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Azimuth Aerospace Solutions Acquires CES Industries Ed-Lab Product Line

Apr 12, 2016, 10:22pm

Azimuth Aerospace Solutions, LLC has acquired electronics training equipment manufacturer CES Industries and its Ed-Lab Product Line. For more than 30 years, CES Industries has manufactured thousands of electronics training systems that are used in high schools, colleges, and military academies throughout the world.

The acquisition enables Azimuth Aerospace Solutions to offer electronics and avionics schools a complete package of curriculum, detailed lesson plans, textbooks, and now lab trainers with hands-on projects. This package is an ideal solution for schools that want to offer a comprehensive electronics program, an NCATT Aviation Electronics Technician (AET) certification program, or a STEM Skills curriculum.

The Ed-Lab product line includes models ranging from basic exploratory trainers to advanced analog and digital electronics training systems. Azimuth Aerospace Solutions works with each school to help them choose the right level of training solution for their program goals, and develops curriculum and lesson plans for instructors to make learning easy and enjoyable.

For more information, email or contact Azimuth Aerospace Solutions at 616-581-3539. 

Azimuth Aerospace Receives Avotek Distributor Authorization

Feb 28, 2016, 9:59pm

Azimuth Aerospace Solutions signs Distributor Agreement with Avotek, an industry-leading manufacturer and distributor of aviation training materials. 

Azimuth Aerospace Solutions is now authorized to sell Avotek Textbook Products including the latest textbooks in the Avionics and Aviation Maintenance Series. "This agreement will complement Azimuth Aerospace's training solutions by allowing us to package our curriculum development and educational trainers with Avotek's excellent textbooks," said William Tramper, President of Azimuth Aerospace Solutions. Azimuth currently offers a variety of training courses, both online and instructor-led, targeted at filling voids in training solutions for the modern aviation maintenance professional and aviation electronics technicians. Azimuth also custom-designs and develops computer-based training courses for aviations products manufacturers and develops curriculum tailored for specific education needs. Azimuth's professional trainng development staff can design virtually any training solution for nearly any specific need. For more information, please explore this website or contact our team at 616-581-3539.

Azimuth Aerospace Solutions Launches New "FOD Fighters" Group on LinkedIn

Aug 24, 2012, 12:45pm

Rockford, MI (August 24, 2012) - Azimuth Aerospace Solutions has launched a new group on popular business networking website LinkedIn, called "FOD Fighters." This new group was created to allow LinkedIn members to collaborate and share stories of foreign object damage and near mishaps in the aviation industry. Sharing these stories of FOD incidents allows others avoid making the same mistakes. FOD costs the aviation industry more than 4 billion dollars every year! Through awareness, training, collaboration, and the right attitude, the industry can fight FOD and save millions of dollars. A single FOD incident can cost a company hundreds of thousands, or even millions of dollars. A few simple work habits can drastically reduce the risk of FOD and save money. Azimuth Aerospace Solutions would like to invite everyone in the aviation industry to join FOD Fighters through LinkedIn and collaborate with others, sharing Lessons Learned, better work practices, or products that help eliminate FOD. 

FOD Fighters complements Azimuth Aerospace Solutions' recently released online training course focusing on eliminating FOD in the aviation industry.

Please visit for more information on FOD Fighters and our standardized FOD Prevention training program, or request more information via email at

About "Foreign Object Elimination for the Maintenance Technician"

Jul 25, 2012, 8:20pm

Azimuth Aerospace Solutions’ Foreign Object Elimination training course focuses on the prevention of foreign object damage (FOD) and was written with the aircraft maintenance and avionics technician in mind. This course covers the habits, practices, and attitude necessary to establish a FOD prevention culture within an aircraft maintenance organization. Proven techniques and methodologies are presented that increase each employee’s awareness of the causes and effects of FOD, as well as what can be done to minimize the occurrence and potential of foreign object damage.

Did you Know? Foreign Object Damage costs the aviation industry $4-6Billion annually. A single FOD occurrence can cost a company thousands or even millions of dollars. This can result in increased insurance costs; it can bring about a painstaking lawsuit; it can even lead to the demise of the business. The cost savings from preventing a single FOD incident is well worth the investment in employing aviation maintenance professionals that are certified in FOD prevention. This training course is an excellent source of preparation for the National Center for Transportation Technology (NCATT) Foreign Object Elimination (FOE) certification examination.

This training course was designed and written by former U.S. military aircraft maintenance technicians who are not only qualified in FOD prevention, but are also NCATT FOE certified. The content of this training course focuses on the everyday tasks and responsibilities of an aircraft mechanic or avionics technician. Discussion is limited on subject areas that are outside the direct control of maintenance technicians in order to focus on those subject areas that are more relevant to aircraft maintenance.

What is a Learning Management System?

Jul 25, 2012, 8:19pm

A Learning Management System is a tool that is used to track student progress, monitor results, manage access, and run reports. Most importantly, an LMS allows training managers or instructors to view each student’s progress through the training course, view test results, set recurrence due dates, and document student’s training for recordkeeping purposes. Learning Management systems can be off-the-shelf products or customized for specific purposes. One such specific LMS was customized to provide three levels of administration. In the first tier, the student is allowed to view only his or her individual progress and test results. The second tier allows an instructor or training manager to monitor the students in his or her group. In the third tier, a master administrator has the capability to monitor all students in all groups. This form of LMS has proven to be beneficial and successful in both industry and education.

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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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