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February 12, 2014
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PS ENGINEERING promoted GARY PICOU to executive vice president. 

GUARDIAN AVIONICS named RICK PLUTE vice president of sales.

JET AVIATION announced it is adding a second Gulfstream G650 to its managed fleet in Asia and now operates a total of 27 aircraft in the region. 
PACIFIC AVIONICS, Bankstown, Australia, moved offices on Dec. 10 to gain additional space. The new facility allows the company to control its own hangar space and makes it easier for customers and staff to communicate more effectively. 
After eight months of construction time, FAI RENT-A-JET opened its Hangar 7 at Nuremberg International Airport, boosting FAI's total hangar space to more than 5,000 square meters. 
INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS & SUPPORT announced it has received FAA supplemental type certification for its Auto Throttle System and Standby Display Unit incorporated into its Integrated Flight Management System. 
HONEYWELL and Inmarsat announced they have finalized the critical design review of GX Aviation, a key milestone in the journey to bring high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi to flights around the world. 
EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY has been selected to become the home of the Bob Hoover Hall of Honor. Artifacts in the exhibit will illustrate historical achievements of Hoover's world-renowned career as a test pilot, air show innovator, World War II combat aviator and prisoner of war. 
ROCKWELL COLLINS unveiled its new MultiScan ThreatTrack weather radar, which provides atmospheric threat assessment capabilities for air transport aircraft. 
ESTERLINE CMC ELECTRONICS' new 12.1-inch Class 2 PilotView EFB system has been selected as a factory option on the Bombardier CSeries aircraft. 
CONSTANT AVIATION has been selected by Embraer to become an authorized service center at the Cleveland facility on the Legacy 450 and 500 airframes. 
COBHAM AEROSPACE COMMUNICATIONS' upgraded Aural Warning Generator 630A has received technical standard order authorization certification from the FAA. Receiving TSO authorization represents design and production approval, and Cobham has begun shipping the 630A. 
ASPEN AVIONICS announced its Evolution EFD 1000H Pro has gained EASA minor change approval for installation on the Eurocopter AS355. 
SOUTHEAST AEROSPACE appointed DARREL DAVIES, located in the Vancouver area, as regional sales representative for Canada.
The FAA has approved VELOCITY AEROSPACE - FORT LAUDERDALE's repair specification RSN-003 for overhaul, repair and certification of FDU-70 and FDU-3000 Flux Detectors. This completes the company's ability to support the components of most Collins heading systems.



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.




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Avionics shop customers must meet ADS-B 2020 Equipage Mandate: But how do aircraft owners pay for it?

Without a doubt, avionics shops are having ongoing conversations with their customers regarding the ADS-B equipage mandate looming on New Year's Day in 2020. And certainly, most pilots and aircraft owners will place future orders for the necessary installation at some point, but those darn financial barriers have caused many folks to delay the equipment upgrade well into the future.


So how can owners and managers of avionics shops help close these orders sooner rather than later? Well, one more financing option just became available when the Aircraft Electronics Association recently announced a partnership agreement with the NextGen GA Fund to accelerate the rollout of NextGen by providing access to quick, affordable financial incentives to aid aircraft owners. 


Attendees at the AEA International Convention & Trade Show will learn more about this program during a Lunch & Learn session scheduled for Wednesday, March 12, at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.  More...  


Ric Peri to Receive Aviation Journalism Award from NATA 

The National Air Transportation Association announced the recipients of its Industry Excellence Awards given annually to individuals, offices and organizations that have helped improve the general aviation community by demonstrating excellence in their field and the highest level of customer service.


The winner of the NATA Aviation Journalism Award is Ric Peri, vice president of government and industry affairs for the AEA. He was recognized for his monthly "View from Washington" column published in Avionics News. The award identifies a journalist, writer or publication excelling in consumer education or editorial support in the FBO/air charter industry. He has dedicated himself to promoting standardization, consistency and regulatory compliance. More...


Bring Your Customer Day: Saturday, March 15

For the first time in AEA Convention history, and in response to many requests received over several years from the dealer network and avionics manufacturers, AEA repair stations will have the opportunity to invite and escort their customers into the AEA Trade Show Exhibit Hall on Saturday, March 15. This will be allowed under very strict guidelines. Each customer must be invited and accompanied by a registered AEA repair station representative, and manufacturers may only invite a customer attendee through the dealer network. All customers must be registered either in advance or on-site, and a registration fee of $50 per person will apply. More...   

Save the Date Jan 13
Advance Registrations for AEA Convention due February 18
The deadline to register for the 57th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show is February 18.
The event takes place March 12-15 in Nashville, Tenn. 
To quickly learn the simple ins and outs to the most frequently asked questions for the AEA Convention, click here

TGH Aug 13
Aircraft Certification Service Reorganization/Merger 
The Federal Aviation Administration announced effective Feb. 9, 2014, the FAA's Aviation Safety Office (AVS), Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) Aircraft Engineering Division (AIR-100), and Production and Airworthiness Division (AIR-200) have merged to become the Design, Manufacturing and Airworthiness Division, AIR-100. The new AIR-100 Division is divided into five branches: the Certification and Procedures Branch (AIR-110); Technical and Administrative Support Branch (AIR-120); Systems and Equipment Standards Branch (AIR-130); Operational Oversight Policy Branch (AIR-140); and System Performance and Development Branch (AIR-150). 

Third-Party Audits
Ric Peri writes in this month's "View from Washington" column that "a third-party audit isn't all that bad. The auditors see what you don't, won't or can't, they see the elephant."
He goes on to say "when a third party cites our manual as inadequate, let's take the high road and ask two questions: Does your manual truly reflect your business, and if so, do your practices adequately address the regulations?"
The entire column is available in this month's Avionics News magazine. 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. 

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!
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Don't be Left Out!   
The deadline to advertise in the AEA Convention recap issue for Avionics News is March 5. 

The special AEA Convention issue will be published in May.

For more information, 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
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, performing internal audits and editing 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.
To register or learn more information, click here

Certified Repair Station Training Days
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