223 Members of Congress Tell President Obama, "No User Fees!"
On Friday, April 5, a record number of 223 congressional members signed a letter to President Barack Obama opposing user fees.
In part, the letter states, "Commercial and general aviation, including aviation manufacturing, are vital industries in our nation, providing millions of jobs and making important contributions to our economy... Imposing a $100 per flight fee on commercial and general aviation is the wrong approach, and we respectfully request that you abandon this idea once and for all."
To read the letter in its entirety along with each co-signer, click here.
AEA International Convention & Trade Show Draws More Attendees to Las Vegas
A total of 1,546 attendees, including avionics manufacturers, distributors and government-certified repair station representatives, spent the last week of March in Las Vegas, Nev., at the 56th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show. This year's event saw an increase of nearly 10 percent in the number of attendees compared to last year's event in Washington, D.C., and it was the most number of attendees since the 2008 convention.
Make plans now for next year's event in in Nashville, Tenn., March 12-15, 2014.
April 29-30, 2013
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Use the Code Name: AEA Europe Regional Meeting
On Jan. 23, 2013, Barry Aylward represented the Aircraft Electronics Association at a stakeholder round-table session hosted by Canada's Minister of State for Transport, the Hon. Steven Fletcher. The minister convened this session to hear Canadian aviation industry concerns with the government's management of the aviation regulatory process and any adverse effects this may be having on the industry from both an operational and industrial perspective. The AEA was the only organization at the round-table session that did not represent an organization that actually operates aircraft. The minister was advised that the AEA represents the service and support sector, specifically avionics maintenance and modifications. However, the extent to which all parties agreed that the administration of the Canadian Aviation Regulations placed them at a competitive disadvantage was stunning. More...
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AEA Convention Highlights and New Product Introductions Available on YouTube
Courtesy of the production efforts by the Aero-News Network, the on-site presentations from the companies that introduced new products and services at the 56th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nev., are now available for viewing on the AEA's YouTube channel, as well as Aero-TV.
To watch the complete convention coverage from this year's event that took place March 25-28 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Convention Center, click here
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