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Nov. 14, 2012
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AHLERS AEROSPACE has been selected by Piper Aircraft as the supplier of the Flap Fail Module for the Mirage PA-46-350P, Matrix, PA-46R-350T and Meridian PA-46-500TP. Ahlers designs and manufactures new instruments and electronic devices for the aviation industry. Ahlers also is a certified repair station for instruments and accessories. 

Evergreen Apple Nigeria Ltd., which opened the first fully fledged FBO and MRO for business jets in Nigeria in July 2011, announced an innovative partnership to work closely with BANYAN AIR SERVICE.

HAL SHEVERS, SPORTY'S founder and chairman, received the Edward J. Parish Pacesetter Award, presented by the Clermont County, Ohio, Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 8. The award is named in honor of long-time former Chamber President Ed Parish and is presented annually to honor a businessperson living or working in Clermont County who has genuine concern for the welfare of Clermont County and its residents and who has exhibited outstanding qualities of character, citizenship and leadership.

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






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 Mexico


Airports: 61

Pilots: 4,192

Aircraft: 3,411

Jobs: 48,000

Econ. Impact: $761 Million


Note: New Mexico is investing $100 Million to build a "space-port" for 21st century flights into Earth orbit.




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 to discuss concerns over the future of Part 145.
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Comments Due Monday, November 19 on FAA's Significant and Potentially Damaging Part 145 Rewrite
The Aircraft Electronics Association is speaking out against the Federal Aviation Administration's notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for Part 145 repair stations. To read the repair station NPRM, click here.
A section-by-section analysis is available to AEA member companies at www.aea.net/part145 to assist them in developing comments to this proposal. To learn more about the AEA's concerns on this urgent matter, click here.
"Today, we are embroiled in a critical regulatory issue (FAA's Part 145 NPRM)... At first glance, the AEA's associate members, made up of manufacturers and distributors, might look at the regulatory updates and quickly conclude the NPRM only impacts repair stations and not the associate members. However, I can assure you that doing so is a very bad assumption."
To read more thoughts on this urgent topic from Chuck Freeland, secretary of the AEA board of directors, click here.
Save the Date June 12
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Flights and Hotels: Book Them Now!
Las Vegas is a popular place to be in March with spring breakers and college basketball. Book your flight and hotel now before they fill up!
Early-bird registration ends Jan. 4. Don't miss your chance to save $$$!!
Reg Update June 12
AC 187-1F: Flight Standards Service Schedule of Charges Outside the U.S.
The FAA announced the availability of revised Advisory Circular 187-1F, which transmits an updated schedule of charges for services of FAA Flight Standards aviation safety inspectors outside the U.S. The advisory circular has been updated in accordance with the procedures listed in 14 CFR Part 187, Appendix A. For a copy of this publication, click here.

Question and Answer
For repair stations and personnel located outside the U.S., are there fees and charges that the FAA bills the applicant? To learn the answer to this frequently asked question, click here.
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Pilot's Guide to Avionics 

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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. 

Can't wait for your hard copy? Click here to download the app or read it online!
The Connection June 12
AEA Members Regard Avionics News Magazine as Their No. 1 Association Benefit 
 2013 Media Kit
Avionics News magazine will celebrate its 50th year of publishing in 2013. It is the voice of the general aviation electronics industry. The magazine is read by the decision-makers in the industry. The majority of Avionics News readers are the owners, managers and technicians of Part 145 repair stations who sell, service and install avionics. They are in the position to recommend products to the end-users - their customers.
For more information about advertising opportunities in Avionics News and the AEA publication suite, contact Lauren McFarland at laurenm@aea.net.
The Avionics News App - Take it With You
Avionics News readers on the move can now take the magazine with them through a new mobile app designed for iPad, iPhone or iOS devices. Simply search the App Store for "Avionics News" or click here. AN App
Once installed, open the Avionics News app and go to the catalog to read issues online or download and read offline.
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