March 10, 2021
Keeping the general aviation industry connected
New Virtual Live Training and More Courses at AEA Headquarters
With new virtual live training, the Aircraft Electronics Association brings the classroom to you. Save travel and hotel expenses, log in anywhere, and continue your professional development with these four online courses:

  • ADS-B Configuration, Testing & Troubleshooting
  • Aircraft Instrument Systems
  • Aviation Project Management - in partnership with GLOBALJET Services 
  • Digital Databus Theory & Analysis Training

Also, in-person training at AEA Headquarters continues to expand with several NEW courses. Join us online or in the classroom for any or all of these upcoming training courses. Continue your professional development, network with other shops, and learn in a true hands-on environment. Health and safety protocols are in place, and class size is limited. Register in advance to reserve your seat. More...
Podcast: Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Unveils Flex
An AEA member company since 1981, Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics recently introduced the Flex MD23 Series that features a customizable configuration (inputs and outputs), user interface and graphics, enabling it to function as a custom display, controller and data converter. The 2-inch digital instrument can be customized to receive and display ARINC 429, analog, discrete, frequency, temperature, absolute and differential pressure data to meet operator and mission requirements. Matt Harrah, Brett Williams and Jeff Sites offer the details on the company’s flexible new product in this episode of AEA Amplified.

Sponsored by Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Company, AEA Amplified is a podcast for aviation’s technology experts. Learn more about the ever-changing world of avionics technologies from industry professionals and aviation enthusiasts. Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Podbean or Spotify. More...
Harmonization in Avionics Approvals
If the result produced a piece of music, you could expect to hear melodious harmonies, the product of the music playing in the composer’s mind. But when it comes to harmonizing aviation regulations – specifically the regulatory approvals required for aircraft and avionics to be flown in the participants’ airspace – the resulting documents are the product of regulatory harmonization among many composers, each with its own music to follow.

And the audience – aviation operators and pilots – get to enjoy the final composition when they can fly across international borders confident that they won’t be grounded for operating equipment that doesn’t comply with the local nations’ regulations. This is the goal of regulatory harmonization, and author Dave Higdon shares the sheet music in this Avionics News article. More...
Western Canada’s Coast Dog Keeps Aircraft Flying Near the Arctic Circle
In January and February, the nighttime temperatures in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, regularly go below minus 25 degrees and can dip as low as minus 40 degrees. On the Canadian Shield, the capital and largest city of the territory is just a few hundred kilometers, some 250 miles, from the Arctic Circle.

Dale Floyd, owner of Coast Dog Aviation based near Vancouver, British Columbia, and his team spend about 180 days a year at his company’s satellite facilities in Yellowknife and nearby Fort Simpson. They maintain, repair and inspect aircraft as well as perform instrument checks and avionics installations for private aviators and charter operators near the Arctic Circle.

“I travel a fair amount,” said Floyd, who started Coast Dog Aviation in 2010. “With two bases up in the Northwest Territories, my staff and I go quite a bit. Traveling overseas isn’t common, but it does happen. It makes for good adventures.” More...
ADS-B Beyond the States
Different effective dates, different requirements
The United States is well into its second year of using automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast as its air-traffic surveillance and traffic-management technology, leaving radar for limited terminal-area uses – and for ongoing weather surveillance. And from all reports, the changeover happened relatively smoothly with no serious disruptions or technology hiccups.

Operators lacking the equipment to satisfy the Jan. 1, 2020, ADS-B Out mandate use a deviation authority waiver process the Federal Aviation Administration created to allow for what was expected to be limited needs – primarily to provide a way to let unequipped operators legally fly to a location for installing the needed hardware. That covers the United States and its airspace. Outside the U.S., however, ADS-B rules and requirements vary. Some nations started using ADS-B before the U.S., while others plan on later implementation. But the requirement to equip and use ADS-B varies by country, and some nations already require the gear, effectively locking out access by noncompliant operators. More...
IS&S Builds Reputation for Delivering Innovative Solutions and Support
When you name your new company Innovative Solutions & Support, you’ve set some extremely high standards for the company to live up to. And that is precisely what Geoffrey Hedrick, IS&S’s chairman and chief executive officer, meant to do when he started the company in 1988.

