FIBER OPTIC TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
|Publication Date:||26 June 2013|
This document is based upon the SAE ARP5602 document, A Guideline for Aerospace Platform Fiber Optic Training and Awareness Education. ARINC Report 807: Fiber Optic Training Requirements is a subset of the SAE ARP5602 document designed to meet the requirements of the commercial air transport industry. Certification to the SAE ARP5602 document fulfills the requirements of ARINC Report 807.
This document defines recommended general practices for training requirements of aerospace fiber optic systems. It is the intention of this document to outline proven training practices and general standards of workmanship for technicians engaged in aerospace fiber optic manufacturing, installation, maintenance, and repair for the air transport industry. It is also recommended that management and purchasing personnel receive fundamental training to familiarize themselves with the requirements of aerospace fiber optics.
Regarding the aerospace industry in the United States, the Electronics Technician Association International (ETA) is the fiber optic industry recognized training certification entity. Outside the U.S., the ETA is available but not as widely utilized for certification purposes and there is currently no industry recognized certification process.
If an aerospace organization utilizes the ETA for certification processes, an approved certification organization that is a certified administrator for the ETA should be utilized to provide the individual's initial certification. Upon successful completion of the training, the individual will receive an ETA certification with endorsements for the types of termini, cable, and connectors completed during the course of instruction. The ETA will maintain certification records.