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Oct. 9, 2013
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EMTEQ's Canadian office has been contracted by FBHeliservices (FBH) in the U.K. for design, certification and manufacturing of a wire strike protection kit to retrofit their fleet of AS350BB helicopters. FBH also requested EMTEQ to design, certify and manufacture a nose area deflector (NAD), which will be installed at the nose of the helicopter.

GARMIN announced it will offer a GPS watch designed specifically for aviators. The D2's features include Garmin's signature direct-to and nearest functions, as well as a built-in adjustable altimeter, altitude alerting capabilities, the option to display both local and Zulu/UTC time, and the ability to integrate with Garmin Pilot, VIRB and more.

RICK GARCIA, president of GULF COAST AVIONICS CORP., announced the appointment of JOHN GAUCH as vice president of sales.

GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE CORP. appointed KEVIN VALIK as a North American sales director in the company's East division.

The FAA is turning to KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY SALINA to test certification standards for small unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS.

METRO AVIATION will host a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW 206/207 Line and Base Maintenance factory maintenance training program at the new state-of-the-art helicopter training center in Shreveport, La. The next class is a five-day course beginning Oct. 28, 2013. 





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 200 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
FAA Recalls 800 Furloughed Aviation Safety Inspectors
While the U.S. government shutdown continues on for nearly a week, the FAA announced it will put 800 of its furloughed aviation safety inspectors back to work. Is the government shutdown affecting your manufacturing and/or repair station business? Please let the AEA know by sending us a message. Click here to send a message.

The Aircraft Electronics Association Educational Foundation will award scholarships for the 2014-15 school year to students pursuing a career in avionics or aircraft maintenance, as well as technicians from AEA member companies. Scholarship applications are now available online, and the deadline to submit an application is Feb. 15, 2014. Numerous scholarships are available, ranging from $1,000 to more than $35,000 each. Since its inception, the AEA Educational Foundation has awarded more than $1.5 million to students seeking careers in the aircraft electronics and aviation maintenance industry. For more information or to download a scholarship application, click here.

After a little more than a year into the implementation of the AEA's Safety Management System, which is available to AEA member companies as part of their membership, Ric Peri says that after presenting the SMS training several times, the constant denominator is the management practices of SMS are simply what good businesses are already doing. In his "View from Washington" column in this month's Avionics News, the AEA's vice president of government and industry affairs said, "When you peel away the administrative layers of the SMS program, it is nothing more than protecting our resources -- our staff, our customers and our business." To learn more about the business of SMS, click here

Some once-new, now-brighter ideas help illuminate aviation these days thanks to new advances in the technology that simplifies installation, operates on almost-exponentially lower current and promises greatly lowered life-cycle costs, as well. The technology? LEDs, the seemingly-magical electronic light emitting diode. Today, using LEDs is simpler, lighter and less power hungry. For many operators, this adds up to a win-win-win. To read more about aviation's illuminating revolution in this month's Avionics News, click here.
Save the Date Jan 13
 2013 RegionalThe AEA U.S. Central Regional Meeting is less than four weeks away. Last chance to attend the final AEA Regional Meeting in 2013!

Nov. 7-8 - Kansas City, Mo.
Nov. 6 - Fast Trak Training (additional fee)

The deadline for hotel reservations is Oct. 22. 
TGH Aug 13
On Thursday, Oct. 3, Aircraft Electronics Association vice president of government and industry affairs Ric Peri met with several members of the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee, along with other general aviation leaders, for a round-table discussion on the biggest challenges facing the industry. More...

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Pilot's Guide to Avionics 

Will you be attending the AOPA Aviation Summit this week? Make sure you stop by the AEA booth, No. 1229, to pick up your free copy of the 2013-14 Pilot's Guide to Avionics!

Click here to request a single copy or case.

Click here to download the app or read it online!
The Connection 12_12
AEA Members Regard Avionics News Magazine as Their No. 1 Association Benefit


The 2014 Avionics News and AEA's Publication Media Kit is Now Available 


Avionics News magazine, a monthly publication of the AEA, 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, contact Lauren McFarland at laurenm@aea.net.



Static 8_8_12
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