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March 26, 2014
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GARMIN announced the G3X Touch, a large touchscreen, glass flight display system for installation in experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft. The noncertified G3X Touch offers pilots high-resolution 10.6-inch flight displays with split-screen functionality. 
FREEFLIGHT SYSTEMS announced FAA STC and AML approval for the RANGR FDL-978-XVR ADS-B In/Out Universal Access Transceiver.
EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY will offer a two-day course in San Diego, April 24-25, for professionals looking to gain a better understanding of the emerging unmanned aircraft systems industry.
EAGLE CREEK AVIATION SERVICES received the AMT Diamond Award of Excellence from the FAA for participating in the Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program. It is the third consecutive year the company has won this award.

ATLANTIC AERO also won the Diamond Award of Excellence from the FAA, the agency's highest honor for aviation maintenance training. 

NEXTANT AEROSPACE appointed GFM Aviation as exclusive sales representative for Central America and most of South America.

NEAL McGRAIL, president of STEVENS AVIATION, announced the creation of the Government and Special Operations Group of Stevens Aviation. The team will identify and develop future domestic and international aviation business opportunities with governmental, law enforcement and military agencies. 

DUNCAN AVIATION announced a collaboration with Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. company, on an upgrade program for the Cessna Citation CJ2+ aircraft. 

ELLIOTT AVIATION announced FAA STC approval for the activation and use of all Aircell Wi-Fi products in Hawker 800/850/900/1000. 

LANDMARK AVIATION named its Miami International Airport general manager, ISAAC LEE, as the company's 2013 general manager of the year. 

Rossiya Airlines introduced iPad-based Class 2 electronic flight bag technology for its aircraft fleet, featuring JEPPESEN FliteDeck Pro. 

EMTEQ has signed an agreement with Boeing Commercial Aviation Services to provide LED lighting for the Boeing Next Generation 737 Enhanced Interior. 

DAC INTERNATIONAL announced that the FAA has provided PMA (parts manufacturer approval) for the company's electronic flight bag system, including the RPU, display and tray assemblies. 

GLOBAL AVIATION TECHNOLOGIES obtained FAA certification for the LED Caution Warning Annunciator Panel for the Legacy Dash 8 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.




AEA on YouTube


Thanks to the production efforts of the AERO-NEWS NETWORK, viewers can now watch the companies participating in this year's AEA New Product Introductions unveil new products and services. The event took place March 13 at the 57th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show during the opening session. Watch 




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AEA Board Elects David Loso Chairman

Members of the Aircraft Electronics Association recently elected new representatives to its board of directors, and the AEA board of directors elected a new chairman and new vice chairman. The new AEA chairman is David Loso, manager of avionics sales for Jet Aviation St. Louis. He served as vice chairman the past year and replaces former chairman Gary Harpster who will serve as immediate past chairman. Michael Kus of Avionics 2000 was elected vice chairman. More...


General Aviation Jobs Rally in Texas, March 28

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association plays host to a rally celebrating general aviation's contributions to the economy on March 28 at Bombardier's Dallas Service Center at Dallas Love Field in Dallas, Texas. The Aircraft Electronics Association encourages all members located in the state of Texas to attend this event. U.S. Senator John Cornyn and U.S. Representatives Eddie Bernice Johnson, Sam Johnson, Pete Sessions and Marc Veasey will be the featured speakers. More...  


ASTM International Webinar, April 2

The education of students in pursuit of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers and entry-level workforce development is a significant priority to industry, academic institutions and the standards community. ASTM International can be a direct conduit for students to attain experience prior to entering the workforce. The combination of direct participation of stakeholders from industry in standards development along with the online tools, training and certification services provides students with an opportunity for additional education, experience and networking. Registrations are now being accepted for this educational webinar scheduled for April 2 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. EDT. More...


The Value-Added Equation

As Ric Peri explained in this month's "View from Washington" column in Avionics News, "The AEA will continue to promote standardization and consistency in regulatory interpretation, promote the professionalism of the AEA membership and promote the regulations. We will provide you with the tools to show the added value to your customers; it is up to you to use them." More...   

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
Export Control Reform: Two Seminars Offered on West Coast
Export control reform is here. Many items have already moved from the USML to the CCL, and many more will take effect this year. A one-day course is available to provide in-depth exposure to core elements of the Export Control Reform initiative and focus on new compliance requirements. If your items have recently moved or will soon move from the USML to the CCL, plan to attend this seminar to learn the regulatory requirements and processes of the Export Administration Regulations. The course is for exporters who now will be able to support U.S. military items without incurring International Traffic in Arms Regulations liability and to defense exporters with relatively limited exposure to the regulatory requirements of the EAR. Two one-day events are scheduled on the West Coast, including Los Angeles (April 15) and Seattle (April 17). More... 

Frequently Asked Questions
In the U.S., what are the requirements and best practices for accomplishing the hidden damage inspection? 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!
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Aviation Aces: Meet Don Campion of Banyan Air Service    
Recently, Avionics News connected with Don Campion, founder of Banyan Air Service, as part of its "Aviation Aces" feature. Learn how Campion took his early interest in aviation and turned it into a business at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport that not only thrives but continues to give back.  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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