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Every military aircraft is built with proprietary connectors. Each course is focused on the connectors that support each platform. All processes are IAW NAVAIR 505 and MIL-STD 1678 requirements.

6.3.1 Aircraft Applications. Commercial Entities include Government of Contracted Installation/Repair/Training Teams and those contracted within Government organizations such as Fleet Readiness Centers (FRCs) Depot level Maintenance and Repair, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadrons (MALs), Air Force Materiel Commands (AFMCs). Air Force Logistics Centers (ALCs), Aircraft Sustainment Wings (ASWs), Command Sustainment Wings (CSWs), United Research, Development and Engineering Center (AvMC).

Table 1306-IV. Number of skill sets required selection guide for maintainers.

Function PerformedMinimum Essential Skill Sets
Those working in the locations with fiber optic cabling (i.e., handling)Awareness
Those disconnecting the fiber optic cablingAwareness, Basic Skill Sets
Those performing troubleshooting of fiber optic cablingAwareness, Basic Skill Sets, intermediate skill sets
Those repairing of fiber optic cablingAwareness, Basic Skill Sets, intermediate skill sets, Advance skill sets
Those fabricating new fiber optic cablingAwareness, Basic Skill Sets, intermediate skill sets, Advance skill sets, Craftsman skill sets

Our Certified* Aviation Courses are designed to meet the requirements of the of the SAE ARP5602 (Society of Automotive Engineers) Knowledge Competencies and Skill Set requirements and the ARINC 805 requirements. Our courses also meet the NAVAIR NA-01-1A-505-4 (Military Aircraft Fiber Optic Cabling) as well as the MIL-STD 1678 Personnel Proficiency requirements set in Tables I, II and IV of requirement 1306. We offer an ARINC commercial aviation course (6000-1330), a general military aviation course (6000-1300), and platform specific military courses (F-18, P-8, E2D) All our courses teach the following:

  • Aviation Fiber Optic Theory and Fundamentals
  • Inspection and Cleaning practices on single ferrule connectors and termini, multi-terminus connectors (D38999, ARINC 600, and EPX connectors), use of video inspection probe
  • Testing theory and practices including; Link Loss Testing, Optical Return Loss (ORL) Testing, and Troubleshooting procedures and best practices. Test equipment students will use are; Optical Light Source and Power Meters, Optical Return Loss Meters, Visual Fault Locator, Video Inspection Probes, and 400x / 200X Microscopes.    

* Student receives KITCO’s 3-year “Craftsman” Certification based on the requirements listed in MIL-STD 1678 Change 2, Requirement 1306 Tables I and II.

Who Should Attend

Our Course is designed for those students who will be installing, maintaining, routing, mate/de-mating connectors, evaluating, cleaning, and troubleshooting fiber optic systems and equipment on aircraft.  

Available Aviation Course Dates 2022

East Coast Schedule

Feb 14-18May 9-13Aug 8-12Dec 19-23

West Coast Schedule

Feb 7-11May 9-13Aug 8-12Oct 10-14

For commercial aviation course 6000-1330 call 757-216-2222

Student receives KITCO’s 3-year “Craftsman” Certification based on the requirements listed in MIL-STD 1678 Change 2, Requirement 1306 Tables I and II.

Course Overview

Our Certified Aviation E2D Specific Course is designed to meet the MIL-STD-1678 training requirements, SAE ARP5602 (Society of Automotive Engineers), the NAVAIR NA-01-1A-505-4 (Military Aircraft Fiber Optic Cabling) and the ARINC 805 Inspection / Cleaning and Testing requirements and Knowledge Competencies. This course teaches the following:

Aviation Fiber Optic Theory and Fundamentals

Terminating the following connectors:  ST connectors to the following: ARINC 801, M29504/15, and M29504/5 style 1 on aviation loose structure cable.  The students will also build a single mode ST to ST on tight structure cable

Inspection and Cleaning practices on single ferrule connectors and termini, multi-terminus connectors, and use of the fiber optic video inspection probe (FOVIS)

Testing theory and practices including Link Loss, and Optical Return Loss Testing in accordance with the NA-01-1A-505-4. Troubleshooting procedures and best practices. Test equipment students will use; Optical Light Source and Power Meters, Optical Return Loss Meter, Visual Fault Locator, Video Inspection Probes, and 400x/200x Microscopes.    

