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Oct. 30, 2013
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APG and SANDEL AVIONICS announced the first purchase order for more than 30 units of Sandel HeliTAWS to be installed by APG on helicopters being flown for the United Nations.

RON HULL, master mechanic and quality assurance manager for AVA JET OF TEXAS, was the latest recipient of the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic FAA award. Tim Shaver, avionics branch manager, AFS-360 and Jim Hein, FAASTeam program manager, Las Vegas FSDO, presented Hull the award last week at the Maintenance Committee Meeting of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) annual convention in Las Vegas.

BANYAN AIR SERVICE based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport announced CRAIG D. HUSTON will be the company's new chief operating officer.

EAGLE CREEK AVIATION SERVICES, an authorized Twin Commander Service Center in Indianapolis, has completed a third Grand Renaissance Commander for the Colombian Army.

LEXAVIA INTEGRATED SYSTEMS' latest enhanced vision systems sensor, the LFS6000, is now available for the Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet.

UNIVERSAL AVIONICS named DUNCAN AVIATION its 2013 top dealer in North America award recipient. Duncan's consistent support in upgrading WAAS/LPV opportunities was an essential factor to the company's success this year. In addition, Duncan's partnership with Universal Avionics on a Falcon 900B upgrade program was a significant contributing factor. 





U.S. General Aviation Caucus Update


General Aviation Caucuses were formed in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate in 2009, to inform members and staff about the importance of GA to the nation's economy and transportation system. To date, more than 200 members of the U.S. Congress have signed on to the General Aviation Caucus. Click below to see if your elected representative is a member. If not, please contact them immediately and ask them to join the GA Caucus to promote the value of the general aviation industry to our nation's economy.





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The CurrentJan13
ASTM International Announces Personnel Certification Programs for Aviation and Aerospace Technicians
The National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT) will become part of ASTM International and continue to provide non-regulatory, industry-recognized personnel certifications for aviation and aerospace technicians.
NCATT began its journey as a National Science Foundation Advanced Technical Education grant project, awarded in 1999. Since that time, NCATT evolved into an independent nonprofit organization led by aviation industry leaders and subject-matter experts. This leadership established the infrastructure and processes that resulted in the adoption of a standard and certification program for aircraft electronics (avionics) technicians. The success of the industry-driven program in a highly regulated and technologically advanced industry is a testament to the aviation industry's dedication and commitment.  
The Aircraft Electronics Association Educational Foundation will award scholarships for the 2014-15 school year to students pursuing a career in avionics or aircraft maintenance, as well as technicians from AEA member companies. Scholarship applications are now available online, and the deadline to submit an application is Feb. 15, 2014. Numerous scholarships are available, ranging from $1,000 to more than $35,000 each. Since its inception, the AEA Educational Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 million to students seeking careers in the aircraft electronics and aviation maintenance industry. For more information or to download a scholarship application, click here.
Save the Date Jan 13
 2013 RegionalThe AEA U.S. Central Regional Meeting is NEXT WEEK! This is your last chance to attend the final AEA Regional Meeting in 2013!

Nov. 7-8 - Kansas City, Mo.
Nov. 6 - Fast Trak Training (additional fee)

TGH Aug 13
IMPORTANT: Hazard Communication Standard Training Required by Dec. 1, 2013, for all Employees
AEA Provides FREE Online Training for AEA Members to Meet the Deadline.
In order to ensure chemical safety in the workplace, information about the identities and hazards of the chemicals must be available and understandable to workers. OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires the development and dissemination of such information:
  • All employers with hazardous chemicals in their workplaces must have labels and safety data sheets for their exposed workers, and train them to handle the chemicals appropriately. 
  • Chemical manufacturers and importers are required to evaluate the hazards of the chemicals they produce or import, and prepare labels and safety data sheets to convey the hazard information to their downstream customers.


To assist members with the phased training requirements set forth by OSHA, the AEA has produced an online training program to cover the major changes to the Hazard Communication Standard. Visit www.aea.net/Training/online/HazCom to access the online training. The program includes an exam and downloadable certificate of training. It is available to all AEA members with their FREE web user accounts. 

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Pilot's Guide to Avionics 

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The AEA's 2012-13 edition of the Pilot's Guide is now available. 


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The Connection 12_12
AEA Members Regard Avionics News Magazine as Their No. 1 Association Benefit.


The 2014 Avionics News Media Kit is Now Available. 


Avionics News magazine, a monthly publication of the AEA, is the voice of the general aviation electronics industry. The magazine is read by the decision-makers in the industry. The majority of Avionics News readers are the owners, managers and technicians of Part 145 repair stations who sell, service and install avionics. They are in the position to recommend products to the end-users -- their customers.

For more information, contact Lauren McFarland at laurenm@aea.net.


Static 8_8_12
Derby Center for Professional Development
AEA International Headquarters, Lee's Summit, Mo.


Nov. 11-15, 2013
A week-long course divided into training modules designed for startup repair stations as well as mature operations looking to improve their understanding of the regulations, performing internal audits and editing repair stations manuals. 
  Certified Repair Station Training Days

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