Feb. 10, 2021
Keeping the general aviation industry connected
Business and General Aviation Avionics Sales Exceed $2.2 Billion in 2020
The Aircraft Electronics Association released its 2020 year-end Avionics Market Report, and total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales for the year amounted to $2,223,729,327, or more than $2.2 billion as reported by the participating companies.

The dollar amount represented a 26% decrease in total year-end sales compared to 2019, which set a record-high total that topped $3 billion. It also marked the lowest amount of sales in the report's nine-year history. During the fourth-quarter months of October, November and December, sales decreased 28.1% compared to the same time frame one year ago.

However, since COVID-19 began to negatively impact industry-wide sales near the end of the first quarter of 2020, the industry experienced healthy sales growth during the last six months of the year. For example, after total sales bottomed out in the second quarter of 2020, third-quarter sales increased 5.9% with retrofit sales up 10.8% compared to the second quarter. That upward trend continued with fourth-quarter sales increasing another 8.5% with retrofit sales up 15.3% compared to the third quarter. More...
On-Demand Avionics Training
Taking distance learning to the next level
Luckily for avionics owners and prospects alike, leading avionics manufacturers were well along with an array of virtual avionics training tools even before COVID-19 invaded our lives. And whether through divine guidance or sheer luck, their foresight has provided outlets for an array of excellent on-demand avionics instruction tools.

The ability to make fast changes is a major benefit of online-based tools. As soon as a change or update is completed, the presenter can alter its virtual training materials. While Avidyne and Garmin are among the leaders in providing a variety of training options to best fit their customers’ needs, you can bet the other avionics manufacturers are hard at work creating their own virtual training offerings. More...
Avionics Cybersecurity
CCX Technologies monitors flight deck and cabin networks
As technicians finish installs for ADS-B procrastinators, forward-looking avionics repair stations may be wondering what might be on the regulatory horizon. In a word, cybersecurity. Working jointly since 2006 to develop the standards, the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency published them in 2014 and 2015, respectively, and recently updated DO-326A/ED-202A, Aeronautical Information System Security Framework Guidance.

“They are not mandates yet,” said Chris Bartlett, president of CCX Technologies, “but there is a feeling that they will come up with an initial version in 2021 or later that will be required.” With increasing aircraft connectivity, aircraft networks are increasingly more vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. More...
Brexit’s Impact on Aviation
What you need to know
The United Kingdom left the European Union at midnight on Jan. 31, 2020, but Dec. 31, 2020, marked the end of a transition period during which the U.K. and EU negotiated details for how the two entities will work and trade together in the future. An agreement was finally reached Dec. 24.

Aviation regulatory and safety; customs and immigration; and taxes and importation issues are just a few of the topics relevant to the aviation industry. Over the last few years, aviation organizations and aviation professionals have wondered how airman licensing, aircraft transactions, aircraft and parts certifications and approvals, third-country operator approvals and cabotage prohibitions would be impacted by the split. Many of these questions remain following the Dec. 24 agreement. More...
View from Washington: Product or Process
In this month’s column, Ric Peri explores this question: Is the repair station training program a product or a process?

He writes: "Simply, the repair station training program is the documented process that you use to show compliance with the requirements of 14 CFR Part 145, Subpart D – Personnel. It is your process that you use to assure that the technician that you send out to work on your customer’s ‘pride and joy’ is qualified and capable of performing the task the customer requests." More...
Qmulus Aviation Goes from Zero to 145 in Just Over a Year
Last summer, Cris Owens, spent five months writing manuals to help Qmulus Aviation earn a Federal Aviation Administration Part 145 repair station certificate. From June to October 2019, he wrote a repair station manual, quality assurance manual, training manual and a capabilities list all for a business that didn’t yet exist.

