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December 11, 2013
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Air Canada selected ROCKWELL COLLINS' Dispatch 100 avionics service and asset management program for its new fleet of 37 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, which are scheduled to be delivered in 2014. In addition, the company announced a series of enhancements to its Pro Line Fusion avionics, including capabilities designed to accommodate NextGen and Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) programs.
DUNCAN AVIATION is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month of the facility located in Lincoln, Neb. In addition, the company named SCOTT HEATH manager of the Duncan Aviation-Sacramento and Duncan Aviation-Hayward avionics satellites. 
JEPPESEN and Wideroe, a leading regional carrier of Scandinavia, recently signed a five-year electronic flight bag service agreement.
CLAY LACY AVIATION announced it is on course to receive STC for FANS 1/A+, CPDLC, Link 2000+, ADS-B solution for Gulfstream GIV and GIVSP aircraft.
FREEFLIGHT SYSTEMS named DOUG CAMPBELL West Coast regional sales manager. 
SPIRIT AERONAUTICS appointed DEAN PETERSON as an aircraft interiors lead technician. 
ELLIOTT AVIATION named LAWRENCE HARTING FCM general manager and vice president of flight operations. 
SKYTRAC SYSTEMS introduced High Resolution Data, a feature that provides accurate one-second position reporting.
GARMIN announced that GLO and GLO for Aviation now both offer additional capabilities with the most recent update. GLO can now Bluetooth to four devices simultaneously.
ASTRONICS AES announced it will supply Bell Helicopter with the Secondary Electronic Power Distribution System for the new Bell 525 Relentless. 



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.





As preparations are underway for the 2014 AEA International Convention & Trade Show, here's a look back at the 2013 AEA Member of the Year, Kent McIntyre of Bevan-Rabell. This award was presented at the 2013 AEA Convention in Las Vegas, Nev.
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The CurrentJan13

Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way
In this month's issue of Avionics News, the AEA's Ric Peri said, "We're flying with 60-year-old designs with technologies (or rather lack of technologies) that have been banned in the automotive industry for more than 30 years. Why? ... If general aviation is to make a renaissance, we need strong leadership in proactive safety and the encouragement to develop enticing new technologies." Read Peri's entire "View From Washington" column. More... 


SIL Aviation Serves Greater Good
In the spirit of the holiday season, learn more about the work performed by AEA member company SIL Aviation, which often transports food, medicine and supplies to remote villages in the country of Papua New Guinea. Christine Knauer reports on this heart-warming story in this month's edition of Avionics News. More...

Save the Date Jan 13
Early-Bird Discount Ends this Friday!
If you plan to attend the 57th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show, March 12-15, in Nashville, Tenn., be sure to take advantage of the Early-Bird discount. Time is running out to save $150 off the on-site registration fee, which expires this Friday, December 13.
The AEA Convention is the only wholesale avionics show representing nearly 90 percent of the international government-certified avionics shops, and the AEA Trade Show is the platform of choice for the introduction of the new avionics products for 2014.
Take advantage of more than 75 hours of regulatory, technical and business management training -- this is the biggest training week in the avionics industry!

TGH Aug 13
Transport Canada Issues Guidance Material to Cover Radius to Fix Path Terminator Procedures
Catch up on the AEA's most recent international news and regulatory updates in this month's Avionics News. More...
FAA Allows Airlines to Expand Use of Personal Electronics
A complete update on this announcement from the Federal Aviation Administration, including a list of top things passengers should know about expanded use of PEDs on airplanes. More...

2013 PG2A Cover Pilot's Guide to Avionics -- Request your FREE Copy Today! 

The AEA's 2013-14 edition of the Pilot's Guide is now available. 


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 Connection 12_12
AEA Members Regard Avionics News magazine as their No. 1 association benefit. The last day to reserve advertising space in the March issue is January 8!


To advertise in Avionics News, contact Lauren McFarland at laurenm@aea.net.


To read the December issue, click here


Static 8_8_12
Three Training Courses at AEA in January
Class sizes are limited...register now to guarantee your seat!
The Aircraft Electronics Association will offer an all-new hands-on course, the Avionics Installation and Integration Training Course, Jan. 27-29, at the Dan Derby Center for Professional Development in Lee's Summit, Mo.

The three-day course is for technicians who have completed AEA's Basic Wiring and Avionics Installation Course and/or have a couple years of basic avionics installation practice and are looking for more experience integrating common general aviation installations. Technicians will learn how to plan, install, interface, configure and check out an installation consisting of a Garmin GTN 650 touchscreen nav/comm/GPS, Garmin GTX33ES remote transponder and an Aspen EFD1000 primary flight display.

In addition, a Pitot-Static and Transponder Certification Training Course is set for Jan. 30. Attendees will learn the proper methods for conducting pitot-static and transponder certification testing. 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. It also includes a transponder tune-up course. The contents of this course can be incorporated easily into approved training programs for certified repair stations.

Finally, the RVSM Maintenance and Advanced Transponder Training Course will take place Jan. 31. Attendees will be introduced to the regulations, documentation, test equipment and maintenance practices associated with performing RVSM maintenance and will follow with an in-depth look at Mode S transponders. This course assumes the attendee has good operating knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations 91.411 and 91.413.

All three courses will be taught by Don Dominguez of Radioman Avionics.

For more information or to register for any of these training courses, visit www.aea.net/training.
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