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2nd Edition

Aircraft Communications and Navigation Systems

ISBN 9780415827751
Published October 4, 2017 by Routledge
362 Pages

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Book Description

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.

  • Delivers the essential principles and knowledge base required by Airframe and Propulsion (A&P) Mechanics for Modules 11 and 13 of the EASA Part-66 syllabus and BTEC National awards in aerospace engineering
  • Supports mechanics, technicians and engineers studying for a Part-66 qualification
  • Comprehensive and accessible, with self-test questions, exercises and multiple choice questions to enhance learning for both independent and tutor-assisted study
  • Additional resources and interactive materials are available at the book's companion website at


Table of Contents

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.

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Mike Tooley has over 30 years of teaching electronic principles, electronics and avionics to engineers and technicians, previously as Head of Department of Engineering and Vice Principal at Brooklands College in Surrey, UK, and currently works as a consultant and freelance technical author.

David Wyatt has over 45 years’ experience in the aviation industry, including Head of Airworthiness at Gama Aviation, and an FE lecturer in avionics engineering. David is co-author in the aircraft engineering book series and has written BTEC National specifications.