Oct. 20, 2021
Keeping the general aviation industry connected
AEA is Ready to Connect in Reno
Nearly 30 companies set to exhibit, Oct. 27-28
The avionics industry will gather at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada, Oct. 27-28, for regulatory and technical training from leading avionics, instrument and test equipment manufacturers. Avionics technicians will learn about new products, their application, certification and installation, and have the opportunity to Connect with their regional sales and product support representatives.

From selling to installation, configuration and certification testing, the AEA Connect Conferences are where aviation's technology experts gather to answer questions. See the complete schedule for more information, a list of exhibiting companies, along with a list of major OEMs and their technical training topics. More...
Ask the Industry: Poll Results

What is the most productive method for finding new employees?
There were 143 total responses to this poll question in the Oct. 6 edition of AEA Wired. Here are the results:

Post ad on job boards -- 48.3% (69)
Networking/referrals -- 34.3% (49)
Use recruiter or staffing agency -- 6.3% (9)
Talk to local school/college career office -- 6.3% (9)
Advertise on social media -- 4.9% (7)
New Courses at AEA AERO
Sessions from AEA Convention in Dallas are Available
The AEA’s online training platform called AERO, short for the Aerospace Education Resource Online system, allows users to train at their own pace and operates like a personal learning management system. More than a dozen new courses that took place at this year's AEA Convention in Dallas are now available, including OEM technical sessions, Pitot-Static and Transponder Certification training, Electrical Load Analysis, and Marketing Beyond the Runway. Convention attendees may access the sessions recorded at AEA Dallas for free, and those AEA members who could not attend the convention may purchase them.

Training content is exclusive to AEA members at aea.net/aero with a member login and password. AEA AERO will continue to add and update 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...
$100 Mystery Make and Model Challenge
Congratulations to Arnold Hill of Des Moines Flying Service, who won a $100 Visa gift card, courtesy of Southeast Aerospace, for submitting the correct answer in this month's Mystery Make and Model challenge featured in the previous issue of AEA Wired. The unit is a Garmin GPS 100.

Avionics technicians can put their "inside" knowledge to work in the next issue of AEA Wired, so stay tuned for the next Mystery Make and Model challenge! All correct answers submitted throughout 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.
Ground Infrastructure and Best Practices
The next piece of the advanced air mobility puzzle
Some electric vertical takeoff and landing manufacturers are aiming for aircraft certification in 2023 with commercial operations launches planned for 2024. These manufacturers and future operators make up part of the advanced air mobility or urban air mobility movement.

Aircraft certification and regulator authorization for commercial operations are just part of the story, though. Manufacturers and future operators must also plan for ground infrastructure, including charging, line service and training, passenger handling, and even aircraft rescue and firefighting.

These considerations are not new, nor do they come as surprises to original equipment manufacturers and future operators. In fact, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology report from 1970 highlighted ground infrastructure needs for VTOL in “intercity air transportation.” More...
Podcast: Industry Veteran Ray Larkin Offers the Latest News from SKYTRAC Systems
Based in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, SKYTRAC Systems has been a full-service data-driven solutions provider for private, business, commercial, and military aviation since 1986. Today, its systems are certified on more than 900 airframes with over 7,500 users around the globe. From performance trending and operations reporting to real-time asset tracking and situational awareness – SKYTRAC offers a one-stop response to meeting the needs of its customers.

Company executive Ray Larkin has the latest scoop on what’s next for SKYTRAC in this episode of AEA Amplified, sponsored by Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Company. Listen...
Theory & Practice: Amazing Electric
Not only are electric aircraft starting to fly, but many current aircraft have replaced pneumatic and hydraulic systems with electric systems, thus saving engine power for thrust, which yields better fuel efficiency. Once in the field, technicians may encounter electric motors with cooling systems such as one type with circulating oil for lubrication and cooling.

