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AERO DYNAMIX INC. approved AVIONICS 2000, based in Melbourne, Australia, as its first international repair station.

Cessna Aircraft Company's Milwaukee Citation Service center has just completed its first Citation X customer installation of the LOPRESTI Next Generation HID BoomBeam Lights.

RYAN REID to account manager and chief pilot.




General Aviation: A State-by-State Economic Impact Survey


The Alliance for Aviation Across America 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: 133

Pilots: 10,135

GA Aircraft: 7,140

GA Jobs: 16,827

GA Economic Impact: $3.5 billion


Note: Oshkosh, Wis., is home to the largest "fly-in" airshow in the world. 


General Aviation Congressional Caucus Review -- Wisconsin



Tammy Baldwin (D)

Not yet a Member of the General Aviation Caucus

Ron Johnson (R)

Not yet a Member of the General Aviation Caucus  


Sean P. Duffy (R)
Not yet a Member of the General Aviation Caucus

Ron Kind (D)
Member of the General Aviation Caucus

Gwen Moore (D)
Not yet a Member of the General Aviation Caucus

Tom Petri (R)
Member of the General Aviation Caucus

Mark Pocan (D)
Not yet a Member of the General Aviation Caucus

Reid Ribble (R)
Member of the General Aviation Caucus

Paul Ryan (R)
Not yet a Member of the General Aviation Caucus

James Sensenbrenner (R)

Not yet a Member of the General Aviation Caucus  



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 182 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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Kevin Hayes, Alto Aviation's vice president of sales and marketing, presented Alto Aviation's new product introduction at the 2013 AEA Convention.
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The CurrentJan13
FAA & Industry Avionics Rotorcraft Forum
Working with industry to enhance safety in rotorcraft through cockpit technology.
The fourth FAA and Industry Rotorcraft Forum is a two-day event that takes place Aug. 21-22, 2013 at Tarrant County's Alliance Corporate Training Center Auditorium in Fort Worth, Texas. The aim of the forum is to open the lines of communication between industry and the Rotorcraft Directorate.

For the full agenda and to register, click here.

The National Transportation Safety Board recently released preliminary aviation accident statistics showing U.S. civil aviation accidents fell from 1,550 in 2011, to 1,539 in 2012.

For the third straight year, there were no fatal accidents involving scheduled Part 121 operations (commercial air transport). In addition, there were no fatal accidents involving scheduled Part 135 operations (commuter), the sixth year in a row that this segment of aviation experienced no fatalities.

For the general aviation community, the results were mixed. Although the number of total accidents (1,471) and fatal accidents (271) increased from the previous year, there were fewer (432) fatalities, and the accident rate per 100,000 flight hours declined to 6.78.

Finally, on-demand Part 135 operations, which include charter, air taxi, air tour, and air medical flights, posted decreases across all measures. In 2012, the number of total accidents, fatal accidents, fatalities and the accident rate per 100,000 flight hours for these operations decreased from the previous year.

The 2012 statistical tables showing accidents, fatalities, and accident rates for major segments of U.S. civil aviation are available at:   
Save the Date Jan 13
 2013 Regional 
The AEA Regional Meetings offer a forum to see, hear and learn about all the new technology on the market, network with industry peers and discover best practices for the aviation repair station industry. Attendees and exhibitors gather for two to three days of regulatory and technical seminars, business management sessions and exhibits.
AEA Canada
Aug. 27-28 - Ottawa, Canada
AEA South Pacific
Sept. 11-12 - Brisbane, Australia
AEA U.S. East
Sept. 26-27 - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Sept. 25 - Fast Trak Training (additional fee) 
AEA U.S. Central
Nov. 7-8 - Kansas City, Mo.
Nov. 6 - Fast Trak Training (additional fee)

TGH Aug 13
Do you know the difference between analog and digital ELTs? Even in the current digital world, not every emergency beacon has a GPS receiver. Click here to learn about the different types of emergency beacons on page 19 of the current issue of FAA Safety Briefing. 

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2013 PG2A Cover  

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

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The popular "Before & After" series in
Avionics News features two photos, one before and one after, and a brief summary of your unique installation or repair. This series is read by thousands of subscribers so take advantage of the free publicity and show-off your capabilities! Please share your story of a project your shop has completed. Placement is first-come, first-served.

Click here for the digital version of the August issue!
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Derby Center for Professional Development
AEA International Headquarters, Lee's Summit, Mo.


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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