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ROCKWELL COLLINS named CRAIG OLSON vice president and general manager, Business and Regional Systems. He succeeds JEFF STANDERSKI, who was recently named senior vice president, Information Management Services
GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE CORP. will add a new worldwide product support distribution center located in the NorthPort Industrial Park in Savannah, Ga. 
SOUTHEAST AEROSPACE released its mobile Parts App, which is designed to assist customers looking for SEA product information, including pricing availability, on their mobile devices. 
CONSTANT AVIATION has been awarded the Aruba Certificate of Acceptance. The certification authorizes Constant's Cleveland facility to perform and sign off maintenance for any Aruban-registered aircraft. 
DUNCAN AVIATION's avionics and instruments department has expanded its helicopter avionics capabilities by building three new diagnostic test sets in support of products from Northern Airborne Technology LTD, dba Cobham Avionics. 
J.A. AIR CENTER will certify Aircell's new ATG-2000 In-Flight Internet and Voice System for the Citation II and Citation Bravo aircraft. 
SANDEL AVIONICS was selected for the 2013 California Excellence Award amongst its peers and competitors by the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce. 
FREEFLIGHT SYSTEMS announced that Ezell Avionics of Breckenridge, Texas, has completed installation and gained the first FAA Field Approval certification for the RANGR FDL-978-TX and 1201 WAAS/GPS ADS-B Out system in a PA-24-260 Piper Comanche.



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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As preparations are underway for the 2014 AEA International Convention & Trade Show, here's a look back at AEA President Paula Derks' remarks urging industry to "get back to work" during last year's event in Las Vegas, Nev. Production courtesy of the Aero-News Network.
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All-new Hands-on Avionics Installation and Integration Training Course set for January 27-29

The Aircraft Electronics Association plays host to a brand new 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. Class size is limited, so register now to guarantee a seat. More... 


Avionics News Technical Training Exam Now Available

ANTTE Masthead600x266 The 13th annual Avionics News Technical Training Exam is now available online, offering up to eight hours toward IA renewal. The exam may be taken by Aircraft Electronics Association members or downloaded by non-members from the AEA website.   

By completing the exam, which covers regulatory and technical topics featured in the 2013 issues of Avionics News, technicians can get a head start on their FAA-accepted training. 


Individuals who complete the exam and score 85 percent or higher receive credit toward IA renewal, Federal Aviation Administration AMT awards and the AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award. More...   

Save the Date Jan 13
AEA Convention Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions or want to know the basics about the 57th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show set for March 12-15 in Nashville? 
The answers are at your fingertips! 
To quickly learn the simple ins and outs to the most frequently asked questions, click here

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Government and Industry Affairs: The Year in Review
What would you say you do here? Well, to answer this famous question posed in the movie "Office Space," Ric Peri offers a comprehensive recap of the AEA's government and industry affairs activities for 2013 in this month's "View from Washington" column, published in Avionics News. More...
Frequently Asked Questions: Documentation to Changes in the Capability List
How long does a repair station that chooses to use a capability list keep records of changes to the capability list? Find the answer in this month's Avionics News. 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!
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Don't be Left Out! 
The deadline to advertise in the AEA Convention bonus distribution issue for Avionics News is January 15
The special AEA Convention issue will be published in March and distributed to hundreds of attendees at this year's event in Nashville, Tenn.
Advertise in this special issue and direct prospective customers to your trade show booth. Don't forget to include your booth number in your message. For more information, contact Lauren McFarland at 816-347-8400 or via email at laurenm@aea.net.


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Three Training Courses at AEA in January
Class sizes are limited ... register now to guarantee your seat!
In addition to the all-new hands-on Avionics Installation and Integration Training Course noted above, the AEA continues its commitment to training with a three-course lineup this month.
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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