Those of us teaching avionics and aviation maintenance need to ask ourselves whether or not we are teaching students enough about batteries, generators, alternators, inverters and motors. Traditionally, those in an airframe and powerplant curriculum would learn about the list above. Most A&P curriculums devote the time available for battery subjects to lead acid and nicad batteries. Few, if any, programs devote a significant amount of time to lithium polymer, lithium iron phosphate, or lithium-ion batteries. A&P students are reluctant learners of most things electrical. The result is A&P mechanics learn about the systems used on electric aircraft in the field. More...
Business Aviation Rebounds from COVID-19
The latest numbers came in just after Labor Day, and signs indicate that business aviation started to rebound from the impact of the novel coronavirus back in the summer, while airlines continued to struggle with lower enplanements and regulatory restrictions on international operations.

To paraphrase several business aviation leaders, the use of private aircraft started rebounding from a low of 9,102 flights a day in April 2020, about the same time the commercial carriers hit their global low of 54,022 flights par day on average.

But commercial carriers remain well short of 2020 averages of about 100,000 flights per day, while business aviation surpassed its nominal average – a global high of 12,287 flights per day in August 2021 – and continues to average about 13,000 flights per day, according to the flight-tracking service FlightAware. More...
Circle Air Group Surprises with Fast Takeoff
In just five years, Circle Air Group has found its niche keeping businesses flying in Southern California. Entertainment executives, winery owners and farmers as well as convention guests and tourists attending concerts and popular events rely on the Federal Aviation Administration Part 145 repair station to maintain their Beechcraft King Airs and business jets so they can be on time for their next meeting, grand opening or gala.

“We have a mix of customers, from small businesses to large corporate operators and quite a few farmers,” said Clint Wilson, who serves as director of maintenance for the Gillespie Field repair station. “With farms in Mexico, throughout California and some in Arizona, they use airplanes as utility vehicles to travel between them. We also have businesses that fly between here and the wineries in Napa Valley.

“Being this close to Mexico, we also see a lot of people flying into Cabo San Lucas and Baja California for vacation. Also, a lot of people go to Vegas from here because the flight isn’t that long.” More...
Prepare for the AET Certification Exam
If you are not quite ready to take the AET test, AEA has you covered.

Avotek, an AEA member and training partner, offers online courses to help avionics technicians prepare for the AET exam and is offering a member discount of 40% off.

The Fundamentals of Aircraft Electronics Part I - Electricity and Electronics and The Fundamentals of Aircraft Electronics Part II - Maintenance Practices and Aircraft Fundamentals are the essential guides to aircraft electronics associated with AET certification.

To access the coupon codes, you will need to be logged in to the AEA website. AEA members get 40% off each course with the coupon codes. More...
A Conversation With Randy Morelock
Vice president of maintenance, Eagle Creek Aviation
It’s rare for an employee, especially a skilled one in a competitive industry, to stay in one place, loyal to one company for an entire career. Randy Morelock is proud of his contributions to the growth and success of Eagle Creek Aviation, an FAA-certified repair station in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he started working more than 23 years ago.

After serving five years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an avionics technician for the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Morelock joined Eagle Creek Aviation in 1998. Since those early days as an avionics technician, he has served as director of avionics as well as project manager overseeing mostly long-term projects. More...
AEA Scholarship Applications Online
The Aircraft Electronics Association Educational Foundation will award more than 20 scholarships for the 2022-23 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. The deadline to submit a scholarship application is April 1, 2022. Scholarship applications are available at aea.net/scholarship.
EASA Survey on Easy Access Rules
It has been four years since the European Union Aviation Safety Agency established the eRules project, addressing the lack of a single, integrated source of aviation rules. One of the outputs of the project are Easy Access Rules presenting the aviation rules in a consolidated, transparent, and user-friendly manner.

Having gained some experience, EASA considers it important to evaluate the usefulness of Easy Access Rules and check if they have played a role in increasing work efficiency. EASA welcomes the actual end-users of Easy Access Rules as respondents. The survey may be completed by more than one representative of a stakeholder (e.g. several representatives of an organisation or association).

