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May 25, 2011

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


The Short

AIR METHODS announced the appointment of FRANK GRAHAM as the new director of commercial business development of its product division. Graham assumes responsibility for leading the division's development and growth of commercial sales in both rotor- and fixed-wing markets.


CONSTANT AVIATION announced its Birmingham facility completed the installation of its first STC for the Wi-Fi system along with Aircell's Gogo Biz Inflight Internet system in a Gulfstream IV.


LANDMARK AVIATION named MATTHEW WRIGHT as general manager at its Scottsdale location. Wright will oversee both FBO and MRO operations.


ROCKWELL COLLINS has achieved another STC for its Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21 retrofit program, which is now available for operators of Pro Line 4-equipped Falcon 2000 and Falcon 2000EX aircraft. 


SOUTHEAST AEROSPACE will sponsor ADS-B Symposium June 13-15. Contact SEA today for registration information.



News From EBACE

AIRCELL announced that beginning 2012, Cessna Aircraft Co. will offer Aircell's Aviator 300 system as an option on new Citation XLS+, Citation Sovereign and Citation X business aircraft.


EMS AVIATION's Aspire family of satellite-based in-flight connectivity systems made its Eurpoean debut.


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House Extends FAA Funding for 19th Time


Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to allow another short-term extension of FAA funding and programs. This marks the 19th such extension. This new extension runs through June 30.


House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) said both the House and the Senate committee members were working to try to finalize long-term legislation before the current extension expires on May 31; however, a consensus has not been reached between the two sectors, and the short-term extension legislation passed yesterday will ensure continued funding through June 30.



 AEA Regional Meetings


Canada Regional Meeting

Aug. 31- Sept. 1, 2011 


For more information on AEA Regional Meetings, visit


Reg Update with Ad

The Maintenance Annex Guidance (MAG), similar to the various maintenance implementation procedures (MIP) between the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency, became effective on May 3, 2011.

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Pilot's Guide to Avionics 


Distribution Begins in July at EAA AirVenturePilot's Guide Cover
The AEA's 2011-12 edition of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics debuts during EAA AirVenture, July 25-31, in Oshkosh, Wis. Pick up your free copy of the Pilot's Guide at the AEA's AirVenture booth, No. 2035/36, Hangar B.

The Connection 


AEA Members Regard Avionics News Magazine as Their #1 Association Benefit 

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 The Static

AEA Rate & Labor Survey


The Aircraft Electronics Association's 2011 Rate & Labor Survey is now available to complete online through the AEA website. The deadline for survey submissions is July 22.


Go to, then select the appropriate survey for your region.


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