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SANDEL AVIONICS announced it has received its first HeliTAWS approved model list supplemental type certificates for Part 27 and Part 29.
FIELD AVIATION successfully completed its first test flight of Boeing's Maritime Surveillance Aircraft demonstrator. 
GARMIN announced new capabilities for G1000-equipped King Air 200/250/300/350 series aircraft. The upgrades include many NextGen components, such as ADS-B compliance.
INTERTRADE, a Rockwell Collins company, opened a new distribution center near London Heathrow Airport to house and ship inventory.
AVIATION SAFETY RESOURCES has selected Inteprod LLC to design and fabricate the control panel for the prototype of its Smart Recovery System for general aviation aircraft. The SRS-1 demonstration unit will be unveiled at the AEA Convention.
SKYTRAC SYSTEMS introduced a new flight data monitoring section to SkyWeb to streamline monitoring activities. This section will extend the company's FDM capabilities, and utilize new graphical charts, reports and relays. The company also announced that DAC INTERNATIONAL, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, has joined the SkyTrac Systems partner program as a regional distributor.
SPIRIT AERONAUTICS has completed its 50th Gogo Text & Talk (Aircell) system installation in business category aircraft.
DUNCAN AVIATION named TIM LOCKERBY regional manager for the Great Lakes region of the U.S. 
WINNER AVIATION expanded its maintenance operations into a hangar the company acquired in 2011. The 14,000 square-foot building provides an additional 12,000 square feet of hangar space and 2,000 square feet of office space.
FREEFLIGHT SYSTEMS announced that Pacific Aerospace Limited has selected the company's RA-4500 radar altimeter system for its P-750 XSTOL short-takeoff and landing aircraft.



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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AEA Convention Begins in Nashville

Nearly 1,500 avionics manufacturers, dealers, installers and other general aviation professionals have converged in Nashville, Tenn., at the 57th annual Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Show. The opening session, which will include 23 companies introducing new products and services to the general aviation avionics market, will be live-streamed at www.aea.net/convention.  More...  


Avionics Market Report to be Unveiled Thursday, March 13

The AEA Avionics Market Report will be announced at the opening session of the AEA Convention Thursday morning in Nashville. The report will provide 2013 year-end business and general aviation avionics sales figures from the participating manufacturers. It will also break down the year-end totals by forward-fit and retrofit sales. More...


Creating the Perfect Avionics Suite

With all the rules, tools and technologies available today, creating the perfect avionics suite is a lot harder to create than you might think. Learn what some avionics repair shops are saying as reported by Dale Smith in Avionics NewsMore...   

Save the Date Jan 13
AEA Europe Regional Meeting in Vienna, April 14-15
The first AEA Regional Meeting of 2014 will take place in Vienna, Austria, April 14-15, at the Vienna Marriott Hotel.
The premier avionics industry event for maintenance organizations in Europe is less than five weeks away.
The AEA annually hosts regional meetings in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America and the South Pacific. The AEA Regional Meetings offer a forum to see, hear and learn about all the new technology on the market, network with industry peers and discover best practices for the aviation repair station industry. Attendees and exhibitors gather for two days of regulatory and technical seminars, business management sessions and exhibits. More... 
TGH Aug 13
CASA Director of Aviation Safety Steps Down  
The chair of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority board, Dr. Allan Hawke, recently announced that John McCormick will not seek another term of appointment as director of aviation safety. 

McCormick has, however, agreed, to the board's request to stay on in the position until Aug. 31, 2014. This will allow for an executive search process to fill the position and enable the director to assist the board's initial consideration of the government's Independent Review of Aviation Safety Regulation scheduled to be completed around the end of May. 

Frequently Asked Questions
My aircraft has been modified in the U.S. by Form 337 action. Can the European Aviation Safety Agency accept this? Learn the answer in the March issue of 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!
The Connection 12_12
A Conversation with John Gauch of Gulf Coast Avionics    
Recently, Avionics News connected with John Gauch, vice president of sales at Gulf Coast Avionics, to learn more about his new job with the company.

Learn more about this industry leader in this month's special AEA Convention issue, which is available for bonus distribution on-site this week in Nashville. More...
To advertise in Avionics News, 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
CRS 9-13 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, perform
internal audits and edit 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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