May 12, 2021
Keeping the general aviation industry connected
Worldwide Avionics Sales Exceed $568 Million in First Three Months of 2021
The Aircraft Electronics Association recently unveiled its first-quarter 2021 Avionics Market Report. In the first three months of the year, total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales amounted to $568,810,353, or more than $568 million as reported by the participating companies.

The figure represented a 13.9% decrease in total sales compared to the first-quarter 2020 amount of $660,428,548.41, or more than $660 million. However, it also represented a nearly 1% increase in sales sequentially from the fourth quarter of 2020 and marked the third consecutive quarter of increasing sales. Forward-fit sales increased 18.7% over the fourth quarter of 2020. More...
AEA Elects New Board Members
Board names Bill Hanf vice chair
AEA members recently elected new representatives to its board of directors. The following individuals will serve a three-year term through March 2024.

  • Jim Alpiser, Garmin
  • Kevin Barton, Eagle Copters
  • Mike Berryhill, Cirrus Aircraft
  • David Copeland
  • Don Dominguez, San Luis Avionics
  • Kris Garberg, Appareo
  • David Salvador, Gogo Business Aviation

In addition to the AEA membership electing new board members, the board of directors elected Bill Hanf, president and owner of Green Mountain Avionics in Middlebury, Vermont, as its new vice chair. More...
All-Star Training Lineup Set for AEA Dallas
More than 60 courses and 100 hours on tap for avionics pros
The AEA International Convention & Trade Show is where you go for training, and this year’s convention in Dallas has you covered from business-focused topics to technical training and the latest regulatory activity. Catch up on your FAA required training, learn industry best practices and key insights to improve your installation, certification and troubleshooting knowledge and skills.

All OEM sessions are approved for credit toward the AEA's Avionics Training Excellence Award, as well as eligible for FAA IA renewal and the AMT Awards Program. Click here to go directly to the training schedule.
Trade Show Update: 115 Companies to Exhibit
The AEA Trade Show is your opportunity to connect with manufacturers, distributors, technicians and business leaders. Two full days of exhibits, 115 companies and all the latest product information await.

Click here to see a full list of exhibiting companies.

The exhibit hall is currently 90% sold-out. If your company want to exhibit and reserve one of the remaining booths, download the Exhibitor Prospectus.
Are You Registered for AEA Dallas?
If you haven't already registered to attend the AEA Convention in Dallas, please do so in advance to avoid long lines at on-site registration.

Don't miss the most important gathering of general aviation avionics manufacturers, distributors and government-certified repair stations in the world. It is the place to be for the introduction of new avionics products and services coming to market in 2021. Click here to register.
Book Your Worry-Free Stay at Hilton Anatole
The AEA does not work with any housing agencies to make hotel reservations on your behalf. We strongly suggest you work directly with the hotel when making your room reservations. The AEA's special room rate is available until June 1, 2021, or until the room block is full.

Hilton Anatole
2201 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: 800-445-8667 (Group Code: AEC)
Room Rate: $219 per night

Registration Open for AEA Connect Conferences
The AEA has unveiled the dates and locations for its 2021 Connect Conferences in the United States. Online registration is available for both attendees and exhibitors. The annual AEA Connect Conferences are two-day events that personally connect general aviation industry professionals. The schedule is as follows:

  • Sept. 29-30: AEA East (Orlando, Florida)
  • Oct. 27-28: AEA West (Reno, Nevada)

The AEA continues to monitor travel restrictions and guidance from authorities around the world and will make a determination whether Connect Conferences can take place in Europe, Canada, and South Pacific. More...
Podcast: EAA CEO/Chairman of the Board Jack Pelton Previews AirVenture Oshkosh 2021
The countdown to AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 is in full swing, and EAA Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board Jack Pelton offers a preview into the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration. While some areas may look different at Oshkosh this year, the feeling will be the same as the aviation community reunites to celebrate flight. Tune in for a glimpse at how planning for this year’s event is taking off in this episode of AEA Amplified, sponsored by Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Company.

Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Podbean or Spotify. More...
Industry Groups Support Grant Program for Advanced Air Mobility
The AEA was one of 14 organizations that signed a joint letter to United States congressional leaders urging “strong support for the inclusion of a new grant program for planning and capital costs to support Advanced Air Mobility transportation in upcoming infrastructure legislation. AAM uses electric aircraft and is poised to revolutionize the way in which people move within and between cities, suburban, and rural areas. Additionally, AAM provides environmentally conscious alternatives to current transportation options. It is critical that states and local governments have the flexibility and financial support to study and plan for how AAM can meet their distinct planning and community requirements and make targeted capital investments.” More...
Frequently Asked Questions: Avionics Upgrades
Question: What is the difference between avionics with a TSO and a PMA?

Answer: As an outcome of the Part 23 rewrite, there has been an increase in the number of entry-level avionics systems being certificated under the regulatory provisions of parts manufacturing authority rather than the greater applicability of the Federal Aviation Administration’s technical standard order. While TSO is a broad-based standard with typically a large-based applicability, the PMA is a specific applicability. From the avionics perspective, the PMA applicability is often linked to an approved model list supplemental type certificate.

It is important to understand that both TSO and PMA are “parts approvals.” PMA will often be accompanied by an STC that shows both its applicability and the installation data. However, many TSO’ed articles are also accompanied by installation data under an STC. Nonetheless, TSO and PMA are fundamentally parts approvals. As an installer of modern avionics, it is important to understand the technical difference between TSO and PMA. More...
Muncie Aviation Sets Record Year in 2020
Soon celebrates 90 years in business
Early next year, Muncie Aviation celebrates a laudable milestone – 90 years in business. Last year, it set another type of milestone – record sales nearing $100 million.
Founded by Edmund F. Ball, a son of one of the Ball brothers who created Ball glass jars, the company began as a Waco Aircraft dealer. It soon represented other manufacturers, including Beechcraft and Aeronca Aircraft.

Located at Delaware County Regional Airport in Muncie, Indiana, 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis, the Federal Aviation Administration Part 145 repair station maintains and upgrades aircraft for private owner-operators as well as companies. It’s a factory authorized service center for Daher, Piper, Mooney, Cessna and Quest Aircraft.

As for its avionics capabilities, Andy Smith, Muncie Aviation’s avionics manager, explained that the department is proficient with all types of aircraft, from a vintage Cessna 150 to a brand-new TBM 940. More...
The Expanding World of Universal Avionics
What avionics original equipment manufacturer was the first to introduce the “modern” flight management system, synthetic vision displays, and localizer performance with vertical guidance approach capabilities to business aviation aircraft?

Time’s up. If your answer was Universal Avionics, congratulations! You truly know your avionics OEMs.
All fun and games aside, since its inception in 1981, Universal Avionics has been at the forefront of many significant avionics systems innovations. But, alas, the minds behind these industry-leading innovations were much more concerned with helping pilots than marking dates in history.

“The company was founded in 1981 by Hubert Naimer and has a long and significant legacy within the aviation industry,” explained Dror Yahav, chief executive officer for Universal Avionics. “He was an extremely innovative thinker. Looking into the future, he had a prophecy of how the flight management market would evolve." More...
Theory & Practice: Keep a Notebook
From this month's "Theory & Practice" column by author Thomas Inman in Avionics News: "It’s May, and many new avionics technicians are graduating. I’m hoping some of those graduates will heed this advice: Start a notebook or a log. Pilots keep logs, and by law, aircraft have maintenance logs. Amateur radio operators keep logs, and mariners keep logs. You, too, will benefit from a record of your work.

