Avotek Adds Online Avionics Training


Avotek launches a new online course for aviation technicians and students preparing to pass the Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) certification exam. This can help persons achieve a Federal Aviation Administration Part 65 Repairman Certificate quickly and save money doing it.*

The Avotek-Online AET test prep course is designed for technical students, those fresh out of the military, new hires, or the training manager at a repair station. It will help these persons or their trainees prepare to pass the AET certification exam. The AET test preparation course is delivered in two parts:

  • I: Basic Electricity and Electronics. 31 lessons
  • II: Maintenance Practices, and Aircraft Fundamentals. 20 lessons (essentially the same material as the General portion of the FAA Mechanic Examination)

The online lessons present the essence of the material. This allows the student who has some knowledge, and needs only a refresher, to quickly move through the online lessons. When a more detailed explanation is needed, the student can find it in the companion textbook—Avotek’s popular Fundamentals of Aircraft Electronics textbook. A few study questions, in quiz form, are included with each lesson online. Additional problems for solving are in the student workbook. The textbook and workbook are available separately.

Avotek is offering introductory pricing for the two test preparation sets until September 30, 2019:

  • Part I: $149
  • Part II: $99

Several free sample courses are available for those who want to try out the training before purchase. Pricing is available for individual one-year subscriptions. Enterprise terms for multiple users may be available directly from Avotek. Contact Avotek-Online at (800) 828-6835 or go to www.avotek-online.com.

* The FAA now recognizes the Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) certificate plus one NCATT avionics endorsement as a set of knowledge that is considered equivalent to completing formal training as required by the regulations (Part 65.101). NCATT is the ASTM International’s National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies. Federal aviation regulations require applicants for the Repairman Certificate to have either 18 months of practical experience applicable to the maintenance of the specific job or completed formal training specifically designed to qualify the applicant for the job. Having the NCATT AET certification, plus one additional NCATT avionics endorsement, is now considered equivalent to completing formal training as required by the regulations.

Third Volume in Avotek’s Four-Volume Avionics Series Now Available!

Avionics: Instruments and Auxiliary Systems

Vision, Radar, Threat Avoidance, Bench, Emergency

The third volume in Avotek’s Avionics Series explores many of the instruments and systems that the technician may encounter in the field. Topics covered include instrument systems, radar systems and weather avoidance, terrain avoidance, traffic surveillance and warning systems, synthetic/enhanced vision systems and emergency equipment. A chapter dedicated to the needs of bench technicians rounds out the volume.

Modern aircraft have many systems beyond basic navigation and communication. This book expands Avotek’s Avionics Series to provide complete coverage of systems available in today’s well equipped aircraft.

Written in an easy-to-grasp style and with many illustrations, this volume is designed to provide effective instruction for students on common avionics systems, old and new.


New avionics book for NCATT exam study

For schools teaching advanced avionics courses, Avotek is pleased to offer Avionics:  Beyond the AET by Tom Inman.   This new book extensively covers material relating to aircraft communication and navigation systems as well as avionics installation.

Beginning with a review of key AET concepts, this volume quickly moves on to more complex material.  It is designed for advanced students and for current technicians preparing for the NCATT exams.

The author is an associate professor at Pennsylvania College of Technology and a regular contributor to the Aircraft Electronics Association publications.

Avotek announces new avionics book

The second edition of  “Avionics:  Systems and Troubleshooting” by T.K. Eismin has been published by Avotek Information Resources.  Updated to focus on new technologies and the latest aircraft developments, this new volume provides a practical guide to advanced avionics for aviation maintenance schools and current avionics technicians.

The second edition has been redesigned, and numerous color photos and illustrations have been added throughout.  Added discussions cover transport category power distribution systems, electronic panel displays, synthetic vision, electronic flight bags, satellite weather systems and ground proximity systems.

This volume takes the AMT past the basic avionics systems into the intricacies of today’s advanced systems.  It is a valuable tool in preparing for NCATT certification testing.