Aircraft Navigation (AEE405) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Aircraft Navigation AEE405 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Experiment, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
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Course Objectives To enable students understanding the concepts of Navigation and using navigational aids systems to facilitate navigation. In order to support this, students will learn navigational aids related avionics sub-systems separately, and as a whole navigational system that work together in coordination for the purposes of EASA-66 Module 13. Students are supposed to learn the structures and characteristics of navigational aids systems. Also they will get familiar with the behaviors of navigational aids sub-systems in accordance with electrical and RF behavior.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will learn NAVAID systems separately.
  • Ability to describe radio navigation systems
  • Ability to learn magnetic reference system
  • Students will learn NAVAID system as a whole system that work together in coordination.
  • Students will learn the combination of aviation and electronics structure.
  • Students will learn the behaviors of avionics sub-systems in accordance with electrical and RF behavior.
  • Students will learn data communication and synchronization of avionics systems.
Course Content Basic navigational terms and principles, principles of magnetic compasses, short-range NavaIds, long-range NavaIds, approach landing NavaIds, satellite navigation, surveillance systems, data transmission protocols.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction (Air Navigation, Systems, International Abbreviations)
2 Basic Concepts (earth coordinate system, earth mapping system, international navigation standarts, Air Traffic control systems.)
3 Navigation (Flight Controls, Basics of Flight instruments, pilotage and dead reckoning)
4 Principles of magnetic compasses, Magnetic Heading Reference System (MHRS).
5 Short Range NAVAIDS (ADF, VOR, DME, TACAN, VORTAC, RNAV, Combined Displays.)
6 Short Range NAVAIDS (ADF, VOR, DME, TACAN, VORTAC, RNAV, Combined Displays.)
8 Mid-Term Exam
10 Approach Landing NAVAIDS (A/L, ILS, MLS, marker beacon, glide slope)
11 Auto flight systems.
12 Satelaite Navigation (GPS, DGPS, PPS, GLONAS)
13 Surveillance systems (pimary Radar, Secondary Radar, collision avoidance)
14 ARINC standarts, MIL 1553 Standarts, commertial data busses)
15 ARINC standarts, MIL 1553 Standarts, commertial data busses)
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Principles of Avionics, Albert D.Helfrick.
Other Sources 2. Nagaraja, N.S. ,Elements of Electronic Navigation, Tata McGraw-Hill Pub.
3. Avionics made simple, M.Abdulla, J.V.Svoboda, L.Rodrugues.
4. Aircraft Communications and Navigation Systems, M.Tooley and D.Wyatt, Elsevier, 2007

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 7 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply airframe and powerplant maintenance skills for the candidates to prepare for the EASA JAR 66 certification.
2 To learn the technical terms and concepts in order to communicate verbally and in writing about the maintenance procedures, reports and results.
3 An ability to apply of knowledge and skills in solving aircraft maintenance problems.
4 An ability to understand and apply fundamental sciences and forethoughts the facts and precautions (such as physics).
5 The knowledge of operating principles of aircraft, and fundamental principles of aircraft flight and maintenance.
6 A standard and widespread understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7 Knowledge of the importance of the application of maintenance procedures correctly.
8 Knowledge of personal safety.
9 An ability to perform inspection techniques.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 4 1 4
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 125