Click here to access the survey on Easy Access Rules. Please note that completing it should take no more than 10 minutes. The survey is open until 3 November 2021. More...
AEA Members to Connect in Germany
Join aviation's technology experts in Cologne, Nov. 17-18
Save the date for the annual AEA Europe Connect Conference, which takes place Nov. 17-18 at the Hyatt Regency Cologne in Cologne, Germany.

Reserve your hotel room by Oct. 18. From the AEA website, you will find a link to make a reservation. After you select the hotel reservation link, click the "book now" button and enter your arrival and departure dates, which must be between November 16 and November 19. If you require a room before November 16 or a departure after November 19, contact the hotel directly to make your reservation. More...
Early-bird Registration Open for AEA Convention
Register by Dec. 31 and save $180 per person
Registration has opened for the 65th 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 2022. The event will take place at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, March 28-31, 2022.

Attendees must register by Dec. 31, 2021, to receive the early-bird discount price of $695 (AEA member rate) for a full convention registration. The early-bird promotion offers a $180 per person savings off the on-site registration fee. More...
Reserve Your Hotel Room for AEA New Orleans
NCAA Final Four may impact availability
A direct link to make hotel reservations in the official room block at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside for the 2022 AEA Convention is available at aea.net/convention.

The AEA encourages all attendees and exhibitors to secure their hotel rooms soon, as the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four will take place in New Orleans immediately following the conclusion of the AEA Convention. Plan ahead and secure your hotel accommodations well in advance of the show. More...
Request Your FREE AEA Pilot's Guide
Published annually by the Aircraft Electronics Association, the 2021-22 edition of the AEA Pilot's Guide was recently unveiled. This year marks the 19th annual edition of the AEA Pilot's Guide, a consumer's directory loaded with educational articles, timely information and data about the ever-changing world of avionics technologies. The publication helps pilots and aircraft owners make better buying decisions and locate nearly 1,300 AEA member companies in more than 40 countries, including government-certified repair stations specializing in maintenance, repair and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft. It also includes the manufacturers and distributors of these products, as well as technical schools and universities, engineers and consultants for the industry.

Individuals residing in the United States may request a free copy of the AEA Pilot's Guide at aeapilotsguide.net/request.asp while supplies last. More...
On the Radar: Upcoming Industry Events
AEA West Connect Conference
Reno, Nevada
Oct. 27-28, 2021
Join shop owners, managers and lead technicians for the latest regulatory and technical training at the Grand Sierra Resort. Advance registration is open for individuals to attend and for companies to exhibit. More...
AEA Europe Connect Conference
Cologne, Germany
Nov. 17-18, 2021
Join shop owners, managers and lead technicians for the latest regulatory and technical training at the Hyatt Regency Cologne. Advance registration is open for individuals to attend and for companies to exhibit. More...
Dallas, Texas
March 7-10, 2022
Looking for your next aircraft, vendor, mentor, job, or professional development or employment opportunity? You’ll find them all in Dallas with endless networking and hundreds of education courses with 17,000 industry professionals and more than 650 exhibitors. More...
International Women in Aviation Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
March 17-19, 2022
Don't miss the inspiring keynote speakers, professional development seminars, education sessions, exhibit hall, scholarship awards, and 2022 Pioneer Hall of Fame inductions. There's no better place to be inspired, share your enthusiasm, and connect with others who share your passion for the aviation industry. More...
Avionics Training and Professional Development Classes
Inflight Connectivity Foundations
(New course: 14 seats remain)
Nov. 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.
Basic Wiring & Avionics Installation (SOLD-OUT)
Nov. 8-10, 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 (5 seats remain)
Nov. 11-12, 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.
Certified Repair Station Training (16 seats remain)
Dec. 6-10, 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.
Primary Flight Display Installation & Configuration (15 seats remain)
Jan. 19-21, 2022
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/Com consisting of dual Garmin GI 275, a Garmin GTN 650 touchscreen, and a Garmin GTX 345 transponder. Designed for technicians who have experience with avionics installation practices and are looking for more training integrating common general aviation installations.
Avionics Testing Fundamentals (15 seats remain)
Jan. 24-25, 2022
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 (14 seats remain)
Jan. 26, 2022
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 (14 seats remain)
Jan. 27, 2022
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.
Pitot-Static, Transponder, and ADS-B: Testing & Inspection (17 seats remain)
Jan. 28, 2022
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.
Avionics Installation for Experimental Aircraft (14 seats remain)
Feb. 16-18, 2022
In-person course; 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.
News from AEA Member Companies
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. expanded the customer showroom located at its Savannah-based worldwide headquarters to include the all-new Gulfstream G400. Also, Gulfstream added several new features and options to the super-midsize Gulfstream G280, including improvements to the passenger experience, a streamlined pilot workload and overall safety benefits.

