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Aviation Navigation Systems: Maintenance & Certification Seminar

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September 12, 2019

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. This one-day informational seminar explored equipment types, certification requirements, and strategies for system management.

Presentations and Materials

Navigation Systems: What They Are

Kris Christenson, Navigation Systems Radio Engineer, MnDOT Aeronautics


Navigation Systems Requirements

Kathy Vesely, Assistant Director, MnDOT Aeronautics

Airport Lighting Systems

Mike Hartell, Navigation Systems Coordinator, MnDOT Aeronautics

Developing a De-commissioning Plan

John Dalton, Navigation Systems Radio Engineer, MnDOT Aeronautics

How to Do Business with the State of Minnesota

Mary Nelson, Construction Supervisor, Office of State Procurement, Minnesota Department of Administration

More Information

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

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