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June 8, 2011

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


The Short


ASPEN AVIONICS announced the approval of two additional EASA STCs for the Evolution Primary Flight Display system. AVIONIK STRAUBING of Germany has developed an STC for the Beechcraft Bonanza 33, 35 and 36 series aircraft and RUAG SCHWEIZ A.G. of Switzerland has developed an STC for the Pilatus PC-6 series aircraft.

CARLISLE INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGIES recently received its 100th FAA Supplemental Type Certificate and its 13th STC related to the installation of electronic flight bags. The STC approves the installation of three configurations of a Class 3 EFB for use on the B737NG Series aircraft.

COMLUX AVIATION SERVICES LLC, The Aviation Group, announced the retirement of GORDON MILLER, program manager, after 36 years of dedicated service and the promotion of GARY NEWPORT to the program manager position.

EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY's former president JACK HUNT was inducted into the Florida Aviation Hall of Fame at the Florida Air Museum at the Sun 'n Fun Air Show.

PROFESSIONAL AIRCRAFT ACCESSORIES, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced they are expanding capabilities and their facility in Titusville, Fla. The 20,000 square-foot expansion, which is expected to take approximately six months to complete, will accommodate the growth of the company's landing gear service area, accessory shop, instrument and avionics lab, as well as an expanded machine shop and paint shop.



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What a Relief:

Uncle Sam Offers Tax Break for Avionics Upgrades 

The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010, known as the "tax cut bill," passed Congress on Dec. 16, 2010, and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Dec. 17, 2010. More... 


Report Confirms Cell Phone Network Could Shut Down GPS Devices

The Washington Post reports that a report delivered Friday, June 3, to the FAA, but not yet publicly released, says deployment of LightSquared's new network could effectively shut down GPS devices.  The report, according to the article, puts the Obama Administration in a difficult position because while it has promised to make broadband available to all Americans, it also has pushed airlines to invest billions of dollars installing GPS equipment. More...


Cessna Announces New President

Textron Chairman and CEO Scott Donnelly announced the appointment of GE Aviation executive Scott Ernest as president and CEO of Cessna Aircraft, replacing Jack Pelton who retired suddenly in May. 



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 AEA Regional Meetings


Latin America Regional Meeting

Aug. 10, 2011 

Sao Paulo, Brazil


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Reg Update with Ad

The document is the proposal for the Amendment of EC 1702/2003 and the related Annex - Part 21 to amend the need for an operational suitability data as part of the type certification process when the aircraft is operated in Europe. The goal for the OSD is to close the gap between certification, operations and maintenance processes. More...  

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Pilot's Guide to Avionics 


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The AEA's 2011-12 edition of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics debuts during EAA AirVenture, July 25-31, in Oshkosh, Wis. Pick up your free copy of the Pilot's Guide at the AEA's AirVenture booth, No. 2035/36, Hangar B.

The Connection 


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 The Static

Pitot Static & Transponder Certification Training Class

June 16, 2011  

Derby Center for Professional Development @ AEA Headquarters


Course Objective:ATE

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.

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