Collins Aerospace launched a new technology platform — named Izon — that integrates and streamlines business aviation services including flight planning, weather, fleet operations and more. Also, Bombardier named Collins Aerospace as its preferred service provider for fleetwide connectivity services.

Duncan Aviation's satellite facility in St. Paul, Minnesota, installed its third — the company’s fifth — Garmin G5000 integrated flight deck in a customer’s Citation Excel aircraft. Also, Duncan Aviation is developing an STC for flight data recorders for numerous Hawker aircraft models. Duncan Aviation also expanded and reorganized its parts manufacturing and fabrication areas, creating a new division called Duncan Manufacturing Solutions.

Latitude Technologies announced that its SkyNode S200-012 was selected by Chicago Jet Group as a principal Long Range Communication System in its Universal Avionics InSight flight deck upgrade and respective STC onboard the Dassault Falcon 900B.

Universal Avionics introduced Aperture, a sensor fusion and augmented reality platform that will provide a new level of situational awareness and improved decision-making to flight crews and mission specialists. Also, Universal Avionics’ ClearVision Enhanced Flight Vision System is preparing to enter formal flight testing for certification on a Boeing 737NG. The company also announced the launch of its FlightPartner and FlightReview applications.

Southeast Aerospace has partnered with Garmin to develop a cost-effective solution to replace instantaneous vertical speed indicators and electronic standby instrument units in Part 25 aircraft by utilizing Garmin’s GI 275 Electronic Flight Instrument. Also, Southeast Aerospace announced a new upgrade that will soon be available for the Hawker 800 series aircraft via STC. SEA has partnered with Universal Avionics to offer the latest EFIS technology – the InSight Integrated Flight Deck.

Astronics Corp. closed on the sale of its facility in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for total consideration of $9.1 million.

PS Engineering's PAC45J System with MultiTalker provides pilots control over the audio environment. When Chicago Jet Group embarked on the extensive Falcon 900B flight deck upgrade, it chose the PAC45J Audio Control system with either a two or three control head option to fulfill the audio management role.

Gogo Business Aviation and Jet Edge International signed an agreement for Jet Edge to become Gogo’s 5G launch customer. Jet Edge has AVANCE L5 installed across the majority of its managed, large-cabin fleet and will upgrade 50 of those aircraft to Gogo 5G over a 24-month period. Also, Banyan Air Service is in the final stages of STC completion for Gogo’s AVANCE L3 on the Honda HA-420 HondaJet.

FreeFlight Systems announced the RA-5500 and RA-6500 TERRAIN series radar altimeters have completed major certification milestones, including successful flight testing, in its certification plan. With the completion of these milestones, FreeFlight Systems expects to receive TSO certification by end of the year. It also named Shane LaPlante vice president of sales and marketing. The company also announced a strategic partnership with Peregrine Avionics to develop an STC for the Dual Band ADS-B In Datalink Transceiver for installation on board Cessna Citation 650 business jets.

Flight Data Systems announced the release of the next generation of its flagship Handheld Multipurpose Interface Flight Data Recorder data download equipment. The latest generation, dubbed the HHMPI V3, features a new touch screen, updated firmware, and new networking capabilities.

