March 24, 2021
Keeping the general aviation industry connected
Stay Tuned for the Biggest Training Week of the Year for Avionics Professionals
Here’s just some of what you will experience in Dallas, June 22-25, at the 64th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show:

  • More than 75 hours of regulatory, technical and business management training and professional development.

  • Learn how current and future regulatory issues can impact the industry and your business.

  • Network with the decision-makers, manufacturer representatives and product support specialists during two full days in the AEA Exhibit Hall.

  • The AEA's popular technical training workshops provide the latest in product information, troubleshooting tips, installation recommendations, answers to certification issues and more.

  • Reconnect with your industry friends and family for a week that will be well worth the wait.

All AEA member primary contacts should be on the lookout for the AEA Convention Brochure in the mail, which is loaded with all the latest news surrounding the event. Please make it available to your entire team and direct them to for up-to-the-minute information. To see the AEA Convention Brochure, click here.
ATE Award Applications Due April 1
The annual Avionics Training Excellence Award recognizes AEA member repair stations for their total commitment to training.

Pilots and aircraft owners may not be aware of the avionics industry’s dedication to technician training. For decades, the AEA has led the way with comprehensive programs to cover everything from the basics to advanced avionics instruction. A total commitment to training by AEA member companies and the recognition of the Avionics Training Excellence Award allow members to demonstrate their dedication to professional career development and assure their customers of a higher level of service.

To qualify, an AEA member company must submit a completed ATE Award application and provide proof of participation in an AEA-recognized training event for every employed technician from January to December of the award year. Applications for the 2020 award are due April 1, 2021. More...
Southeast Avionics Lays Strong Foundation
At Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport in Statesboro, Georgia, Jeremy Hill puts his U.S. Marine Corps aircraft maintenance and avionics training to work every day. He served five years as an avionics technician for the fixed-wing Marine Attack Squadron 223 maintaining AV-8B Harrier II jump jets, the muscular V/STOL ground attack aircraft that U.S. Army General Norman Schwarzkopf called a crucial weapon in the Gulf War.

Hill started Southeast Avionics in 2017 with the help of the Veterans Business Outreach Center. The VBOC is an SBA-funded program that provides entrepreneurial support and mentoring to current and former military service members and their spouses. It’s intended to help individuals start or expand a small business. More...
FAA Solicits Participation for New § 65.101 Repairman Certificate Portability Working Group
The Federal Aviation Administration has published a notice of a new task assignment for the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee, and solicitation of participation for the Repairman Certificate Portability Working Group will provide advice and recommendations to the ARAC on the most effective ways to allow a repairman certificate issued under § 65.101 to be more portable from one employing certificate holder to another. The working group will review all relevant materials to assist in achieving the objective.

The AEA encourages individuals and businesses to participate in this vital effort. Reasonable portability of repairman certificates is a huge benefit to the avionics industry, while significantly changing the criteria for the issuance of repairman certificates to support portability could be a significant deterrent. It is important for the industry to be appropriately represented. More...
AEA Scholarship Applications Due April 1
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...
Avidyne Introduces Interactive Installation Manuals
Let’s face it; nobody likes to read installation or operational manuals of any kind. As technically-minded folks, we’d much rather dive right in and figure it out on the fly. Or, better yet, in today’s on-demand video world, we simply visit YouTube and see who has posted a video showing us how to do whatever it is we want to do. In fact, such an event was the catalyst to the development of Avidyne’s new interactive training manuals.