“The company isn’t called Innovative Solutions and Support by accident,” Hedrick said. “From the beginning, we have been focused on solving problems that require unique and truly innovation solutions. “But having even the most innovative product is about half the solution. The other piece is providing the support customers need to ensure that equipment will continue to provide the solution they are looking for.

“Whether products or support, we don’t believe that doing ‘me-too’ work lends any strength to our competitive posture. We focus on finding ways to solve problems that others had not thought of.” More...
2020 GA and Part 135 Activity Survey Underway
FAA survey measures safety, determines funding, and informs the impact of aviation on the economy
The Federal Aviation Administration’s 43rd annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey is now underway, reporting on calendar year 2020. The GA Survey is the only source of information on the general aviation fleet, the number of hours flown, and the ways people use general aviation aircraft.

Data from this survey are used by governmental agencies and industry to:

  • Compute safety metrics, such as fatal accidents rates. 
  • Understand the impact of the GA industry on jobs, economic output, and investments in aviation infrastructure. 
  • Track the success of safety initiatives, including avionics recommendations. 
  • Determine funding for infrastructure and service needs.
  • Assess the impact of regulatory changes.

The FAA and industry need accurate data on a broad range of aircraft. Participation is voluntary, and everyone who is contacted is encouraged to respond to the survey so that all aviation activity is represented. If you have questions, contact Tetra Tech at 800-826-1797 or email infoaviationsurvey@tetratech.com.
Criminalization of Aviation Accidents
Know your risk
In December 2020, four people were arrested in Mexico in connection with a 2018 helicopter crash. The final accident report found the helicopter crashed due to a sudden left roll, causing loss of control that deteriorated into inverted flight and impact into terrain. The accident investigators concluded the likely cause of the crash was a technical problem known to the company operating the aircraft, with maintenance records showing a preexisting problem involving stability systems, including loose actuator screws contacting the stability system’s electronic card.

The investigators found a Toluca-based operator – the employer of the four individuals detained – had “ineffective maintenance practices,” which contributed to the accident. The individuals are being investigated for homicide and making false statements.

What does an aircraft accident hundreds or thousands of miles from your home base, in another country, have to do with you? After all, the United States does not typically criminalize aviation accidents. For Aircraft Electronics Association members conducting business in other countries, policies regarding criminalization of accidents vary widely. More...
Are You up to the Test?
Take the Avionics News Technical Training Exam
The annual Avionics News Technical Training Exam is now available for avionics technicians. The exam may be taken online by Aircraft Electronics Association members or downloaded by non-members.

By completing the exam, which covers regulatory and technical topics featured in the 2020 issues of Avionics News, technicians can get a head start on their FAA-accepted training. Individuals who complete the exam and score 85% or higher receive credit toward their repair station training program requirements, IA renewal, FAA AMT awards, and the AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award. More...
AERO: AEA's New Online Training Platform
The Aircraft Electronics Association’s new online training platform called AERO, short for the Aerospace Education Resource Online system, allows users to train at their own pace with the ability to pause and resume courses at their convenience. In addition, AERO operates like a personal learning management system with a history of training and the ability to print certificates from completed courses. 

All previous online training from the AEA has been migrated to AERO and is available exclusively to AEA members at aea.net/aero with a member login and password. AEA AERO will continue to add content to help members accomplish their training goals. Members with questions about the new AERO online training system may contact Aaron Ward directly at aaronw@aea.net. More...
AEA Convention Set for June 22-25
The Aircraft Electronics Association recently moved the dates of its 64th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show to June 22-25, 2021. The event will take place at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.

All convention attendee registrations and exhibitor contracts previously transacted will be automatically moved to the new dates, and no further action is required. More...
Make Your Hotel Reservations for AEA Convention
With the dates of the AEA International Convention & Trade Show moving to June 22-25, attendees and exhibitors who made reservations at the Hilton Anatole in the AEA room block for mid-March should note that the hotel will close those reservations and refund deposits to the credit card used to make the reservation. This hotel policy is designed to help ensure the correct arrival and departure dates are secured for all attendees in June.

To make a reservation at the Hilton Anatole for the AEA Convention in June, click here.
Early-bird Registration Deadline for AEA Convention Extended to March 31
For those avionics professionals interested in attending the AEA Convention in June and have not yet registered, the deadline for early-bird registrations has been extended from Dec. 31, 2020, until March 31, 2021. The early-bird discounted price of $675 (AEA member rate) for a full convention attendee registration offers a $180 per person savings off the on-site registration fee.

