What is Avionics Engineering?


Avionics engineering is a sub field of Aeronautical engineering and deals with electronic systems that are used on aircraft, artificial satellites and spacecrafts. Basically it deals with the systems that are required in order for the plane to work seamlessly.

Avionics Engineering Sub Disciplines

Avionics Engineering has been divided into two major sub-fields; Aircraft avionics and Mission/Tactile avionics. Subsequent sub-disciplines are as follows;

  • Communications
  • Navigation
  • Monitoring
  • Aircraft flight-control systems
  • Collision-avoidance systems
  • Black Boxes
  • Weather systems
  • Aircraft management systems
  • Military communications
  • Radar
  • Sonar
  • Electro-Optics
  • ESM/DAS
  • Aircraft networks
  • Disaster relief and air ambulance

Top Avionics Engineering Universities

The top three ranked universities when it comes to Avionics Engineering are as follows;

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • University of Cambridge

Avionics Engineering Associations

There are a myriad of associations pertaining to Avionics Engineering but we shall list only three;

  • AIAA
  • AME
  • AESS

Being an Avionics Engineer

Being an avionics engineer requires you to be able to understand how to solve complex problems and how to implement ideas while having a firm grip on engineering, computers and technical details. Avionics engineers are required to have good communication and interpersonal skills. Since this job may require you to deal with some sensitive matters, a security clearance might be ordered before you can begin working.

Avionics Engineer Salary

A Energy Engineer’s average annual salary in USA is $75,000.

Top Avionics Engineering Companies

The top three companies pertaining to Avionics Engineering are;

  • Honeywell
  • Universal Avionics
  • Garmin

Top Avionics Engineering Products

Check out the three top inventions (as per us) that are a result of Avionics Engineering;

  • Altimeter
  • Attitude Meter
  • Autopilot System