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EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY reached a milestone this month when the first eight students graduated from the school's Ph.D. programs in aviation and engineering physics. The new programs were launched in 2010. 

MALCOLM VENTURI was named VECTOR AEROSPACE regional sales and service manager in Australia and Asia-Pacific region. 

ROCKWELL COLLINS high-fidelity image generation systems are now featured on new Sukhoi Superjet 100 simulators. 

GULFSTREAM appointed SCOTT CLAREY sales director, North American Sales, Southwest. He is based in Tempe, Ariz.



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.




Sandia AMOY

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

A Look Back at 2013
Paula Derks, Aircraft Electronics Association president, bids farewell to 2013 and shares her thoughts on the year coming to a close in this month's Avionics News magazine. 


"While we had hoped 2013 might have been the turning point for the general aviation industry, it seems our economic rebound is taking its own sweet time," Derks said. "In the last five years, we have fought a sour economy, banking and housing market collapses, and financial crises around the world ... Thankfully, the AEA, along with our sister organizations, have fought back by visiting our elected representatives to share with them the true economic value of our industry." More... 


Civil UAVs: Coming -- but not soon -- to Airspace near You
You've seen the hype. While many have suggested using unmanned aerial vehicles for civil purposes, there are several issues that need to be resolved before they can safely share U.S. airspace with crewed aircraft.


Author John D. Ruley recently wrote in Avionics News, "The good news for avionics shops is the experts also agreed that when UAVs do move into U.S. airspace, they will almost certainly require routine checks just as manned aircraft do. And those checks, and related work, will provide business opportunities for avionics shops." More...   

Save the Date Jan 13
Fast Trak Training Courses Set for AEA Convention
The AEA International Convention & Trade Show offers more training in one day than most shows do in one week. 
Take advantage of more than 75 hours of regulatory, technical, and business management training, which begins with the AEA's Fast Trak Training Courses on Wednesday, March 12.
Don't miss the biggest training week in the avionics industry, March 12-15, in Nashville, Tenn.
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.
To view the training schedule for this year's event, click here.

TGH Aug 13
Transport Canada Reissues AC 600-003 Covering TAWS Regulations
Catch up on the AEA's most recent international news and regulatory updates in this month's Avionics News. More...
Frequently Asked Questions: AML STC Installations in Australia
For an AML STC'd product, is local engineering approval still required to install the product on the airplane? Find the answer in this month's Avionics News. More... 
Patrick Ky: EASA Needs to Change
From the recent IAOPA Europe Monthly News, Patrick Ky, EASA's new executive director, acknowledged the need for change at the agency to make it less dogmatic, more flexible and better able to accommodate the special needs of general aviation. More...  
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.

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
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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. 


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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