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May 9, 2012

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

The Short


AEM CORP. announced that the Turkish National Police has selected AEM's 400W external PA system for its new fleet of 15 Bell 429 twin-engine helicopters.
On Saturday, May 19, dozens of local events will turn dreams of flight into reality during EAA's third annual International Learn to Fly Day, an aviation community-wide effort helping people of all ages take that first step to discover the fun and freedom of flight. Find a local International Learn to Fly Day event near you at www.learntofly.org.

SOUTHEAST AEROSPACE announced the addition of STEVE WHITE as a program manager. White will be assisting in the planning and execution of special missions projects for SEA.

SPORTY's will host its annual fly in and open house Saturday, May 19, at Clermont County Airport. For the full schedule, click here.

Citing strong performance and increased customer demand, STEVENS AVIATION announced the expansion of its Broomfield (Denver) Colo., facility. While Stevens Aviation will remain at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, the facility will now include 20,000 square feet of hangar space as compared to the previous 13,000 square feet.


WEST STAR AVIATION named JULIE TIMMONS corporate aircraft interior sales manager at its East Alton facility, which is located at the St. Louis Regional Airport.


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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: 67

Pilots: 3,590

Aircraft: 1,837

Jobs: 2,400

Econ. Impact: $521 Million

Per Capita: $405 


Note: 130,000 tourists arrive in Maine every year by GA aircraft.


Source: Alliance for Aviation Across America 




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Industry Petitions White House on User Fees

A petition has been created on the White House website which opposes the Obama administration's support of user fees. The petition states, "In the interest of transparency and in order to maintain a healthy aviation industry, we request that the White House explain how it calculated that a $100 per flight segment user fee is a fair contribution to fund FAA. We further request an explanation of how the White House determined that the most effective method of collecting this user fee should be through a new, yet-to-be-developed taxing system, rather than the successful aviation fuel tax currently in place."

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Commentary: AEA Vice Chair Seeks International Cooperation
Today, China, India, Russia and Europe are all spending billions of dollars to put up their own navigation systems that they control. It's a shame we just couldn't pool our resources for a common goal.

Click here to read more.



NTSB Announces GA Safety Forum
On Monday, May 7, the National Transportation Safety Board announced it will play host to a two-day forum that focuses on safety issues related to general aviation. It is scheduled for June 19-20 in Washington, D.C., at the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center. It is open to the public and free of charge. Important safety issues the forum will cover include pilot training and performance, pilot access to and use of weather-related information, and aircraft design and certification.

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2012 Regionals 


Aug. 13-14, 2012
Bourbon Convention Hotel Ibirapuera
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Aug. 28-29, 2012
Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel
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Updated List for Europe: Part 147 Training Organizations
The AEA has published a chart containing the latest information, as of April 2012, on organizations offering Part 147 training.
To access the document, login to your AEA web account and click here.


Have You Seen It Yet?

The digital edition of Avionics News provides easy access for you to keep up-to-date on the latest regulatory issues.


International News and Regulatory Updates

by Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government & industry affairs 

PG2A April 2012 

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This year's 10th edition of the PG2A will be available in three formats - print, digital and a stand-alone app for the iPad!


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