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Avionics systems engineering is a complex mix of functionally complex components provided by multiple suppliers into a system that’s reliable enough to ensure consistent aircraft performance and passenger safety.

An avionics systems engineer is an amalgam of skill and responsibility. The skill set is substantial because avionic systems include diverse technologies such as communications, navigation, display and management of multiple systems and the hundreds of systems that are fitted to aircraft to perform individual functions.

An avionics systems engineering designs and develops spacecraft and aircraft instruments. They are also tasked with conducting research that has to do with the safety of the aviation industry, the aircraft in particular.

Commercial airliners, helicopters, military fighter jets, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), business jets, and spacecraft all use avionics – to provide services, carry out missions, make new discoveries, track and report performance measures, and operate within established safety parameters.

The most advanced avionics systems also integrate multiple functions to improve performance, simplify maintenance, and contain costs.

The quality of avionics systems engineering needs to be very high. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecasts that global passenger numbers will almost double by 2036, rising to 7.8 billion annually. To match that demand, the aviation industry is continuing to raise output to historic levels—which means lots of work for qualified avionic systems engineers.

The increasing digitization of avionics – especially in maintenance sector — will be another factor demanding different skills to previous generations’ skills. 

Digitization will have to play a significant part in helping to address this challenge, for example, technicians using virtual reality will be able to better visualize how components fit together – enabling them to “step inside” an assembly or view it from multiple angles.

Want to learn more? Tonex offers Avionic Systems Engineering Crash Course, a 4-day curriculum that covers a comprehensive training of theories, technical, certification requirements, and the technologies applied in avionic systems.

Lectures are delivered in the format of interactive presentations. Once the theoretical part of the training is finished, you will practice the taught concepts and theories with real-world examples to ensure you have completely learned all the topics.

Tonex also offers nearly four dozen other Aerospace & Defense Engineering Training courses.

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