AEA hosts four training courses in May

The AEA’s commitment to training continues, and the Dan Derby Center for Professional Development at the association’s international headquarters will be extremely busy during the month of May, as no less than four training courses are available. Here is a brief recap of each course offered. Class sizes are limited, and registrations are being accepted online at

Basic Wiring and Avionics Installation, May 11-13
The Basic Wiring and Avionics Installation course is designed for currently employed repair station personnel, A&P mechanics, and others interested in improving or acquiring the skills necessary to perform avionics installations in general aviation aircraft. This three-day seminar employs in-depth theory and hands-on lab exercises to immerse the seminar attendee in the best practices used to plan, manage and install a general aviation avionics panel. The course is FAA-accepted for 26 hours toward IA renewal training.

Navigation Systems Line Maintenance and Testing, May14
This course will provide in-depth knowledge of theory, operation, testing and troubleshooting for common aircraft navigation systems, to include VOR navigation systems, instrument landing systems and global positioning systems. Students will receive training on the setup and use of the Aeroflex IFR 4000 associated with the testing of aircraft navigation systems. It is suited for those who have completed AEA’s Basic Wiring and Avionics Installation Course, or for those who want to enhance their aircraft line maintenance knowledge and understanding of navigation systems and their testing.

Digital Databus Theory and Analysis Training, May 15
As today’s modern airplanes become much more technologically advanced, so must the professionals who maintain them. The advanced avionics and instrumentation systems used in these aircraft rely on various forms of digital databus communication. Understanding digital databus theory is becoming more and more important for avionics technicians, and even A&P mechanics, to effectively test and troubleshoot these highly advanced aircraft systems.

Certified Repair Station Training Course, May 18-22
This week-long course is divided into training modules designed for startup repair stations as well as mature operators looking to improve their understanding of the regulations, perform internal audits and edit repair station manuals. Presented by Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, this course is appropriate for quality managers, technicians, mechanics and repairmen who are involved in the management of a repair station, as well as individuals looking to establish a Part 145 repair station.

Class sizes are limited. Register now at