Required Prerequisites

None

Who Should Attend

Our Course is designed for those students who will be terminating, installing, routing, and mate/de-mating connectors. Evaluating, cleaning, and troubleshooting fiber optic systems and equipment on E2D aircraft. After completing this course, each student will be able to install, test and troubleshoot fiber optic cables and systems onboard military aircraft, specifically the E2D platform.

Successful completion of the knowledge competencies and “hands-on” skillsets qualifies each student to take ETA (Electronics Industry Association) SAEFAB Aerospace Fiber Optics Fabricator examination based on the SAE/ARINC requirements: Test is included in price of the course.

Student receives KITCO’s 3-year “Craftsman” Certification based on the requirements listed in MIL-STD 1678 Change 2, Requirement 1306 Tables I and II.

Contact Chris Walker for availability and pricing. chris.walker@kitcofo.com 757-216-2222

Course Overview

Our Certified Aviation P8 Specific Course is designed to meet the MIL-STD-1678 training requirements, SAE ARP5602 (Society of Automotive Engineers), the NAVAIR NA-01-1A-505-4 (Military Aircraft Fiber Optic Cabling) and the ARINC 805 Inspection / Cleaning and Testing requirements and Knowledge Competencies. This course teaches the following:

Aviation Fiber Optic Theory and Fundamentals

Terminating the following connectors:  ST connectors to the following: ARINC 801 and LC connectors, M29504/4 style 1 and M29504/5 style 1 on aviation loose structure double jacketed cable in accordance with the P8 Boeing Manual.  The students will also build a single mode ST to ST on tight structure cable

Inspection and Cleaning practices on single ferrule connectors and termini, multi-terminus connectors, and use of the fiber optic video inspection probe (FOVIS)

Testing theory and practices including Link Loss, and Optical Return Loss Testing in accordance with the NA-01-1A-505-4. Troubleshooting procedures and best practices. Test equipment students will use; Optical Light Source and Power Meters, Optical Return Loss Meter, Visual Fault Locator, Video Inspection Probes, and 400x/200x Microscopes.    

Required Prerequisites

None

Who Should Attend:

Our Course is designed for those students who will be terminating, installing, routing, and mate/de-mating connectors. Evaluating, cleaning, and troubleshooting fiber optic systems and equipment on P8 aircraft. After completing this course, each student will be able to install, test and troubleshoot fiber optic cables and systems onboard military aircraft, specifically the P8 platform.

Successful completion of the knowledge competencies and “hands-on” skillsets qualifies each student to take ETA (Electronics Industry Association) SAEFAB Aerospace Fiber Optics Fabricator examination based on the SAE/ARINC requirements: Test is included in price of the course.

Student receives KITCO’s 3-year “Craftsman” Certification based on the requirements listed in MIL-STD 1678 Change 2, Requirement 1306 Tables I and II.

Contact Chris Walker for availability and pricing. chris.walker@kitcofo.com 757-216-2222

Course Overview

Our Certified Aviation FA-18 Specific Course is designed to meet the MIL-STD-1678 training requirements, SAE ARP5602 (Society of Automotive Engineers), the NAVAIR NA-01-1A-505-4 (Military Aircraft Fiber Optic Cabling) and the ARINC 805 Inspection / Cleaning and Testing requirements and Knowledge Competencies. This course teaches the following:

Aviation Fiber Optic Theory and Fundamentals

Terminating the following connectors:  ST connectors to the following: M29504/4 style 1, M29504/5 style1, M29504/4 style 2, and M29504/5 style 2 on aviation loose structure and tight structure cable

Inspection and Cleaning practices on single ferrule connectors and termini, multi-terminus connectors, and use of the fiber optic video inspection probe (FOVIS)

Testing theory and practices including Link Loss Testing and Troubleshooting procedures and best practices. Test equipment students will use; Optical Light Source and Power Meters, Visual Fault Locator, Video Inspection Probes, and 400x/200x Microscopes.    

