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DUNCAN AVIATION now has the capability to repair batteries from Securaplane Technologies. This capability is in addition to Duncan Aviation's ability to distribute Securaplane main ship and emergency batteries.

ELLIOTT AVIATION, a leader in a diverse set of business aviation services, announced the hire of JOHN CRABTREE as avionics manager.

FREEFLIGHT SYSTEMS introduced the RANGR-RX dual-band ADS-B receiver for simultaneous reception of 1090 and 978 MHz ADS-B traffic data and 978 MHz ADS-B In Flight Information Service-Broadcast weather data in a compact, integrated system. 

TRUE BLUE POWER announced several FAA STCs for the TS835 Series lithium-ion emergency power supply. It received a Part 25 STC for installation of the TS835 Series in LearJet 35/36 models and a Part 27 STC for installation in BK117 and EC145 helicopters. The company amended a Part 23 AML STC to include more than 20 aircraft models, including the Beech King Air and Pilatus PC-12. 





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:


South Dakota


Airports: 74

Pilots: 2,247

Aircraft: 1,000

Jobs: 7,000

Econ. Impact: $303 million


Note: GA accounts for more than 65 percent of the operations at the Rapid City Airport.



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, 146 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.




The official opening of the 56th annual AEA International Convention and Trade Show was one to remember. In case you missed it or just want to relive the moment, now you can, courtesy of the Aero-News Network.
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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.

Save the Date Jan 13
 2013 Regional 
April 29-30, 2013
Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel
Arabellastrasse 5
Munich, Germany
Phone: 49-89-93001-6397
Fax: 49-89-93001-6837
Hotel website   
Room rate is Euro 149,00 per night
Use the Code Name: AEA Europe Regional Meeting
Reg Update June 12
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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Advertising opportunities for the 2013-14 PG2A are now available!


To advertise in the PG2A, contact Linda Adams at lindaa@aea.net.

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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.
To see the photos from the week, click here.

If you didn't pick up your photo from the First Nighter Party, contact Jenna Kramer at jennak@aea.net.
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The Committment to Training Begins Here!

Derby Center for Professional Development

AEA International Headquarters, Lee's Summit, Mo.


May 20-22, 2013
May 23-24, 2013

Register now!


SPECIAL NOTE: The Basic Wiring & Installation course takes place immediately before the Navigation Systems Line Maintenance & Testing Course. Register for both and SAVE $99!

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