AAAE ACE Airfield Lighting Maintenance Review Course


General Information

Review Course

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is pleased to present the Airport Certified Employee (ACE)- Airfield Lighting Maintenance Review Course to be held August 6-9, 2012 in Alexandria, Virginia.

This is the first comprehensive, professional certification program for airfield lighting maintenance personnel at any airport, anywhere in the nation. The Airport Certified Employee (ACE) - Airfield Lighting Maintenance program is an extensive curriculum based on FAA, U.S. military and international recommendations. The course is designed to provide detailed electrical theory and proven maintenance techniques while educating and challenging airport personnel with airfield lighting maintenance responsibilities. Distinguish yourself within your field by earning this prestigious, unique certification. Receive the best possible education on safety and efficiently operating and maintaining your airfield's lighting systems by becoming an ACE today!

It is highly recommended that students thoroughly review the course materials before attending the Review Course. Included in the course is a 100-question examination that must be passed in order to receive ACE certification. However, students are not required to take the exam at the end of the course.

Review Course Applicability to FAA AC 150/5340-26B

This review course closely follows FAA AC 150/5340-26B which details how to maintain airport lighting visual aids systems.  Airports that receive AIP funding along with revenue from Passenger Facility Charges (PFC) must follow this AC to maintain compliance with grant assurances.

It is in the best interest of airports to make sure their maintenance and management staff are fully aware of the AC requirements.  Airport maintenance staff should be fully trained in all aspects of this AC to mitigate their liability exposure and to provide a safer airport environment for the traveling public. 

Course Structure and Content

The ACE - Airfield Lighting Maintenance program is offered in three different formats: self-study, a four-day Review Course with other students from around the country, or a four-day on-site course at an individual airport for that airport's personnel. This interactive course is comprised of professionally developed material and is delivered through several methods: lectures, case studies, and videos. The course materials have been reviewed by the FAA and airfield lighting maintenance personnel at large and small hub airports around the country. The course includes a written final exam that must be passed in order to receive certification.

Enrollment Process 
If attending the Review Course and want to sit for the exam to potentially earn the ACE designation, you must be enrolled in the ACE-Airfield Lighting Maintenance Program. To enroll, please click here.

After enrolling in the ACE program for $490, which includes your course materials, you may register for this Review Course. The fee for the Review Course is separate from the $490 enrollment fee and you will find it in the course registration form.

The ACE-Airfield Lighting Maintenance course modules will be sent to you when AAAE has received payment. If you register and/or pay one week before the course starts, your modules will be given to you onsite. Only individuals enrolling in the ACE-Airfield Lighting Maintenance Program and registering for the review course are entitled to take the certification exam at the end of the course.


*Learn from aviation professionals with extensive experience in and knowledge of airfield lighting maintenance.

*Maintain compliance with FAA AC 150/5340-26B

*Obtain a thorough airfield lighting maintenance education and use your knowledge to improve the safety and efficiency of your airfield or any airfield in the U.S.

*Increase your promotional and career opportunities in the aviation field.

*Earn a prestigious designation and become a part of an elite group of airfield lighting professionals.

*Network with colleagues from around the country and share important lighting maintenance experiences and lessons learned.


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