"Troubleshooting skills are important to have, but so is memory. The unusual or difficult repairs are easy to remember. I will never forget the factory-installed resistor connecting the lighting circuit to the navigation circuit, or the Baron with the wrong adaptor card in the autopilot computer, or the area navigation computer that overloaded the bearing selector.

"The seemingly mundane problems are easier to forget. I could not tell you how many broken microphone jack wires I repaired or how many Zener diodes I replaced. I use myself as an example, both good and bad." More...
2020 GA and Part 135 Activity Survey Available
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 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
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 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.
AERO: AEA's Online Training Platform
The AEA’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 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 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...
On the Radar: Upcoming Industry Events
EBACE Connect
Virtual Event
May 18-20, 2021
The European Business Aviation Association and National Business Aviation Association launched EBACE Connect – a new, virtual programming series that will bring together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, flight department personnel, avionics firms, fractional providers, charter/lease companies and all manner of people involved in nearly every aspect of business aviation. You’ll hear the latest announcements coming directly from the industry, and learn how the European business aviation market is moving beyond COVID-19, the latest trends in sustainable materials and design and how companies are ensuring safety for new cutting-edge aircraft. 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. Advance registration is available. 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...
Avionics Training and Professional Development Classes
Primary Flight Display Installation & Integration
(New course: 8 seats remain)
May 17-19, 2021
In-person course; Lee's Summit, Missouri
Technicians will learn how to plan, install, interface, configure and check out an installation of a primary flight display, EHSI and GPS/Nav/Comm consisting of dual Garmin GI 275, a Garmin GTN 650 touch screen, and a Garmin GTX 345 transponder. This course is designed for technicians who have experience with avionics installation practices and are looking for more training integrating common general aviation installations.
Pitot-Static, Transponder, and ADS-B: Testing & Inspection (2 seats remain)
May 20, 2021
In-person course; 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 (3 seats remain)
May 21, 2021
In-person course; 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.
ADS-B Configuration, Testing & Troubleshooting
June 30, 2021
VIRTUAL LIVE COURSE (10 seats remain)
This 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
July 6, 2021
VIRTUAL LIVE COURSE (15 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.
Avionics Installation for Experimental Aircraft (15 seats remain)
July 7-9, 2021
In-person course; Lee's Summit, Missouri
This in-person 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.
Inflight Connectivity Foundations
(New course: 15 seats remain)
Aug. 3, 2021
In-person course; 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 support inflight connectivity system installations and maintenance. This eight-hour training enables aircraft technicians and operators to gain understanding on the basic airborne networks, IFC systems, and the services they provide.
Certified Repair Station Training (8 seats remain)
Aug. 9-13, 2021
In-person course; 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.
Basic Wiring & Avionics Installation (12 seats remain)
Aug. 23-25, 2021
In-person course; 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 (12 seats remain)
Aug. 26-27, 2021
In-person course; 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. This 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 FAR 91.411 and 91.413 checks.
Bench Basics 101 (New course: 14 seats remain)
Sept. 13-14, 2021
In-person course; Lee's Summit, Missouri
This course is designed for technicians who have experience with basic avionics installation practice, familiar with basic soldering skills and are looking for experience in LRU bench testing and avionics troubleshooting. Bench testing Nav, VHF comm and transponders will be the focus of study. Technicians will fabricate a general-purpose test panel that they will use in the course. Attendees will keep their fabricated test panel upon course completion.
Transponder Service Training
(New course: 14 seats remain)
Sept. 15, 2021
In-person course; Lee's Summit, Missouri
This course is designed for technicians who have experience with basic avionics installation practice and are looking for experience in transponder LRU bench testing, transponder flight line testing and aircraft troubleshooting. ADS-B transponders systems will be the focus of study. Attendees will keep their fabricated wire harness upon course completion.
Nav/Comm Equipment Service Training
(New course: 14 seats remain)
Sept. 16, 2021
In-person course; Lee's Summit, Missouri
This course is designed for technicians who have experience with basic avionics installation practice and are looking for experience in avionics flight line testing, LRU bench testing and aircraft troubleshooting. VOR, localizer, glideslope, marker beacon and VHF comms will be the focus of study.
News from AEA Member Companies
Avidyne Corp. announced receipt of TSO and STC approval from the FAA for installation of its dzus-mounted Avidyne Atlas multifunction flight management system in Cessna Citation 560XL, Excel, and XLS models. TSO approval also allows MRO facilities to begin performing their own STCs and installations in turbine-class aircraft.

