Coalition to Save Our GPS Files Comments with FCC
The Coalition to Save Our GPS has stressed to the FCC that as it considers expansion of terrestrial use of the mobile satellite spectrum adjacent to GPS, it is vitally important that expansion "not come at the expense of critical GPS services" and called for a "comprehensive consideration of all relevant public policy issues" and careful consideration of "the overall public interest, not simply the immediate exigencies surrounding the proposed business plan of a private party." More...
Commentary: It's Time to Balance The Budget
"OK, so what does sequestration really mean? Simply put, we should not spend more than we make. As a small business owner, finance major and treasurer of the AEA, I understand the importance of balancing a budget... There have been many unsuccessful efforts in the past that were laced with sound bites appearing to address the nation's financial problems, but each was a temporary Band-Aid. Tampered and limited sequestration will not solve the budget crisis, and it unfairly reduces the budgets of many programs. Regardless of who won the election last month, we need leaders willing to tackle the tough issues facing the nation and our global economy."
To read more thoughts on the topic from Jeanne Rau-Flattery, AEA Treasurer, click here.
FAA and Industry Rotorcraft Forum
The third Federal Aviation Administration and Industry Rotorcraft Forum is scheduled for Jan. 23-24 at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas. This is a two-day forum to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the certification and installation of new avionics technologies in the rotorcraft market. The aim of the forum is to open the lines of communication between industry and the Rotorcraft Directorate. This event is a continuation and follow-up on the first and second FAA and Industry Rotorcraft Forums, which took place in February and August.
Early-Bird Registration Ends NEXT WEEK!
Early-bird registration ends Jan. 4. Don't miss your chance to save $150 off the on-site registration!!
March 25-28, 2013
MGM Grand Hotel and Convention Center
3799 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Flights and Hotels: Book Them Now!
Las Vegas is a popular place to be in March with spring breakers and U.S. college basketball championships. Book your flight NOW before the prices soar, and don't forget to reserve a room before they are full!
Do You Have Questions About ADS-B?
As mentioned at the recent AEA South Pacific Regional Meeting, there are numerous online resources available for information on ADS-B technology. In addition to the AEA's own ADS-B minisite at www.aea.net/ads-b, which contains countless resources on the topic, the following documents were discussed and have recently been added to the AEA website.
Questions and Answers for Owners of Australian General Aviation Aircraft
Airservices Australia and the AOPA have prepared a frequently asked question booklet, which can be downloaded here: www.aea.net/ads-b/pdf/FAQ_ADS-B_1-01_30OCT12-1.pdf.
The Australian government's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has also produced a booklet explaining the fundamentals of ADS-B technology. Click here to download the booklet (PDF format).
Pilot's Guide to Avionics
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AEA Members Regard Avionics News Magazine as Their No. 1 Association Benefit
Avionics News readers on the move can now take the magazine with them through a new mobile app designed for iPad, iPhone or iOS devices. Simply search the App Store for "Avionics News" or click here from any iOS device.
Once installed, open the Avionics News app and go to the catalog to read issues online or download and read offline.