April 13, 2022
Keeping the general aviation industry connected
AEA Elects New Board Members
Board names Bill Hanf chairman; Mike Berryhill vice chairman; Kris Garberg secretary
AEA members recently elected new representatives to its board of directors. The following individuals will serve a three-year term through March 2025.

  • Chris Bergman, Columbia Air Services
  • Mark Cote, Duncan Aviation
  • Bill Hanf, Green Mountain Avionics
  • Tom Hass, Park Rapids Avionics
  • Bryan Kahl, Avidyne
  • Jamie Luster, Genesys Aerosystems
  • Michael Truelsen, Scandinavian Avionics

In addition to the AEA membership electing new board members, the board of directors elected new officers. Bill Hanf, president and owner of Green Mountain Avionics in Middlebury, Vermont, was elected chairman, replacing Garry Joyce of IAE Ltd. Mike Berryhill of Cirrus Aircraft was elected the board’s new vice chairman, and Kris Garberg of Appareo was elected secretary. Jim Alpiser of Garmin will continue to serve as treasurer. More...
Billy Nolen to Serve as Acting FAA Administrator
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration recently named Billy Nolen to serve as acting FAA administrator. He replaces Steve Dickson who departed the agency March 31. Deputy Administrator Bradley Mims will also take on an expanded role during this interim period, focusing on the FAA’s workforce and the nation’s airports. 

Nolen is an experienced aviation safety professional and former airline captain. He has been the FAA’s associate administrator for aviation safety since January, where he has led a team of more than 7,600 employees who oversee all aspects of aviation safety. More...
ATE Award Applications Due May 1 
The annual Avionics Training Excellence Award recognizes AEA members for their total commitment to training.

Pilots and aircraft owners may not be aware of the avionics industry’s dedication to technician training. For decades, the AEA has led the way with comprehensive programs to cover everything from the basics to advanced avionics instruction. A total commitment to training by AEA member companies and the recognition of the Avionics Training Excellence Award allow members to demonstrate their dedication to professional career development and assure their customers of a higher level of service.

To qualify, an AEA member company must submit a completed ATE Award application and provide proof of participation in an AEA-recognized training event for every employed technician from January to December of the award year. Applications for the 2021 award are due by May 1, 2022. More...
Ask the Industry
What element of the AEA Convention in New Orleans provided the most value to you as an avionics professional?
Select one option below.
New Product Introductions
Technical training courses
Meeting with vendors in exhibit hall
Social functions
James Temple Named AEA Member of the Year
James Temple started working in the business and general aviation industry when he was just 13 years old. He worked alongside his father, Marshall Temple, who founded Temple Electronics in 1973. 

Temple began working during his summer school break in 1976. When he turned 16, he began building install lash-ups (marking wires and populating connectors). Two years later, at age 18, he began engineering and performing simple installations from start to finish. In his early 20s, Temple attended almost all the Honeywell, BendixKing and Universal Avionics training classes to receive as much education as he could. He also began bench working nav/comms and autopilots, flight line AP systems, and all avionics systems. By the late 1980s, he was running Temple Electronics with help from his father’s guiding hand.

In 1993, Marshall Temple retired, and James Temple has carried on his father’s legacy by continuing to grow the business and always looking ahead to new technologies that will help the company advance in the future. Temple Electronics has been an active member of the AEA since the company opened in 1973, and it sponsors the Marshall Temple scholarship through the AEA Educational Foundation. More...
Garmin Receives AEA Associate Member of the Year Award
With nearly 19,000 associates in 34 countries around the world, Garmin brings GPS navigation and wearable technology to the automotive, aviation, marine, outdoor and fitness markets. From its inception in 1989, Garmin has served the avionics market with innovative, high-quality and cost-effective solutions. With a comprehensive lineup of avionics upgrades, the company is a leading provider of retrofit, forward-fit, and safety-enhancing avionics equipment for the general aviation, business aviation, and rotorcraft markets. 

