Safety Management System Coordinator Training (Including SAS)

More and more customers and international authorities are asking for safety management systems from Aircraft Electronics Association members. To satisfy their needs, 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.

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

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.

This training program is mandatory for a repair station’s accountable manager or SMS coordinator (if designated) in order to enroll a repair station in the AEA SMS program.

Many AEA member companies have been introduced to the FAA’s new “buzzword” of SAS, or Safety Assurance System.  The concepts of SAS are not new or novel, nor are they especially burdensome.  They do, however, require a new vocabulary and, in particular, require a new view of your business.

According to the FAA, “The SAS policy and procedure provide aviation safety inspectors with standardized protocols to evaluate certificate holder programs required by regulations to be approved or accepted.”  The FAA continues that “SAS is a system safety approach to oversight based on our policy. The FAA follows a regulatory policy, which recognizes the obligation of the certificate holder to maintain the highest possible degree of safety.”

System safety is not new to the AEA, and the AEA Safety Management System is based on the same principles of system safety as demonstrated in the FAA’s Safety Assurance System.

Safety is defined as “the state in which the risk of harm to people or property damage is reduced to and maintained at or below an acceptable level through a continuing process of hazard identification and risk management.”  You cannot separate the oversight of safety in one program from safety oversight in another program. The AEA SMS training will not only review the principles of system safety and the application of SMS, but also the parallels and similarities with the FAA’s new SAS oversight of repair stations.

So whether you are interested in implementing your Safety Management System or simply getting a better understanding of the principles of the Safety Assurance System, this training has been designed for you.

AEA Member $249 | Non-Member $349 | Academic $249

The Classroom

AEA Member $449 | Non-Member $499

Avionics Installation for Experimental Aircraft

This course is designed for the aircraft technician or home builder who is looking for guidance in completing an installation on an experimental aircraft with the popular Garmin G3X Touch large format flight display system. From the do-it-yourselfer to the avionics shop looking to carve out a niche in this ever-expanding market, this class has something for everyone.

AEA Member $549 | 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, 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 $249 | Non-Member $349

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.

AEA Member $599 | Non-Member $699

Certified Repair Station Training

A week-long course divided into training modules designed for start-up repair stations as well as mature operations looking to improve their understanding of the regulations, performing internal audits and editing repair stations manuals.

AEA Member $599 | Non-Member $699

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 GTX33ES remote transponder and an Aspen EFD1000 primary flight display.

AEA Member $299 | Non-Member $399

Pitot Static & Transponder Certification Training with ADS-B Implementation Session

Attendees will learn the proper methods for conducting pitot/static and transponder certification testing. 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 to meet the mandate.

AEA Member $299 | Non-Member $399

RVSM Maintenance & Advanced Transponder Training

Attendees will be introduced to the regulations, documentation, test equipment and maintenance practices associated with performing RVSM maintenance and will follow with an in depth look at Mode S transponders. This course assumes the attendee has good operating knowledge of FAR 91.411 and 91.413.

AEA Member $299 | Non-Member $399

Navigation Systems Line Maintenance & Testing

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. Perfect 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.