FAA Publishes General Aviation Safety Fact SheetThe Federal Aviation Administration recently published a fact sheet on general aviation safety. According to the fact sheet, "Reducing GA fatalities is a top priority of the Federal Aviation Administration, and the FAA's goal is to reduce the GA fatal accident rate by 10 percent over a 10-year period (2009-2018)... Similar to commercial aviation, the FAA is focused on reducing general aviation accidents by using a primarily non-regulatory, proactive, and data-driven strategy to get results." To read the FAA's fact sheet in its entirety, which includes the FAA's top 10 leading causes of fatal general aviation accidents from 2001 to 2011, click here.
Space is Limited...Register now to guarantee your seat!
Take advantage of the new educational courses offered in June by the Aircraft Electronics Association. Register now for these professional development opportunities taking place in the AEA's Dan Derby Center for Professional Development at its international headquarters in Lee's Summit, Mo. Your commitment to training continues with the AEA!
AML-STCs Avionics Product Certification Workshop
Breaking the Cost Barrier to Avionics Certification
June 25-26, 2013
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
AEA Safety Management System Coordinator Training
June 27, 2013 Half-day Training Course
U.S. Maintenance Regulations for Certified Repair Stations
June 27-28, 2013
June 27 (1 p.m.-5 p.m.) and June 28 (8 a.m.-Noon)
The AEA Regional Meetings offer a forum to see, hear and learn about all the new technology on the market, network with industry peers and discover best practices for the aviation repair station industry. Attendees and exhibitors gather for two to three days of regulatory and technical seminars, business management sessions and exhibits.
Nov. 7-8 - Kansas City, Mo.
Nov. 6 - Fast Trak Training (additional fee)
On May 13, Aircraft Electronics Association President Paula Derks met with Michael Huerta, Federal Aviation Administration Administrator, to share safety initiatives along with other trade associations.
"Safety has always been a large part of the AEA's mission," Derks said. "In my remarks to Administrator Huerta, I shared many of the AEA's safety initiatives, including our SMS (safety management systems) program and our extensive list of training courses offered to members. The AEA conducts more than 100 hours of technical training courses annually at various international locations, which brings together original equipment manufacturers and avionics technicians.
"Realizing the budget constraints the FAA is currently facing, the AEA simply asks the FAA to recognize the value of our training programs by encouraging and allowing the FAA's aviation safety inspectors in the field to attend these valuable training courses. Aviation safety inspectors are responsible for approving and signing off important installations, and there is no better opportunity to learn about these new systems and integration than at the same venue as avionics technicians. The AEA stands ready to work alongside this coalition and the FAA to roll up our sleeves and work on keeping the U.S. aviation system safer than ever." More...
Pilot's Guide to Avionics
Distribution Begins in July at EAA AirVenture
The AEA's 2013-14 edition of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics debuts during EAA AirVenture, July 29-Aug.4, in Oshkosh, Wis. Pick up your free copy of the Pilot's Guide at the AEA's AirVenture booth, No. 2035/36, Hangar B.
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Avionics News Magazine as Their No. 1 Association Benefit
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