Inflight Connectivity Foundations

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

Course Objective:
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.

Course Topics:

  • Inflight Connectivity Overview
    • Connectivity Demand
    • How Aircraft Get Online
    • IFC Challenges
  • Satellite Connectivity
    • Networks
    • Providers
    • Safety Services
    • Network Operations
    • Voice Services
    • Cabin Data
  • Air to Ground Connectivity
    • Network
    • Providers
    • Service Altitudes
    • Frequencies     
    • 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
  • TCP-IP
    • Topologies
    • 802.11 Protocols
    • Static Addressing
    • Dynamic Addressing
    • Wireless Security
    • Tooling               
    • DHCP
    • IPV4
    • IPV6
    • POE
    • Virtual
    • PBX Functionality
  • Wireless Networking Basics
    • Wireless Access Points; 802.11 B, G, N, AC
    • WAP Antennas
    • Wireless Radio Channels
    • Data Rate and Throughput
    • MIMO
    • Device Passive and Active Scanning
    • Security
  • System Function for each System of an IFC Network
    • Datalink
    • Voice
    • Data
    • Entertainment
AEA Member $1199 | Non-Member $1299