Headquartered in Olathe, Kansas, Garmin has an experienced authorized dealer network comprised of AEA member companies. As part of the Garmin Autonomí family of autonomous safety-enhancing technologies, Garmin Autoland was awarded the 2020 Robert J. Collier Trophy for the world’s first certified autonomous system designed to activate during an emergency to safely fly and land an aircraft without human intervention. In the event of an emergency such as pilot incapacitation, a passenger on board can activate Autoland with a simple press of a dedicated button. More...
SMS Alone is Not a Safety Objective
Rick Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, weighs in the topic of safety in this month's Point of Communication column in Avionics News.

According to Peri, "Various authorities and vendors are promoting SMS as a cure-all product that will, in and of itself, make you safe. It will not! SMS is simply a tool.

"It is not that I don’t believe in the value of the safety management system; on the contrary, without a management system, you simply cannot accomplish your safety goals and objectives. But SMS without your participation, without you defining your safety goals and objectives, cannot and will not 'make you safe.'" More...
Denmark’s AEROTEAM Innovates Training
At AEROTEAM Training Solutions in Billund, Denmark, aircraft mechanics sit around a table debating a number of decisions and actions that just potentially cost their company valuable time, money and customers while increasing the safety risks. In the heat of the moment, the consequences and emotions feel real, but these seasoned pros actually have been playing an interactive board game. Designed by the training company’s experts, it replicates the fast-moving, high-stakes tasks and decision-making happening in today’s maintenance organizations, flight departments and cockpits.

AEROTEAM Training Solutions uses a variety of technologies and approaches, including classroom instruction, online and computer-based training and in-house-developed learning games, to ensure training is fun, efficient and, most importantly, sticks with participants long after the program ends. More...
Freedom Aviation: A Mid-Atlantic Shop with Mid-Atlantic Pull
The Freedom Aviation avionics shop in Lynchburg, Virginia, draws installation business from a 200-mile radius that includes Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and Tennessee. This is a good basin to tap into for business because Lynchburg itself isn’t exactly a business and private aircraft destination the way Aspen, Colorado, is. Lynchburg has a population of about 80,000, less than half that of nearby Richmond, a city from which aircraft fly in for avionics installations. There are 101 aircraft based on the Lynchburg Regional Airport of which 75 are single engine. 

Freedom Aviation is a subsidiary of Liberty University, a school whose specialties include Christian education. But Liberty is also a powerhouse in granting aviation degrees to undergraduate and graduate students. The program includes pilot training at the Lynchburg Regional Airport where Freedom Aviation is located. The university program operates 27 aircraft, all equipped with Garmin 1000 panels including mostly Cessna 172s. The program also has 13 flight training devices and six unmanned aerial vehicles. More...
Bill Barnes Memorial Scholarship Established
Bill Barnes, a longtime avionics technician, died March 12, 2022, at the age of 72. Barnes spent many years in the aviation industry and worked for King Radio Corp. and Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics in the capacity of field engineer, avionics shop manager, quality control, and product design/certification.

A memorial scholarship in his name has been established with the AEA Educational Foundation. Donations can be made to:

AEA Educational Foundation
c/o Bill Barnes Memorial Scholarship
3570 NE Ralph Powell Rd.
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
Gogo's 5G Air-to-Ground Network is Ready for Prime Time
You have to admit that a 30th anniversary is a cause for significant celebration. While most companies would be satisfied with blowing out 30 candles on a cake, the folks at Gogo Business Aviation are looking to mark the occasion by flipping a switch that will light up the air-to-ground connectivity business. In a good way.

“2021 is our 30th anniversary, and, for me, what’s truly remarkable is that in many ways I feel like we are just getting started,” stated Sergio Aguirre, Gogo Business Aviation’s president. “Over the years, we’ve been able to build a culture of innovation and excellence, and that’s never stopped. Gogo’s future is bright.

