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April 23-25
Sao Paulo, Brazil 

With the significant growth of general aviation in Latin America during recent years, the Aircraft Electronics Association encourages its members to attend the Latin American Aviation Supply and Services Fair and Seminar, April 23-25, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

For more information, visit the LAASS website at



DUNCAN AVIATION recently completed the Android version of its popular AOG Services app, which makes it easy for aircraft on-ground operators to find the nearest Duncan Aviation location to their current position. The app also offers 24/7 phone numbers and technical representative contact information.


GARMIN announced Piper Aircraft has selected the G1000 all-glass, integrated flight deck for its twin-class Seneca V model, introduced at the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace and Defence Exposition.

two newest aircraft arrived in Australia Monday to participate in the company's static display at Avalon 2013. It's the first time both the super mid-sized G280 and the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650 have been in Australia.




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: 131

Pilots: 17,049

Aircraft: 8,162

Jobs: 7,219

Econ. Impact: $1.31 billion


Note: Aviation makes up an estimatd 4 percent of the Pennsylvania gross state product. 



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.




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  Jim Campbell of the Aero-News Network discussed innovation with Tom Harper, Avidyne's director of marketing, at the 2012 AEA International Convention and Trade Show.
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The CurrentJan13

AEA Promotes Importance of Inspector Training and Education to Chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee 

On Tuesday, Feb. 26, Paula Derks, president of the Aircraft Electronics Association, and Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, participated in a round-table session in Washington, D.C., with major aviation trade associations. The session was hosted by Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.), newly appointed chairman of the Aviation Subcommittee of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. More...


Sequestration Scheduled for March 1

Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, warned about the impact sequestration would have on the general aviation industry back in November. And unless Congress takes quick action, sequestration will go into effect beginning March 1.

While his words were published in the November issue of Avionics News, Peri's message still rings loud and clear. Peri wrote, "I hope I'm wrong, but I don't think this is a question of if sequestration takes effect, but rather when sequestration takes effect. These types of funding issues tend to disrupt operations for a minimum of six months, if they get resolved early. If not, it could be much longer. What does all this mean, and how can we, as AEA members, help?"


To read Peri's column titled "Caution: Rough Road Ahead," click here.


Advance Registration Deadline is Less than a Week Away

The advance registration deadline for the 56th annual AEA International Convention and Trade Show is March 5!

*Nearly 40 regulatory, technical and business training sessions.
*Exhibit Hall filled with the latest avionics technologies.
*The latest regulatory updates with international agency personnel.
*Show Specials offered by exhibitors can save you thousands of $$$.
*Free AET certification and endorsement exams from NCATT.
*Fun social events and much more...see you in Vegas!


Save $80 per person for a full registration by registering now!

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Save the Date Jan 13
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The deadline to book your hotel reservation at the MGM Grand is tomorrow, Feb. 28!
2013 Regional 
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Click here to see the full 2013 Regional Meeting schedule.
Reg Update June 12

"The View from Washington"

by Ric Peri

"There is no free lunch. We must devote time to learning and understanding the regulations, and we must be willing and able to challenge our challengers."


Click here to read more of "The View from Washington" in the February issue of Avionics News.
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Pilot's Guide to Avionics

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Request your FREE copy today before they are gone!


The AEA's 2012-13 edition of the Pilot's Guide is going FAST! Click here to request a single copy or case.

Can't wait for your hard copy? Click here to download the app or read it online!
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AEA Members-Only Forum
The Aircraft Electronics Association launched an exclusive online forum for its members. The forum is a new, members-only benefit created by the AEA Programs and Member Services Committee.

"With the speed of change in the avionics industry, having access to the latest information can give you the edge in the marketplace, and the AEA is excited to offer yet another free resource for its members to help gain that edge," said Mike Adamson, AEA vice president of member programs and education. "In the new AEA Forum, members can ask technical questions, share industry best practices and ultimately build a knowledge database that will enhance every user's expertise."
To access the AEA forum, members must login with their Web account username and password at forum.aea.net.
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