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AVIDYNE CORP. announced it has received Ag�ncia Nacional De Avia��o Civil-Brasil validation for the installation of its DFC90 digital autopilot in Cessna 182-series aircraft when interfaced with the Evolution Pro Primary Flight Display from ASPEN AVIONICS.


DAC INTERNATIONAL, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced the FAA has granted parts manufacturer approval for the company's GDC64 tablet aircraft interface unit.


DUNCAN AVIATION has partnered with UNIVERSAL AVIONICS to install and certify a technologically advanced cockpit for the Dassault Falcon 900B. This certification of this upgrade will be obtained through Duncan Aviation's organization delegated authority. The new STC on the Dassault Falcon 900B is expected to be completed this summer. EASA approval is expected by the end of 2013, and there is an active search for a launch customer in Europe.


FREEFLIGHT SYSTEMS announced the FAA selected the company to provide upgraded ADS-B avionics for as many as 600 aircraft that were instrumental in the development of ADS-B in the Capstone Program.






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: 391

Pilots: 50,932

Aircraft: 31,690

Jobs: 61,900

Econ. Impact: $14.6 billion


Note: Texas DOT sponsors a statewide "Adopt an Airport" program to support local community airports.







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 182 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 CurrentJan13
Meet Gary Harpster, AEA's New Chairman of the BoardGary Harpster
At the 2013 Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Show, Gary Harpster of Duncan Aviation was elected as the new chairman of the AEA board of directors. Recently, Patricia Luebke, Avionics News contributor, spoke with Harpster to learn more about his background and aspirations as AEA's newest chairman. More...
When considering equipping for international flight operations, there usually are more questions than answers, at least at first. The quickest, simplest answer to whether or not existing avionics will be adequate is, "it depends." Joseph E. (Jeb) Burnside offers more information on this topic in the May issue of Avionics News.
Save the Date Jan 13
 2013 Regional 
The AEA Regional Meetings offer a forum to see, hear and learn about all the new technology on the market, network with industry peers and discover best practices for the aviation repair station industry. Attendees and exhibitors gather for two to three days of regulatory and technical seminars, business management sessions and exhibits.
AEA Latin America
August 12-13 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
AEA Canada
August 27-28 - Ottawa, Canada
AEA South Pacific
September 11-12 - Brisbane, Australia
AEA U.S. East
September 25-27 - Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
AEA U.S. Central
November 6-8 - Kansas City, Mo.
Reg Update June 12
"What is Australia Waiting For?"
A message from AEA South Pacific Regulatory Consultant Bruce Baxter
February 2017 is the deadline for the ADS-B mandate requiring all general aviation aircraft operating in instrument flight rules in Australia to be fitted with GNSS-based ADS-B equipment. According to Bruce Baxter, the AEA's South Pacific regulatory consultant, this is the opportunity Australia has waited for, yet it's not taking advantage of it.

To better understand how shops can work with their customers, Baxter conducted an extensive interview with Andrew Andersen, president of AOPA Australia and IAOPA vice president for the Pacific region, and spoke with him about ADS-B and the AOPA members' understanding of the issues faced.

The article, titled "What is Australia Waiting For?" was published in the May issue of Avionics News magazine, and a similar article was published in the April issue of Australian Pilot magazine.

Click here to read the entire article from Avionics News.
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AEA Members Regard Avionics News Magazine as Their No. 1 Association Benefit
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