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Oct. 24, 2012
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During the 2012 NBAA Meeting & Convention next week, ARINC Direct, Booth No. N2155, will announce a new partnership with FlightAware to provide enhanced live flight tracking information.

ELLIOTT AVIATION created an aftermarket avionics sales department and named JOE STANLEY as aftermarket avionics sales manager.

LARS THRANE, founder of Danish satellite communications company THRANE & THRANE, announced his decision to leave the business at the end of November 2012.

VECTOR AEROSPACE HELICOPTER SERVICES INC. announced CHRIS MCDOWELL has joined the Helicopter Services North America team as vice president of sales and marketing.

WESTERN AIRCRAFT recently constructed and donated a cockpit simulator to be used as a learning tool in Idaho State University's College of Technology. 







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:


New Jersey


Airports: 46

Pilots: 14,448

Aircraft: 4,579

Jobs: 18,000

Econ. Impact: $1.7 Billion


Note: There are 361 heliports in New Jersey.




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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Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, sits down with the Aero-News Network at this year's EAA AirVenture to discuss concerns over the future of Part 145.
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The Aircraft Electronics Association is deeply saddened by the passing of Monte R. Mitchell, former president of the association and a legend in the avionics industry, who served nearly 40 years in the general aviation industry. More...
The AEA has received second-hand information that various user groups, as well as certain FAA inspectors, have incorrectly assumed and promoted that the Part 145 NPRM proposal ONLY applies to repair stations that cater to Part 121 air carriers. This proposal applies to ALL repair stations regardless of its customer bases. If you have any questions about the applicability of this proposal to your business, please contact Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs.
This proposal makes wholesale changes to the avionics industry with damaging and costly repercussions. The FAA proposes to remove radio and instrument ratings and allow airframe-rated repair stations to work on radio and instrument components without qualifications or ratings. More... 
The EAA board of directors recently accepted the resignation of Rod Hightower, president and CEO. More... 
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2012 Regionals

When your company registers 2 or more people to attend one of theGot2Get2 AEA Regional Meetings this fall, your company receives a pair of $100 AEA Gift Certificates -- a $200 value!
Nov. 12-14, 2012
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Reg Update June 12
EASA Proposes to Cancel a Mode C and Mode S Transponder AD
The European Aviation Safety Agency has issued a proposed airworthiness directive cancellation notice to cancel EASA AD 2006-0265, dated Aug. 30, 2006, for Mode C and Mode S transponders, and all types and models utilizing Gilham code altitude input. Click here for a copy of the PAD. More...
EASA Issues Fraud Warning
Approval holders and applicants have recently been targeted by fraud/phishing emails requesting payment of fees or trying to receive a copy of EASA invoices/account statements. More...
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Pilot's Guide to Avionics 

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Are you attending NBAA next week? Be sure to stop by the AEA booth, No. 2591, to pick up your free copy!


Request your FREE copy today!


The AEA's 2012-13 edition of the Pilot's Guide is now available. Click here to request a single copy or case. 
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AEA Scholarship Applications Available Online

The AEA Educational Foundation will award scholarships for the 2013-14 school year to students pursuing a career in avionics or aircraft maintenance, as well as students from AEA member companies. In addition, Universal Avionics is sponsoring a new scholarship available for the first time this year.


The foundation was created in 1990 to enhance, promote and secure the future of aviation and the AEA by furthering the education of students, technicians, members of the AEA and others as determined by aviation industry needs.


Since its inception, the AEA scholarship program has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships. Numerous awards are available, ranging from $1,000 to more than $35,000 each.


Requests for complete scholarship packages are available online at www.aea.net/scholarship. The deadline for returning applications is Feb. 15, 2013. Scholarships will be awarded during the 56th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show, which takes place March 25-28, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nev.


For more information about the AEA Educational Foundation, contact Mike Adamson at 816-347-8400 or email mikea@aea.net.

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