Nov. 11, 2020
Keeping the general aviation industry connected
Worldwide Avionics Sales Exceed $1.6 Billion in First Nine Months of 2020
The Aircraft Electronics Association recently published its third-quarter 2020 Avionics Market Report. In the first nine months of the year, total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales amounted to $1,670,804,856.73, or more than $1.6 billion as reported by the participating companies.

The figure represented a 27% decrease in total sales compared to the first nine months of 2019. During the third-quarter months of July, August and September, sales decreased 33.4% compared to the same time frame one year ago. However, sales in the third quarter of 2020 were up 5.9% compared to the second quarter of this year, with retrofit sales up 10.8% over the second quarter. More...
New Avionics Training Courses Now Available
Earlier this week, the AEA opened online enrollment for several training classes scheduled over the next several months at its headquarters in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Six brand-new courses are being offered for the first time.

Class sizes are limited, and social distancing protocols are in place for all attendees. Interested parties are encouraged to register well in advance to reserve a seat. Scroll down further in this edition of AEA Wired to learn more. More...
Workforce Development: Missouri School District to Launch Aerospace Academy
Although pilots are most often associated with flying, there are many other lucrative aerospace career opportunities. Starting in the fall of 2021, Summit Technology Academy will expand its Digital Electronics and Aerospace Engineering course into a larger program, Aerospace Academy.

With support from the AEA and the University of Central Missouri, this program will offer top industry resources and expertise to give students insight into the growing aerospace industry. Located in the Kansas City metropolitan area and near the AEA's international headquarters, Summit Technology Academy is part of the Lee's Summit R-7 School District and is a shared campus of junior and senior students who come together for a half-day program as an extension of their home high school.

Students will learn flight and electronic principles as juniors and then as seniors focus on one of seven different career tracks: aerospace engineering, avionics, professional pilot, aviation maintenance, drone pilot, aviation management and military aviation. More...
Early-Bird Registration Now Open for AEA Convention in Dallas
Register by Dec. 31 and save $180 per person!
Registration is now open 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. It is the platform of choice for the introduction of new avionics products and services coming to market in 2021.

The event takes place March 15-18, 2021, in Dallas, Texas. Attendees must register by Dec. 31, 2020, to receive the early-bird discount price of $675 (AEA member rate) for a full convention registration. The early-bird promotion offers a $180 per person savings off the on-site registration fee. Those attendees who chose to roll over their registration from 2020 will receive a confirmation email and do not need to register again.

The attendee full registration package includes: four days of seminars and technical training sessions; exhibit hall entrance for two full days with lunch; and networking with manufacturing and distributors. The Hilton Anatole will serve as the headquarters hotel. More...
2020 AEA Rate and Labor Survey Results Now Available to AEA Members
Shop rates rise in East and West; hold steady in the Central region
Optimism has shifted for AEA certified repair stations, as members report a more-conservative outlook for their business in 2020 and beyond. Shop and labor rates have only inched up in 2020 with the most-significant changes coming on the East and West Coasts.

When compared to 2019, which was a record-setting year in avionics sales according to the AEA Avionics Market Report, shop and labor rates are largely unchanged across most surveyed regions in 2020. According to the latest AEA Rate and Labor Survey results, half of the shops in the United States expect business to remain the same during the next 12 months, while another 40% expect an increase in business, a relatively positive outlook.

AEA members can see the entire report on the association's website with their member login and password. More...
AEA Scholarship Applications Now Available Online
The Aircraft Electronics Association 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 students 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...
CarlisleIT Makes Critical Connections
Every day around the world, aircraft of all types are flying with electrical components and assemblies designed and manufactured by Carlisle Interconnect Technologies. Based in St. Augustine, Florida, CarlisleIT produces wires and cables, special purpose connectors and backshells, racks, trays, system installation kits and more used in aircraft, defense technology and space vehicles. Its products help connect the systems that relay critical communications, content and control.