If you haven't already registered, you can take advantage of the early-bird rate by clicking here.
AEA Scholarship Applications Available Online
The Aircraft Electronics Association Educational Foundation will award 23 scholarships totaling more than $100,000 for the 2021-22 school year to students pursuing a career in avionics or aircraft maintenance, as well as employees and dependents from AEA member companies.

Since its inception, the AEA scholarship program has awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships. Numerous awards are available, ranging from $1,000 to more than $35,000 each. Scholarship applications are available online, and the deadline to submit an application is April 1, 2021. More...
Application Period Closes March 22 for FAA Aviation Workforce Development Grants
The application period for two Aviation Workforce Development Grant Programs from the Federal Aviation Administration is currently open. Applications must be received on or before March 22. The program includes Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development Grants and Aircraft Pilots Workforce Development Grants.

The two grant programs are “aimed at developing and inspiring a more inclusive pool of pilots and aviation technicians to join the next generation of aviation professionals,” according to an FAA press release. The Aviation Workforce Development Grant Programs were mandated by the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, with Congress authorizing the programs through fiscal year 2023. More...
In-Flight Expectations
ACI Jet and Innovative Advantage create a high-def Challenger
Since companies first employed them, business aircraft have been time machines. As they have matured, climbing the air stairs is often a step back in time to a disconnected, standard-definition era. At some point, the disparity between the cabin’s in-flight entertainment technology and what’s at the office or at home becomes a business liability. Regardless of where they are, people today expect an appropriate level of connected technology.

But modernizing the technology in a business jet, say a 2004 Challenger 604, is not a simple matter, noted Brian Ford, avionics manager at ACI Jet, a San Luis Obispo, California, maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility and Bombardier authorized service facility. “Starting with a clean sheet is a million-dollar option,” he said, and that is not an attractive investment considering the value of classic airframes. More...
Request Your FREE AEA Pilot’s Guide
The AEA Pilot’s Guide is a consumer’s directory loaded with educational articles, timely information and data about the ever-changing world of avionics technologies. In addition to a complete directory of AEA-member government-certified repair stations, avionics manufacturers and distributors located in more than 40 countries, the publication features educational articles to help pilots and aircraft owners make better buying decisions. Individuals residing in the United States may request a free copy while supplies last.

In addition, the AEA introduced its Pilot's Guide Showcase, an all-new digital stage highlighting everything from features and functions of the latest avionics equipment to the installation and service available from AEA member repair stations. Located at PilotsGuideShowcase.net and specifically designed for avionics consumers such as general aviation pilots and aircraft owners, the digital platform features product demonstrations, how-to videos, select tutorials via recorded flight demonstrations and spotlights AEA's network of technology experts.
On the Radar: Upcoming Industry Events
International Women in Aviation Virtual Conference
March 11-12, 2021
WAI plans to deliver all the outstanding content of its trademark conference experience through education sessions, inspiring keynote speakers, virtual exhibit hall, personal and professional development seminars and workshops, as well as 2021 scholarship awards, Pioneer Hall of Fame induction celebration, and networking opportunities. More...
Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo
Lakeland, Florida
April 13-18, 2021
The SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo is one of the world’s largest annual aviation events. Proceeds from these events provide funding for the Aerospace Center for Excellence. The SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In annually raises over $2 million for ACE, enabling the delivery of STEM-related and aerospace education programs and scholarships. More...
European Business Aviation Convention Connect
Virtual Event
May 18-19, 2021
The European Business Aviation Association and National Business Aviation Association launched EBACE Connect – a new, virtual programming series that will gather business aviation’s most compelling and authoritative voices to engage the industry in a vital conversation around the issues and trends shaping the future of business aviation. EBACE Connect will take place May 18–19, the dates originally planned for the in-person show. The two-day lineup will feature an opening keynote and several sessions focusing on trends driving the business aviation market, continuing innovations in advanced air mobility, perspectives from OEM CEOs, the latest in the technologies in aviation sustainability and predictions about business aviation’s future in a COVID-19 context. More...
AEA International Convention & Trade Show
Dallas, Texas
June 22-25, 2021
Aviation's technology experts will convene for the 64th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show, the largest gathering of general aviation avionics manufacturers, distributors and government-certified repair stations in the world. Avionics professionals will have access to more than 100 hours of technical training and professional development courses. Early-bird registration is available through March 31. More...
AERO Friedrichshafen
Friedrichshafen, Germany
July 14-17-24, 2021
After a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the show will take place at the Friedrichshafen Exhibition Center. The show team at Lake Constance expects a large number of exhibitors. Important industry players such as Diamond, Tecnam, Piper, Junkers, Textron, and Rheinland Air Service (DAHER, Hondajet, Bell Partnership) have already confirmed their participation. More...
EAA AirVenture
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
July 26-Aug. 1, 2021
For seven days from sunrise to well past sunset, your Oshkosh day is filled with thrilling displays of aerobatics, informative programs and hands-on workshops, diverse aircraft spanning all eras of flight, evening programs, and much more. Fun for the whole family that you’ll find only in Oshkosh is waiting for you at the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration! More...
AOPA Aviator Showcase
Manassas, Virginia
Aug. 27, 2021
This event is designed to connect pilots and aircraft owners with the aviation industry’s vast array of products, services, aircraft, and equipment. The one-day gathering features an exhibit hall with an aircraft sales display and technology-related seminars. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with industry leaders in avionics and cockpit technology, flight planning, weather resources and aircraft manufacturing. More...
$100 Mystery Make and Model Challenge
Attention avionics technicians! How well do you think you know your avionics inside and out? New and old? Then put your knowledge to work.