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics introduced a complete line of multifunction digital clocks. The new CHRONOS Series features eight modes of operation: Local Time, UTC/Zulu Time, Flight Timer, Countdown Timer, Stopwatch, Volts, Outside Air Temperature and Secondary Air Temperature. CHRONOS clocks are available with single and dual USB chargers and deliver up to 75 watts of USB power.

True Blue Power will provide Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s business jets with reliable, easy-to-install emergency power inverters. The True Blue Power TI1204 DC-to-AC Inverter is now a drop-in replacement for existing E-inverters on Gulfstream G550, GV and G450 model aircraft. Aftermarket installation requires no mechanical or wiring changes. Also, True Blue Power announced the company’s power products will deliver essential power to the Pilatus PC-24, the world’s first Super Versatile Jet. Intelligent TB40 fifth-generation (Gen5) lithium-ion main-ship batteries, TA202 Series USB chargers and the TI2000 DC-to-AC inverter are certified on the aircraft.

uAvionix unveiled the newest member to its lineup of certifiable avionics for unmanned aircraft systems. Weighing in at 80 grams, George is the first autopilot product from uAvionix, and the world’s most affordable, lowest SWaP, certifiable, made-in-the-U.S. solution for enterprise operations and those wishing to type certify their UAS, according to the company. Also, uAvionix announced AV-Link, the inline Wi-Fi bridge for the AV-30 panel display. Adding a suite of new features to the extensive 14+ featured AV-30 platform, AV-Link brings live airborne traffic to AV-30 from a supported ADS-B receiver and the ability to wirelessly update AV-30’s firmware. The company also added a new low-SWaP transponder to the lineup of UAS communications, navigation, and surveillance solutions. The ping200XR integrates the full capability of the ping200X TSO certified Mode S ADS-B Out transponder with the high-integrity truFYX TSO certified GPS position source into a single, easy-to-install enclosure.

Gogo Business Aviation announced the first unlimited streaming and data plan in business aviation – Gogo Biz 4G Limitless – to better accommodate the rising demand for data on board business aircraft. The Gogo Biz 4G Limitless plan is priced at $9,995 per month and doesn’t require a separate data plan – all data on the aircraft is included under one unlimited plan.

Garmin announced an increasing number of nominations, honors and accolades for Garmin Autoland, the world’s first certified autonomous flight technology system of its kind. Garmin Autoland made history in 2020 when it achieved FAA certification, as well as certification from the EASA. Garmin Autoland was also recently selected as a 2020 Robert J. Collier Trophy finalist by the National Aeronautic Association, with the winner to be announced in June.

Peregrine received FAA approval for improved reliability of the Hawker 4000 cooling blowers. Applicable to the entire fleet of the Hawker 4000, formerly known as the Hawker Horizon, the installation data and STCs are now available from Peregrine.

Pentastar Aviation announced that Kevin Housner has joined the company as director of health, safety and environmental, where he will be responsible for HS&E compliance. Also, Pentastar Aviation named Mark Schenkel vice president of finance. Pentastar Aviation also was named a top 5 Best U.S. and Best Independent FBO in the 2021 Professional Pilot Magazine PRASE Survey.

Pro Star Aviation announced its collaboration with Collins Aerospace to retrofit Bombardier Challenger 604 aircraft with the new Collins Pro Line Fusion integrated cockpit.

