Avionics Technology

AVIONICS -- An acronym for Aviation Electronics.

Avionics follows the same basic principles of universal electronics. Its application however, is limited to aircraft or aviation usage.

Avionics Tech deals with the same standard Wiring Diagram symbols and the same basic test equipment just like any other electronics tech. The only dividing line is the more stringent and rigid knowledge and proficiency an Avionics Tech employs on the job.

Firstly, he must be licensed (by Civil Aviation Authority) either as a limited RE (Radio Electronics) Technician or more higher REI (Radio Electronics & Instruments) licensee. To qualify as an REI Technician, he must have extensive years of experience on the job preferably with factory training certifications to back him up before he takes his Licensure Examination.

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In the field of Avionics, highly specialized training come from big names like Garmin, Honeywell, Collins, Avidyne, and Bendix to name a few. This equips the avionics technician to handle the latest digital technology, Navigational and Communication Equipment (NAVCOM), Global Positioning System (GPS), Flight Directors and Autopilot System installed on aircraft. They are also trained to bench check, troubleshoot or repair aircraft instruments on shop (off aircraft) and on field (on aircraft).

This profession is in high demand. In fact, most Filipino REI's are currently employed in many airlines abroad.

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