“Most aircraft in service today have CarlisleIT’s components on board as original equipment,” said Jeff Behlendorf, director of product management, “from the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 to single-engine Beechcraft and Cessnas, from the Apollo mission and the Mars rovers to recent space launch vehicles and satellites used for telecommunications, GPS and defense.” More...
Drug and Alcohol Testing & COVID-19
Administrating a Department of Transportation/Federal Aviation Administration drug and alcohol testing program for safety-sensitive workers has gotten more challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic as some test sites now have special personal protective equipment requirements, limited availability or have closed.

If your shop is experiencing these kinds of difficulties, you are not alone. DOT/FAA requirements have not gone away, but shops have a grace period for the time needed to complete random testing. That is, as long as the random testing is completed by the end of this calendar year – Dec. 31, 2020.

Judy Boyle, stakeholder liaison for NATA Compliance Services, with 20 years of experience with DOT drug and alcohol program management, said testing did slow down when the COVID-19 pandemic began, depending on the location, as some states were hit hard while others were not. As of July, most testing sites were open again in the United States. More...
Helicopter Safety Team Promotes Simulation Training to Enhance Aviation Decision-Making
Earlier this year, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team published a Recommended Practice to encourage instructors and examiners to use training scenarios based upon factual data collected from recent U.S. fatal helicopter accidents to improve pilots’ aviation decision-making skills.

The group based its Recommended Practice on 104 U.S. fatal helicopter accidents over the period 2009 to 2013. Analysis revealed that 52 of these accidents fell into three main categories, namely loss of control in flight, unintended flight in instrument metrological conditions, and low-altitude operations.

“Of these 52 fatal accidents, 21 fatal accidents were identified and linked to USHST Helicopter-Safety Enhancement 123, Increased Simulation/Education to Develop Safe Decision-Making, which aims to increase the use of simulation and education to develop awareness and safe decision-making,” according to the report. “All involved some aspect of pilot’s poor judgement or lack of aeronautical decision-making that placed the aircraft in an ‘at-risk’ situation. The ‘at-risk’ situation either caused or was a contributing factor to the fatal accident.” More...
Engineered Growth: Aspen Avionics Unites Companies in AIRO Group Partnership
The goal is simply put, said John Uczekaj, president and chief executive officer of Aspen Avionics, “to become the next great midsize aerospace company.” The challenge is to achieve that goal without sacrificing the company’s core values. “In our soul and heart, Aspen is a general aviation avionics company, and it will remain and grow in that business.”

With the static size of the general aviation market limiting growth, the business challenge is akin to designing and building an airplane with both a speedy cruise speed and nimble low-speed maneuvering capabilities and short-field performance.

The solution was the AIRO Group, a partnership of nine companies that opens doors to new avionics markets that reach beyond general aviation to manned and unmanned flying machines for commercial, military, robotic and multi-modal aircraft. These opportunities fall into three primary lines of business, according to Uczekaj, who is the group’s president and chief operating officer: drones, military, and avionics. More...
Connectivity for All, Even the Small
Among the most prominent of my earliest memories of traveling by private aircraft are the steps to take before boarding the aircraft, closing the cabin door and lighting the powerplant fires. Oh, for the convenience of in-flight connectivity systems and the age of uninterrupted connectivity of today.

Back then, knowing that ahead awaited several hours in the relative isolation of the cockpit or cabin, it seemed prudent – and important – to close the loop on any unanswered calls, respond to emails in my in-box, and inform a select group of contacts of my impending period cut off from the world as the aircraft sped through the airspace en route to that trip’s destination.

Providing an estimated time of arrival seemed both prudent and polite, but only as long as those folks understood that an element of uncertainty accompanied the vagaries of private-aircraft travel. Flight conditions routinely challenged our flight planning, rendering that calculated ETA into a guesstimate of uncertain reliability. More...
Podcast: Thom Duncan Avionics Founder Shares His Shop’s Overnight Success Story
Thom Duncan, president of Thom Duncan Avionics in Fayetteville, Tennessee, has been fixing electronics since childhood. Since opening a shop at the Fayetteville Municipal Airport in December 2018, he has led a rapidly growing business that specializes in avionics for single- and twin-engine aircraft. Get to know one of aviation's technology experts in this episode of AEA Amplified.

