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Aug. 22, 2012
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ASPEN AVIONICS announced the STC approval of Connected Pilot, the first in the series of the company's revolutionary Connected Panel product line that provides a wireless link between certified instrument panel avionics and portable smart devices.

JETTECH announced the issuance of an FAA STC for installing the new touchscreen Garmin GTN 650/750 nav/comm/GPS on Cessna Citation 500 series aircraft to include models 500, 501, 550, 551, S550 and 560.

L-3 announced the FAA has granted its Avionics Systems business a TSO for the GH-3900 electronic standby instrument system. The GH-3900 has been selected by several OEMs as standard equipment aboard such aircraft as the LearJet 70/75 series, the Cessna Citation Ten and the Embraer KC-390. Additionally, Rockwell Collins has selected the GH-3900 ESIS for its Pro Line Fusion Flight Deck, which will be supplied to multiple new aircraft platforms and customers.
MAXCRAFT AVIONICS LTD. announced it has received Transport Canada STC SH12-43 for installation of the Garmin G500H Flight Display System in Eurocopter AS355 models E, F, F1, F2, N and NP rotorcraft.



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: 125

Pilots: 5,381

Aircraft: 4,482

Jobs: 1,576

Econ. Impact: $260 million


Note: Yellowstone Airport, adjacent to the National Park, is a major smokejumper base.



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, 186 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
More than 50 general aviation industry executives are meeting with Federal Aviation Administration regulators at the General Aviation Manufacturers Association headquarters in Washington, D.C., for a two-day avionics rotorcraft forum, Aug. 21-22. The event is co-sponsored by the Aircraft Electronics Association and GAMA. More...


Save the Date June 12
2012 Regionals

When your company registers 2 or more people to one of theGot2Get2 AEA Regional Meetings this fall, your company receives a pair of $100 AEA Gift Certificates -- a $200 value!
Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel
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Sept. 11-13, 2012
Grand Sierra Resort
2500 E. Second Street
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Sept. 26-28, 2012
Waldorf Astoria Naples
475 Seagate Drive
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Deadline for hotel reservations is Aug. 24, 2012
Reg Update June 12
On Friday, Aug. 17, the FAA announced an extension of the comment period for its notice of proposed rulemaking that was published on May 21, which is a proposed rewrite of Part 145. The original deadline for the comment period was set for Aug. 20, but it has now been extended until Nov. 19. More...


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Pilot's Guide to Avionics 

PG2A 12-13 


The AEA's 2012-13 edition of the Pilot's Guide is now available. Click here to request a single copy or case. 
The Connection June 12
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If your business has breaking news to share, please submit press releases and high-resolution photographs, at least 1,500 pixels wide, via email to Geoff Hill, Avionics News editor. Please allow time for printing and publication deadlines.
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Oct. 1-5, 2012
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Certified Repair Station Training Days 

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