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Aug. 8, 2012
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AHLERS AEROSPACE has been selected by Bell Helicopter as the supplier of the dual tachometer for the 407 model.
ASTRONICS CORP. announced it has acquired privately-held Max-Viz Inc., a developer and designer of Enhanced Vision Systems for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft through both OEM and aftermarket channels in the general aviation, commercial and military aerospace markets.
AVIDYNE CORP. announced it is actively working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the FAA on the airborne traffic situational awareness with alerts (TSAA) program for ADS-B. The FAA-funded TSAA program includes the prototyping and demonstration of functional hardware, along with the drafting of the industry standards for conflict detection and alerting to be adopted by ADS-B vendors.
AVOTEK INFORMATION RESOURCES announced the release of the third edition of its "Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance" textbook. This textbook is the first in its series of four Aviation Maintenance Technician textbooks. This series covers the basic curriculum for CFR Part 147 schools.
FLIGHT DISPLAY SYSTEMS introduced Fly HD, a new concept in aircraft video technology. Fly HD is a complete high-definition system that is easy to install and provides full 1080p video quality.
JEPPESEN and GARMIN now offer Jeppesen's NavData navigation information and charting services in several bundle service options for G1000 avionics systems. Garmin G1000 avionics systems supported by Jeppesen data feature large-format, high-resolution displays for enhanced situational awareness in the cockpit for business and general aviation operators.



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: 131

Pilots: 15,882

Aircraft: 6,814

Jobs: 16,000

Econ. Impact: $2.4 billion


Note: More than 160,000 tons of air cargo are transported every year in Missouri.



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, 186 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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New ADS-B Terminal Services Are Now Available
The FAA Safety Team announced that new ADS-B terminal services are now available. Pilots who use the terminal airspace listed on the document can now receive free traffic and weather information in the cockpit. To receive these services, aircraft must be equipped with an ADS-B transmitter/receiver or transceiver and a cockpit display of traffic information.


Col. Mark Tillman: The Most Important Left Seat in Aviation
Sponsored by Universal Avionics Corp., Col. Mark Tillman's keynote speech at the 55th annual AEA International Convention and Trade Show in Washington, D.C., is now available on the AEA YouTube channel.
All three AEA webinars designed to educate member businesses on the scope of the Federal Aviation Administration's proposed rewrite of Part 145 are now available online. The series of progressive webinars provides an overview of the FAA's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and reviews how to develop and submit comments.
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Save the Date June 12
2012 Regionals 
AEA Latin America Regional Conference
Aug. 13-14, 2012
Bourbon Convention Hotel Ibirapuera
Avenida Ibirapuera, 2927
S�o Paulo, Brazil, 04029-200

Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel
2620-32nd Ave N.E.
Calgary, AB
Canada T1Y 6B8
Sept. 11-13, 2012
Grand Sierra Resort
2500 E. Second Street
Reno, NV 89595
Reg Update June 12
With the closing of the NPRM comment period quickly approaching, the AEA joined with the other associations in Washington to put a unified voice forward requesting an extension to this critical and wide ranging proposal to how AEA members operate their repair station businesses.
Extension Request
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Pilot's Guide to Avionics 

PG2A 12-13 


The AEA's 2012-13 edition of the Pilot's Guide is now available. Click here to request a single copy or case. 

AEA members: Be watching your mailbox for your own personal issue of the new PG2A!
The Connection June 12
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. Take advantage of the free publicity... read by thousands of subscribers 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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Don't Miss These Upcoming AEA Training Classes!
Derby Center for Professional Development
AEA International Headquarters, Lee's Summit, Mo.

Pitot Static & Transponder Certification Training Class
Aug. 23, 2012
Attendees will learn the proper methods for conducting pitot/static and transponder certification testing. This full-day course offers hands-on training, including a regulatory review and an explanation of the proper administrative procedures for completing these critical certifications. It also includes a transponder tune-up course.

RVSM Maintenance & Advanced Transponder Training Class
Aug. 24, 2012
Attendees will be introduced to the regulations, documentation, test equipment and maintenance practices associated with performing RVSM maintenance and will follow with an in-depth look at Mode S transponders. This course assumes the attendee has good operating knowledge of FAR 91.411 and 91.413.
Oct. 1-5, 2012
A week-long course divided into training modules designed for start-up repair stations as well as mature operations looking to improve their understanding of the regulations, performing internal audits and editing repair stations manuals.


To ensure thorough instruction and dedicated instructor interaction, each class has limited seating.
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