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Aug. 28, 2013
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appointed PERRI COYNE 
as the director of marketing operations.  


DUNCAN AVIATION announced the launch of a new parts search capability on its website

EAGLE CREEK AVIATION SERVICES announced it will be installing the new Garmin G1000 panel in a privately-owned Twin Commander 900 based in New Jersey. The installation includes RVSM certification.


SPIRIT AVIONICS LTD, based in Columbus, Ohio, added veteran sales professional COREY SCHOO as the company's new sales representative.  





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: 41

Pilots: 1,942

GA Aircraft: 836

GA Jobs: 14,460

GA Economic Impact: $101 million


Note: GA tourists spend $31 million a year in Wyoming.


General Aviation Congressional Caucus Review -- Wyoming



John Barrasso (R)

Not yet a Member of the General Aviation Caucus

Mike Enzi (R)

Not yet a Member of the General Aviation Caucus  


Cynthia Lummis (R)
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, 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.





Brad Hayden, vice president of marketing, presented Aspen Avionics' new product introduction at the 2013 AEA Convention, courtesy of Aero-News Network.
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The CurrentJan13
According to Mark Ferrari, Aspen Avionics vice president of sales and customer support, "Our dealers are an extension of our own sales force. What's more, our dealers are an extension of our own customer service program." So what do avionics manufacturers look for in a great dealer? Gain insight into what makes some dealers more effective than others as reported by Patricia Luebke in this month's Avionics News. More...

So why is general aviation positioned for a rebound? Simply put, there are more passengers and few airlines. While this is discouraging news for the airline passenger, it is promising news for the general aviation traveler, especially the private business traveler. Ric Peri, vice president of government and industry affairs for the Aircraft Electronics Association, details why the general aviation industry is primed for a rebirth. More...

AEA Pays Tribute to EAA Founder Paul Poberezny
The aviation industry lost a legend with the passing of Paul Poberezny, the founder of the Experimental Aircraft Association. Poberezny, 91, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22. "Paul always said he felt like a millionaire because he made a million friends in the aviation industry," said Paula Derks, AEA president. "Actually, the general aviation industry should think of ourselves as millionaires amongst Paul, because he gave us a million reasons to be passionate about aviation. He leaves a great mission for all of us to carry on in the future." More...
Save the Date Jan 13
 2013 Regional 
The AEA South Pacific Regional Meeting is Less than Two Weeks Away! 
The AEA South Pacific Regional Meeting is Sept. 11-12 in Brisbane. 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. East
Sept. 26-27 - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Sept. 25 - Fast Trak Training (additional fee) 
AEA U.S. Central
Nov. 7-8 - Kansas City, Mo.
Nov. 6 - Fast Trak Training (additional fee)
TGH Aug 13
"Can I list a reference rather than a description of the work in the maintenance records?"

Click here to read the answer in the "International News and Regulatory Updates" section of the August issue of Avionics News.

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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
The last day to reserve advertising space in the October issue of Avionics News is Sept. 4! Don't miss your chance to be included in the double distribution issue: AOPA and NBAA!

To advertise in Avionics News, contact Lauren McFarland at laurenm@aea.net.
Click here for the digital version of the August issue!
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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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