technicians that may not be familiar with the latest avionics technologies
    • Those involved in avionics design, production, marketing or sales 

    Course Objectives

    After completing this course you should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and broad-based understanding of:

    • Evolution of the avionics industry and the regulatory and advisory organizations of today.
    • Introduction or review of fields and waves and electromagnetic compatibility
    • Fundamentals of navigation, WGS-84 earth model
    • Terrestrial radio-based navigation systems for enroute, approach and landing
    • Global navigation satellite systems, GNSS, with emphasis on GPS
    • Augmentation systems for GNSS, space-based and ground-based
    • Surveillance systems including mode-S, TCAS, and ADS-B
    • Communications systems including terrestrial radio, SATCOM, and wired systems

    Attendees Said...

    "It has often been said that aviation, and avionics in particular, has its own unique language of abbreviations and acronyms. This course will demystify some of that strange language and give insight on how the systems work."

    “The instructor’s grasp of the subject matter was exceptional!”

    Contact Us

    Office of Professional Programs, Daytona Beach Campus
    1 Aerospace Boulevard
    Daytona Beach, FL 32114

    About the Instructor

     Albert Helfrick

    Albert Helfrick

    Dr. Albert Helfrick, has over 50 years of experience in the avionics field. He has designed, or led the design of airborne navigation, communications and surveillance, CNS, systems in addition to ramp and shop test equipment.