What is the product make and model shown in this image?

Southeast Aerospace will award a $100 Visa gift card to a random winner from among the correct entries submitted, and the winner will be announced in the next edition of AEA Wired.

In addition, all correct answers from 2021 will be entered to win a random drawing for a $500 Visa gift card at the end of the year, also from Southeast Aerospace. Email your answer...
Avionics Training and Professional Development Classes
ADS-B Configuration, Testing & Troubleshooting
March 23, 2021
VIRTUAL LIVE COURSE (10 seats remain)
This virtual course is designed for currently employed repair station personnel and installers of ADS-B systems. Approximately 7% of all general aviation ADS-B installations are non-compliant based on the FAA’s ADS-B Performance Monitoring System. This course focuses on the proper configuration and testing of ADS-B installations to ensure your installation meets the performance requirements and regulations. Also included are troubleshooting tips and tricks that will help you resolve the common problems found in ADS-B installations.
Digital Databus Theory & Analysis Training
March 31, 2021
VIRTUAL LIVE COURSE (12 seats remain)
As today’s modern airplanes become much more technologically advanced, so must the professionals who maintain them. The advanced avionics and instrumentation systems used in these aircraft rely on various forms of digital databus communication. Understanding digital databus theory is becoming more and more important for avionics technicians, and even A&P mechanics, to effectively test and troubleshoot these highly advanced aircraft systems.
Aircraft Maintenance Regulations (12 seats remain)
April 6-7, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Understanding the regulations of the repair station is only part of the equation. Like pieces of a puzzle, each regulation is needed to fit together in order to fully view the repair station’s requirements. Understanding the regulatory relationship between the business (Part 145); the maintenance it performs (Part 43); the parts it uses (Part 21); as well as the needs of customers (Part 91) are essential to provide regulatory compliant services in aviation maintenance. This session will cover the basics of the maintenance and modification regulations, but more importantly, it focuses on their integrated relationship with the business.
Developing an Internal Audit Program for Repair Stations (9 seats remain)
April 8-9, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Are you an EASA certified repair station? Did you know there is an internal audit requirement in your EASA supplement? Do you have foreign certifications that require an internal audit program? Is your FAA inspector asking you about an internal audit program during their surveillance? Do you want to enhance your basic quality control program with a proactive internal audit program? This course focuses on the basics of internal auditing and the development of an internal audit program, providing the tools and methods necessary to meet the international regulatory needs as well as the continuous improvement of the repair station.
Basic Wiring & Avionics Installation (6 seats remain)
April 19-21, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri
This course is designed for certificated repairmen, new avionics technicians, aviation maintenance technicians and recent graduates interested in improving or acquiring the skills necessary to perform avionics installations. This three-day seminar employs in-depth theory and hands-on lab exercises to immerse the attendee in the best practices used to plan, manage, and install a general aviation avionics panel.
Basic Pitot-Static & Transponder Theory, Testing & Troubleshooting (7 seats remain)
April 22-23, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri
This course is designed for entry-level avionics technicians or those looking for basic training on pitot-static and aircraft transponder systems. The two-day course covers the history and theory of operation of pitot-static instruments and transponders, as well as system setup, hands-on testing, and the troubleshooting skills necessary to perform federal aviation regulation 91.411 and 91.413 checks.
Avionics Installation for Experimental Aircraft (10 seats remain)
April 26-28, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri
This course is targeted for the homebuilder or avionics technician who wants to learn about performing an avionics installation in an experimental aircraft. The class focuses on the Garmin G3X Touch system, and a simplified example harness is constructed as part of the hands-on portion of the class. While the G3X Touch system is the primary focus, the wiring principles and general guidance can be applied to any experimental avionics system. From the do-it-yourselfer to the avionics shop looking to carve a niche, this class has something for everyone.
Aviation Project Management
May 3, 2021
VIRTUAL LIVE COURSE (14 seats remain)
This four-hour course will give aviation project managers, technicians and support personnel a key advantage in their careers. This class will help strengthen and leverage the essential skills necessary for executing a successful project plan.
Aircraft Instrument Systems
May 11-12, 2021
VIRTUAL LIVE COURSE (12 seats remain)
This virtual course is designed for avionics technicians or apprentices who want to learn more about aircraft instrument systems and better understand their operation, installation considerations, and maintenance to become more-effective troubleshooters. From simple mechanical gauges to complex electrical and electronic systems, this course covers nearly every instrument system in an aircraft.
PFD Installation & Integration (New course: 14 seats remain)
May 17-19, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri
This course is designed for technicians who have experience with avionics installation practices and are looking for more training 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 touch screen nav/com/GPS, Garmin GTX 345 transponder and dual Garmin GI 275 primary flight display.
Pitot-Static & Transponder Testing & Inspection with ADS-B Implementation (13 seats remain)
May 20, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Attendees will learn the proper methods for conducting pitot-static and transponder tests and inspections. 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. With so many questions surrounding ADS-B, this course will provide the answers and what you need to know.
IFR6000 & IFR4000 Operations (14 seats remain)
May 21, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri
This course is designed to provide maintenance personnel with the knowledge and skills required to operate the IFR6000 to verify and maintain transponder, UAT, TCAS, and DME system and to operate the IFR4000 for ILS, VOR, COMMs and ELT.
Certified Repair Station Training (10 seats remain)
Aug. 9-13, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri
This weeklong course provides an interactive environment to learn, understand and implement the regulations that govern repair station design and operations. 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 14 CFR Part 145 repair station should attend.
News from AEA Member Companies
Universal Avionics named Wendy M. Bartos, Esq. director of contracts, where she will manage the full life cycle of contracts, license agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and will lead the drafting, review, and negotiation of such agreements.

Duncan Aviation’s teams at the company’s full-service facility in Battle Creek, Michigan, recently completed an interior refurbishment with avionics upgrades and exterior paint on a Gulfstream G550. The aircraft is the fourth in a fleet of four that belongs to a longtime Duncan Aviation customer. Duncan Aviation also named Matt McGinn as a Bombardier service sales representative and Cobi Lane as its new director of production operations in Provo, Utah.

Stevens Aerospace announced that all four of the company’s MRO facilities have been designated as authorized installation centers for the highly regarded PRIZM LED Cabin Lighting systems. The solid-state technology is cost-effective, app-based and provides a cabin environment that creates stunning aesthetics and even impacts passengers’ state of mind, according to the company.

West Star Aviation has been authorized to install the Pro Line Fusion system in Challenger 604 aircraft. The company also acquired additional hangar space at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, facility to accommodate the growth of the Embraer program while being able to accommodate additional customers with their maintenance and scheduling needs. West Star Aviation also announced the recertification for both the East Alton, Illinois and Houston, Texas, facilities as Mexican AFAC repair stations.