ALTO Aviation expanded its ALTO Sound offering, unveiling ALTO Soundstage at the 2021 NBAA Convention. It also expanded its Cadence Cabin Management offering by introducing the new Cadence Galley Touch Panel. It also introduced its new galley touchscreen to the ALTO Cabin Control App.

Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) is taking orders for the ThrustSense Autothrottle system with LifeGuard Protection for King Airs with immediate deliveries and CJ series aircraft outfitted with Pro Line 21, Pro Line Fusion, and Garmin avionics for delivery in early 2022.
StandardAero signed an agreement with joint venture partners Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies, and SIA Engineering Co. Ltd. for the purchase of 100% ownership stake in Singapore-based component repair facility, Asian Surface Technologies Private Ltd. Also, StandardAero was selected by Gran Canaria-based regional airline Binter to provide MRO services for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127F and PW127M engines that power the airline’s fleet of ATR 72 turboprop aircraft.

Satcom Direct signed a deal with SKYTRAC to become an exclusive reseller for the business aviation sector. The newly ratified agreement positions SD as a global reseller of SKYTRAC Iridium Certus hardware and data services directly to business aviation jet owners, operators, and business aircraft manufacturers.

Pro Star Aviation successfully achieved its FAA Class IV rating. The new rating allows Pro Star to perform maintenance on aircraft over 12,500 GTOW.

Blackhawk Aerospace added the Pilatus PC-12 to its roster of aircraft for aftermarket engine upgrade supplemental type certificates.

SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. and ACR Electronics signed an agreement with Embraer to provide novel Autonomous Distress Tracking and Emergency Locator Transmitter with Distress Tracking technology to satisfy the European operational requirements and ICAO recommendations relating to Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System that begin in January 2023.

ACR Electronics secured key contracts with two of the three largest commercial aircraft manufacturers to supply its new distress tracking ARTEX ELT 5000 (DT) with crash survivability.

Texas Aerospace Technologies announced a partnership with Peregrine Avionics to assist in the sales and marketing of its recently approved Part 25 AML STC. Texas Aerospace Technologies' role will be to distribute all necessary equipment required for installation to support this STC to the worldwide dealer base. Texas Aerospace Technologies also entered into an agreement with Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division to distribute its line of Fortress CVR/FDR/AIR recorders and accessories.

Peregrine, Peak Medevac International and Haggan Aviation partnered for STC installations of the Aviation Clean Air ionic air cleaning system in medevac aircraft.

uAvionix received an STC from Transport Canada for its AV-30-C Electronic Flight Instrument System for almost 100 additional Canadian-registered general aviation aircraft models.

Safe Flight Instrument of White Plains, New York, recently commemorated 75 years of aviation excellence. Safe Flight was incorporated in 1946. Safe Flight also announced that AutoPower Automatic Throttle System will be standard on the Bombardier Challenger 3500 aircraft.

Banyan Air Service promoted Jon Tonko to vice president of FBO services, where he will continue to oversee the daily operations of the Customer Support Department and Banyan Pilot Shop. The company also promoted Charles Amento to vice president of MRO services, where he will serve in a dual role of vice president and director of MRO services.

Mid-Canada Mod Center is celebrating 25 years of aircraft modifications. The company was founded in 1996 by the late Barry Aylward and Bill Arsenault as a division of Kitchener Aero. Since then, Canadian and international operators have trusted the company for specialized upgrades to the flight decks and cabins of thousands of aircraft, large and small.

Constant Aviation added three new locations to its nationwide Aircraft on Ground mobile response network. Constant Aviation also has become the first independent MRO to receive SMS Level 4 certification from WYVERN Ltd., a recognized leader in aviation safety risk management and training.

Barfield Inc. appointed Sebastien Losy vice president of ground support test equipment, trading and distribution.

West Star Aviation was recognized by the governor of Colorado for a seventh consecutive year as a Gold Leader from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environmental Leadership Program.

Leading Edge Avionics acquired Advantage Avionics in Chino to create the largest avionics support network in Southern California. In addition to deepening the company's capabilities, the move further expands Leading Edge's service footprint, which now includes 30 additional airports across Southern California.
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 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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