2nd Edition

Aircraft Electrical and Electronic Systems

By David Wyatt, Mike Tooley Copyright 2018
    438 Pages 618 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    438 Pages 618 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Introducing the principles of aircraft electrical and electronic 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 of modules 11 and 13 of part-66 of the 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

    This second edition has been updated to incorporate: complex notation for the analysis of alternating current (AC) circuits; an introduction to the "all electric aircraft" utilising new battery technologies; updated sensor technology using integrated solid-state technology micro-electrical-mechanical sensors (MEMS); an expanded section on helicopter/rotary wing health usage monitoring systems (HUMS).

    Electrical fundamentals; Electronic fundamentals; Digital fundamentals; Generators and motors; Batteries; Power supplies; Wiring and circuit protection; Distribution of power supplies; Controls and transducers; Engine systems; Fuel management; Lights; Cabin systems; Airframe control and indicating systems; Warning and protection systems; Fire and overheat protection; Terrain awareness warning system (TAWS); Flight data and cockpit voice recorders; Electrical and magnetic fields; Continuing airworthiness; Appendices; Index


    David Wyatt has over 45 years experience in the aviation industry. This is founded on a technician apprenticeship with BOAC, progressing onto a development engineer in technical services. He then held various positions after leaving BA, including product support engineer, key account manager and FE lecturer in avionics engineering. These roles covered a range of avionic systems including: flight management systems, auto flight control systems, flight instruments, engine sensors and fire protection systems. David's final role was Head of Airworthiness in the design office at Gama Aviation.

    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.