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April 23, 2014
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UNIVERSAL AVIONICS SYSTEMS CORP. named ROBERT KLINE to the newly created position of airline sales manager for the U.S. and Latin American sales regions. 
L-3 AVIATION PRODUCTS announced that Boeing has selected the T3CAS Integrated Surveillance System and the FA2100 Cockpit Voice Recorder and Flight Data Recorder system as standard avionics for the KC-46A Military Tanker program. 
named PATRICK MCGUINESS executive vice president and chief financial officer. TED HAMILTON was named chief operating officer. In addition, the company promoted CHARLOTTE CHEATHAM to senior vice president of marketing and customer service; ROBERT HIEGEL to senior vice president and chief accounting officer; and MATT DELELLIS to senior vice president of strategy and corporate development. 
GREENWICH AEROGROUP announced three new dealers have joined the company's dealer network for the installation and certification of LiveAero Broadband SATCOM systems. 
ANODYNE ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING CORP. announced that UBCO engineering students successfully designed and built a cyclic load test machine for use at AEM. In addition, Bell Helicopter selected AEM's line of audio equipment for its new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Short Light Single helicopter program's show vehicle build.
SATCOM DIRECT plans to purchase 10 GX Aviation shipsets from Honeywell to support business aviation clients. 
ADVANCED TECHNICAL AVIONICS named RICK JANUSZEWSKI director of sales and business development for its operations in Huntsville and Enterprise, Ala.
WEST STAR AVIATION was recently voted the No. 1 preferred MRO in Professional Pilot magazine's 2014 PRASE (preferences regarding aviation services and equipment) survey.

The latest update to the GARMIN Pilot app for Android added new interactive map features, including track-up orientation. 

DALLAS AVIONICS was recently named the exclusive distributor in the U.S. for the new Technisonic TDFM 9100 transceiver. 

JET AVIATION ST. LOUIS recently won the Diamond Award for Excellence from the FAA for the second consecutive year. 

JETTECH announced an FAA-approved STC amendment making the Cessna Citation 500 Series Garmin GTN 650/750 touchscreen install compliant with ADS-B regulations. In addition, JETTECH has teamed with Ultra Electronics Flightline Systems to develop a new, direct replacement, Digital Engine Display specifically for Cessna Citation series aircraft. Pending FAA approval of its STC, JETTECH will begin offering kits through the company's approved FAA certified repair stations.

AVIATION SPECIALTIES UNLIMITED added a new Transport Canada and revised FAA STC after completing an NVIS lighting system installation on a Sikorsky S76 B in Canada. 

AEROFLEX released a new option to the IFR6000, a widely used avionics transponder test set. 

DAC INTERNATIONAL announced the FAA has approved its STC for the Trig Avionics TT22 tranponder with the FreeFlight Systems 1201 WAAS/GPS sensor. The STC ensures ADS-B Out compliance for use with the Sikorsky S-76 A/B/C models.



U.S. General Aviation Caucus Update


General Aviation Caucuses were formed in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate in 2009, to inform members and staff about the importance of GA to the nation's economy and transportation system. To date, more than 200 members of the U.S. Congress have signed on to the General Aviation Caucus. Click below to see if your elected representative is a member. If not, please contact them immediately and ask them to join the GA Caucus to promote the value of the general aviation industry to our nation's economy.




NextGen GA Fund


MICHAEL DYMENT, founder and managing partner of NEXA Capital, the manager of the NextGen GA Fund, speaks in-depth with Jim Campbell of the AERO-NEWS NETWORK during an interview at the 57th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show. Watch and learn more about the NextGen GA Fund and the opportunity it offers to the general aviation industry. 



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Save the Date Jan 13
2014 AEA Regional Meetings Announced
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