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What is avionics?

Avionics are electronic systems and equipment specifically designed for use in aviation. Engine controls, flight control systems, navigation, communications, flight recorders, lighting systems, threat detection, fuel systems, electro-optic (EO/IR) systems, weather radar, performance monitors, and systems that carry out hundreds of other mission and flight management tasks can all be found in aircraft or spacecraft’s avionics. Every modern aircraft, spacecraft, and artificial satellite employs various electronic systems to carry out different functions related to their purpose and mission.

Who uses avionics?

Avionics are used by commercial aircraft, helicopters, military fighter jets, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), business jets, and spacecraft to provide services, carry out missions, make new discoveries, track and report performance measures, and operate within established safety parameters. In addition, the most advanced avionics systems integrate multiple functions to improve performance, simplify maintenance, and reduce costs.

What are the main avionics components?

The intricate electrical system within an aircraft is critical in its operation. The main components of an aircraft electrical system are the alternator/generator, battery, master/battery/alternator switch, bus bar, fuses, circuit breakers, voltage regulator, ammeter, and associated wiring.

What are new technologies that will change avionics?

For the past few years, the avionics industry has been rapidly expanding. Technological progress based on competitiveness and advancement in the aerospace and avionics industries benefits people in various ways. For example, Airbus Group is working on the development of an electric hybrid aircraft powered by a two-megawatt motor. Furthermore, the Airline Executive Engineering Committee (AEEC) recently announced the introduction of internet protocol suite (IPS), which will define the future of aviation safety services communications by using new network infrastructure. IPS will improve air-to-ground data communication performance. In addition, Honeywell Aerospace’s Primus Epic avionics package recently completed a test on cockpit display technology and predictive software that will assist pilots in predicting how sonic booms are created by faster aircraft flying and how they can impact populated areas that come under their flight path.

Which authority controls aviation in South Africa?

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) is in charge of improving civil aviation safety and security, setting qualification standards for licenced aviation personnel, and overseeing aviation training schools. In addition, they create aviation laws in accordance with international standards, implement them through enforcement, and promote the laws to encourage compliance.

What is avionic maintenance?

Avionics maintenance, repairs, and overhaul (MRO) refer to services performed specifically by avionics engineers who specialise in fixed-wing and rotary aircraft control, avionics, and other electronic systems. These services are intended to maintain performance levels, reduce aircraft-on-ground (AOG) delays, and extend the service life of each system and aircraft. While many companies provide avionics maintenance services, it is more cost-effective for airlines and other aircraft owners to select an avionics maintenance MRO that has service locations in their operating regions.

What are the challenges of aircraft maintenance?

Common challenges include a shortage of maintenance and repair facilities, a lack of qualified avionics engineers, and potential supply-chain problems. In addition, mistakes may crop up during maintenance due to distractions, inexperience, fatigue, communication failure, stress, complacency, and other general human errors. In addition, different aircraft have different problem areas, and to be a viable maintenance workshop, your chosen facility must be experienced in that aircraft type. Ultimately, you should select a maintenance shop with the relevant experience and people you can develop a trusting relationship with who offer tips and advice.

Contact Century Avionics for details

Century Avionics is based at Lanseria International Airport. We have more than 40 years of experience providing avionic solutions for most general aviation platforms, including fixed-wing and rotor wing upgrades. We are highly skilled in avionics sales and marketing, installations, repairs and maintenance, support, and certification.

We offer a comprehensive selection of new and used products by leading avionics brands, including Garmin, Bose, LightSpeed, David Clark, Icom, Rexon, RAM, Aera, Yaesu/Verstay, McMurdo, AirGizmo, Honeywell, Aspen Avionics, Dynon Avionics, etc.

Contact us today for any additional questions you might have about avionics. Alternatively, please continue to browse our website to find the information you need.

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