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July 25, 2012
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ACR ELECTRONICS INC. confirmed the 56-year-old company has been acquired by an investment fund managed by J.F. Lehman and Co., a middle-market private equity firm focused on defense, aerospace and maritime sectors.

AEM CORP. announced the launch of its extended product warranty program. The extended product warranty adds an additional two years to AEM Corp.'s standard product warranty and goes into effect at the expiration of the original standard warranty. The extended warranty will cover product repair, rebuild or replacement.

COLUMBIA AVIONICS & AIRCRAFT SERVICES INC. obtained FAA STC certification of the GARMIN GTN-750 & GTN-650 Series nav/comm/GPS systems in the Cessna 500, 501, 550, 551, S550 and 560 aircraft. Certification on these systems in the Cessna Citation 650 was obtained by the company in May.

announced it was one of the final five finalists for the Kansas Governor's Exporter of the Year award. It was the only aviation related company in the top five.

named CLARK GORDON as director of sales. In his new role, Gordon will be responsible for implementing new avionics programs and will support the continued expansion of Pro Star Aviation.



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: 79

Pilots: 6,830

Aircraft: 3,178

Jobs: 1,563

Econ. Impact: $860 million

Per Capita: $296




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, 185 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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The current with shadow June 12
On Tuesday, July 24, the National Air Transportation Association board of directors announced the selection of Thomas L. Hendricks as the association's new president. He succeeds James K. Coyne, who has served as NATA's president since 1994. Hendricks will start his duties on Sept. 1, 2012.
EAA AirVenture This Week in Oshkosh, Wis.
Rod Hightower, EAA President and CEO, looks forward to a great week, and so does the AEA. Come visit the AEA in booth No. 2035-36, Hangar B.


News From AirVenture:




For more EAA AirVenture news, click here.


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
Reg Update June 12
On July 17, Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, participated in a forum sponsored by the National Transportation Safety Board focused on general aviation search and rescue operations.

To view Peri's opening remarks and PowerPoint presentation, click here.



Two New Intel Sheets Now Available
The AEA has produced two new intel sheets for the airborne collision avoidance system in Canada and the electronic flight bag for the U.S.   

PG2A July12
Pilot's Guide to Avionics 

PG2A 12-13 


Distribution begins THIS WEEK at EAA AirVenture!


The AEA's 2012-13 edition of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics debuts this week during EAA AirVenture, in Oshkosh, Wis. Pick up your free copy of the Pilot's Guide at the AEA's AirVenture booth, No. 2035-36, Hangar B.


Click here to request your copy or case to be shipped in August!

The Connection June 12
AEA Members-Only Forum
The Aircraft Electronics Association launched an exclusive online forum for its members. The forum is a new, members-only benefit created by the AEA Programs and Member Services Committee.

"With the speed of change in the avionics industry, having access to the latest information can give you the edge in the marketplace, and the AEA is excited to offer yet another free resource for its members to help gain that edge," said Mike Adamson, AEA vice president of member programs and education. "In the new AEA Forum, members can ask technical questions, share industry best practices and ultimately build a knowledge database that will enhance every user's expertise."

To access the AEA forum, members must login with their Web account username and password at forum.aea.net.
The Static June 12
Don't Miss These Upcoming AEA Training Classes in August!
Derby Center for Professional Development
AEA International Headquarters, Lee's Summit, Mo.


NCATT Aircraft Electronics Technician Review Class
Aug. 6-8, 2012
This three-day course is designed to provide a review for all 34 subject areas of the NCATT Aircraft Electronics Technician certification exam.

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.


To ensure thorough instruction and dedicated instructor interaction, each class has limited seating. Don't delay: sign up today! 



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