“We started with nothing, just an idea,” said Owens, who has 20 years of experience in aviation as an avionics technician and an airframe and powerplant mechanic with inspection authorization. “Owner Sean Wilke wanted to update his Cessna 172 with ADS-B but there was a logjam – a nine-month waiting list at one point. A couple of local flight schools were having the same issue. Given the lack of aviation support in the area, Sean saw an opportunity. He wanted to start a repair station in southwest Idaho and asked if I thought it was possible. I said, let’s have some conversations. Let’s meet with the FAA and see how it goes. In June 2019, we met with the FAA. They were very supportive.” More...
A Battery of Options
Airframes still dominated by lead-acid battery tech, but accessories increasingly go with lithium-ion battery tech
It’s been seven years since True Blue Power, a division of Mid-Continent Instrument Co., Inc., unveiled the first lithium-ion battery aimed at the main-ship battery market for commercial- and general-aviation airframes. The line and company first showed up with this new product in October 2013 at that year’s convention of the National Business Aviation Association in Las Vegas.

The emergence of lithium-ion battery technology for main-ship battery use doesn’t mean makers of the two older technologies – lead-acid wet-cell batteries and nickel-cadmium batteries – haven’t continued to dominate the fleets of commercial and corporate aircraft. But as with so many technologies, these older solutions have seen their own advances in the years since True Blue Power disrupted the market with its lithium-ion-technology products. More...
Are You up to the Test?
Take the Avionics News Technical Training Exam
The annual Avionics News Technical Training Exam is now available for avionics technicians. The exam may be taken online by Aircraft Electronics Association members or downloaded by non-members.

By completing the exam, which covers regulatory and technical topics featured in the 2020 issues of Avionics News, technicians can get a head start on their FAA-accepted training. Individuals who complete the exam and score 85% or higher receive credit toward their repair station training program requirements, IA renewal, FAA AMT awards, and the AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award. More...
AERO: AEA's New Online Training Platform
As the calendar turned to 2021, the Aircraft Electronics Association launched its new online training platform called AERO, short for the Aerospace Education Resource Online system. All previous online training from the AEA has been migrated to AERO and is available exclusively to AEA members at aea.net/aero with a member login and password.

AEA AERO will continue to add content to help members accomplish their training goals. The most recent addition is the entire library of the AEA’s SMS training. From Safety Coordinator to Employee Initial and Recurrent Training, AEA SMS Program participants can find everything in one convenient location online. Members with questions about the new AERO online training system may contact Aaron Ward directly at aaronw@aea.net. More...
AEA Convention Set for June 22-25
The Aircraft Electronics Association recently moved the dates of its 64th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show to June 22-25, 2021. The event will take place at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.

All convention attendee registrations and exhibitor contracts previously transacted will be automatically moved to the new dates, and no further action is required. More...
Make Your Hotel Reservations for AEA Convention
With the dates of the AEA International Convention & Trade Show moving to June 22-25, attendees and exhibitors who made reservations at the Hilton Anatole in the AEA room block for mid-March should note that the hotel will close those reservations and refund deposits to the credit card used to make the reservation. This hotel policy is designed to help ensure the correct arrival and departure dates are secured for all attendees in June.

To make a reservation at the Hilton Anatole for the AEA Convention in June, click here.
Early-bird Registration Deadline for AEA Convention Extended to March 31
For those avionics professionals interested in attending the AEA Convention in June and have not yet registered, the deadline for early-bird registrations has been extended from Dec. 31, 2020, until March 31, 2021. The early-bird discounted price of $675 (AEA member rate) for a full convention attendee registration offers a $180 per person savings off the on-site registration fee.

If you haven't already registered, you can take advantage of the early-bird rate by clicking here.
AEA Scholarship Applications Available Online
The Aircraft Electronics Association Educational Foundation will award 23 scholarships totaling more than $100,000 for the 2021-22 school year to students pursuing a career in avionics or aircraft maintenance, as well as employees and dependents from AEA member companies.

Since its inception, the AEA scholarship program has awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships. Numerous awards are available, ranging from $1,000 to more than $35,000 each. Scholarship applications are available online, and the deadline to submit an application is April 1, 2021. More...
Aeronautical Decision Making
#FlySafe GA Safety Enhancement Topic
The Federal Aviation Administration and the general aviation community national #FlySafe campaign helps educate airmen about safety. This month’s topic covers aeronautical decision making.

The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee contends that many general aviation accidents stem from inadequate aeronautical decision making and resource management skills.

