A new guide has been developed to help assess the competence of avionics professionals who work with airplane technologies and want to become certified as aircraft electronics technicians.
The standard, Guide for Aircraft Electronics Technician Personal Certification, F3245-17, provides a basic approach for evaluating subject and task knowledge and task performance related to areas including aircraft electricity, electronics, wiring, safety practices, tools, and test equipment.
“This guide is the starting point for maintenance organizations, manufacturers, airlines, training providers, educational institutions, and others involved in certifying or hiring skilled technicians who maintain aircraft and their electrical and electronic systems,” said ASTM member Mike Adamson, vice president of member programs and education of the Aircraft Electronics Association.
“This industry consensus standard is the first of many that will support a more uniform approach to training and education in a field where demand for high-tech talent is growing.”
This is the first standard released by ASTM International’s young committee on aerospace personnel (F46). The group was formed in 2015 to help meet the growing need for skilled technicians and broadly-accepted competency standards for the aviation industry.
In the future the committee plans to create additional standards related to base knowledge requirements, certifications, and endorsements in the following areas:
- Airframe and systems
- Compliance documentation
- Equipment and furnishings
- Power plants
- Core competencies
- Soft skills
- Configuring and troubleshooting IT networks and satellite communications systems
- Onboard communication and safety systems
- Planning, integration, installation, testing, and documentation of avionics
Individuals interested in developing standards for aerospace personnel are welcome to attend the upcoming committee meeting on June 27 and 28 in Massachusetts, United States. Click here for more information.