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Introduction to Avionics Systems Flight Test

35 Lecture Hour(s)
1 Week(s)

The Avionics Systems Flight Test module introduces students to the fundamental principles of operation of key aircraft avionics systems and then focuses on how these systems are tested to determine compliance with civil certification requirements. The civil certification process as applicable to avionics systems is covered in detail. Students are also introduced to anthropometric standards and ergonomic concepts in flight deck design and the applicable regulatory, guidance materials and recommended methods of demonstrating compliance when testing new or modified avionic systems are presented.

Admission:  Graduate student standing or permission from the instructor


  • Introduction to Avionics Flight Testing
  • Anthropometrics and Ergonomics
  • Civil certification
  • Avionics Software
  • Computing and Integration
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum and Communication
  • Attitude Heading and Reference Systems
  • Gyroscope
  • Inertial Navigation (IN)Systems
  • Global Positioning System(GPS)
  • Navigation sensors
  • Autopilots
  • Vision Systems
  • Electronic Flight Information Systems
  • Flight Management Systems(FMS)
  • Traffic Avoidance and Collision Systems (TCAS), Terrain Avoidance Warning System (TAWS), Enhanced/Ground Proximity Warning Systems (EGPWS)Radar testing.

Start date:        On-site in July 2024
Duration:   1 week academics – optional flying week available on demand at extra cost

The new facility features a 27,000 sq.ft. hangar, big enough to house ITPS’s expanding fleet of aircraft. The administration and classroom building have been extended by 15,000 square feet and feature six additional classrooms, a simulator centre, a state of the art Telemetry Room, additional student facilities and change rooms. The new building features additional briefing rooms, a flight crew ready room and much enlarged canteen area.

CYXU is a modern regional airport 5 nm north east of the city of London, Ontario. The airport is an international gateway airport with direct flights from Chicago and Detroit and Immigration and Customs facilities. It is as of 2009 the 20th busiest airport in Canada, which makes for efficient school operations with little to no delays due to traffic. The airport is south of Toronto and outside the Toronto (CYYZ) FIR and has close access to large sections of Class E and G airspace minimizing transit times for the execution of flight exercises which can be flown up to FL180 on a VFR flight plan but are Controlled VFR (CVFR) with flight control by Toronto Center above 12000 feet. Two dedicated test areas Delta and Juliet a low altitude one to 12000 and a high altitude one over Lake Huron, up to FL350, north west of London may be used by the school under an agreement with NAV Canada, the Canadian Air Traffic Control Authority. The school therefore enjoys a very favourable air traffic environment for its training operations.

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