AeroTrain’s Model AT-06 ARINC 429 Trainer is complete and comprehensive equipment to prepare aircraft maintenance engineers and avionics engineers to understand and maintain modern aircraft. ARINC standards are used on virtually all commercial aircraft. ARINC specifications define the standard for transfer of digital data between avionics system elements.The ARINC 429 specification describes how an avionics system transmits information over the unidirectional data bus to other system elements.
Model AT-06 ARINC 429 Trainer simulates ARINC 429 signals at two speeds (12.5 Kbps and 100 Kbps). Words are 32 bits long including a label, parity bit and other fields. The ARINC 429 data words define the units, ranges, resolutions,refresh rates, number of significant bits, pad bits, etc. for the words transmitted by the different avionics system elements.Model AT-06 simulates a variety of avionics equipment including VOR, DME, ILS, ADF, AHRS, Radio Altimeter,INS, FMS, Weather Radar, and Engine parameters.
The software installed on the trainer is an intuitive, graphical data bus analyzer that simplifies the simulation of ARINC 429-based avionics systems. The user-friendly MS Windows-based interfaces allow transmission and reception on ARINC 429 data buses with just a few clicks of the mouse. Then, while the bus is running, data and bus activity can be observed in meaningful engineering units, and can be changed on the fly. The use of Model AT-06 does not require programming expertise, and trainees do not need to write software programs. All they need to do is consult the comprehensive training manual provided with the trainer, to understand the various menu options.
A very powerful and useful feature of Model AT-06 allows users to define or view information through virtual instruments, strip charts or map displays on the monitor screen. The software playback capability allows the reruns of the data stream to facilitate the instructors and trainees to take a detailed look at the data flow.Project, data, and hardware configurations may be saved in files and can be reopened. This facility allows the instructors to create various scenarios just once, and use it repeatedly with new students. Students can save unfinished work to later continue from where they had left off.
The trainer may be supplied with a standard handheld ARINC 429 Test Set used in the airline industry. This option is intended to give the students an idea how to use a handheld data bus tester to troubleshoot modern avionics equipment.