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July 13, 2011

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


The Short


ASPEN AVIONICS and UNITED ROTORCRAFT SOLUTIONS announced the FAA approval of the supplemental type certificate for installation of the Aspen evolution flight display system on the Eurocopter AS350 model helicopter.


AVIDYNE CORP. announced they are expanding the available market for the DFC90 digital flight control system to include Entegra-equipped Piper PA-46 Matrix and Mirage aircraft. Avidyne also announced they are currently accepting deposits from owners of Entegra-equipped Matrix and Mirage aircraft who are interested in reserving an early slot for the DFC90 at significant savings. 


COMLUX AVIATION SERVICES LLC based in Indianapolis, the jet maintenance center of Comlux, The Aviation Group announced RICHARD (RICH) LYON has joined the sales effort as an independent sales representative.  


JET AVIATION ST. LOUIS has developed a WiFi STC for Learjet 40 and 45 series aircraft and plans to adapt the STC to other aircraft including the Challenger 300 and 605, Global and Gulfstream V.


KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY SALINA has added four new bachelor's degree options: unmanned aircraft systems, avionics, airport management and air traffic control. The university already offers bachelor's degrees in professional pilot and aviation maintenance.


MID-CONTINENT INSTRUMENTS recently broke ground on a new 6,200-square-foot addition to the company's Wichita, Kan., headquarters. The Wichita building expansion will allow Mid-Continent Instruments to grow its new True Blue Power division and engineering department. The company will add 24 jobs over the next five years including mechanical, electrical design and certification engineers and bench technicians.


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FAA Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Air Traffic Control 

The Federal Aviation Administration recently marked the 75th anniversary of federal air traffic control as American aviation experiences its safest period ever. Since its inception with 15 workers operating in just three control centers in 1936, the agency has become a world leader, pioneering safety improvements and developing new technology to speed up flights, save fuel and improve safety. More...


JETNET Releases First Five Months of 2011

JETNET reported that the first five months of the 2011 pre-owned market showed early-stage recovery signs with expectations that 2011 would be a year of correction. In May this trend continued as JETNET reported double-digit growth of 19.7percent in pre-owned business jet retail sale transactions in the first five months of 2011, along with a continued decline in average asking price. More...

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 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... 

Deadline to register is Aug. 3.


AEA Canada Regional Meeting

Aug. 31- Sept. 1, 2011

Toronto, Canada

Room reservation deadline is Aug. 5. 

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The FAA has announced the U.S. field workshops in support of the implementation of the new agreement between the U.S. and the European Community on the Cooperation in the Regulation of Civil Aviation Safety (BASA).

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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 BenefitAN July Cover
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 The Static

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. More...
Certified Repair Station Training Days
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