We’ll cover the 3-P Model and how it can help you integrate ADM principles into your flying. We will also review the many benefits of flight risk assessment tools. More...
Can You Spot the Maintenance Dirty Dozen?
Let’s Find Out
According to FAA Safety Briefing, "We all make mistakes. That’s just human nature. But the reality we face in this industry is that aviation is terribly unforgiving of human error. Even a slight mistake can cause a fatal accident. That’s why it’s important to know the Dirty Dozen — the 12 common causes of mistakes in the aviation workplace. You need to recognize their warning signs, and most importantly, learn how to avoid or contain their effects."

Take a short quiz to see if you can identify some of the most common maintenance mishaps in the workplace. More...
Getting Back on the Circuit
2021 events to be (partially) back
Well, we muddled through 2020 with a smattering of aviation events surviving the pandemic crisis, many of them – well, most of them – virtual events. For example, early December saw the virtual National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition – VBACE in the show vernacular – as a two-day virtual event.

As an official from one of these aviation events privately noted, trying to organize these events in the time of a COVID-19 pandemic is “a little like trying to predict where the roulette ball will land on the spinning wheel.”

Hopes for a short-lived pandemic-related downturn came courtesy of the multiple approvals of vaccines to fight the COVID-19 spread. Mass vaccinations are coming, with two vaccines approved for use. Fingers crossed, of course. With this information as a backdrop, let’s look at some of the usual industry events, their plans, and how they stand here in the early days of 2021. More...
Request Your FREE AEA Pilot’s Guide
The AEA Pilot’s Guide is a consumer’s directory loaded with educational articles, timely information and data about the ever-changing world of avionics technologies. In addition to a complete directory of AEA-member government-certified repair stations, avionics manufacturers and distributors located in more than 40 countries, the publication features educational articles to help pilots and aircraft owners make better buying decisions. Individuals residing in the United States may request a free copy while supplies last.

In addition, the AEA introduced its Pilot's Guide Showcase, an all-new digital stage highlighting everything from features and functions of the latest avionics equipment to the installation and service available from AEA member repair stations. Located at PilotsGuideShowcase.net and specifically designed for avionics consumers such as general aviation pilots and aircraft owners, the digital platform features product demonstrations, how-to videos, select tutorials via recorded flight demonstrations and spotlights AEA's network of technology experts.
On the Radar: Upcoming Industry Events
ARSA Annual Conference
Washington, D.C.
March 9-12, 2021
What began decades ago as ARSA’s Annual Repair Symposium has evolved into a weeklong event including executive branch briefings, grassroots legislative advocacy and world-class regulatory compliance and business content. The event provides a regular venue for invited guests to network and discuss issues. ARSA’s team is planning for both in-person and virtual attendance options. More...
International Women in Aviation Virtual Conference
March 11-12, 2021
WAI plans to deliver all the outstanding content of its trademark conference experience through education sessions, inspiring keynote speakers, virtual exhibit hall, personal and professional development seminars and workshops, as well as 2021 scholarship awards, Pioneer Hall of Fame induction celebration, and networking opportunities. More...
Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo
Lakeland, Florida
April 13-18, 2021
The SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo is one of the world’s largest annual aviation events. Proceeds from these events provide funding for the Aerospace Center for Excellence. The SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In annually raises over $2 million for ACE, enabling the delivery of STEM-related and aerospace education programs and scholarships. More...
European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition
Virtual Event
May 18-20, 2021
The European Business Aviation Association and National Business Aviation Association announced the cancellation of the 2021 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, while making plans for new, virtual EBACE programming from May 18-20, the previously planned dates for EBACE2021. The associations will provide details regarding the new EBACE programming that will gather the industry around compelling speakers and valuable content. More...
AEA International Convention & Trade Show
Dallas, Texas
June 22-25, 2021
Aviation's technology experts will convene for the 64th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show, the largest gathering of general aviation avionics manufacturers, distributors and government-certified repair stations in the world. Avionics professionals will have access to more than 100 hours of technical training and professional development courses. Early-bird registration is available through March 31. More...
AERO Friedrichshafen
Friedrichshafen, Germany
July 14-17-24, 2021
After a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the show will take place at the Friedrichshafen Exhibition Center. The show team at Lake Constance expects a large number of exhibitors. Important industry players such as Diamond, Tecnam, Piper, Junkers, Textron, and Rheinland Air Service (DAHER, Hondajet, Bell Partnership) have already confirmed their participation. More...
EAA AirVenture
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
July 26-Aug. 1, 2021
For seven days from sunrise to well past sunset, your Oshkosh day is filled with thrilling displays of aerobatics, informative programs and hands-on workshops, diverse aircraft spanning all eras of flight, evening programs, and much more. Fun for the whole family that you’ll find only in Oshkosh is waiting for you at the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration! More...
AOPA Aviator Showcase
Manassas, Virginia
Aug. 27, 2021
This event is designed to connect pilots and aircraft owners with the aviation industry’s vast array of products, services, aircraft, and equipment. The one-day gathering features an exhibit hall with an aircraft sales display and technology-related seminars. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with industry leaders in avionics and cockpit technology, flight planning, weather resources and aircraft manufacturing. More...
$100 Mystery Make and Model Challenge
Attention avionics technicians! How well do you think you know your avionics inside and out? New and old? Then put your knowledge to work.