Learn more about the ever-changing world of avionics technologies from industry professionals and aviation enthusiasts. Subscribe to AEA Amplified on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Podbean, iHeart Radio or Spotify. 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. More...
AEA's Pilot's Guide Showcase Spotlights the Latest Avionics Innovations for Consumers
In addition to unveiling the 2020-21 edition of the AEA Pilot's Guide, 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. More...
AEA Webinars – On Demand
Join more than 1,000 AEA members who have already streamed or downloaded these free regulatory webinars to help train their staff or continue their own professional development. Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, brings his vast years of experience and expertise to conduct a series of regulatory webinars essential to repair station and business operations.

In addition to providing relevant content, these courses include direct questions from the audience answered in real time. If you are looking to stay up-to-speed, AEA members may login with their member password to watch these sessions on your desktop or mobile device at AEA.net/webinars.

  • Transponder Testing
  • Aircraft Wiring Inspections
  • Change Management
  • Root Cause Analysis 
  • Managing Risk 
  • Repair Station Contract Maintenance 
  • Human Factors in Maintenance 
  • Flight Data Recorders and the Mexican Mandate 
  • ASTM's Compass 
  • The Ins & Outs of Drug & Alcohol Program Management 
  • Classifying Alterations for In-service Aircraft 
  • AEA Safety Management System 
  • Part 145: How to Implement and manage a Repair Station Capability List 
  • Beyond ADS-B Installations: Continued Airworthiness 
  • FAA Drug & Alcohol Inspection Items: Be Prepared for Your Next Audit 
  • Part 43: The Business of Aircraft Maintenance More...
On the Radar: Upcoming Industry Events
NBAA Virtual Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition
Dec. 2-3, 2020
VBACE will be the first, completely immersive online business aviation trade show. The two-day event is free for NBAA members to attend and will incorporate many of the traditional elements of NBAA’s live events, including over 200 virtual 3D exhibit booths, two keynotes, press conferences, education sessions and more. More...
Sun ‘n Fun Holiday Flying Festival and Car Show
Lakeland, Florida
Dec. 4-5, 2020
The two-day fly-in/drive-in event will include numerous aircraft displays, a large airplane and car show, plus food vendors, live music, and many other activities, held on the Sun ‘n Fun Expo Campus at the Lakeland Linder International Airport. Admission is free, parking is $20 per vehicle, and proceeds will benefit Sun ‘n Fun’s Aerospace Center for Excellence STEM education programs. More...
International Women in Aviation Conference
Reno, Nevada
March 11-13, 2021
Join more than 4,000 industry professionals at the 32nd annual International Women in Aviation Conference at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Don't miss inspiring keynote speakers, professional development seminars, education sessions, exhibits, and scholarship awards. More...
AEA International Convention & Trade Show
Dallas, Texas
March 15-18, 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 Nov. 1 through Dec. 31. More...
HAI HELI-EXPO
New Orleans, Louisiana
March 22-25, 2021
Looking for your next aircraft, vendor, mentor, job, or professional development or employment opportunity? You’ll find them all in New Orleans with endless networking and hundreds of education courses with 18,000 industry professionals and 700 exhibitors. 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, each award recipient in 2020 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
Certified Repair Station Training (1 seat remains)
Dec. 7-11, 2020
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. This program will review the regulations applicable to a U.S.-certificated repair station engaged in maintenance, preventive maintenance and alterations of U.S.-registered aircraft, components or accessories.
PFD Installation & Integration (15 seats remain)
Jan. 13-15, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri (New course!)
This course is designed for technicians who have completed the AEA’s Basic Wiring & 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. Technicians will learn how to plan, install, interface, configure and check out an installation consisting of a Garmin GTN 650 touchscreen nav/comm/GPS, Garmin GTX 345 transponder and dual Garmin GI 275 primary flight displays.
Bench Basics 101 (13 seats remain)
Jan. 18-19, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri (New course!)
This course is designed for technicians who have completed the AEA’s Basic Wiring course and/or have a couple of years of basic avionics installation practice, familiar with basic soldering skills and are looking for experience in LRU bench testing and avionics flight line testing. ADS-B transponder systems, nav/ILS and VHF comms will be the focus of study. Technicians will fabricate a general-purpose test panel, a bench test harness, and a transponder test harness that they will use in the course.
NAV/COMM Equipment Service Training (14 seats remain)
Jan. 20, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri (New course!)
This course is designed for technicians who have completed the AEA’s Bench Basics 101 course and/or have a couple of years of basic avionics installation practice and are looking for experience in LRU bench testing and avionics flight line testing. NAV/ILS will be the focus of study.
Transponder Service Training (14 seats remain)
Jan. 21, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri (New course!)
This course is designed for technicians who have completed the AEA’s Bench Basics 101 course and/or have a couple of years of basic avionics installation practice and are looking for experience in LRU bench testing and avionics flight line testing. ADS-B transponder systems, NAV/ILS and VHF comms will be the focus of study.
Pitot-Static & Transponder Testing & Inspection with ADS-B Implementation (12 seats remain)
Jan. 22, 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.
Basic Wiring & Avionics Installation (15 seats remain)
Feb. 1-3, 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 (15 seats remain)
Feb. 4-5, 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. 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 federal aviation regulation 91.411 and 91.413 checks.
The Regulations of Maintenance (15 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 (15 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.
News from AEA Member Companies
Avidyne Corp. announced that the IFD100—the companion iPad App that connects wirelessly with the panel-mounted IFD series of FMS/GPS/NAV/COM systems—now supports multitasking capability, which enables the IFD100 app to run and share data on a split screen along with ForeFlight or other third-party apps. Also, Avidyne announced it is leading the effort to bring the Flight Operations Quality Assurance flight safety program to business aviation, and sponsored a live, interactive online panel discussion on FOQA and how it can be used to improve the safety and performance of business and general aviation aircraft.