Texas Aerospace Technologies, a subsidiary of Texas Aerospace Services, named Francisco (Cisco) Hernandez president. Hernandez joins the team with over 40 years of experience in the aviation industry. He most recently served as vice president/general manager for DAC International, where he spent over 35 years.

Duncan Aviation celebrated the delivery of a Challenger 604 that’s newly equipped with the Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion. The avionics installation team at the company’s full-service facility in Battle Creek, Michigan, installed this scalable, fully connected, integrated avionics system with advanced situational awareness and intuitive decision-making tools.

Astronics Corp. received the STC for its latest cabin network platform, branded as “The Edge." The Edge offers airlines, IFE suppliers, MROs and system integrators a cost-effective platform for full-featured in-flight entertainment with reduced time to market.  
Air Plains Services plans to exhibit at both AOPA Aviator Showcase events later this year in Manassas, Virginia, and Fort Worth, Texas.

StandardAero was selected by Russian airline Utair Aviation JSC (Utair) to provide overhaul support for the Pratt & Whitney PW127M engines powering its fleet of ATR 72-500 regional turboprops. Also, Spanish regional airline Air Nostrum L.A.M. S.A. selected StandardAero to provide support services for the Pratt & Whitney PW127M engines powering its fleet of ATR 72-600 regional turboprops.

Collins Aerospace unveiled a new look and feel for its Venue Cabin Management System. A new graphical user interface simplifies cabin control for business aviation passengers and aligns the user experience to using modern personal smartphones or tablets. In addition, Collins Aerospace delivered avionics for X-59 research aircraft with a customized Large Format Display system to play a key role in X-59 QueSST missions; a multi-spectral vision system enables pilots to land without any forward-looking windows.

Satcom Direct completed the next phase of terrestrial expansion to its global private network. To strengthen its ground infrastructure and augment redundancy, the global satellite solutions provider has enhanced individual Points of Presence and upgraded its global network to support the increasing connectivity needs of its customers. The update includes expansion into the Asia Pacific region to provide additional connectivity options for customers and complements existing PoPs in North America and Europe.

SKYTRAC Systems Ltd.'s Integrated Mission System 350 Satcom terminal was selected by Nordic Unmanned for installation on a Staaker BG-200 UAV, enabling Command and Control capabilities during mapping, photogrammetry, LiDAR scanning flight operations, and logistical operations.

West Star Aviation was voted No. 1 Preferred MRO in the 2021 Professional Pilot Magazine's annual PRASE survey for the eighth consecutive year. In addition, West Star Aviation is supporting recent service bulletins regarding Bombardier Global Express Flap drainage and corrosion issues. The service bulletins are relevant to inspection and potential repairs on the Inboard, Middle and Outboard flap areas due to possible drainage and corrosion issues. Also, West Star promoted Matt Vogel to director of information technology.

SmartSky Networks announced that Performance Software has joined forces with SmartSky to bring real-time, high precision digital mapping databases to the aviation community. Piloted and autonomous aviation companies, including those in UAM and AAM, will benefit from the combination of Performance Software’s dynamic airport, helipad, and vertiport databases that are now accessible on SmartSky Network’s data exchange service, Skytelligence.

Astronautics Corporation of America, in partnership with Central American Aviation Services, located in Guatemala City, completed the first Bell 212 glass cockpit upgrade for the Guatemalan Air Force with its Badger Pro+ Integrated Flight Display System.

Clay Lacy Aviation announced that a Bombardier Challenger 350 has joined its South Florida private jet charter fleet.

Flying Colours Corp. completed a 120-month heavy maintenance inspection for a Bombardier Global XRS aircraft.

FlightSafety International and Flight Research announced the launch of their joint Upset Recovery Training. This offering aims to reduce loss of control in flight accidents by fusing FlightSafety International’s type-specific simulator training with Flight Research’s in-aircraft instruction.
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...
Are You Hiring? 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 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
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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