“Everywhere you look in our business, from flight activity to the time our customers are spending on the Gogo networks, everything is way up beyond any expectations. For example, the megabyte consumption per flight hour is up nearly 50% higher than our best pre-COVID numbers. It’s amazing.” More...
Take the Avionics News Technical Training Exam
Are you up to the test?
The annual Avionics News Technical Training Exam is now available for avionics technicians and AEA members. By completing the exam, which covers regulatory and technical topics featured in the 2021 issues of Avionics News, technicians can get a head start on their FAA-accepted training. Individuals who complete the exam and score 85% or higher receive credit toward their repair station training program requirements, IA renewal, FAA AMT awards, and the AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award.

Access to the test takes place for AEA members through the AERO platform, which allows exams to be graded in real time, certificates to be downloaded instantly, and a record to be retained for each participant. Don’t have all 12 issues of Avionics News from the past year? No problem. They are all available in the digital archives right at your fingertips. To take the test, click here. More...
Become a Certified Aircraft Electronics Technician
Prepare for the AET certification exam
If you are not quite ready to take the AET test, AEA has you covered.

Avotek, an AEA member and training partner, offers online courses to help avionics technicians prepare for the AET exam and is offering a member discount of 40% off.

The Fundamentals of Aircraft Electronics Part I - Electricity and Electronics and The Fundamentals of Aircraft Electronics Part II - Maintenance Practices and Aircraft Fundamentals are the essential guides to aircraft electronics associated with AET certification.

To access the coupon codes, you will need to be logged in to the AEA website. AEA members get 40% off each course with the coupon codes. More...
Podcast: VIAVI Solutions’ AVX-10K Delivers Multiple Functions, Wireless Convenience
With a history that dates back to 1923 (1968 for IFR), VIAVI Solutions’ Avionics Test group out of Wichita, Kansas, is a leader in design and manufacture of avionics test equipment. The company provides accurate, reliable and cost-effective test solutions for maintenance needs.

One of the company’s latest innovations is the AVX-10K for testing navigation, communications and surveillance gear – in and around the aircraft or on the test bench. Learn more from Guy Hill, director of avionics test products at VIAVI Solutions, along with Kerry Crawford, product manager of avionics test products, in this episode of AEA Amplified, sponsored by Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Company. Listen...
2021 GA and Part 135 Activity Survey Available
FAA survey measures safety, determines funding, and informs the impact of aviation on the economy
The Federal Aviation Administration’s 44th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey is now underway, reporting on calendar year 2021. The GA Survey is the only source of information on the general aviation fleet, the number of hours flown, and the ways people use general aviation aircraft.

Data from this survey are used by governmental agencies and industry to:
  • Compute safety metrics, such as fatal accidents rates. 
  • Understand the impact of the GA industry on jobs, economic output, and investments in aviation infrastructure. 
  • Track the success of safety initiatives, including avionics recommendations. 
  • Determine funding for infrastructure and service needs.
  • Assess the impact of regulatory changes.

