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Sept. 25, 2013
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AERO DYNAMIX INC. approved SCANDINAVIAN AVIONICS, based in Billund, Denmark, as its second international repair station.

ELLIOTT AVIATION announced installation of a Honeywell Primus Epic CDS/R Phase V and NZ-2010 WAAS FMS upgrade in a Hawker 800XP. Elliott Aviation will attain the STC for the FMS 6.1 version 03040 with Epic CDS/R and the Legacy SPZ-8000 EFIS. In addition to the Honeywell installations, the aircraft will receive a 48 month inspection, full paint, full interior and structural inspections.

GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE CORP. appointed BRENT MONROE vice president, North American sales, western division.

METRO AVIATION delivered the fifth Eurocopter EC135 to California Shock Trauma Air Rescue. Metro will provide eight EC135s as part of a comprehensive fleet upgrade and standardization plan for the helicopter emergency medical service.

ROCKWELL COLLINS' Pro Line Fusion avionics and Primary Flight Control Computer played a key role in the successful first flight of Bombardier's CSeries commercial aircraft, which took place in Montr�al, Qu�bec.

SPIRIT AVIONICS appointed TINA BIRCHAK financial controller.

STANDARDAERO announced RUSSELL FORD has been appointed CEO of the company. 





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, more than 200 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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The CurrentJan13
U.S. House General Aviation Caucus Co-Chairs Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and John Barrow (D-Ga.) recently announced that, for the first time in its history, more than half the House of Representatives had joined the group. The current tally stands at 223 members. The purpose of the House General Aviation Caucus is to inform members and staff about the importance of general aviation to the national economy and transportation system.

"Crossing the 218 mark is a great victory for general aviation," Graves said. "Education is key to our efforts to highlight the everyday concerns of America's pilots, so having the majority of the House participating in the caucus is important. General aviation carries 166 million passengers to around 5,000 communities over 27 million flight hours each year, and more than two-thirds of these flights are for business purposes." More...

For a complete list of the House General Aviation Caucus members, click here.

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, the AEA U.S. East Regional Meeting began three days of training, networking and professional development opportunities for AEA member companies at the Hilton-Fort Lauderdale Marina in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The event began with a regulatory session followed by an update and training session on the AEA's proprietary Safety Management System. The event continues throughout the week with product training and an exhibit hall filled with nearly 30 exhibitors showcasing the latest avionics products and services. More... 
Save the Date Jan 13
 2013 RegionalThe AEA U.S. Central Regional Meeting is less than six weeks away. Don't miss your last chance to attend an AEA Regional Meeting in 2013!

Nov. 7-8 - Kansas City, Mo.
Nov. 6 - Fast Trak Training (additional fee)

The deadline for hotel reservations is Oct. 22. 
TGH Aug 13
Frequently Asked Questions

"How do I convert a repairman certificate to a mechanic certificate?

"Technically, you cannot convert one certificate to the other. However, you can qualify for a mechanic certificate with the experience gained as a repairman."

Click here to read the rest of the answer from the "Frequently Asked Questions" section of Avionics News.

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Pilot's Guide to Avionics   

The AEA's 2013-14 edition of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics is now available. Click here to request a single copy or case.

Click here to download the app or read it online!
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AEA Members Regard Avionics News Magazine as Their No. 1 Association Benefit


The 2014 Avionics News and AEA's Publication Media Kit is Now Available 


Avionics News magazine, a monthly publication of the AEA, is the voice of the general aviation electronics industry. The magazine is read by the decision-makers in the industry. The majority of Avionics News readers are the owners, managers and technicians of Part 145 repair stations who sell, service and install avionics. They are in the position to recommend products to the end-users -- their customers.

For more information, contact Lauren McFarland at laurenm@aea.net.



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Derby Center for Professional Development
AEA International Headquarters, Lee's Summit, Mo.


Oct. 14, 2013
The advanced avionics and instrumentation systems used in these aircraft rely on various forms of digital databus communication. Understanding digital databus theory is becoming more and more important for avionics technicians, and even A&P mechanics, to effectively test and troubleshoot these highly advanced aircraft systems.

Oct. 15, 2013
This course covers all the FOD prevention core knowledge requirements of military standard NAS document 412 and covers all 12 knowledge area requirements of the Foreign Object Elimination Standard created by NCATT, the National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies. At the end of this review, course attendees should be prepared to take the NCATT FOE certification test, which will be administered free of charge (a $100 value).

Register for both the Digital Databus Theory & Analysis Training Course and the Foreign Object Elimination Training Course and save $99!

Nov. 11-15, 2013
A week-long course divided into training modules designed for startup repair stations as well as mature operations looking to improve their understanding of the regulations, performing internal audits and editing repair stations manuals. 
  Certified Repair Station Training Days

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