What is the product make and model shown in this image?

Southeast Aerospace will award a $100 Visa gift card to a random winner from among the correct entries submitted, and the winner will be announced in the next edition of AEA Wired.

In addition, all correct answers from 2021 will be entered to win a random drawing for a $500 Visa gift card at the end of the year, also from Southeast Aerospace. Email your answer...
Avionics Training and Professional Development Classes
ADS-B Configuration, Testing & Troubleshooting
March 23, 2021
VIRTUAL LIVE COURSE (15 seats remain)
This virtual course is designed for currently employed repair station personnel and installers of ADS-B systems. Approximately 7% of all general aviation ADS-B installations are non-compliant based on the FAA’s ADS-B Performance Monitoring System. This course focuses on the proper configuration and testing of ADS-B installations to ensure your installation meets the performance requirements and regulations. Also included are troubleshooting tips and tricks that will help you resolve the common problems found in ADS-B installations.
Digital Databus Theory & Analysis Training
March 30, 2021
VIRTUAL LIVE COURSE (15 seats remain)
As today’s modern airplanes become much more technologically advanced, so must the professionals who maintain them. The advanced avionics and instrumentation systems used in these aircraft rely on various forms of digital databus communication. Understanding digital databus theory is becoming more and more important for avionics technicians, and even A&P mechanics, to effectively test and troubleshoot these highly advanced aircraft systems.
Aircraft Maintenance Regulations (14 seats remain)
April 6-7, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Understanding the regulations of the repair station is only part of the equation. Like pieces of a puzzle, each regulation is needed to fit together in order to fully view the repair station’s requirements. Understanding the regulatory relationship between the business (Part 145); the maintenance it performs (Part 43); the parts it uses (Part 21); as well as the needs of customers (Part 91) are essential to provide regulatory compliant services in aviation maintenance. This session will cover the basics of the maintenance and modification regulations, but more importantly, it focuses on their integrated relationship with the business.
Developing an Internal Audit Program for Repair Stations (11 seats remain)
April 8-9, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Are you an EASA certified repair station? Did you know there is an internal audit requirement in your EASA supplement? Do you have foreign certifications that require an internal audit program? Is your FAA inspector asking you about an internal audit program during their surveillance? Do you want to enhance your basic quality control program with a proactive internal audit program? This course focuses on the basics of internal auditing and the development of an internal audit program, providing the tools and methods necessary to meet the international regulatory needs as well as the continuous improvement of the repair station.
Basic Wiring & Avionics Installation (12 seats remain)
April 19-21, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri
This course is designed for certificated repairmen, new avionics technicians, aviation maintenance technicians and recent graduates interested in improving or acquiring the skills necessary to perform avionics installations. This three-day seminar employs in-depth theory and hands-on lab exercises to immerse the attendee in the best practices used to plan, manage, and install a general aviation avionics panel.
Basic Pitot-Static & Transponder Theory, Testing & Troubleshooting (13 seats remain)
April 22-23, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri
This course is designed for entry-level avionics technicians or those looking for basic training on pitot-static and aircraft transponder systems. The two-day course covers the history and theory of operation of pitot-static instruments and transponders, as well as system setup, hands-on testing, and the troubleshooting skills necessary to perform federal aviation regulation 91.411 and 91.413 checks.
Avionics Installation for Experimental Aircraft (12 seats remain)
April 26-28, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri
This course is targeted for the homebuilder or avionics technician who wants to learn about performing an avionics installation in an experimental aircraft. The class focuses on the Garmin G3X Touch system, and a simplified example harness is constructed as part of the hands-on portion of the class. While the G3X Touch system is the primary focus, the wiring principles and general guidance can be applied to any experimental avionics system. From the do-it-yourselfer to the avionics shop looking to carve a niche, this class has something for everyone.
Aircraft Instrument Systems
May 11-12, 2021
VIRTUAL LIVE COURSE (15 seats remain)
This virtual course is designed for avionics technicians or apprentices who want to learn more about aircraft instrument systems and better understand their operation, installation considerations, and maintenance to become more-effective troubleshooters. From simple mechanical gauges to complex electrical and electronic systems, this course covers nearly every instrument system in an aircraft.
PFD Installation & Integration (New course: 15 seats remain)
May 17-19, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri
This course is designed for technicians who have experience with avionics installation practices and are looking for more training integrating common general aviation installations. Technicians will learn how to plan, install, interface, configure and check out an installation consisting of a Garmin GTN 650 touch screen nav/com/GPS, Garmin GTX 345 transponder and dual Garmin GI 275 primary flight display.
Pitot-Static & Transponder Testing & Inspection with ADS-B Implementation (15 seats remain)
May 20, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri
Attendees will learn the proper methods for conducting pitot-static and transponder tests and inspections. 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. With so many questions surrounding ADS-B, this course will provide the answers and what you need to know.
IFR6000 & IFR4000 Operations (15 seats remain)
May 21, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri
This course is designed to provide maintenance personnel with the knowledge and skills required to operate the IFR6000 to verify and maintain transponder, UAT, TCAS, and DME system and to operate the IFR4000 for ILS, VOR, COMMs and ELT.
Certified Repair Station Training (14 seats remain)
Aug. 9-13, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri
This weeklong course provides an interactive environment to learn, understand and implement the regulations that govern repair station design and operations. Current quality managers, technicians, mechanics, and repairmen who are involved in the management of a repair station as well as individuals looking to establish a 14 CFR Part 145 repair station should attend.
News from AEA Member Companies
Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog company, announced the availability of a new software tool for all levels of Full Flight Simulators/Flight Training Devices and integration testing, the Virtual IDU, or VIDU.

Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems announced that its Nashville, Tennessee, location received the FAA Award of Excellence “Diamond Award” for 2020 as a result of participating in the FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program.

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies announced the award of a new STC from the EASA for installation of satellite and communication provisions on Airbus A320 series aircraft.

Duncan Aviation entered into a new sales and repair services agreement with Honeywell Aerospace that enhances support for mutual customers. This agreement covers a wide range of business jets, turboprops, rotor-wing, and regional/commercial make/model aircraft.

FreeFlight Systems announced that historical Czech Republic-based AERO Vodochody AEROSPACE has selected the Texan aviation technology company to supply its fleet of military trainer and light combat L-39NG aircraft with its robust RA-4500 Radar Altimeters.

Mid-Canada Mod Center announced that Vince Kellestine has returned to take charge of the company’s service department.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will expand and renovate its Appleton, Wisconsin, facility’s completions operations, further enhancing the creation and installation of award-winning Gulfstream aircraft interiors. The expansion will ultimately create more than 200 new jobs. Gulfstream also has enhanced its aircraft redesign program to offer multiple options intended to suit a wide range of owner needs and timelines. In as little as 30 business days, any Gulfstream aircraft can be redesigned with the assistance of a dedicated designer.

uAvionix's AV-20-S multifunction display was approved by the FAA as a clock replacement for Part 23, Class I and II IFR aircraft as outlined in Advisory Circular 20-94A and meeting the requirements of 14 CFR 91.205(d)(6). The AV-20-S NORSEE certification has been updated to reflect the approval.