The FAA and industry need accurate data on a broad range of aircraft. Participation is voluntary, and everyone who is contacted is encouraged to respond to the survey so that all aviation activity is represented. If you have questions, contact Tetra Tech at 800-826-1797 or email infoaviationsurvey@tetratech.com.
On the Radar: Upcoming Industry Events
Orlando, Florida
April 25-28, 2022
From energy to transportation, construction to defense, and medicine to agriculture, XPONENTIAL is the place to share ideas, navigate changing policies, experience new innovations, and strike up new partnerships. This is your opportunity to break down barriers and define the next era of autonomous systems. More...
FAA Drone Symposium
Orlando, Florida
April 28, 2022
Registration is now open for this year’s FAA Drone Symposium at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. In keeping with this year’s theme “Arise,” the symposium will focus on the expansion and advancement of how drones are helping businesses do business. Sessions at the Symposium will include discussions about the Beyond Visual Line Of Sight Aviation Rulemaking Committee’s recent report, remote identification requirements, UAS Traffic Management, and regulations that promote global harmonization. The FAA and the Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International are co-hosts of the symposium. More...
European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition
Geneva, Switzerland
May 23-25, 2022
EBACE is the place to experience new and future-forward aviation technologies including everything from high-tech small aircraft through ultra-modern intercontinental jets, advanced air mobility and eVTOL aircraft, state-of-the-art avionics; and much more from all of the top aircraft manufacturers. More...
NBAA Maintenance Conference
San Antonio, Texas
May 3-5, 2022
This event provides vital education and networking opportunities for anyone involved in business aircraft maintenance – from technicians to directors of maintenance. Stay up-to-date on the latest operational information critical to your job function and connect with hundreds of your peers. More...
Connected Aviation Intelligence Summit
Washington, D.C.
June 1-3, 2022
Formerly known as the Global Connected Aircraft Summit, this event brings together airlines, private jet operators, connectivity service and solutions providers who provide networking, keynote speakers and exhibits of the most innovative connected aircraft technologies in the world. The event has expanded its scope to include information and guidance about disruptive new technologies and where new opportunities for technological innovation and financial growth or return on investment exist. More...
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
July 25-31, 2022
For seven days from sunrise to well past sunset, your Oshkosh day is filled with thrilling displays of aerobatics, informative programs and hands-on workshops, diverse aircraft spanning all eras of flight, evening programs, and much more. Fun for the whole family that you’ll find only in Oshkosh is waiting for you at the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration! More...
Avionics Training and Professional Development Classes
Digital Databus Theory & Analysis (5 seats remain)
April 26, 2022
As today’s modern airplanes become much more technologically advanced, so must the professionals who maintain them. The advanced avionics and instrumentation systems used in these aircraft rely on various forms of digital databus communication. Understanding digital databus theory is becoming more and more important for avionics technicians, and even A&P mechanics, to effectively test and troubleshoot these highly advanced aircraft systems.
Basic Wiring & Avionics Installation (Sold-Out)
May 2-4, 2022
In-person course; Lee's Summit, Missouri
This course is designed for certificated repairmen, new avionics technicians, aviation maintenance technicians and recent graduates interested in improving or acquiring the skills necessary to perform avionics installations. This three-day seminar employs in-depth theory and hands-on lab exercises to immerse the attendee in the best practices used to plan, manage and install a general aviation avionics panel.
Basic Pitot-Static & Transponder Theory, Testing & Troubleshooting (5 seats remain)
May 5-6, 2022
In-person course; Lee's Summit, Missouri
This course is designed for entry-level avionics technicians or those looking for basic training on pitot-static and aircraft transponder systems. The two-day course covers the history and theory of operation of pitot-static instruments and transponders, as well as system setup, hands-on testing, and the troubleshooting skills necessary to perform FAR 91.411 and 91.413 checks.
Avionics Installation for Experimental Aircraft (8 seats remain)
May 11-13, 2022
In-person course; Lee's Summit, Missouri
This course is targeted for the homebuilder or avionics technician who wants to learn about performing an avionics installation in an experimental aircraft. The class focuses on the Garmin G3X Touch system, and a simplified example harness is constructed as part of the hands-on portion of the class. While the G3X Touch system is the primary focus, the wiring principles and general guidance can be applied to any experimental avionics system. From the do-it-yourselfer to the avionics shop looking to carve a niche, this class has something for everyone.
ADS-B Configuration, Testing & Troubleshooting (10 seats remain)
May 18, 2022
This course is designed for currently employed repair station personnel and installers of ADS-B systems. Approximately 7% of all general aviation ADS-B installations are non-compliant based on the FAA’s ADS-B Performance Monitoring System. This course focuses on the proper configuration and testing of ADS-B installations to ensure your installation meets the performance requirements and regulations. Also included are troubleshooting tips and tricks that will help you resolve the common problems found in ADS-B installations.
AVX-10K & IFR6000/4000 Operations Training (11 seats remain)
May 19-20, 2022
In-person course; Lee's Summit, Missouri
This day-and-a-half course is designed to provide maintenance personnel with the knowledge and skills required to operate and configure the AVX-10K Flight Line Test Set to verify and maintain transponder, UAT, TCAS, DME, ILS, VOR, Comms and ELT. It will provide understanding and working knowledge of IFR6000 and IFR4000 operations.
Certified Repair Station Training (8 seats remain)
July 18-22, 2022
In-person course; Lee's Summit, Missouri
This weeklong course provides an interactive environment to learn, understand and implement the regulations that govern repair station design and operations. Current quality managers, technicians, mechanics, and repairmen who are involved in the management of a repair station as well as individuals looking to establish a 14 CFR Part 145 repair station should attend.
Avionics Testing Fundamentals (14 seats remain)
Sept. 12-13, 2022
In-person course; Lee's Summit, Missouri
This course is designed for technicians who have experience with basic avionics installation practice, familiar with basic soldering skills and are looking for experience in LRU bench testing and avionics troubleshooting. Bench testing nav, VHF comm and transponders will be the focus of study. Technicians will fabricate a general-purpose test panel that they will use in the course. Attendees will keep their fabricated test panel at course completion.
Transponder Service Training (15 seats remain)
Sept. 14, 2022
In-person course; Lee's Summit, Missouri
This course is designed for technicians who have experience with basic avionics installation practice and are looking for experience in transponder LRU bench testing, transponder flight line testing and aircraft troubleshooting. ADS-B transponders systems will be the focus of study. Attendees will keep their fabricated wire harness at course completion.
NAV/COMM Equipment Service Training (15 seats remain)
Sept. 15, 2022
In-person course; Lee's Summit, Missouri
This course is designed for technicians who have experience with basic avionics installation practice and are looking for experience in avionics flight line testing, LRU bench testing and aircraft troubleshooting. VOR, localizer, glideslope, marker beacon and VHF comms will be the focus of study.
Pitot-Static, Transponder, and ADS-B: Testing & Inspection (14 seats remain)
Sept. 16, 2022
In-person course; Lee's Summit, Missouri
Attendees will learn the proper methods for conducting pitot-static and transponder tests and inspections. This full-day course offers hands-on training, including a regulatory review and an explanation of the proper administrative procedures for completing these critical certifications. With so many questions surrounding ADS-B, this course will provide the answers and what you need to know.
News from AEA Member Companies
Jupiter Avionics Corp. unveiled the new Eclipse Digital Audio System at the AEA Convention. The system allows straightforward control of multiple audio signals by up to seven users using a choice of controller styles.

