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JET AVIATION announced it will serve as the exclusive maintenance provider for Vienna-based Art Aviation's fleet of aircraft.  

TERRY PALMER, director of training for METRO AVIATION, was named chairman of HAI's Flight Training Committee. TAREK LOUTFY, the company's director of safety, recently became a member of HAI's Safety Committee.
VECTOR AEROSPACE - HELICOPTER SERVICES NORTH AMERICA recently appointed ERIC HICKS regional sales director for Western Canada, Alaska and Hawaii.




General Aviation: A State-by-State Economic Impact Survey


The Alliance for Aviation Across America launched a wide-scale economic impact survey to outline the benefit of general aviation on businesses, local economies and communities around the nation. AEA Wired will highlight a different state each issue:




Airports: 137 (45 GA)

Pilots: 20,028

GA Aircraft: 7,585

GA Jobs: 7,615

GA Economic Impact: $3.18 billion annually


Note: The state of Washington is home to 59 charter flight companies, 116 repair stations and 24 flight schools operating 181 aircraft. 


General Aviation Congressional Caucus Review -- Washington 


U.S. Senators

Patty Murray (D)

Not yet a Member of the General Aviation Caucus

Maria Cantwell (D)

Not yet a Member of the General Aviation Caucus  

U.S. Representatives

Suzan DelBene (D)
Member of the General Aviation Caucus

Doc Hastings (R)
Not yet a Member of the General Aviation Caucus

Denny Heck (D)
Not yet a Member of the General Aviation Caucus

Jaime Herrera Beutler (R)
Member of the General Aviation Caucus

Derek Kilmer (D)
Member of the General Aviation Caucus

Rick Larsen (D)
Member of the General Aviation Caucus

Jim McDermott (D)
Not yet a Member of the General Aviation Caucus

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R)
Not yet a Member of the General Aviation Caucus

David G. Reichert (R)
Not yet a Member of the General Aviation Caucus

Adam Smith (D)
Member of the General Aviation Caucus  



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 197 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.




Mike Farleigh of Aeroflex introduced the company's new product at the 2013 AEA International Convention & Trade Show (video courtesy of the Aero-News Network).
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Growing Your Market: Amateur-Built Installations
As the annual AirVenture event in Oshkosh, Wis., quickly approaches, Avionics News reports that the market for experimental, amateur-built aircraft is one of the few bright spots in general aviation. It also is one that avionics shops may have avoided. Jeb Burnside examines how one shop owner learned to embrace the experimental market and offers some options and advice. Read more 
Aviation Aces: Allan Schrader of Lightspeed Aviation
The first Lightspeed headset was launched at EAA AirVenture in 1996 by Allan Schrader. Today, Lightspeed Aviation has designed and manufactured six separate platforms and evolved the Lightspeed brand. Avionics News explains this aviation success story with a profile of Schrader in this month's "Aviation Aces" feature. Read more
Save the Date Jan 13
 2013 Regional 
The AEA Regional Meetings offer a forum to see, hear and learn about all the new technology on the market, network with industry peers and discover best practices for the aviation repair station industry. Attendees and exhibitors gather for two to three days of regulatory and technical seminars, business management sessions and exhibits.
AEA Latin America
Aug. 12-13 -- Sao Paulo, Brazil (register by Aug. 8)
AEA Canada
Aug. 27-28 -- Ottawa, Canada (register by Aug. 22)
AEA South Pacific
Sept. 11-12 -- Brisbane, Australia (register by Sept. 4)
AEA U.S. East
Sept. 26-27 -- Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (register by Sept. 20)
Sept. 25 -- Fast Trak Training (additional fee) 
AEA U.S. Central
Nov. 7-8 -- Kansas City, Mo. (register by Nov. 1)
Nov. 6 -- Fast Trak Training (additional fee)
Reg Update June 12
Recently, Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, received numerous questions from AEA members where his answer was essentially the same: ask your inspector.
Peri said, "If you are not in compliance, you not only need to know that you are not in compliance, but you absolutely need to know 'why' you are not in compliance, as well. If you do not know 'why' your actions are not in compliance with the regulations, you cannot amend your business practices to be in compliance."
Click here to read Peri's entire article in the "View from Washington" column published in the July issue of Avionics News.

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Pilot's Guide to Avionics   

Distribution Begins in July at EAA AirVenture

The AEA's 2013-14 edition of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics debuts during EAA AirVenture, July 29-Aug. 4, in Oshkosh, Wis. Pick up your free copy of the Pilot's Guide at the AEA's AirVenture booth, No. 2035/36, Hangar B.  

Click here to download the app or read it online!
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Avionics News recently introduced a new feature, "AEAviators." This section features an employee from an AEA member company who currently has their pilot's license. In the avionics industry, whether you're selling the product on the trade show floor, maintaining it or installing it in the cockpit, it's all for the flight. Every pilot has a unique story, and "AEAviators" showcases them and reminds those in the avionics industry what it's all about.
Click here to read the latest "AEAviators" featuring Dylan Lamb of GlobalParts.aero.
If you or someone you know would like to be featured in "AEAviators," contact Jenna Kramer at jennak@aea.net.
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The AEA offers comprehensive training programs covering everything from basic to advanced technical training, regulatory instruction, professional development and business management. The association offers FAA-accepted training at its Dan Derby Center for Professional Development located at the AEA's international headquarters in Lee's Summit, Mo.
Additional training opportunities are available at the AEA Regional Meetings and the annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show, and through several key industry training partners. For more information on these professional development courses, contact the AEA at 816-347-8400.
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