Avionics: What is it? And what do they do? Why is this a great career choice for TKC Shareholders?
In the avionics engineering/aerospace fields, responsibilities include installing, inspecting, testing, adjusting, and/or repairing avionics equipment, such as radar, radio, navigation, and missile control systems in aircraft or space vehicles. Additional responsibilities include designing and developing aircraft and spacecraft avionic instrumentation, and addressing problems associated with flight safety systems, landing gear and electronic navigation systems.
Avionics engineers and aerospace majors may obtain careers that help in installing and maintaining avionics communications equipment; they make sure that installed systems and those that have been repaired meet requirements set in place by the Federal Aviation Administration and requirements set by aircraft manufacturers. They participate in designing, purchasing, testing and calibrating avionic systems such as computer and electronic communication panels. Salaries can range from $67,000-$120,000 depending on experience and time in the field.
- Aircraft Electrical Systems Specialist
- Aircraft Technician
- Aviation Electrical Technician
- Aviation Electronics Technician
- Avionics Electronics Technician
- Avionics Installer
- Avionics Manager
- Avionics Systems Integration Specialist
- Avionics Technician
- Electronic Technician
Avionics engineers must have engineering, computer, and technical knowledge. They also must have a keen understanding of how to solve problems and apply ideas in the field. They are required to have effective communication and interpersonal skills, as they are often working with other engineers. A Bachelor’s degree in aviation engineering, aerospace engineering, or electrical engineering, or an Associate’s degree in avionics technology is a requirement from an accredited college by the Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology.
The Kuskokwim Educational Foundation supports students interested in the field of Avionics through a competitive scholarship. The Palmetto Scholarship, supported by Mr. and Mrs. Sam Boyle, is designated for a TKC Shareholder interested in the field of Avionics.
Currently TKC has three Aerospace subsidiary businesses. One business located in Mesa, Arizona and two businesses in the state of South Carolina. There are internship opportunities as well as future employment opportunities for Shareholders interested in the field of aviation.