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announced its first all-digital AHRS, the SG102/D, which is identical to the SG102 (MOD2) without the analog interfaces. 
AEROFLEX announced it has entered into a long-term strategic alliance agreement with Advanced Technical Group. The focus is to integrate ATG's modern software-driven digital modulation technology into the Aeroflex transponder and TCAS test equipment product lines. 
BANYAN AIR SERVICE recently completed the installation of a Dual Garmin 600 glass cockpit upgrade on a Pilatus PC-12. 
expanded its FANS 1/A capability in the business jet aftermarket; upgrade offered for Falcon 50EX and Falcon 2000 / 2000EX aircraft. 
The Federal Aviation Administration issued JEPPESEN a letter of operational suitability confirming the form and functionality of iPad mini for use in the cockpit when paired with Jeppesen's electronic flight bag solutions. 
GARMIN introduced European FliteCharts, which provide enhanced situational awareness when used with Garmin products. 
ESTERLINE CMC ELECTRONICS has been awarded a contract by Air Transat to upgrade the legacy flight management systems on the fleet of nine Air Transat A310-300 aircraft. 
LANDMARK AVIATION acquired RSS Jet Centre Limited, which operates FBO locations at London Luton Airport, Manchester Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. 
Cascade Aerospace has selected the BECKER AVIONICS DVCS Digital Audio System for integration into two Mexican Air Force C-130K aircraft. 
SOUTHEAST AERO and Patty Wagstaff have partnered to create the Patty Wagstaff Aerobatic School in St. Augustine, Fla. 
JERRY MACDONALD has joined the aircraft production team at SPIRIT AERONAUTICS as an aircraft production supervisor.



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.




AEA New Product Introductions Now Available on YouTube


Thanks to the production efforts of the AERO-NEWS NETWORK, viewers can now watch the companies participating in this year's AEA New Product Introductions unveil new products and services. The event took place March 13 at the 57th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show during the opening session. 




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ADS-B Installation and Capabilities Survey

In an effort to determine the general aviation avionics industry's capacity for ADS-B installations and better understand any marketplace constraints, the Aircraft Electronics Association is asking its member repair stations to take a brief, 10-question survey, which will take less than five minutes to complete. More...


FAA Announces One-year Program to Demonstrate Capabilities of Aviation Safety Information and Sharing for the General Aviation Community

To promote an open exchange of safety information for the continuous improvement of aviation safety, the Federal Aviation Administration and the aviation industry working in partnership developed ASIAS. ASIAS is a collaborative information-sharing program supported by the aviation community to facilitate the proactive analysis of data from broad and extensive sources for purposes of advancing safety initiatives and discovering vulnerabilities in the air transportation system. More...


Avionics Business International

General aviation endures despite an often roller coaster nature, thanks in part to the diversity of the markets and suppliers. After all, it takes a global village to hit billions of dollars in sales, writes Dave Higdon in this month's Avionics News. The international component of the avionics business helps broaden everyone's markets. Most avionics products hold international appeal equal to their domestic appeal -- both as retrofit and new-plane products. More...  


DAO Aviation Does it All

In Roskilde, Denmark, a picturesque, ancient city known for its seafaring ancestors, DAO Aviation keeps aircraft sailing the skies. The European Aviation Safety Agency Part 145 service center provides maintenance, airframe and avionics services for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. Read more about this AEA member company in Avionics NewsMore...

Save the Date Jan 13
AEA Europe Regional Meeting in Vienna, April 14-15
The first AEA Regional Meeting of 2014 will take place in Vienna, Austria, April 14-15, at the Vienna Marriott Hotel.
The premier avionics industry event for maintenance organizations in Europe is less than one week away.
The AEA annually hosts regional meetings in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America and the South Pacific. 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 days of regulatory and technical seminars, business management sessions and exhibits. More... 
TGH Aug 13
A General Aviation Primer on NextGen
Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, writes in this month's "View from Washington" column, "I don't know about you, but I find the whole NextGen craze to be about the most confusing thing in aviation ... I've tried for years to get a handle on just what NextGen is, and more importantly, why I care." More... 

Frequently Asked Questions: Signing off Maintenance
In the U.S., does the maintenance entry require two signatures when the technician who performed the work is different than the technician who performed the return to service? Learn the answer in the April issue of Avionics NewsMore...
Pilot's Guide to Avionics -- Request your FREE Copy Today!
The AEA's 2013-14 edition of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics is now available. 

Without a doubt, pilots and aircraft owners don't want just anyone working on their airplane or helicopter. After all, life depends on it. So how do you find the most qualified and experienced personnel to keep your aircraft safe and up-to-date with all the latest and greatest technologies? It's easy -- simply look for these talented experts and members of the AEA listed in the publication.

Click here to request a single copy or case.

Can't wait for your hard copy? Click here to download the app or read it online!

The deadline to advertise in the 2014-15 Pilot's Guide to Avionics is May 2

To reserve advertising space for communicating your message, contact Lauren McFarland at 816-347-8400 or email laurenm@aea.net.
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A Conversation with John Wasmund of Constant Aviation    
Recently, Avionics News connected with John Wasmund, avionics sales manager at Constant Aviation, to learn more about his work and life outside the office. Constant Aviation has locations in Cleveland, Ohio, Birmingham, Ala., and Las Vegas, Nev.  More...
Advertising Deadline for June Avionics News is April 16
To advertise in Avionics News, contact Lauren McFarland at 816-347-8400 or via email at laurenm@aea.net.
Free Publicity with Before & After Series
The popular "Before & After" series in Avionics News features two photos, one before and one after, and a brief summary of an AEA member repair station's unique installation or repair. 

This series is read by thousands of subscribers. Share your story of a project your avionics shop has completed. Placement is first-come, first-served. More...
Certified Repair Station Training Course, May 12-16
CRS 9-13 The Aircraft Electronics Association plays host to its Certified Repair Station Training Course, May 12-16, at the Dan Derby Center for Professional Development in Lee's Summit, Mo
This week-long course is divided into training modules designed for startup repair stations, as well as mature operations looking to improve their understanding of the regulations, perform internal audits and edit repair station manuals. 
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 Title 14 CFR Part 145 repair station, should plan to attend. More... 

Certified Repair Station Training Days

CASR Part 145 AMO Training in Australia, July 7-11
The AEA brings its training program to Australia July 7-11, as it plays host to a CASR (Civil Aviation Safety Regulations) Part 145 AMO (approved maintenance organization) Training Course in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. This course is designed for individuals looking to establish a CASR Part 145 AMO, as well as current quality managers, technicians, mechanics and repairmen who are involved in the management of a repair station. More...
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