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Nov. 23, 2011

In This Issue
The Current
Save the Date
Regulatory Update
The Connection
The Static


The Short 

Marinvent Corp. and EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY announced the expansion of their long-standing relationship. The organizations will cooperate on the development, testing and certification of the new avionics concepts and technologies that will become part of the FAA's revolutionary NextGen system. 


GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE CORP. announced that the Gulfstream G650 has received its provisional type certificate from the FAA. This clears the way for the company to begin interior completions of the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range business jet in preparation for customer deliveries in the second quarter of 2012, as originally planned.


STANDARDAERO announced it has received third party certification for its environmental management system. The certification is in accordance with the International Organization for Standardization 14001:2004 standard for environmental management systems and covers StandardAero's global service network of 13 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, plus sales and field service locations.
UNIVERSAL AVIONICS announced that MICHELLE JAMES has accepted the newly created position of director of marketing and communications.

announced JOHN HAYES has joined its team as general manager at its Dallas, Texas, facility.



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General Aviation:

A State-by-State Economic Impact Survey 


The Alliance for Aviation Across America recently 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: 11

Pilots: 2,303

Aircraft: 13,238

Jobs: 15,500

Econ. Impact: $989 Million

Per Capita: $722


Notes: The famed A-10 "Warthogs" were built in Dover, Del.


Source: Alliance for Aviation Across America

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Let NATA Compliance Services help you navigate your federal and non-federal drug and alcohol program. For the remainder of 2011, NATACS is offering free setup for Federal and Non-Federal drug and alcohol programs. For more information, contact NATA Compliance Services at 800-788-3210 or visit www.https://www.natacs.aero.


Fly With the Sporty's Foundation

The Sporty's Foundation, in conjunction with the Aircraft Electronics Association, will offer two $3,500 scholarships to AEA member technicians to be used toward a Recreational Pilot Certificate. Administered through the AEA Educational Foundation, the purpose of these scholarships is to give avionics technicians a greater insight into their work by being able to not just work on avionics, but to actually fly with them as a certificated pilot. AEA Members can download the application at www.aea.net/scholarship.


AEA Annual December EEDirect Giveaway

To celebrate the holiday season, the AEA is giving away a BBQ feast to one lucky member company that submits items for December EEDirect!
Clean off your shelves of year-end used inventory and pocket some cash for the holidays! More... 

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Congress Passes Transportation Appropriations Bill

On Thursday, Nov. 17, Congress passed a bipartisan Fiscal Year 2012 "Mini-Bus" appropriations bill, which combines three funding bills into one for the current fiscal year. The bill supports important general aviation programs and services, and it will fund the Department of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, which funds the Federal Aviation Administration. Language in the bill provides additional funding for more FAA certification personnel, an important measure to ensure new technologies are swiftly certified into the market. More...


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Start the new year out right! Don't miss this opportunity to fill your positions, sell your equipment or share what new services are available. 


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ADS-B: Learn the Ins and Outs

The FAA's deadline for aircraft to employ automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast Out is Jan. 1, 2020, but what is your deadline for adapting your aircraft to ADS-B? More...


AEA 2012 Board of Directors Election 

Applications are now available for the 2012 AEA board of directors election. To be considered for a position on the slate of nominees, AEA members must submit an application to the President of the AEA. More...


AEA Rate & Labor Survey Now Available 

The complete AEA Rate & Labor Survey is now available online for all members and for purchase for non-members. In comparing this year's annual survey results with the 2010 Rate & Labor Survey, the AEA discovered some improvements in business outlook despite business activity that appears to be leveling off in 2011.
Members can login to www.aea.net and click "Repair Station Resources" to download the 2011 Rate and Labor Survey.








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