Genesys Aerosystems and Metro Aviation earned Transport Canada Civil Aviation certification for the Genesys IFR avionics suite on the Airbus EC145e. The FAA previously certified the avionics suite in 2019. Also, Genesys Aerosystems received FAA TSO approval for the Genesys Digital Radio product line.

Elliott Aviation promoted Roger Woolums to engineering manager at its headquarters in Moline, Illinois. He will lead and oversee the company’s in-house engineering department, as well as product development for the company’s manufacturing division, Elliott Technologies.

Garmin announced G500 TXi and G600 TXi flight display enhancements are now available through select authorized Garmin dealers. Cirrus SR20/SR22 aircraft equipped with either legacy Avidyne flight displays or original flight instruments can now upgrade to the G500 TXi to display engine information. Additional enhancements to the TXi flight display series include DFC90 autopilot compatibility, new multifunction display configurations, the display of additional engine parameters such as percent power and more. GFC 500 autopilot support is also expected for SR22/SR22T aircraft later this year. Also new, the turbine-engine equipped Piper PA46-500TP Malibu Meridian is compatible with the Engine Indication System on the G500 TXi and G600 TXi flight displays.

Astronautics Corporation of America received additional research and development funding from the FAA to execute the second major phase of its Aircraft Systems Information Security/Protection R&D risk assessment contract.

Pro Star Aviation recently enhanced an Embraer Phenom 300 with Garmin's recently certified G1000 NXi flight deck, GWX75 radar and additional options.

FreeFlight Systems announced a new product, the FDC-500 Convertor. This compact digital to analog convertor allows the replacement of heavy, legacy radar altimeters with FreeFlight Systems’ RA4000/4500 radar altimeters while retaining existing antennas, cabling and indicators on board the aircraft. Also, FreeFlight Systems hired LeMiracle Hendking as the newest member of its sales team, where she will lead the aftermarket sales team.

PS Engineering announced that XP Services received FAA STC approval that includes PS Engineering’s PAC45A, an all-digital audio controller system that includes MultiTalker. The PAC45A is now part of XP Services' STC for the UH-60A and EH-60A Black Hawk.

BendixKing, a division of Honeywell, has expanded the number of aircraft that can be upgraded to its newest AeroCruze 230 autopilot. Now, owners of aircraft equipped with BendixKing’s KFC 200 autopilots can install the AeroCruze 230 (KFC 230), which brings a new level of safety and performance to the flight experience.

