The Inflight Connectivity (IFC) Foundations course is designed for certificated repairmen, new avionics technicians, aviation maintenance technicians and recent graduates interested in improving or acquiring the skills necessary to support inflight connectivity system installations and maintenance. This eight-hour training enables aircraft technicians and operators to gain understanding on the basic airborne networks, IFC systems, and the services they provide.
Presented by: Javier Cervantes, senior technical systems instructor, Gogo Business Aviation
Provide the necessary background knowledge for installing, configuring, optimizing, operating, and troubleshooting IFC systems. Students will gain knowledge on the planning, installation, and administrative duties associated with maintaining and operating IFC cabin and cockpit systems.
- Inflight Connectivity Overview
- Connectivity Demand
- How Aircraft Get Online
- IFC Challenges
- Satellite Connectivity
- Safety Services
- Network Operations
- Voice Services
- Cabin Data
- Air to Ground Connectivity
- Service Altitudes
- Cabin Services
- API (Application Partner Interface)
- Antenna Applications
- Aircraft IFC Network Systems and Services
- Voice Systems
- SBD Services
- 3rd Party Routers
- Cabin Management System Integrations
- Discrete and Annunciation
- WAN Management
- DNS Routing
- Basic Wiring for IFC Systems
- Power Wiring
- Control Wiring
- RF Path Wiring
- 802.11 Protocols
- Static Addressing
- Dynamic Addressing
- Wireless Security
- PBX Functionality
- Wireless Networking Basics
- Wireless Access Points; 802.11 B, G, N, AC
- WAP Antennas
- Wireless Radio Channels
- Data Rate and Throughput
- Device Passive and Active Scanning
- System Function for each System of an IFC Network
Other Upcoming Courses
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: Avidyne IFD540 FMS/GPS Navigator, Garmin G5 Electronic Flight Instrument & GAD 29 ARINC 429 data bus module, PS Engineering PMA8000BT Audio Panel and Trans-Cal SSD120-35C-RS-232 Altitude Encoder
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.
This weeklong course provides an interactive environment to learn, understand and implement the regulations that govern repair station design and operations.
Technicians will learn how to plan, install, interface, configure and check out an installation of a primary flight display, EHSI and GPS/Nav/Com consisting of dual Garmin GI 275, a Garmin GTN 650 touch screen, and a Garmin GTX 345 transponder. Designed for technicians who have experience with avionics installation practices and are looking for more training integrating common general aviation installations.
Build and Keep Your Test Panel!
This course is designed for technicians who have experience with basic avionics installation practice, familiar with basic soldering skills and are looking for experience in LRU bench testing and avionics trouble shooting. Bench testing Nav, VHF Com and transponders will be the focus of study. Technicians will fabricate a general-purpose test panel that they will use in the course. Attendees will keep their fabricated test panel at course completion.
Build and Keep Your Wire Harness!
This course is designed for technicians who have experience with basic avionics installation practice and are looking for experience in transponder LRU bench testing, transponder flight line testing and aircraft trouble shooting. ADS-B transponders systems will be the focus of study. Attendees will keep their fabricated wire harness at course completion.
This course is designed for technicians who have experience with basic avionics installation practice and are looking for experience in Avionics Flight line testing, LRU bench testing and Aircraft trouble shooting. VOR, Localizer, Glideslope, Marker Beacon and VHF Comms will be the focus of study.
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.
This course is targeted for the home builder or avionics technician who wants to learn about performing an avionics installation in an experimental aircraft. The class focuses on the Garmin G3X Touch system, and a simplified example harness is constructed as part of the hands-on portion of the class. While the G3X Touch system is the primary focus, 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 out a niche, this class has something for everyone.