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In avionic systems engineering it’s crucial for avionic systems engineers to have a complete understanding of the systems involved in avionic technology.

The field of avionics systems engineering plays a vital role in modernization initiatives related to life cycle support of aerospace platforms.

The cockpit of an aircraft is a typical location for avionic equipment, including control, monitoring, communication, navigation, weather and anti-collision systems. The majority of aircraft power their avionics using 14- or 28‑volt DC electrical systems; however, larger, more sophisticated aircraft (such as airliners or military combat aircraft) have AC systems operating at 400 Hz, 115 volts AC.

Communications connect the flight deck to the ground and the flight deck to the passengers. On‑board communications are provided by public-address systems and aircraft intercoms.

Knowledge of fuel systems is also paramount. Fuel Quantity Indication System (FQIS) monitors the amount of fuel aboard. Using various sensors, such as capacitance tubes, temperature sensors, densitometers & level sensors, the FQIS computer calculates the mass of fuel remaining on board.

Fuel Control and Monitoring System (FCMS) reports fuel remaining on board in a similar manner, but, by controlling pumps & valves, also manages fuel transfers around various tanks.

Air navigation is the determination of position and direction on or above the surface of the Earth. Avionics can use satellite navigation systems (such as GPS and WAAS), INS ( inertial navigation system), ground-based radio navigation systems (such as VOR or LORAN), or any combination thereof. Navigation systems calculate the position automatically and display it to the flight crew on moving map displays.

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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