Flight Data Systems announced the release of the Flight Data Acquisition Interface Unit. The FDAIU enables operators to upgrade legacy, outdated Flight Data Recorders with Flight Data Systems’ SENTRY series of recorders and is available for shipping in Q2 2022.

Gogo Business Aviation named the organizations to receive the company’s highest dealer honor for 2021 – the Gogo Business Aviation 51,000 Five. Recipients included: Bombardier; Duncan Aviation; StandardAero Business Aviation Services; Textron Aviation; and West Star Aviation. Also, Gogo announced that Sergio Aguirre was promoted to president and chief operating officer of Gogo Inc. effective April 1. Aguirre, who previously served as president of Gogo’s Business Aviation Division, will continue to report directly to Gogo Chairman and CEO Oakleigh Thorne. Also, Gogo Business Aviation’s systems reached 1 million flights since the platform launched in August 2017. 

True Blue Power introduced a new 4,000-watt AC-to-AC frequency converter built specifically to withstand the harsh operating environment of the “Hell Hole” in large business jets, commercial and special mission aircraft. True Blue Power also announced the addition of FAA-certified wireless chargers to the company’s line of electrical power solutions. The TWC15 Series Wireless Chargers are Qi compliant and provide up to 15 watts of power to smartphones, wireless earbuds and personal electronics.

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics unveiled five, new 2-inch digital instruments at the AEA Convention. The company’s Flex product line now includes digital Counter Drum Encoding Altimeters, Airspeed Indicators, GPS Clocks, Battery ACUs, and Attitude Indicators.

