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Nov. 28, 2012
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GARMIN announced Piper Aircraft has selected the G1000 all-glass, integrated flight deck for its new Archer and Seminole models, introduced at Piper Aircraft's 75th anniversary celebration and fly-in in Vero Beach, Fla.

L-3 AVIATION PRODUCTS announced Cessna has selected its GH-3900 electronic standby instrument system and the FA2100 cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder system for the Citation Longitude and Latitude business jets.

MID-CONTINENT INSTRUMENTS AND AVIONICS introduced an advanced, 2-by 5-inch standby display. The MD302 standby attitude module is an entirely self-contained, solid-state instrument that provides attitude, altitude, airspeed and slip information to the pilot during normal operation or in the case of primary instrument failure.

WEST STAR AVIATION announced the availability of the enhanced flight vision system known as Hud Vision Access for the Challenger 604 and Challenger 605 aircraft. Certification of the system is expected January 2013.  








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 York


Airports: 90

Pilots: 17,449

Aircraft: 8,973

Jobs: 394,500

Econ. Impact: $50.3 Billion


Note: New York State puts total GA impact at $35.4 billion. 



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, 192 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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Col. Mark Tillman, the United States' 12th Presidential Pilot, during the opening ceremonies of the 55th annual AEA International Convention and Trade Show.
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AEA Submits Comments on FAA's Part 145 Rewrite
The Aircraft Electronics Association recently objected to the Federal Aviation Administration's notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for Part 145 repair stations in comments submitted to the FAA by the Nov. 19 deadline.


To read the AEA's comments, click here. To read the AEA's section-by-section analysis submitted as an attachment with its comments, click here.
On May 21, the FAA proposed a significant rewrite of the repair station regulations. The proposal called for wholesale changes to the avionics industry with damaging and costly repercussions.
After the NPRM was issued last spring, the AEA immediately developed a written comparative analysis of the proposed rule and conducted three informational webinars designed to educate AEA member businesses on the potential changes coming to their Part 145 operations. The webinars also helped members prepare and submit comments. More...

The U.S. House of Representatives will consider legislation on Bill SA2060 during this year's lame-duck session of Congress, which is an amendment to S.1789 that would reform the United States Postal Service due to its serious financial situation. A portion of this proposed bill includes added language regarding limiting the travel of federal agencies. If approved, this amendment would restrict all federal agencies, including the Federal Aviation Administration, to attending only one conference during each fiscal year.


The American Society of Association Executives recently delivered a letter to congressional leaders expressing concerns with the negative impact of SA2060. The ASAE has creative an online action alert to help personalize a message to members of Congress. Click here for the action alert. More...
Save the Date June 12
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March 25-28, 2013
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Early-bird registration ends Jan. 4. Don't miss your chance to save $150 off the on-site registration!!
Reg Update June 12
OSHA Concerns
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been supporting clean-up efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. AEA members who are affected, and who may still be in clean-up mode, should pay heed to the OSHA guidance about protecting employees from hazards.
With the passage of time, it is easy to forget about the hazards that remain in the wake of the storm. It is particularly important to remember that new hazards can also arise, like contamination hazards. Businesses should be cognizant of these hazards and should take steps to protect employees from the hazards.
OSHA has emergency aid for both employees and businesses. Click here for a list of emergency aid available to those affected by the storm.

AEA's sympathies go out to our affected members.

If you need to contact OSHA for an emergency situation, please call the toll-free hotline at 1-800-321-OSHA.
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Pilot's Guide to Avionics

PG2A 12-13

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  Nov Front Cover 12
The last day to submit your Marketplace Classified ad for the February issue of Avionics News is Dec. 5! Don't miss this opportunity to fill your positions, sell your equipment or share what new services are available. 
To post your Marketplace Classified ad today, contact Lauren McFarland at laurenm@aea.net.
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Bring In the New Year with AEA Training Classes!
Derby Center for Professional Development
AEA International Headquarters, Lee's Summit, Mo.


Jan. 24, 2013
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.


Jan. 25, 2013
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.


Register for both classes and save $99!


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