Garmin announced that its Garmin Autoland system was selected as a 2020 Robert J. Collier Trophy finalist by the National Aeronautic Association. For over a century, the Collier Trophy has been the benchmark of aerospace achievement and is awarded annually to recognize “the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America.”

ALTO Aviation introduced a new cabin audio upgrade program specifically designed to offer a cost-efficient, fast, and seamless audio upgrade solution for retrofit Challenger aircraft 601, 604, and 605.

StandardAero Component Services signed multiple, long-term distribution and license agreements with Honeywell Aerospace, authorizing the company to perform OEM approved repairs on Honeywell hydromechanical units and fuel controls as well as a large portfolio of Honeywell pneumatic valves, actuators, regulators, starters and fuel pumps across a comprehensive range of aircraft applications.

Neal Aviation achieved Elite Performance this year and was bestowed a Platinum Dealership Award from Garmin International for the highest level of sales performance, technical expertise, and customer service. Only a select few Garmin dealers worldwide achieve this Platinum Award for Elite Performance.

Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, hired Patrick “Brody” McKenna as its avionics manager. 
Satcom Direct has begun rigorous airborne testing of its advanced technology, purpose-built Ku-band tail mounted antenna system. The transition from development to ground assessment to the aerial testing phase aims to validate the full performance capabilities of the Ku-band terminal. Satcom Direct also is teaming up with Polaris Aero, the flight risk analysis and safety management system provider, to enhance the risk assessment and mitigation process for mutual SD and Polaris customers. Satcom Direct also is bolstering access to its Crewmember Network and Connectivity Training certificate program, aeroCNCT, through a new agreement with DaVinci Inflight Training Institute, the Florida-based flight crew training company.

Shadin Avionics announced that the new AIS-360, an ARINC 429 isolation and signal manager, has been released and available immediately. This data adapter and integrator is configurable to meet specific customer needs while remaining certifiable up to DO-178C DAL A.

Aspen Avionics is a part of AIRO Group, which announced it has engaged Stephens Inc. to assist in exploring a business combination agreement with a special-purpose acquisition company that would result in a public listing on a U.S. stock exchange.

Honeywell is developing a power source for hybrid-electric aircraft, planned for demonstration later this year. At 280 pounds, the Honeywell 1-Megawatt generator weighs about the same as a motor scooter but delivers enough energy to power an entire neighborhood block.

Constant Aviation is marking the 15th anniversary of its founding at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

L3Harris Technologies signed definitive agreements to sell its Military Training business to CAE and its Combat Propulsion Systems and related businesses to RENK AG for a combined $1.45 billion. Each transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory approvals, and is expected to close in the second half of 2021.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has confirmed that the super-midsize Gulfstream G280 meets the certifying organization’s recently intensified noise standards.

Astronics Corp. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, PECO Inc., has been selected by Raytheon Missiles & Defense to manufacture and supply handgrip subassemblies for the next-generation light weight command launch unit for the Javelin missile.

Kansas State Polytechnic is offering a free webinar and live question and answer session from noon to 1 p.m. CDT Thursday, April 15, to provide guidance to public safety and emergency management organizations on how to start a UAS operation. 
AEA Jobs Board Offers Free Resume Posting
For individuals interested in pursuing professional opportunities in the avionics industry, the job listings page on the AEA website is your one-stop resource. The AEA jobs board provides informational links on how to get AET certified, an avionics technician job summary and wage review, along with scholarship opportunities within the industry. Search the AEA's job listings and see what's on your horizon. Free resume posting is available. Are you up to the challenge? More...
Need to Post a Job? The AEA Works for You!
Is your business hiring? The AEA jobs board makes it easier for AEA members to find their next avionics technician, quality manager, inspector, sales representative or engineer.

AEA members may submit a free job posting after entering their username and password at AEA.net/Jobs. Member companies that optionally choose to upgrade their job posting for a premium will have preferred online placement and also will be published in the next edition of Avionics News. For more information about premium job listings, contact Rachel Hill, AEA advertising executive, at rachelh@aea.net.
About the AEA
Founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association represents nearly 1,300 member companies in more than 40 countries, including government-certified international repair stations specializing in maintenance, repair and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft. The AEA membership also includes manufacturers of avionics equipment, instrument repair facilities, instrument manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers, major distributors, engineers and educational institutions.
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