THOMMEN Aircraft Equipment Ltd. announced its display replacement services coming to the broader market for CRT (cathode-ray tube) and first-generation LCD display in legacy aircraft during the AEA Convention.

FreeFlight Systems announced that Lighter Than Air Research has selected FreeFlight Systems’ flagship RA-6500 radar altimeter for a dual install solution.

Texas Aerospace Technologies launched the TXA201 Tri-Axial Accelerometer. The TXA201 utilizes next-generation MEMS technologies to convert gravitational and inertial forces into a DC voltage output for each of the three axis requirements lateral, longitudinal and vertical for Flight Data Recorders and Flight Data Acquisition Units.

DAC International, in partnership with Peregrine Aviation, received an STC from the FAA for the Mid-Continent TS-60 Emergency Power Supply. This AML STC ST01086DE will cover over 13 different business jet aircraft types including the Challenger 600 and the Hawker 800/900/1000 series aircraft. 

Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems company, has joined forces with Trimec Aviation to provide integrated avionics solutions for all Dassault Falcon 2000/2000EX aircraft equipped with Collins Aerospace’s Pro Line 4.

Aspen Avionics has been certified to the AS9100 Rev. D quality management standard. This certification for international aerospace quality standard signifies Aspen Avionics’ ongoing commitment to meeting and exceeding increasingly stringent industry requirements for aerospace products.

Shadin Avionics prepares for a new chapter in future products and will retire a legacy product from its Fuel Flow Indicator product line: the Miniflo-L. Shadin’s Part 145 repair station still plans to support and repair the Miniflo-L as many of the products are still in use today.

Avmax Aviation Services Inc. was recently granted Design Organization Approval by the General Civil Aviation Authority of the United Arab Emirates.

uAvionix received the STC and initial AML from the FAA for the tailBeaconX 1090 MHz ADS-B transponder. Also, uAvionix and FlightAware announced a promotion to include a FlightAware Aviator+ piston airplane flight tracking suite subscription with each new uAvionix tailBeaconX transponder unit. Registrations for the promotion become available May 1.

Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems and ALTO Aviation completed a major Gulfstream G-IVSP Cabin Management System and In-Flight Entertainment system retrofit. Along with the CMS and IFE, the aircraft received complete exterior and interior LED lighting including multi-colored upwash/downwash cabin mood lighting, the latest in high-speed Wi-Fi with Gogo’s AVANCE L5, full custom paint, extensive engine and maintenance work, and a complete interior reconfiguration.

West Star Aviation promoted two new team lead technicians at the East Alton, Illinois, facility, Mark Goodman and Scott Haeberle. Also, West Star Aviation's enhanced mobile application is now available for Apple iOS with the Android platform coming later in Aril. West Star also promoted Jessie Melvin, the first female lead aviation maintenance technician at the East Alton facility. West Star also announced the first dealer installation of the Cabin Management Solution’s Evolve cabin management system on an F900EX-012. Melanie Medina was promoted to NDT lead at the Grand Junction, Colorado, facility.

ACR Electronics and Bivy announced that 100% of Bivy Stick satellite messenger device production has moved to ACR Electronics’ 55,000-square-foot manufacturing facility located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Thomas Global Systems secured SkyWest Airlines as the launch customer to upgrade its CRJ Pro Line 4 flight decks with Thomas Global’s TFD-4000 LCD flight displays beginning this summer.

Duncan Aviation has exclusive rights to the STC developed to install the BendixKing AeroCruze 100 Autopilot in Mooney M20-series aircraft. Working with a launch customer from Seattle, Washington, the Duncan Aviation team at the company’s satellite in Denver, Colorado, worked with an engineering team from Peregrine Aviation to develop the STC. Duncan Aviation also announced plans to build additional hangar space at its existing MRO locations in Battle Creek, Michigan, and Lincoln, Nebraska.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recognized its top suppliers for exemplary performance by presenting the company’s annual Supplier of the Year Awards to 24 recipients for 2020 and 2021. Gulfstream also announced the appointment of Beth O’Neill as regional vice president of sales for metropolitan New York. 

