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June 27, 2012
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AHLERS AEROSPACE has been selected by MD Helicopters as the supplier of the engine power out monitor (EPO) for the 369E, 369FF and the 500N. Ahlers designs and manufactures new instruments and electronic devices for the aviation industry. Ahlers also is a certified repair station for instruments and accessories.
ARINC DIRECT  announced it has released a major upgrade to its iPad flight planning application. Version 2.3 introduces several new features that make it possible for flight planning subscribers to implement a paperless cockpit environment.
FREEFLIGHT SYSTEMS and Chevron Corp. announced that FreeFlight Systems has received an STC for the first fully rule-compliant ADS-B solution for Gulf of Mexico helicopter operators.
INC. announced it has named RALPH KUNZ as general manager of SUMMIT AVIATION. Kunz has more than 20 years of aerospace operations experience with expertise in streamlining production, aftermarket services, enhancing quality and improving customer satisfaction.
RICK GARCIA, president of GULF COAST AVIONICS CORP. announced the official opening of the Lakeland Aero Club at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, the home of the Sun 'n Fun annual Fly-In. The Lakeland Aero Club is a collaborative effort of professional aviators, pilots and aviation students with one common goal, to advance flight education.
GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE CORP. announced it recently received approval from the FAA and EASA to retrofit Gulfstream GV, GIV, GIV-SP, G400 and G300 aircraft with the cockpit upgrade known as PlaneDeck. 



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: 228

Pilots: 22,667

Aircraft: 9,819

Jobs: 39,800

Econ. Impact: $11 billion


Note: Sixteen million passengers fly GA every year in Michigan.



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, 169 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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Join Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, for a series of progressive webinars designed to educate member businesses on the potential changes coming to their Part 145 operations. The AEA has developed  three one-hour courses into a mini-series of educational topics covering 1) the fundamentals of developing and submitting comments with an overview of the FAA's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM); 2) an analysis of the changes to Part 145; and 3) a progressive review of the NPRM.
AEA member input on these rules is essential to the future of certified repair stations and the livelihood of your business. There is no cost for AEA member participants; however, each session has a limited number of participants.
The first webinar took place on June 20, but there are still two more sessions available. 

Webinar Dates and Times:
July 16 -  4:00 p.m. CDT
Part 2:  In-depth analysis of FAA's proposed changes to Part 145
August 7 - 11:00 a.m. CDT
Part 3: Continuation of the progressive analysis of the FAA's proposed changes to Part 145. Preparation for submitting your comments to the FAA. 
Part 1 - How to Comment
Part 1 - Review of the FAA Part 145 NPRM
On June 19, the National Transportation Safety Board issued a safety alert to warn pilots that the age indicator of weather radar images displayed in the cockpit can be misleading. The safety alert warns that the actual age of the displayed data may be as much as 15 to 20 minutes old, potentially causing serious safety hazards to aircraft operating near fast-moving weather systems.


Back in April, Avionics News addressed these concerns with an in-depth look at the issue. The article is worth reviewing in light of the NTSB's latest safety alert. To read "Datalink Weather: Sometimes You Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows," click here.
Save the Date June 12
2012 Regionals 
AEA Latin America Regional Conference
Aug. 13-14, 2012
Bourbon Convention Hotel Ibirapuera
Avenida Ibirapuera, 2927
S�o Paulo, Brazil, 04029-200

Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel
2620-32nd Ave N.E.
Calgary, AB
Canada T1Y 6B8
Reg Update June 12
Click here to view the document, which was compiled by Franz Redak, AEA European regulatory consultant.
As you read it, please note that the yellow highlights indicate the updated sections from the previous document.
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Pilot's Guide to Avionics

PG2A 12-13


Distribution begins in July at EAA AirVenture


The AEA's 2012-13 edition of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics debuts during EAA AirVenture, July 23-29, in Oshkosh, Wis. Pick up your free copy of the Pilot's Guide at the AEA's AirVenture booth, No. 2035-36, Hangar B.


Click here to request your copy or case to be shipped in August!

The Connection June 12
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Visit the C2C Resources website at www.c2cresources.com to see how its programs can benefit your company. For more information, call C2C Resources at 866-341-6316.
The Static June 12
Two New Training Classes Offered at AEA Headquarters in August
Each class has limited seating. Don't delay: sign up today!
Visit www.aea.net/training/courses for registration and more information.

Aug. 6-8, 2012
This three-day course is designed to provide a review for all 34 subject areas of the NCATT Aircraft Electronics Technician certification exam.
Pitot Static & Transponder Certification Training Class
Aug. 23, 2012
Attendees will learn the proper methods for conducting pitot/static and transponder certification testing. This full-day course offers hands-on training, including a regulatory review and an explanation of the proper administrative procedures for completing these critical certifications. It also includes a transponder tune-up course.
RVSM Maintenance & Advanced Transponder Training Class - NEW!
Aug. 24, 2012
Attendees will be introduced to the regulations, documentation, test equipment and maintenance practices associated with performing RVSM maintenance and will follow with an in depth look at Mode S transponders. This course assumes the attendee has good operating knowledge of FAR 91.411 and 91.413.
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