Classroom Training

In addition to virtual training, Azimuth Aerospace also offers instructor-led classroom training on a variety of topics designed to give you an edge in the workplace or help you through a course of study. 

Azimuth Aerospace has partnered with the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) and teaches several classes at the AEA's headquarters in Lee's Summit, Missouri just outside Kansas City. To register for classes offered in partnership with the AEA, please visit their website,, and click on the 'Training' tab. 

Below, you will find information on the courses Azimuth Aerospace offers:

Digital Databus Theory & Analysis

Course Description:
As today’s modern aircraft become much more technologically advanced, so must the professionals that maintain them. The advanced avionics and instrumentation systems used in these aircraft rely on various forms of digital databus communication. Understanding digital databus theory is becoming more and more important for avionics technicians, and even A&P mechanics, to effectively test and troubleshoot these highly advanced aircraft systems and the wiring associated with them.
The Digital Databus Theory training course is a comprehensive exploration through several databuses commonly used in today’s avionics equipment. In addition to learning the basic operation of RS-232, RS-422, ARINC 429 and MIL-STD-1553, students will explore the bit and word structure of ARINC 429, the most common databus used in aviation. Students will also gain hands-on experience using an ARINC 429 databus reader to test and troubleshoot a modern air data computer.

Course Objectives:
  • Understand the basic theory of operation of common databuses used in aviation to include RS-232, RS-422, ARINC 429, and MIL-STD-1553
  • Understand the basic wiring and integration practices used with each of the common digital databuses
  • Understand the bit and word structure of ARINC 429
  • Be able to convert numbers between the various numbering systems used within digital databuses to include binary, octal, decimal, and hexadecimal
  • Be able to use an ARINC 429 databus reader to connect to an ARINC 429 databus
  • Be able to decode the data from an ARINC 429 databus and interpret the information to determine the values produced by the ARINC 429 device
Troubleshoot common problems associated with digital databuses

Class Schedule:
Date Location Cost
There are no classes scheduled at this time   $249/student

There is no NCATT certification solely for this training content; however, this training course covers some of the standards in the NCATT Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) certification. 

Please email for scheduling and reservations.

Foreign Object Elimination

Course Description:
Foreign Object Elimination is a must-have training course for anyone working directly on aircraft, helicopters, aircraft components, or in and around aircraft maintenance facilities. Being knowledgeable in how to prevent foreign object damage helps reduce the risk of costly FOD incidents.

Course Objectives:
  • Increase awareness of Foreign Object Damage (Cause & Effect of FOD)
  • Present common FOD prevention practices used in the industry (Tool Control, Hardware Accountability, Material Handling, etc.)
  • Prepare you for the NCATT FOE Certification Exam
  • Credit 8 hours of FAA-accepted IA Refresher training

You will also have the opportunity to take the official NCATT FOE Certification Exam! (a $100 value!)

Please email for scheduling and reservations.

This instructor-led course is an interactive learning experience. Student reference material can be accessed by visiting the Student Reference webpage.


Did You Know?


In 2016, Azimuth Aerospace acquired CES Industries, Inc., manufacturer of the popular CES Ed-Lab Electronics Trainers. Visit our Products>>CES Trainers section for more info!

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