Avionics is the electrical electronic branch of engineering of the aircraft.
It basically deals with electrical part of aircraft and engines. We have all heard of black box,
flight data recorder, voice recorder etc during aircraft investigation,
this are components and sysytems that are serviced and maintained by avionic engineers.
Avionic engineers handle all electrical/electronic systems of airframes and engines.
Basically any electrical/electronic system of entire aircraft fall under their mandate.
With modern aircraft that are fully computerized and full of sensors, powered control systems etc,
avionic engineer is on full demand by airlines of today. Having said so,
let it not confuse you that airline can only work with avionic engineer without engines engineer
or airframes engineer. Remember all avionics systems are either used by engines or airframes
to operate their systems. As such without engines or airframes then there is no avionics and
without avionics engines and airframes cannot operate. Generally in aviation we all need one
another. Avionics is divided into a number of branches and when one qualifies in either one or
more of these branches he/she is issued with a license in aircraft maintenance engineering
(AMEL CAT ‘X’) . The more branches you qualify the more licenses you are issued with.
Example of these branches are CAT’ X’ electrical AC/DC, CAT ‘X’ Radios, CAT’ X’ Instruments,
CAT’ X’ Campus CAT’X’ Radar.
KENYA AERONAUTICAL COLLEGE WILL TRAIN YOU FOR A DIPLOMA WHICH IS ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION.
AFTER ATTAINING YOUR DIPLOMA YOU WILL PROCEED ON FOR INTERNSHIP/PRACTICE FOR THREE YEARS
BEFORE YOU QUALIFY FOR YOUR PROFFESSIONAL EXAMS. REMEMBER YOU CANNEVER BE A PROFFESSIONAL
BEFORE YOU ATTAIN ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION.