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June 12, 2013
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ASPEN AVIONICS announced the company's groundbreaking Connected Panel technology will be integrated into the new Pilatus PC-12 NG Connected flight deck system.


ASTRONICS CORP. has named DALE G. FARR as rotary sales manager for the company's line of Max-Viz Enhanced Vision Systems.


BANYAN AIR SERVICE hosted its eighth annual AMT Day on May 24. The event paid tribute to Charles E. Taylor, the first aircraft maintenance technician (AMT), who built Orville and Wilbur Wright's engine.


JUPITER AVIONICS CORP. announced the appointment of BRYAN HART as the company's sales and marketing director.


SATCOM DIRECT has promoted WAYNE HUNDSDORFER to chief operating officer.


VECTOR AEROSPACE CORP. announced Vector Aerospace Engine Services - Atlantic has named CLOVIS MARTINS sales and service manager for Brazil.




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: 16

Pilots: 1,296

Aircraft: 603

Jobs: 9,000

Econ. Impact: $274 million


Note: Aviation jobs mean $225 million in payroll to Vermont. 










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 182 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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Sandia Aerospace received the Associate Member of the Year Award at this year's AEA Convention.
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The CurrentJan13
AEA Mourns Passing of Board Secretary Chuck Freeland Chuck Freeland
The Aircraft Electronics Association is deeply saddened by the passing of Chuck Freeland, a regional sales representative for Otto Instrument Service, an AEA member company located in Ontario, Calif.
Freeland passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013, near his hometown of Vacaville, Calif., following a courageous battle with cancer. A celebration of life service will take place Friday, June 21, at 2 p.m. PDT at the Nut Tree Airport in Vacaville, Calif. More...

AEA Issues First Quarter 2013 Avionics Market Report Avionics Market Report Logo
The Aircraft Electronics Association announced its first quarterly Avionics Market Report. In the first three months of 2013, total worldwide avionics sales amounted to $1,706,006,894.49, or more than $1.7 billion, as reported by the 20 aviation electronics manufacturers participating in the report. More...





New Training Courses and AML-STC Workshop at AEA Headquarters in June

Space is Limited...Register now to guarantee your seat!


Take advantage of the new educational courses offered in June by the AEA. Register now for these professional development opportunities taking place in the AEA's Dan Derby Center for Professional Development at its international headquarters in Lee's Summit, Mo. Your commitment to training continues with the AEA!

AML-STCs Avionics Product Certification Workshop
Breaking the Cost Barrier to Avionics Certification
June 25-26, 2013
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

AEA Safety Management System Coordinator Training
June 27, 2013 Half-day Training Course
8 a.m.-Noon

U.S. Maintenance Regulations for Certified Repair Stations
June 27-28, 2013
June 27 (1 p.m.-5 p.m.) and June 28 (8 a.m.-Noon)


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
AEA Canada
Aug. 27-28 - Ottawa, Canada
AEA South Pacific
Sept. 11-12 - Brisbane, Australia
AEA U.S. East
Sept. 26-27 - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Sept. 25 - Fast Trak Training (additional fee) 
AEA U.S. Central
Nov. 7-8 - Kansas City, Mo.
Nov. 6 - Fast Trak Training (additional fee)
Reg Update June 12
by Ric Peri

"Trim the regulations by keeping the lean safety standards and move unneeded guidance and policy, like criteria (the fat) to, well, guidance and policy. Remove it from the regulations so they are 'one means, but not the only means' to show conformity to the safety standards."
Click here to read more of "The View from Washington" in the June 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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AEA Members Regard Avionics News Magazine as Their No. 1 Association Benefit
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The last day to place a Marketplace ad in the July issue of Avionics News is June 13! Don't miss your chance to be included in the bonus distribution issue at EAA AirVenture! 

To advertise in Avionics News, contact Lauren McFarland at laurenm@aea.net.

Click here for the digital version of the June issue!
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Derby Center for Professional Development
AEA International Headquarters, Lee's Summit, Mo.



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