Aviation Electronics can also commonly be referred to as Avionics. The main areas of concentration in this field include communications, navigation, air traffic control, instrumentation and automatic flight control. Avionic technicians or Aviation Electronics technicians can work in maintenance, repair, manufacturing and installing new systems. A graduate of this program is not only trained in basic electronics, but in advanced aircraft communication and navigation equipment and their specialized test equipment as well as unmanned aerial systems that relate to the emerging field related to unmanned aerial vehicles – also known as drones.
Aviation electronics play a key role in the development and construction of satellites, helicopters, and aircraft of all types and sizes. Technicians in the field are responsible for the assembly, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and installation of these airborne and space-related components. This includes the emerging field of Unmanned Aerial Systems and Vehicles (UAV).
Today’s aircraft are highly complex machines that require reliable components and systems to fly safely. To keep aircraft in peak operating condition, aircraft and avionics equipment technicians perform scheduled maintenance, make repairs and complete inspections. They must follow detailed federal regulations set by the FAA that dictate maintenance schedules for a variety of different operations.
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At Spartan College, you can graduate with an associate degree in aviation electronics in just 15 months, which can provide you with rich opportunities to work in the avionics industry. Interested in seeing the training facilities? Request program info online or call 1-888-354-1902 today for more information.