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Jan. 25, 2012

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


The Short 

DUNCAN AVIATION announced new airframe service sales responsiblities for its Lincoln, Neb., and Provo, Utah, locations. BRAD HOMEYER is now serving as airframe service sales representative for Duncan Aviation-Provo and RYAN HUSS is a new airframe service sales representative in for Duncan Aviation-Lincoln.   


GREEN MOUNTAIN AVIONICS received its air agency certificate Jan. 19, 2012, with limited instrument, radio and airframe ratings. President and founder, BILL HANF, opened Green Mountain Avionics in August 2011, at the Middlebury State Airport in Vermont.

MARK VAN TINE, president and CEO of JEPPESEN, was recently recognized as the "Aviation Industry Leader of the Year" by the Living Legends of Aviation during a gala held in Beverly Hills, Calif. The prestigious aviation industry award recognizes the professional dedication and motivational leadership qualities embodied by Van Tine throughout his 30-year career with Jeppesen.

TAREK RAGHEB, who has headed the GULFSTREAM sales organization in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the last 18 years, is assuming new responsibilities for advising and supporting the group he helped develop. In his new role as senior adviser to the international sales team for EMA, Ragheb will provide strategic guidance and counsel to the staff as it continues to serve the needs of Gulfstream customers in those regions.


announced new repair capabilities for the Bendix/King (Honeywell) MST-67A transponder to its growing list of avionics repair services. Available services for the MST-67A include repair and overhaul, as well as component exchange for this family of Mode S transponders.


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General Aviation:

A State-by-State Economic Impact Survey 


The Alliance for Aviation Across America recently 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: 119

Pilots: 6,673

Aircraft: 4,020

Jobs: 3,157

Econ. Impact: $581 Million

Per Capita: $393


Notes: Idaho tourists who come on GA spend $80 million in a year.


Source: Alliance for Aviation Across America



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U.S. House Approves Short-Term FAA Funding; Long-Term Reauthorization Possible

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 3800 by voice vote to temporarily extend Federal Aviation Administration funding through Feb. 17 through airport taxes. The Senate will take up the measure later this week. If it's adopted by the Senate and signed by the president, it will become the 23rd short-term continuing resolution in the last five years. More...
AEA Plays Host to Part 23 Reorganization ARC Meetinggreg bowles at ARC
The Aircraft Electronics Association is hosting a three-day meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration's Part 23 Reorganization Aviation Rulemaking Committee, Jan. 24-26, at the AEA's Dan Derby Center for Professional Development in Lee's Summit, Mo., involving representatives from the FAA's Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification and Flight Standards Service, as well as aviation industry and community members, including the AEA. More...

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Rotorcraft Round Table

FAA and Industry Discuss the Next Generation of Helicopter Avionics

Hosted by the Aircraft Electronics Association
Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2012
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Lee's Summit, MO (A suburb of Kansas City)

FAA officials, including leadership from the FAA Rotorcraft Directorate, Small Airplane Directorate and Flight Standards, plan to meet with rotorcraft OEMs, avionics OEMs and rotorcraft MROs to discuss issues and challenges in certifying and installing lifesaving avionics technologies in the cockpits of helicopters in a safe and affordable manner. This three-day forum will take place at the Derby Center for Professional Development at AEA's international headquarters offices near Kansas City, Mo.


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Adding to the AEA's impressive list of scholarships for current and prospective students, Aircell recently announced sponsorship of a new $2,500 annual award. There is no better way for students to get a jump-start on an avionics or aircraft maintenance education and career. Scholarship awards are for the 2012-13 school year.


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