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March 13, 2013
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FREEFLIGHT SYSTEMS announced it is working with the University of North Dakota to develop an STC package for FreeFlight System RANGR FDL-978-XVR ADS-B universal access transceiver system in a Bell 206B Jet Ranger helicopter.

GARMIN announced new features and capabilities of the GTN series touchscreen GPS/NAV/COM that address the specific needs of helicopter operations. Enhancements include environmental qualification meeting stringent helicopter vibration and temperature testing standards, optional Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatibility, optional built-in HTAWS and more.
SPECTRUM TECHNOLOGIES PLC announced the introduction of Nova MaX: a high-performance measure and cut system for large gauge wire and cable for aerospace, defense and other industries as part of the production process for complex electrical wire harnesses.
UNIVERSAL AVIONICS completed helicopter vibration testing and approval for its airborne datalink system, UniLink UL-800/801 CMU. UniLink UL-800/801 CMU adds to Universal's expanding line of products designed for the unique requirements of the helicopter market.





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:


Rhode Island


Airports: 8

Pilots: 1,049

Aircraft: 352

Jobs: 1,461

Econ. Impact: $465 million


Note: From 1998 to 2006, jobs attributed to Rhode Island's airports grew more than 30 percent.



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, 146 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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 With the 56th AEA International Convention and Trade Show in less than two weeks, let's take a look at last years' opening remarks from AEA President Paula Derks, courtesy of the Aero-News Network.
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The CurrentJan13

FAA Releases Aerospace Forecast for Next Two Decades
The Federal Aviation Administration recently published its annual aerospace forecast for the next 20 years, which includes fiscal years 2013-2033.  


"General aviation industry began to show signs of recovery in 2012, especially with strong growth in rotorcraft and the agricultural aircraft segment of the turboprop deliveries, as well as a modest growth in the single-engine piston sector." More...



In response to the recent call for industry comments by the FAA to consider updating the rotorcraft airworthiness standards for both normal and transport-category rotorcraft (Part 27 and 29), the AEA, along with the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and the Helicopter Association International recently hosted a listening session with aviation stakeholders. More...




Exhibit Hall Doors Open In Two Weeks!

Advance registration has closed, but you can still register on-site! Click here to see the schedule for the week you can't afford to miss.


 Convention 2013 logo

The 56th Annual AEA International Convention and Trade Show
March 25-28, 2013
MGM Grand Hotel and Convention Center
3799 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Save the Date Jan 13
2013 Regional 
April 29-30 - Munich, Germany
Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel
Arabellastrasse 5
Munich, Germany
Ph: 49-89-93001-6397
Click here to see the full 2013 Regional Meeting schedule.
Reg Update June 12

AEA Regulatory Sessions

The AEA International Convention & Trade Show is where you need to be to learn about the latest regulatory issues impacting your business. Each year, representatives from the civil aviation authorities, including the FAA, TCCA, EASA and others, convene at the AEA Convention to share vital regulatory information with all attendees.

All sessions are approved for credit toward AEA's Avionics Training Excellence Award and the FAA's IA renewal and AMT awards. 


Click here to see the schedule of regulatory sessions at the AEA International Convention & Trade Show.

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Pilot's Guide to Avionics

PG2A 12-13

Visit booth 246 at the AEA Trade Show to pick up the latest 2012-13 PG2A!


Advertising opportunities for the 2013-14 PG2A are now available!
To advertise in the PG2A, contact Linda Adams at lindaa@aea.net.
Click here to download the app or read it online!
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AEA Members Helping Other Members
Forum Question: 

"AC 43.13-1B Chg1 Chap.12-37 (a)(6) requires a Compass Swing 'Whenever a change is made to the electrical system.'
Is there a definition available for 'change to the electrical system' anyone is aware of?"
Do you have an answer? Click here to help!
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The Committment to Training Begins Here!


Get up-to-speed with AEA's Regulatory and Technical Training in two weeks in Las Vegas during the AEA Convention. More than 75 hours of FAA-recognized training awaits you.
AEA's Monday Fast Traks provide convention attendees a wide range of learning opportunities, including professional development, regulatory, technical and business management training.
The AEA's popular technical training workshops provide hundreds of convention attendees with the latest in product information, troubleshooting tips, installation recommendations, answers to certification issues and more. 
Click here for the full schedule of Fast Traks and training workshops.
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