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Jan. 11, 2012

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


The Short 

AEM CORP. announced the availability of a 'mobile' version of its website. When accessing www.aem-corp.com, the site will automatically detect if you are on a mobile device, redirecting you to the mobile site. 

According to AOPA News, general aviation accidents and fatalities declined in 2010 for the fourth consecutive year, according to new National Transportation Safety Board data. In total number, the 1,435 GA accidents marked a 20-year low, even as estimated total flight hours began to climb for the first time since the Great Recession began. There were 450 GA accident fatalities in 2010, down from 478 in 2009.


ASSOCIATED AIR CENTER, StandardAero's large transport category, VIP Aircraft Completions Center in Dallas, Texas, announced it has achieved supplemental type certification for the installation of an Aircell ATG-5000 wireless internet on a Boeing 757-200 aircraft. The STC was accomplished with the support of the company's business aviation completion facility in Springfield, Ill.


AVIONICS & SYSTEMS INTEGRATION GROUP announced its partner, and avionics manufacturer SHADIN AVIONICS, has completed early development milestones for the iPad flyTab EFB avionics interface module. The AIM has completed initial functional milestones and satisfied stability testing of its passive iOS interface for Class 2 iPad EFB integrations.


CONSTANT AVIATION LLC announced JAY RANDALL has been named the Great Lakes regional sales manager.


The aviation program at KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY'S Salina campus has added five new Cessna Skyhawk 172 G100s to the university's fleet of learning aircraft.

SPECTRUM TECHNOLOGIES PLC announced JOHN MEAHAN has been appointed as international sales and marketing director.


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General Aviation:

A State-by-State Economic Impact Survey 


The Alliance for Aviation Across America recently 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: 13

Pilots: 4,996

Aircraft: 1005

Jobs: 58,234

Econ. Impact: $412 Million

Per Capita: $307


Notes: There are 1.06 million takeoffs and landings yearly in Hawaii.


Source: Alliance for Aviation Across America











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Congressional General Aviation Caucus Continues to Grow

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, 169 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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2012 AEA Regional Meeting Dates and Locations
The Aircraft Electronics Association has secured dates and locations for five of its seven regional meetings in 2012. Each AEA Regional Meeting attracts 100-200 attendees for two-to-three days of regulatory and technical seminars, business management sessions and exhibits. The AEA Regional Meetings provide a forum to see, hear and learn about all the new technology on the market, network with industry peers and discover the best practices of the general aviation electronics repair station industry.
Below are the events that have been confirmed for 2012.

AEA Canada Regional Meeting        

Aug. 28-29, 2012      

Calgary, Alberta,Canada              

Sheraton Caviler

AEA West Regional Meeting                      

Sept. 11-13, 2012             

Reno, Nev.                                        

Grand Sierra Resort


AEA East Regional Meeting                         

Sept. 26-28, 2012             

Naples, Fla.                                        

Naples Grande Beach Resort

AEA Central Regional Meeting                  

Oct. 17-19, 2012               

Dallas, Texas                                     

Westin DFW Airport

AEA South Pacific Regional Meeting       

Nov. 12-14, 2012              

Adelaide, Australia                         

Adelaide Hilton Hotel

The dates for the AEA Europe and AEA Latin America Regional Meetings will be announced at a later date.

For more information about the AEA Regional Meetings, visit www.aea.net/regional.

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Rotorcraft Round Table

FAA and Industry Discuss the Next Generation of Helicopter Avionics

Hosted by the Aircraft Electronics Association
Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2012
AEA International Headquarters 

Lee's Summit, MO (A suburb of Kansas City)

FAA officials, including leadership from the FAA Rotorcraft Directorate, Small Airplane Directorate and Flight Standards, plan to meet with rotorcraft OEMs, avionics OEMs and rotorcraft MROs to discuss issues and challenges in certifying and installing lifesaving avionics technologies in the cockpits of helicopters in a safe and affordable manner. This three-day forum will take place at the Derby Center for Professional Development at AEA's international headquarters offices near Kansas City, Mo.


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For information, contact Ric Peri, vice president of government and industry affairs, at ricp@aea.net.


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Please Note:The deadline for returning all applications is Feb. 15, 2012. 


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