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June 22, 2011

In This Issue
The Current
Save the Date
Regulatory Update
The Connection
The Static


The Short


ANODYNE ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING CORP. announced it has completed a distribution agreement with EDMO DISTRIBUTORS INC.


The GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE CORP. service center in Dallas, Texas, which supports business-jet operators in Latin America and the southwestern U.S., recently earned approved maintenance organization designations from Mexico and Brazil.


HONEYWELLannounced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire EMS TECHNOLOGIES, a leading provider of connectivity solutions for mobile networking, rugged mobile computers and satellite communications.


JEPPESEN and GARMIN have teamed to provide Jeppesen's NavData databases at a bundled, discounted rate for Garmin's GTN avionics systems as well as the G600, G500 and/or G500H. The bundle agreement allows customers to simplify the purchase, database update and customer support process.


SATCOM DIRECT named MIKE OPHEIM vice president of business aviation sales. Opheim will be responsible for all marketing items, including printed material, tradeshows, management of website content and media, along with customer interface development in all areas of the organization.  


STANDARDAERO named ROB FOX regional sales director of StandardAero's Business Aviation sector. Fox will be directing the company's western region sales duties, overseeing Business Aviation's regional sales team. 


THRANE & THRANE will be highlighting capabilities of its AVIATOR SwiftBroadband portfolio during this year's LABACE in Brazil.


appointed GREG POTTER

western region marketing manager. Potter will be responsible for the overall growth and development of Universal Avionics product sales in the Western U.S. region.





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Current with ad

Aviation Firsts at Paris Air Show

Honeywell announced its Green Jet Fuel has successfully powered the first transatlantic biofuel flight, which landed at Paris-Le Bourget Airport in time for the Paris Air Show. The flight, involving a Gulfstream G450 business jet, traces almost exactly the same flight path as Charles Lindbergh in 1927 when he completed the world's first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight in his Spirit of St. Louis.


Rockwell Collins avionics, including the GPS-4000S GPS Sensor and GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR), are contributing to the validation of the first pan-European satellite navigation system, which will offer pilots more direct routes, greater runway capability and reduced separation standards. The new European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) landing procedure was recently published for Le Bourget airfield in Paris, marking the third French landing procedure based on EGNOS.


LightSquared Proposes New Broadband Network Plan to Move Farther Away from GPS Frequencies

After preliminary test results showed that wireless broadband network company LightSquared's network would interfere with GPS signals, the company issued a press release on Monday announcing a "comprehensive solution" to GPS interference worries posed by its planned broadband network. The plan, according to the release, involves moving its operations to a lower band that is farther away from GPS frequencies and modifying its FCC license to reduce the maximum power of its base stations by "over 50 percent," limiting it to the power it was authorized to use in 2005. Two Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittees are conducting an oversight hearing today, June 22, to examine potential impacts on U.S. aviation safety in light of pending government action that may affect GPS reliability. More... 



Save the Date with Ad

 AEA Regional Meetings


AEA Latin America Regional Meeting

Aug. 10, 2011 

Sao Paulo, Brazil  


The AEA meeting coincides with the Latin America Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) scheduled in Sao Paulo on August 11-13. Come early to the AEA meeting and stay for LABACE! More... 


AEA Canda Regional Meeting

Aug. 31- Sept. 1, 2011

Toronto, Canada


Reg Update with Ad

The 5 W's of NextGen Flight Management
Recently, Ric Peri, AEA's vice president of government & industry affairs, provided Jim Campbell, editor-in-chief of, with a solid overview of the potential of ADS-B. More...
Source: Aero-News Network  

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Pilot's Guide to Avionics 


Distribution Begins in July at EAA AirVenturePilot's Guide Cover
The AEA's 2011-12 edition of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics debuts during EAA AirVenture, July 25-31, in Oshkosh, Wis. Pick up your free copy of the Pilot's Guide at the AEA's AirVenture booth, No. 2035/36, Hangar B.

The Connection 


AEA Members Regard Avionics News Magazine as Their #1 Association Benefit  AN June Cover


The last day to advertise in the September issue of Avionics News is July 13. Don't miss your chance to be included in the NBAA Trade Show bonus distribution issue!


To advertise in Avionics News, contact Lauren McFarland at


 The Static

AEA Rate & Labor Survey

The Aircraft Electronics Association's 2011 Rate & Labor Survey is now available to complete online through the AEA website. The deadline for survey submissions is July 22. Click here to take the survey. 


AEA launches Certified Repair Station Training Course 

The week-long class, scheduled Sept. 12-16, 2011, is aimed at taking the guesswork out of the regulatory process for establishing and maintaining a certified repair station.


Questions Regarding ADS-B? 

AEA's ADS-B Intel mini-site offers a one stop shop for dealers, aircraft owners and pilots to catch up on all the latest ADS-B information. Association, industry and government resources will be added and updated on a continual basis. If you see something we should be transmitting, email


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