ACE Airfield Lighting Maintenance


The 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. It is highly recommended that students study the course materials before attending. There is a 100-question examination that must be passed in order to receive ACE certification; however students are not required to take the exam.


*Learn from aviation professionals with extensive experience in and knowledge of airfield lighting maintenance
*Maintain compliance with FAA AC 150/5340-26C
*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. Learn what knowledge you must posses in  order to be considered a qualified airfield lighting maintenance worker
*Increase your promotional and career opportunities in the aviation field
*Earn a prestigious ACE designation and become a part of an elite group of "qualified" airfield certified lighting professionals

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The ACE Airfield Lighting Maintenance course instructors are Seward E. Ford and David N. Rainey. Click on the links to learn more!

Download the ACE Airfield Lighting Maintenance course brochure for more information
How can you earn this prestigious and unique designation? Follow these steps:
  1. Choose which ACE Program you'd like to pursue. 
  2. Pay the ACE program fee of $510.
  3. Indicate whether you would like to complete the self-study program or attend a review course.
  4. After being accepted into the program, you will receive a welcome email with detailed instructions on how to become an ACE. Your course modules will be sent to you electronically when AAAE has received payment. Exceptions may be made for those attending review courses.
  5. Complete the self-study program and pass the online exam.
  6. Sign-up for a review course, including the final exam.  Search the AAAE Training Calendar for review course dates and locations.

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