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FLIGHT DISPLAY SYSTEMS contributed to the success of NASA's flying observatory, Project SOFIA, by designing and building a custom 20-inch LCD monitor. The monitor was installed in the stratospheric observatory used to monitor infrared emissions from space. 

GARMIN has received the European Aviation Safety Agency's validation of the U.S. STC for the installation of the G1000 avionics suite in the King Air 300/350 models.

Jetcraft Corp. and its subsidiary, JETCRAFT AVIONICS LLC, announced ITS HUD Vision Access system is now available for sale and installation on the Bombardier Challenger 604 (CL604).

STANDARDAERO announced it is the first authorized Dassault service center to complete the EASy II flight deck upgrade on a Dassault Falcon 2000LX aircraft. A second EASy II upgrade also was recently completed on a Falcon 2000. Both upgrades were completed at StandardAero's Springfield, Ill., facility.




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:


West Virginia


Airports: 35

Pilots: 1,878

GA Aircraft: 1,929

GA Jobs: 3,200

GA Economic Impact: $616 million annually


Note: Bombardier, Pratt & Whitney and Lockheed-Martin have factories in West Virginia.


General Aviation Congressional Caucus Review -- West Virginia 


U.S. Senators

Jay Rockefeller (D)

Not yet a Member of the General Aviation Caucus

Joe Manchin (D)

Member of the General Aviation Caucus  

U.S. Representatives


David McKinley (R)

Member of the General Aviation Caucus


Shelley Moore Capito (R)
Member of the General Aviation Caucus

Nick Rahall (D)
Member of the General Aviation Caucus  



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, 200 members of the U.S. Congress have signed on to the House 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.




Aerospace Optics
Craig Morgan of Aerospace Optics introduced the company's new product at the 2013 AEA International Convention & Trade Show (video courtesy of the Aero-News Network).
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The AEA is asking repair station members to complete the annual survey for the AEA Rate & Labor Survey. Your input is vital to this annual report, which is a worthwhile benefit for all AEA members. The survey, which is published as a free member benefit, examines and compares shop and labor rates by national and international regions. It also shows employee benefit/compensation package information, a profile of technician experience, regional employment demand and a new business outlook perspective.

This may be the most valuable tool for hiring your next technician or shop manager. Please be assured no company data is made public. Each AEA member company may only take the survey once.

Click here to take the survey now!

The Derby Center for Professional Development at the AEA's international headquarters office in Lee's Summit, Mo., will be filled with training events during the month of August. A few seats remain for the following classes:

NCATT Aircraft Electronics Technician Review
Aug. 5-7, 2013

Pitot-Static & Transponder Certification Training
Aug. 8, 2013

RVSM Maintenance & Advanced Transponder Training
Aug. 9, 2013

For class syllabus and registration information for each of these classes, visit: www.aea.net/Training/courses

Each month, the Federal Aviation Administration publishes FAA NextGen eNews, a compilation of recent news items related to U.S. national airspace system operations, safety, security, capacity, efficiency and environment. It is provided to the aviation community for unofficial use. To subscribe, send an email to sheila.ctr.sygar@faa.gov. More...
Save the Date Jan 13
 2013 Regional 
Scheduled immediately before LABACE in Sao Paulo, the AEA's Latin America Regional Meeting is set to begin on August 12 with a full, two-day program including regulatory updates, SMS as required by ANAC, avionics manufacturers' new product information sessions, technical classes from Garmin, Avidyne and L-3 Aviation Products, and exhibits featuring the latest avionics. 

Click here to register now to save money!

AEA Canada
Aug. 27-28 -- Ottawa, Canada (register by Aug. 22)
AEA South Pacific
Sept. 11-12 -- Brisbane, Australia (register by Sept. 4)
AEA U.S. East
Sept. 26-27 -- Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (register by Sept. 20)
Sept. 25 -- Fast Trak Training (additional fee) 

AEA U.S. Central 
Nov. 7-8 -- Kansas City, Mo. (register by Nov. 1)
Nov. 6 -- Fast Trak Training (additional fee)
Reg Update June 12
Everyone who receives an invitation to participate in the 35th annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey is encouraged to respond. Accurate survey data is critical in developing the Federal Aviation Administration's accident statistics for general aviation and on-demand charter operations. This data is used for FAA planning and forecasting purposes as well.

The survey is conducted on behalf of the FAA by Tetra Tech, an independent research firm, and all survey responses are confidential. A short version of the survey is available for owners of three or more aircraft who receive several surveys. If you have questions or would like to request a short version of the survey, please contact Tetra Tech toll free at 800-826-1797 or click here.
The National Transportation Safety Board recently produced the first in a series of videos on general aviation safety. The video offers suggestions on how to avoid fatal accidents and is called, "Is Your Aircraft Talking to You? Listen!" It is available on the NTSB's YouTube channel. To watch the video, click here.
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Pilot's Guide to Avionics


Distribution Begins in July at EAA AirVenture

The AEA's 2013-14 edition of the
Pilot's Guide to Avionics debuts during EAA AirVenture, July 29-Aug. 4, 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 download the app or read it online!
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AEA Members Regard Avionics News Magazine as Their No. 1 Association Benefit

The last day to reserve advertising space in the September issue of Avionics News is Aug. 5!

To advertise in Avionics News, contact Lauren McFarland at laurenm@aea.net.

Click here for the digital version of the July issue! 
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Kim Stephenson Appointed AEA Secretary Kim Stephenson
In accordance with the Aircraft Electronics Association's bylaws, Gary Harpster, AEA chairman of the board, recently appointed Kim Stephenson of L-3 Aviation Products as the international secretary of the board. Stephenson will complete the unexpired term of Chuck Freeland, who passed away in June following a lengthy battle with cancer. More...

Avionics for NextGen Conference Slated for Sept. 17 in Atlantic City Avionics for NextGen Button
The third annual Avionics for NextGen Conference will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Sheraton Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. Produced by Avionics magazine, the event will bring together hundreds of aviation professionals from commercial, business/general aviation and government markets responsible for driving the future of NextGen to discuss their experiences, challenges and solutions with the implementation of these technologies.

Ric Peri, Aircraft Electronics Association vice president of government and industry affairs, will moderate the panel discussion titled, "The Equipage Cliff: What does 2020 Look Like?" In addition, AEA members save 10 percent on their registration fees. To take advantage of the savings, AEA members should use "VIP code: AEA" when registering online.

For more information on the Avionics for NextGen Conference, click here or contact Adriana Lora at 301-354-1783.  
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