Duncan Aviation received TCCA approval for three more STCs for the Gogo AVANCE L5. Duncan Aviation’s Engineering and Certification Services Department has developed nine STCs for the AVANCE L5 system, and the STCs cover the Wi-Fi certification and the full equipment and antenna installation for each make/model of aircraft. In addition, Duncan Aviation and KGB Aviation Solutions have teamed up to provide a new data analysis service for flight data recorders and cockpit voice recorders. For years, KGB has been manufacturing equipment that downloads data from most FDRs, analyzes it, and provides a comprehensive report of the anomalies found. Duncan Aviation has acquired the necessary equipment and will now be using the new KGB Aviation Solutions Data Acquisition Retrieval Tool to provide this service. In addition, the Duncan Aviation Airframe and Powerplant Apprenticeship programs received approval from the Veterans Administration for the use of VA Benefits for living expenses while participating in either of Duncan Aviation’s Apprenticeship programs.
CCX Technologies signed an agreement with South Africa-based Safomar Aviation Ltd. to sell onboard cybersecurity solutions into the rapidly growing Sub-Sahara Africa market. The company will sell the suite of CCX avionics hardware solutions including AP-150 Secure Avionics Wireless Gateway, AP-250 inline cybersecurity appliance, and other cybersecurity products to a broad spectrum of aircraft operators.

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology announced the expansion of its aircraft fleet with the purchase of 32 new Piper Aircraft trainers to meet the future demand for certified pilots in the United States. State and local officials joined Spartan College and Piper Aircraft leaders for the historic delivery of the 5,000th Piper Archer at Spartan College's flight facility at Jones Riverside Airport in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The University of North Dakota Aerospace and Piper Aircraft announced the launch of a new brand ambassador program. The platform is designed to increase awareness of the programs offered by UND Aerospace as well as showcase the Piper training product line in use at one of the largest collegiate flight schools in the world. The collaborative initiative is expected to create a community of like-minded aviation enthusiasts with a career interest in aviation.

Aviation Institute of Maintenance campuses across the nation invite their communities to attend the Essential Career Training Expo on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. This event will give attendees the opportunity to learn about career-focused training in fields that have proven to be essential during the COVID-19 pandemic.

West Star Aviation announced its first installation of Bongiovi Audio System in a Hawker 900XP at its Grand Junction, Colorado, facility.

ACI Jet completed the first installation of HD video conversion hardware on a Challenger 604 aircraft from its Bombardier authorized service facility. The hardware, called the AVDS Node Box and developed by Washington-based Innovative Advantage Inc., serves as a bridge to bring in HD sources, stream audio and video to mobile devices and, in this instance, was connected to brand-new HD Rosen Displays throughout the cabin.

Vaughn College’s bachelor’s degree programs in aircraft operations and aeronautical sciences have been accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International for a period of five years, effective July 2019 through July 31, 2024.

Astronics Corp. and Xenex Disinfection Services Inc. announced Xenex has awarded a $20 million contract to Astronics to assist in the manufacturing of Xenex’s unique LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots. Xenex’s patented pulsed xenon ultraviolet light disinfection technology is proven to achieve a 99.99% level of disinfection against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in two minutes.

StandardAero together with the Royal Netherlands Air Force announced the next milestone in a long-term maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade partnership in The Netherlands with the signing of F135 engine lease and services agreements.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the next-generation Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 have once again demonstrated additional range capabilities through real-time operations. The newly increased range for the G500 and G600 apply to both the high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90 and the long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.85.

Kadex Aero Supply is now a distributor for Goodyear tires.

ACR Electronics received STC approval from the FAA for its new ARTEX ELT 4000 on Boeing 737 aircraft. In a critical milestone for the industry adoption of the alkaline battery-powered solution, the certification enables ACR to assist operators with lithium-reduction initiatives to convert and upgrade existing ELT platforms and new production at a fraction of the cost and time.
AEA Opens the Door to Your Future: AEA.net/Jobs
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. 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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