Satcom Direct is celebrating FAA approval of STC for the Satcom Direct Plane Simple Ku-band tail-mounted Antenna System. Following a multi-model, (AML) STC approval, Gulfstream G550, G450, GV and GIV types can now be equipped with the advanced technology terminal. 

Collins Aerospace and FlightAware, a Collins Aerospace business, are unlocking the power of data to help operators and ground crews optimize their time and resources. ARINCDirect datalink customers will now receive Foresight ETAs through uplink via their FMS along with a suite of other FlightAware features at no additional cost. 

Garmin has expanded the availability of its Garmin Navigation Database to include non-WAAS GNS navigators. Garmin also announced the D2 Mach 1 GPS aviator smartwatch with classic pilot watch styling and a bright AMOLED touchscreen display that offers advanced tools for flying – plus health and fitness features – to help pilots and aviation enthusiasts accelerate their adventures.

Avotek’s latest textbook, Aircraft Turbine Engines, second edition is now available. The authors, Purdue University professors Thomas W. Wild and John Michael Davis, updated this classic textbook to explain the latest in turbine engine technology and manufacturing practices.

ACI Jet became the first repair station to complete the aftermarket installation and entry into service of Honeywell's new IntuVue RDR-7000 Weather Radar System on a Global-series aircraft.

StandardAero released a new look for its global Mobile Service Team that has grown to more than 100 team members with the acquisition of Dallas Airmotive’s F1RST Support field service team. Now integrated under the StandardAero brand, MST continues to deliver on-site and AOG engine support to both business aviation and helicopter engine customers when and where they need it most, but on a bigger scale than before. 

Flightcell International’s latest innovation provides rotorcraft operators a solution for the increasing global requirement for mandatory cockpit recording. The new product is the Flightcell SmartHUB – a HD video, audio, flight data recorder and access point for USB/IP devices.

Blackhawk Aerospace President and CEO, Jim Allmon, was commissioned as a member of the State of Texas Governor’s Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee.

Honeywell unveiled a new accelerometer that delivers high performance and reliability in a small, rugged and low-cost package. The MV60 micro-electro-mechanical system accelerometer is designed for aerospace and defense but also has potential uses for industrial and marine applications that require high-precision, navigation-grade accelerometers that are small, lightweight and require little power to operate.

Cirrus Aircraft announced the establishment of Cirrus France, a new, dedicated regional sales office offering new and existing French customers an ideally located aircraft sales location.
AEA Jobs Board Offers Free Resume Posting
For individuals interested in pursuing professional opportunities in the avionics industry, the job listings page on the AEA website is your one-stop resource. The AEA jobs board provides informational links on how to get AET certified, an avionics technician job summary and wage review, along with scholarship opportunities within the industry. Search the AEA's job listings and see what's on your horizon. Free resume posting is available. Are you up to the challenge? More...
Are You Hiring? The AEA Works for You!
Is your business hiring? The AEA jobs board makes it easier for AEA members to find their next avionics technician, quality manager, inspector, sales representative or engineer.

AEA members may submit a free job posting after entering their username and password at AEA.net/Jobs. Member companies that optionally choose to upgrade their job posting for a premium will have preferred online placement and also will be published in the next edition of Avionics News. For more information about premium job listings, contact Rachel Hill, AEA advertising executive, at rachelh@aea.net.
About the AEA
Founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association represents nearly 1,300 member companies in more than 40 countries, including government-certified international repair stations specializing in maintenance, repair and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft. The AEA membership also includes manufacturers of avionics equipment, instrument repair facilities, instrument manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers, major distributors, engineers and educational institutions.
Aircraft Electronics Association
3570 NE Ralph Powell Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
Phone: 816-347-8400
Fax: 816-347-8405
Email: info@aea.net
Web: aea.net 
Rachel Hill, AEA director of advertising
Phone: 816-366-5109
Email: rachelh@aea.net

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