Required Prerequisites

None

Who Should Attend

Our Course is designed for those students who will be terminating, installing, routing, and mate/de-mating connectors. Evaluating, cleaning, and troubleshooting fiber optic systems and equipment on FA-18 aircraft. After completing this course, each student will be able to install, test and troubleshoot fiber optic cables and systems onboard military aircraft, specifically the FA-18 platform.

Successful completion of the knowledge competencies and “hands-on” skillsets qualifies each student to take ETA (Electronics Industry Association) SAEFAB Aerospace Fiber Optics Fabricator examination based on the SAE/ARINC requirements: Test is included in price of the course.

Student receives KITCO’s 3-year “Craftsman” Certification based on the requirements listed in MIL-STD 1678 Change 2, Requirement 1306 Tables I and II.

Contact Chris Walker for availability and pricing. chris.walker@kitcofo.com 757-216-2222

Course Overview

Our Certified Aviation F-15 Specific Course is designed to meet the MIL-STD-1678 training requirements, SAE ARP5602 (Society of Automotive Engineers), the TO 1-1A-14-4 (Military Aircraft Fiber Optic Cabling) and the ARINC 805 Inspection/Cleaning and Testing requirements and Knowledge Competencies. This course teaches the following:

Aviation Fiber Optic Theory and Fundamentals

Terminating the following connectors:  ST connectors to the following: M29504/4 style 1, M29504/5 style1, M29504/4 style 2, and M29504/5 style 2 on aviation loose structure and tight structure cable

Inspection and Cleaning practices on single ferrule connectors and termini, multi-terminus connectors, and use of the fiber optic video inspection probe (FOVIS)

Testing theory and practices including Link Loss Testing and Troubleshooting procedures and best practices. Test equipment students will use; Optical Light Source and Power Meters, Visual Fault Locator, Video Inspection Probes, and 400x/200x Microscopes.    

Required Prerequisites

None

Who Should Attend

Our Course is designed for those students who will be terminating, installing, routing, and mate/de-mating connectors. Evaluating, cleaning, and troubleshooting fiber optic systems and equipment on F-15 aircraft. After completing this course, each student will be able to install, test and troubleshoot fiber optic cables and systems onboard military aircraft, specifically the F-15 platform.

Successful completion of the knowledge competencies and “hands-on” skillsets qualifies each student to take ETA (Electronics Industry Association) SAEFAB Aerospace Fiber Optics Fabricator examination based on the SAE/ARINC requirements: Test is included in price of the course.

Student receives KITCO’s 3-year “Craftsman” Certification based on the requirements listed in MIL-STD 1678 Change 2, Requirement 1306 Tables I and II.

Contact Chris Walker for availability and pricing. chris.walker@kitcofo.com 757-216-2222

Course Overview

Our Certified Aviation Course is designed to meet the SAE ARP5602 (Society of Automotive Engineers), the NAVAIR NA-01-1A-505-4 (Military Aircraft Fiber Optic Cabling) and the ARINC 805 Inspection / Cleaning and Testing requirements and Knowledge Competencies. This course teaches the following:

Aviation Fiber Optic Theory and Fundamentals

Inspection and Cleaning practices on single ferrule connectors and termini, multi-terminus connectors (D38999, ARINC 600, and EPX connectors), use of the fiber optic video inspection probe (FOVIS)

Testing theory and practices including; Link Loss Testing and Troubleshooting procedures and best practices. Test equipment students will use are; Optical Light Source and Power Meters, Visual Fault Locator, Video Inspection Probes, and 400x / 200X Microscopes. 

Required Prerequisites

None

Who Should Attend

Our Course is designed for those students who will be installing routing, mate/de-mating connectors, evaluating, cleaning and troubleshooting fiber optic systems and equipment on military aircraft. After completing this course, each student will be able to install, test and troubleshoot fiber optic cables and systems onboard military aircraft.

Successful completion of the knowledge competencies and “hands-on” skillsets qualifies each student to take ETA (Electronics Industry Association) FEEC Certified Fiber Optics Evaluation and End-face Cleaning examination based on ARINC 805 requirements: Test is included in price of the course. This course satisfies the MIL-STD 1678 requirements for “Intermediate” level certification.  


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