Safety Management System Coordinator Training (Webinar)

The AEA has developed a proprietary SMS program designed for maintenance organizations, sized for small businesses and leveraged by the 900-strong repair station membership. This program has been coordinated with the Federal Aviation Administration and Transport Canada Civil Aviation, as well as discussions with the Australian government's Civil Aviation Safety Authority and the European Aviation Safety Agency for future acceptance.

A live webinar will be delivered in four one-hour modules (see below). Full participation required to become an SMS coordinator (training certificate provided upon completion).

Presented by:  Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs.

Introduction to Safety Management Systems (9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. AEDT)

  • Overview of SMS
  • Why SMS
  • ICAO mandate 

Our Approach (10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. AEDT)

  • Regulatory environment
  • Human factors
  • Safety culture

SMS Elements (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. AEDT)

  • Safety culture
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk management
  • Continuous improvement

Our Program -- AEA's online SMS (12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. AEDT)

  • System overview
  • Hazard reports, audit findings, incident/accident reports, risk assessment, dashboard
  • User management
  • How to get started with the AEA

The training will provide a solid overview of modern safety principles, the International Civil Aviation Organization guidance on SMS implementation and the use and operation of the proprietary AEA SMS program.

AEA Member $99 | Non-Member $199 | Academic $49

The Classroom

AEA Member $999 | Non-Member $1099

Bench Basics & Flight Line Troubleshooting

This course is designed for technicians who have completed the AEA’s Basic Wiring course and/or have a couple of years of basic avionics installation practice, familiar with basic soldering skills and are looking for experience in LRU bench testing and avionics flight line testing. ADS-B transponder systems, nav/ILS and VHF comms will be the focus of study. Technicians will fabricate a general-purpose test panel, a bench test harness, and a transponder test harness that they will use in the course.

*Attendees will keep their fabricated test panel and harness projects!

AEA Member $349 | Non-Member $449

Pitot Static & Transponder Testing & Inspection with ADS-B Implementation

Attendees will learn the proper methods for conducting pitot/static and transponder tests and inspections. This full-day course offers hands-on training, including a regulatory review and an explanation of the proper administrative procedures for completing these critical certifications. With so many questions surrounding ADS-B this course will provide the answers and what you need to know.

AEA Member $349 | Non-Member $449

IFR6000 Operations

This course is designed to provide maintenance personnel with the knowledge and skills required to operate the IFR6000 to verify and maintain Transponder, UAT, TCAS, and DME systems.

AEA Member $449 | Non-Member $499

Avionics Installation for Experimental Aircraft

This course is designed for the homebuilder or avionics technician who is looking for guidance in completing an avionics installation on an experimental aircraft. While the Garmin G3X Touch system is used as an example in the course, the wiring principles and general guidance can be applied to any experimental avionics system. From the do-it-yourselfer to the avionics shop looking to carve a niche, this class has something for everyone.

AEA Member $599 | Non-Member $699

Basic Wiring & Avionics Installation

The Basic Wiring & Avionics Installation course is designed for certificated repairmen, new avionics technicians, aviation maintenance technicians and recent graduates interested in improving or acquiring the skills necessary to perform avionics installations. This three-day seminar employs in-depth theory and hands-on lab exercises to immerse the attendee in the best practices used to plan, manage, and install a general aviation avionics panel. Installation lab includes: Garmin GNS 530, Avidyne IFD550/540, Garmin GMA 340, MidContinent Instruments and Avionics MD200-206CDI, L-3 Lynx NGT-9000 Transponder/ADS-B Transceiver and Sandia SAE 5-35 Altitude Encoder

AEA Member $449 | Non-Member $549

Basic Pitot Static & Transponder Theory, Testing & Troubleshooting

The Basic Pitot Static & Transponder course is designed for entry-level avionics technicians or those looking for basic training on pitot/static & aircraft transponder systems. This two-day course covers the history and theory of operation of pitot/static instruments and transponders, as well as system set-up, hands-on testing, and the troubleshooting skills necessary to perform FAR 91.411 and 91.413 checks.

AEA Member $649 | Non-Member $749

Avionics Installation and Integration Training

This course is designed for technicians who have completed AEA’s Basic Wiring & Avionics Installation Course and/or have a couple years of basic avionics installation practice and are looking for more experience integrating common general aviation installations. Technicians will learn how to plan, install, interface, configure and check out an installation consisting of a Garmin GTN 650 touch screen nav/com/GPS, Garmin GTX 345 transponder and an Aspen EFD1000 primary flight display.

AEA Member $599 | Non-Member $1099

The Regulations of Maintenance

Understanding the regulations of the repair station is only part of the equation. Like pieces of a puzzle, each regulation is needed to fit together in order to fully view the repair station’s requirements. Understanding the regulatory relationship between the business (part 145); the maintenance it performs (part 43); the parts it uses (part 21); as well as the needs of customers (part 91) are essential to provide regulatory compliant services in aviation maintenance.  This session will cover the basics of the maintenance and modification regulations but more importantly, it focuses on their integrated relationship with the business.

AEA Member $299 | Non-Member $399

ADS-B 2.0 Configuration, Testing & Troubleshooting

This updated version of the “ADS-B: All the Ins and Outs” course is designed for currently employed repair station personnel and installers of ADS-B systems. Approximately 7% of all general aviation ADS-B installations are non-compliant based on the FAA’s ADS-B Performance Monitoring System. This course focuses on the proper configuration and testing of ADS-B installations to ensure your installation meets the performance requirements and regulations. Also included are troubleshooting tips and tricks that will help you resolve the common problems found in ADS-B installations.

AEA Member $299 | Non-Member $399

Digital Databus Theory & Analysis Training

As today’s modern airplanes become much more technologically advanced, so must the professionals that 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.