7-Month Program

Advanced Aircraft Systems



Advanced Aircraft Systems (AAS) is National Aviation Academy’s 7-month program. If you’re looking to start or build on your aviation maintenance knowledge this is the program for you! In as little as 7 months (and 1,000 clock hours), you’ll train on 22 different subjects of advanced aircraft systems.

Undoubtedly, this is a lot of information! However, our programs allow students to move through the curriculum with ease, starting from the basics to more advanced topics!


What are Avionics Systems?

Advanced Aircraft Systems, also referred to as Avionics, are the technologies fitted to an aircraft like communications, navigation, weather, radar, autopilot, sensors, Wi-Fi, entertainment systems, other advanced technologies like autonomous flight controls, and emergency response systems.

Why is this Training Important?

The aviation industry is always at the cutting edge of technology, it is because of this that NAA developed the advanced aircraft systems program. Set yourself above the rest with an education that brings the future to you.

Where Can I Work?

Upon completion of the Advanced Aircraft Systems program and certification, you can work in various sectors of aviation. These include commercial, corporate, and general aviation. You could also work on helicopters, airships, or unmanned aerial vehicles. Manufacturing, aerospace, and other parallel industries are exciting options as well.

Advanced Aircraft Systems Curriculum Summary

Term 1

In the first term of the AAS curriculum, we set the foundation of your avionics education with subjects like soldering, navigation, instruments, and more.

Term 2

In the second term of the AAS curriculum, we continue your avionics education with subjects like microprocessors, solid state devices, digital circuits, and more.

Term 3

In the third term of the AAS curriculum, we finish your avionics education with subjects like flight deck displays, weather avoidance systems, auto-flight systems, and more.

Aviation Industry Demand

Aviation Maintenance Technicians Needed Worldwide According to Boeing


By 2031, 2 Out Of Every 5 (40%) Current Mechanics (90,000 in total) Will Reach Retirement Age According to ATEC

Average Daily Worldwide Flights in 2019 According to Flight Radar 24

Ready to take the next step?

Broaden Your Avionics Horizons

Hear from Nate Bozeman, Advanced Aircraft Systems Instructor, about how he found that this additional knowledge helped out his career in the long run.


Students who complete the Advanced Aircraft Systems program at NAA can find careers in all corners of the aviation industry.
Cody H., alumnus of National Aviation Academy

Cody H.

West Star Aviation
Tampa Bay Campus – 2020
Sage M., alumnus of National Aviation Academy works on a sheet metal project.

Sage M.

Tampa Bay Campus – 2018
Alumnus Casey D. works on an engine in our hangar.

Casey D.

Duncan Aviation
Tampa Bay Campus – 2020