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Aviation Navigation Systems: Maintenance & Certification Seminar

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Thursday, September 12, 2019
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront Hotel
State Suite
11 East Kellogg Boulevard
St. Paul, MN 55101

About the Workshop

The FAA owns, operates, and maintains Aviation Navigation Systems across the country. States, and individual airports, have enhanced the federal system with additional non-fed installations over time. States and airports certify and maintain the systems they own to standards required by FAA. As technology has advanced, some systems have not, leading to workforce and training challenges. Join us for this one-day informational seminar to explore equipment types, certification requirements, and strategies for system management.


To register, please complete the online registration form. The seminar is free, but registration is required by September 5. Lunch and materials are included.


Topics Covered

  • Navigation systems—what they are
  • How navigation systems are established and commissioned
  • How navigation systems are certified and maintained
  • Developing a de-commissioning plan
  • Technician certification requirements
  • State of Minnesota vendor requirements

Who Should Attend

This seminar is intended for anyone interested in learning about how to become certified in maintaining Aviation Navigation Systems. Airports, electricians, radio engineers, electrical companies, telecommunication companies, and those who work on traffic signals and traffic lighting will benefit from attending this seminar. Airports are encouraged to inform their navigation system staff or NavSys management company about this informational opportunity.

More Information

For more information, contact Katherine Stanley at or 612-626-1023.

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