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announced it has received two prestigious safety awards from NBAA. The first citation, the Company Commercial Safety Award, was given in recognition of Aero Charter's 36 years and 87,521 hours of safe flying. The second NBAA citation, the Company Maintenance Safety Award, recognizes the company's professional maintenance department services that have contributed to Aero Charter's safety record.


CENTURY FLIGHT SYSTEMS announced it has received STCs from the FAA for the installation of its Century 4000 autopilot in Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee Cruiser, PA-28-150, PA-28-160 and PA-28-180 Cherokee aircraft, the PA-32-301, -301T, PA-32R-301 and -301T Saratoga aircraft, and for most variants of the Cessna 182 Skylane aircraft and the Cessna 421B and 421C Golden Eagle. 
announced the inclusion of the first Garmin G5000 mock up at its NBAA 2013 Las Vegas trade show booth, C8143. 

SANDEL AVIONICS INC. announced its SN4500 Primary Navigation Display has been selected by the French military.  


SHADIN AVIONICS received TSO approval on the initial release of the flyTab Aircraft Interface Module, a data converter that integrates an iPad into the cockpit accessing real time flight data for iPad applications.





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, more than 200 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.




Paula second quarter

Paula Derks, AEA president, provides analysis of the 2nd quarter AEA Avionics Market Report, courtesy of the Aero-News Network. 
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The CurrentJan13
The Aircraft Electronics Association announced its second quarter Avionics Market Report for this year. In the months of April, May and June 2013, total worldwide avionics sales amounted to $1,620,201,160.49, or more than $1.6 billion, as reported by the 20 aviation electronics manufacturers participating in the report. More...

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) will suspend hosting its annual Aviation Summit in favor of reaching more members "where they fly."  The Aviation Summit in Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 10-12, 2013, will take place as planned and is shaping up to be one of the best ever. It is on track for thousands of members to attend. But convention plans for 2014 have been cancelled.

Save the Date Jan 13
 2013 Regional 
The AEA East Regional Meeting is Two Weeks Away! 
The AEA East Regional Meeting is Sept. 26-27 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Optional fast trak training is available Sept. 25 for an additional fee. Don't miss your chance to see, hear and learn about all the new technology on the market, network with industry peers and discover the best practices for the aviation repair station industry. 

Click here for the meeting schedule.

Click here to register now!
AEA U.S. Central
Nov. 7-8 - Kansas City, Mo.
Nov. 6 - Fast Trak Training (additional fee)
TGH Aug 13
With the 16th annual AEA South Pacific Regional Meeting underway, it's the perfect time to take a look at the Australian government's Civil Aviation Safety Authority regulatory requirements for the first step in the transition to satellite technology for aircraft navigation and surveillance is approaching.
The compliance date is Dec. 12, 2013, just a few weeks away, for the ADS-B equipment fitment mandate for aircraft flying in the upper airspace at and above FL290.

Airlines and other operators of turbojet aircraft have had five years notice to comply with this mandate. After Dec. 12, 2013, unequipped aircraft will not be permitted to operate at or above FL290.

The AEA supports this mandate and encourages its members to offer solutions to operators with aircraft not yet fitted with complying ADS-B equipment.

Click here for additional information on the ADS-B rule: Civil Aviation Order 20.18 para 9B and Appendix XI.
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Pilot's Guide to Avionics   

The AEA's 2013-14 edition of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics is now available. Click here to request a single copy or case.

Click here to download the app or read it online!
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AEA Members Regard Avionics News Magazine as Their No. 1 Association Benefit


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Derby Center for Professional Development
AEA International Headquarters, Lee's Summit, Mo.


Oct. 14, 2013
The advanced avionics and instrumentation systems used in these aircraft rely on various forms of digital databus communication. Understanding digital databus theory is becoming more and more important for avionics technicians, and even A&P mechanics, to effectively test and troubleshoot these highly advanced aircraft systems.

Oct. 15, 2013
This course covers all the FOD prevention core knowledge requirements of military standard NAS document 412 and covers all 12 knowledge area requirements of the Foreign Object Elimination Standard created by NCATT, the National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies. At the end of this review, course attendees should be prepared to take the NCATT FOE certification test, which will be administered free of charge (a $100 value).

Register for both the Digital Databus Theory & Analysis Training Course and the Foreign Object Elimination Training Course and save $99!

Nov. 11-15, 2013
A week-long course divided into training modules designed for startup repair stations as well as mature operations looking to improve their understanding of the regulations, performing internal audits and editing repair stations manuals. 
  Certified Repair Station Training Days

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