Avionics News December 2013 - 47

Technologies Aircraft Electronics Technician standard
to demonstrate knowledge of aviation subjects. The
and certification. The AET is the primary certification
textbook devotes four chapters to aviation theory, starting
common across the industry and identifies individuals
with the fundamentals of flight. Corrosion control
possessing the core knowledge of an aircraft
subjects are covered, along with aviation manuals and
electronics technician. The AET certification also
drawings. Kenney includes a detailed chapter regarding
offers corresponding endorsements.
safety in the shop and on the flightline.
The new publication contains 13 well-illustrated
The chapter on flight fundamentals discusses
chapters beginning with the
aerodynamics, the atmosphere,
basic physics of electricity and
Bernoulli's principle, airfoils,
ending with an overview of
thrust and drag, and aircraft
tools and test equipment used
control. Kenney explores
Attendees at
in the avionics industry. Along
aerodynamics and control
the way, students are guided
systems for both large and
the 2014 AEA
through the fundamentals of
small aircraft.
International
direct and alternating current,
The chapter on manuals and
components, generation and
drawings prepares students
Convention & Trade
storage of electricity. In contrast
to work with manufacturer
Show will have
to many electronics textbooks
maintenance manuals. After
outside the avionics industry, it
reading the chapter, students
the opportunity to
details batteries, alternators and
will be able to explain the
generators, including multiphase
purpose of various drawing
take NCATT's AET
systems.
types. Included in this chapter
certification exam at
Readers are introduced
is an introduction to the ATA
to solid-state components,
code, a common referencing
no cost, courtesy of
amplifiers, oscillators, wavestandard. Today's technicians
shaping circuits and filters.
must work with a wide variety
the AEA Educational
The text goes beyond bipolar
of media used for maintenance
Foundation.
transistors and into the realm of
documentation. The book
field effect transistors, silicon
prepares students to work
rectifiers, and triacs and other
with paper, microfiche and
special diodes.
computer-based manuals.
In the textbook, Kenney
In addition, the textbook
guides students through digital numbering and logic
describes the factors promoting corrosion on aircraft
functions. The text covers conversions between the
and where it's likely to occur. Readers can expect to
different numbering types. The sections on both static
learn about methods of preventing and controlling
and dynamic logic contain plenty of truth tables and
corrosion. Technicians trained using Kenney's
timing diagrams. Various counters, adders and clocks
textbook will be able to inspect an aircraft and
are described, which go a long way to making new
recognize the types of corrosion present.
technicians comfortable with the various types of digital
The book finishes with a chapter on hand tools
circuitry used in avionics.
and test equipment. An avionics program focusing on
Presumably, students preparing to take the AET
electronics might leave graduates with a knowledge
certification exam have a goal of becoming an avionics
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technician. To that end, the AET exam requires students
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Avionics News December 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News December 2013

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View From Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Beltway Briefing
Want to be Found ... and Legal?
Member Profile
Trig Avionics Ltd.
Avionics News Through the Years
EEDirect
A Conversation With...
Member Profile
Avotek Publishes New AET Study Guide
Civil UAV's
Business Basics
AEA Newsmakers at NBAA Convention
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
Avionics News December 2013 - Intro
Avionics News December 2013 - Cover1
Avionics News December 2013 - Cover2
Avionics News December 2013 - 1
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Avionics News December 2013 - 3
Avionics News December 2013 - Point of Communication
Avionics News December 2013 - 5
Avionics News December 2013 - AEA Now
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Avionics News December 2013 - The View From Washington
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Avionics News December 2013 - International News and Regulatory Updates
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Avionics News December 2013 - Beltway Briefing
Avionics News December 2013 - Want to be Found ... and Legal?
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Avionics News December 2013 - Member Profile
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Avionics News December 2013 - Member Profile
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Avionics News December 2013 - Avotek Publishes New AET Study Guide
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Avionics News December 2013 - Civil UAV's
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Avionics News December 2013 - Business Basics
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Avionics News December 2013 - AEA Newsmakers at NBAA Convention
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