3rd Edition

Aircraft Communications and Navigation Systems

By Mike Tooley, David Wyatt Copyright 2024
    390 Pages 426 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    390 Pages 426 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    390 Pages 426 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    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 www.66web.co.uk

    This new and updated third edition provides readers with an overview of the latest key technologies that underpin the functioning of safety-critical systems such as those used in flight management, reporting, navigation, and air traffic control.

    1. Introduction

    2. Antennas

    3. Transmitters and receivers

    4. VHF communications

    5. HF communications

    6. Flight-deck audio systems

    7. Emergency locator transmitters

    8. Aircraft navigation

    9. Automatic direction finder

    10. VHF omnidirectional range

    11. Distance measuring equipment

    12. Instrument landing system

    13. Doppler navigation

    14. Area navigation

    15. Inertial navigation systems

    16. Global navigation satellite systems

    17. Flight management systems

    18. Weather radar

    19. Air traffic control systems

    20. Traffic alert and collision avoidance systems

    21. Electromagnetic compatibility


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

    David Wyatt has over 45 years’ experience in the aviation industry. After a technician apprenticeship in BOAC he progressed as a development engineer at BA. After a period as an avionics engineering lecturer in further education, David went on to become Head of Airworthiness at Gama Aviation. David is the author of several popular books in the Routledge Aircraft Engineering Series.