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July 27, 2011

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


The Short 


ACCORD TECHNOLOGY LLC, was recognized by the FAA as meeting all requirements defined in Advisory Circular 20-165 for its new NexNav mini GPS WAAS Class Beta-1. Accord Technology is the first in the world to meet this new standard.


AERO DYNAMIX  announced long-time aerospace professional JERRY LIVEZEY has joined the team. Livezey will be concentrating on customer support and sales.


AIRCELL's Commercial Aviation group in Itasca, Ill., serving the airline markets will be known as Gogo. Aircell's Business Aviation group in Broomfield, Colo., will continue to do business as Aircell, a Gogo company.


ATLANTIC AERO recently completed the first installation of the new Pratt & Whitney FAST communication system in a Bombardier Learjet 60.


TOM POBEREZNY announced his retirement from EAA after 49 years at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. Poberezny announced his decision in a last-minute news conference held under the historic brown arch at the edge of the flight line, near the center of the show.


GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE CORP. announced it has renamed the super midsized Gulfstream G250 aircraft; the business jet is now called the Gulfstream G280. As demand for Gulfstream business jets grows around the world, the move was prompted by the company's sensitivity to the varied cultures of its international customer base.


INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS & SUPPORT has further broadened the avionics performance available to the Eclipse twin-jet community with new advanced functions for the Avio NG avionics suite. The latest feature is an FAA STC certified flight management system that is integrated into the already feature rich Eclipse glass panel. 


MID-CONTINENT INSTRUMENTS announced  the appointment of Dr. JOHN W. GALLMAN to the position of division director for the company's True Blue Power division.


PACIFIC SOUTHWEST INSTRUMENTS  announced STEVE WILLIAMS has joined its team at its company headquarters located in Corona, Calif. Williams joins PSI as its director of marketing and business development. 


SPORTY'S PILOT SHOP is hosting a "Flying with the iPad" forum for pilots who want to learn to incorporate iPads into their flying, or learn more about the utility of the iPad. "Flying with the iPad" is scheduled for Friday, July 29, from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. and repeated on Saturday, July 30, from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Both forums will be presented in the NATCA 08 forum building.  



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Congressional Inaction Forces Aviation Projects to a Halt


According to the FAA, contractors have ceased working on critical airport modernization projects around the country after Congress failed to pass legislation on Friday, July 22, giving the FAA the authority necessary for work to continue. Several "stop work orders" have been issued for major projects designed to build and modernize control towers and other aviation infrastructure throughout the U.S. More... 



Product News from EAA AirVenture


ASPEN AVIONICS announced its patent-pending line of Connected Panel products that seamlessly integrate aviation application data from personal handheld devices with certified avionics installed in an aircraft's panel. 


AVIDYNE CORP. introduced a full line of panel-mounted, plug-and-play avionics for general aviation aircraft. Avidyne's new avionics stack includes the IFD540 FMS/GPS/nav/comm system with touch screen user interface, the AMX240 stereo audio panel with marker beacon, the AXP340 Mode S extended squitter transponder and the attitude-based DFC90 digital autopilot.


GARMIN has introduced the GTX 23 transponder as a lower-cost option for experimental aircraft or LSA to meet the rules. The new remote-mounted transponder will operate with Garmin's G3X flat glass display system found on experimental aircraft and used on LSA such as Cessna Skycatchers.


ROCKWELL COLLINS unveiled the industry's first touch-control primary flight displays for business jets and turboprop aircraft, which will be available on future applications of the company's Pro Line Fusion avionics system.

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 AEA Regional Meetings


AEA Latin America Regional Meeting

Aug. 10, 2011 

Sao Paulo, Brazil  


The AEA meeting coincides with the Latin America Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) scheduled in Sao Paulo on August 11-13. Come early to the AEA meeting and stay for LABACE! More... 

Deadline to register is Aug. 3.


AEA Canada Regional Meeting

Aug. 31- Sept. 1, 2011

Toronto, Canada

Room reservation deadline is Aug. 5. 


AEA East Regional Meeting

Sept. 28-30, 2011

Naples, Fla.

Room reservation deadline is Aug. 29.

Reg Update 485

Draft AC 20-136B, Aircraft Electrical and Electronic System Lightning Protection, Open for Public Comment

Advisory Circular 20-136A is being updated to be consistent with the recently published 14 CFR �� 23.1306, 25.1316, 27.1316 and 29.1316 rulemaking, which codifies lighting protection requirements. More...


URGENT! Tell Congress to Say NO to User Fees

As Members of Congress and the Administration work on a potential solution to our nation's deficit challenges, some members of Congress have discussed reinvigorating a widely unpopular and greatly harmful "user fee" tax on businesses and groups that depend on general aviation. More...    


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Pilot's Guide to Avionics  


Distribution Begins THIS WEEK at EAA AirVenturePilot's Guide Cover


The AEA's 2011-12 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.


AEA members: Be watching your mailbox for your own personal issue of the new PG2A!

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 The Static

AEA launches Certified Repair Station Training Course 

The week-long class, scheduled Sept. 12-16, 2011, is aimed at taking the guesswork out of the regulatory process for establishing and maintaining a
certified repair station. More...
Certified Repair Station Training Days
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