Introducing the principles of communications and navigation systems, this book is written for anyone pursuing a career in aircraft maintenance engineering or a related aerospace engineering discipline, and in particular will be suitable for those studying for licensed aircraft maintenance engineer status. It systematically addresses the relevant sections (Air Transport Association of America chapters 23/34) of modules 11 and 13 of part-66 of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) syllabus and is ideal for anyone studying as part of an EASA and FAR-147-approved course in aerospace engineering.
Introduction. Antennas. Transmitters and receivers. VHF communications. HF communications. Flight-deck audio systems. Emergency locator transmitters. Aircraft navigation. Automatic direction finder. VHF omnidirectional range. Distance measuring equipment. Instrument landing system. Microwave landing system. Hyperbolic radio navigation. Doppler navigation. Area navigation. Inertial navigation systems. Global navigation satellite system. Flight management systems. Weather radar. Air traffic control system. Traffic alert and collision avoidance system. Appendices.