Safe Flight Instrument of White Plains, New York, announced that L3Harris has selected Safe Flight’s Auto Throttle Performance System for its RC-135 aircraft refresh program.

Astronics Corp. was awarded an order of approximately $11 million from Collins Aerospace for business jet connectivity equipment. The order is a follow on to previous orders for in-flight connectivity hardware that Astronics has been providing to Collins.
Thomas Global Systems received Civil Aviation Administration of China STC approval for its TFD-7000 Series plug-and-play LCD flight displays for Boeing 737/757/767 cathode ray tube equipped aircraft.

Garmin announced expanded pilot training opportunities for 2021, including virtual training options through June 2021 and plans for the resumption of in-person training starting in August. A variety of pilot training opportunities are available ranging from self-study materials, webinars, eLearning courses and instructor-led training offered for the GTN Series, G500/G600, G500/600/G700 TXi, G3X Touch, and Garmin integrated flight decks. Garmin also announced a long-term agreement to provide the G3000 integrated flight deck to Joby Aviation for its all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, which is expected to commence commercial operations in 2024.

AeroBrigham joined Assent Aeronautics as an associate presenting sponsor of The Assent Aeronautics Private Live Aircraft Auction Series through the first quarter of 2022. The partnership launched on live national television Feb. 4 on AWE Network with AeroBrigham co‐founder David Brigham joining the broadcast as a technical contributor.

Rosen Aviation was selected by supersonic aircraft company Aerion to develop a new cabin management and technology system for the world's first supersonic business jet, the AS2.

Metro Aviation standardization and compliance manager Glen Girard received the Wright Brother Master Pilot Award for his contribution to the aviation industry and recognizing pilots who have exhibited professionalism, skill, and aviation expertise for at least 50 years while piloting aircraft as Master Pilots. Metro Aviation also announced that the Houston Police Department took delivery of a its first H125 and will be utilized for fighting violent and property crime, and assisting with search and rescue, homeland security and firefighting support.  

Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is offering a webinar on Feb. 25 to discuss important updates to FAA regulations and how they will impact UAS operations going forward. The webinar is free, but registration is required.

DC Aviation launched the operation of its new wheel shop at its Stuttgart location, which will enable the company to perform maintenance work on main landing gear wheels and nose gear wheels of larger business jets. DC Aviation expanded the space of the existing wheel shop and invested in state-of-the-art equipment.

West Star Aviation announced Scott Conreux as the new financial operations analyst at its East Alton, Illinois, location. West Star also promoted Sharon Klose to director of satellite/MRT and engines.

Premier Aircraft Sales was selected as the exclusive Diamond Aircraft dealer for the Bahamas. With the addition, Premier now serves 43% of Diamond’s customer base in North America.

Clay Lacy Aviation, a member of the California Green Business Network, completed installation of a 500 kilowatt solar array covering approximately 30,000 square feet of roof space at the company’s Van Nuys Airport headquarters, hangar and maintenance facility.
AEA Opens the Door to Your Future: AEA.net/Jobs
For individuals interested in pursuing professional opportunities in the avionics industry, the job listings page on the AEA website is your one-stop resource. The AEA jobs board provides informational links on how to get AET certified, an avionics technician job summary and wage review, along with scholarship opportunities within the industry. Search the AEA's job listings and see what's on your horizon. Free resume posting is available. Are you up to the challenge? More...
Need to Post a Job? The AEA Works for You!
Is your business hiring? The AEA jobs board makes it easier for AEA members to find their next avionics technician, quality manager, inspector, sales representative or engineer.

AEA members may submit a free job posting after entering their username and password at AEA.net/Jobs. Member companies that optionally choose to upgrade their job posting for a premium will have preferred online placement and also will be published in the next edition of Avionics News. For more information about premium job listings, contact Rachel Hill, AEA advertising executive, at rachelh@aea.net.
About the AEA
Founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association represents nearly 1,300 member companies in more than 40 countries, including government-certified international repair stations specializing in maintenance, repair and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft. The AEA membership also includes manufacturers of avionics equipment, instrument repair facilities, instrument manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers, major distributors, engineers and educational institutions.
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Rachel Hill, AEA director of advertising
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