The reach of avionics is considerable.
In fact, anyone who uses the avionics of an aircraft is affected by it. The smallest home built aircraft uses them, as do missiles and military jets.
Although avionics is often thought of as complex, such as an autopilot (aircraft flight control) system, avionics can also be as simple as a clock display or an overhead light.
Avionics can include weather radar, flight recorders, and potential threat detection. Engineers design, build, test, install, and upgrade such systems. Some engineers specialize in sub disciplines, such as navigation, flight optimization, weather systems, and communication.
Avionics help pilots with the workload of flying an aircraft and can be used to make better informed decisions throughout all phases of flight.
Like most realms of technology, avionics is rapidly evolving.
Avionics of the future may cause pain for pilots who don’t like change, but advanced avionics should deliver vast improvements in safety.
Future avionics will likely feature more touch screens, capable new sensors, improved automation and more intuitive interfaces.
For example, Saab has developed a wearable head-up display (HUD) featuring new long-range sensors using passive millimeter wave technology developed by Vu Systems. By displaying the output from this sensor, a HUD can show the pilot the runway more than 2 miles away through fog, rain and dust. This is far more distance than traditional infrared-based sensors, which are unable to penetrate through such obscurations.
Manufacturers of ruggedized military and avionics touch screens as well as voice-activated avionics claim the benefits are considerable such as a reduction in human error due to increased situational awareness.
Also, touch screen and voice-activated avionics provides the highest overall optical transmission/clarity and lowers the backlight power requirements over competing products.
In addition to flight display advancements, avionics is also making in-roads in other areas such as emergency Autoland systems that finally solves the puzzle of what to do if the pilot collapses and there are no other pilots on board.
Avionics Certificate Course by Tonex
Avionics Certificate covers theories, technical, certification requirements, and the technologies applied in the current and future avionic systems.
By taking this training course, you will fully understand all the avionics systems, software, hardware, cybersecurity and other topics involved in avionics.
Tonex Avionics Certificate is fun and dynamic. 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.
- Aviation & Avionics Safety
- Safety Engineering
- Avionics Systems Engineering and Development
- Embedded Software Engineering
- Avionics Software Engineering and Development
- Avionics Hardware Engineering and Development
- Aviation CNS / ATM, & Data
- ARP4761A Introduction – Avionics Safety
- ARP4754A: Guidelines for Development of Civil Aircraft and Systems
- DO-178c: Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification
- DO-254: Hardware Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment Certification
- DO-326A / ED-202A: Aviation Cyber Security
- DO-297: IMA Development Guidance
- DO-200B Training: Aviation Database Development and Approval
- DO-278A Training: CNS/ATM Ground-Based Systems
- Safety-Critical Real-time Operating Systems (RTOS) and FAA CAST-32 MCP
- AMC 20-193 & CAST-32A / MCP: Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) guidance for ensuring safe implementation of Multi-Core Processing (MCP)