“TJ Sutton (Avidyne’s training manager/technical support) found that when our dealers are doing installations or are dealing with a troubleshooting issue, the first place they go to is our installation manual,” stated Bryan Kahl, Avidyne’s director of sales and customer experience. “But manuals can only go so far. Rather than having technicians go to the manual and not find what they need and then call us, we decided to save them the added steps by creating short videos and producing our new series of interactive installation manuals.” More...
AEA Offers New Virtual Live Avionics Courses
With new virtual live training, the AEA brings the classroom to you. Save travel and hotel expenses, log in anywhere, and continue your professional development with these new online courses:

  • Aircraft Instrument Systems
  • Aviation Project Management - in partnership with GLOBALJET Services 
  • Digital Databus Theory & Analysis Training

Also, in-person training at AEA Headquarters continues to expand with several new courses. Join us online or in the classroom for any or all of these upcoming training courses. Continue your professional development, network with other shops, and learn in a true hands-on environment. Health and safety protocols are in place, and class size is limited. Register in advance to reserve your seat. More...
The North Atlantic Tracks
Separation standards evolved from a time before oceanic surveillance
North Atlantic Tracks, officially titled the North Atlantic Organized Track System, is a structured set of trans-Atlantic flight routes stretching across the Atlantic Ocean from the northeast of North America to western Europe within the North Atlantic airspace region. The primary purpose of these routes is to allow air traffic control to effectively separate the aircraft. These airways serve as defined lanes to ensure separation of aircraft over the ocean – where there is little to no radar coverage.

Among the most-heavily traveled international airways, the North Atlantic Tracks are used by aircraft flying between North America and Europe at altitudes of 29,000 feet mean sea level and 41,000 feet mean sea level, inclusive. Special oceanic control centers manage entrance to and flights along these NATs air lanes to maintain separation between aircraft. Due to the high volume of NAT traffic, allowing aircraft to choose their own coordinates would make the ATC task of controlling separation far more complex. More...
2020 GA and Part 135 Activity Survey Underway
FAA survey measures safety, determines funding, and informs the impact of aviation on the economy
The Federal Aviation Administration’s 43rd annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey is now underway, reporting on calendar year 2020. The GA Survey is the only source of information on the general aviation fleet, the number of hours flown, and the ways people use general aviation aircraft.

Data from this survey are used by governmental agencies and industry to:

  • Compute safety metrics, such as fatal accidents rates. 
  • Understand the impact of the GA industry on jobs, economic output, and investments in aviation infrastructure. 
  • Track the success of safety initiatives, including avionics recommendations. 
  • Determine funding for infrastructure and service needs.
  • Assess the impact of regulatory changes.

The FAA and industry need accurate data on a broad range of aircraft. Participation is voluntary, and everyone who is contacted is encouraged to respond to the survey so that all aviation activity is represented. If you have questions, contact Tetra Tech at 800-826-1797 or email
AEA Convention Early-Bird Registration Open Through April 30
Register and save $180 per person
If you haven't already registered to attend the AEA Convention in Dallas, please do so by April 30 to save $180 per person off the on-site fee.

Don't miss the most important gathering of general aviation avionics manufacturers, distributors and government-certified repair stations in the world. It is the place to be for the introduction of new avionics products and services coming to market in 2021. Click here to register.

Does your company want to exhibit? Click here for an Exhibitor Prospectus.
Make Your Hotel Reservations for AEA Convention
When the avionics industry reunites at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, it will do so by following proven health guidelines and safety protocols that protect convention attendees and exhibitors. The AEA's special room rate is available until June 1, 2021, or until the room block is full.

Hilton Anatole
2201 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: 800-445-8667 (Group Code: AEC)
Room Rate: $219 per night

The Modern Maintenance Professional
If you master all the technical aspects of maintaining some types of aircraft and become the expert in your shop, you may find yourself becoming the director of maintenance. The next question is, will you have the proper skill set to keep the job?

As it turns out, technical wizardry may get you the director of maintenance job but being able to deftly manage people on your team who have a variety of personalities and skills is likely to help you keep it and advance even further up the ladder. More...
Podcast: Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Unveils Flex
An AEA member company since 1981, Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics recently introduced the Flex MD23 Series that features a customizable configuration (inputs and outputs), user interface and graphics, enabling it to function as a custom display, controller and data converter. The 2-inch digital instrument can be customized to receive and display ARINC 429, analog, discrete, frequency, temperature, absolute and differential pressure data to meet operator and mission requirements. Matt Harrah, Brett Williams and Jeff Sites offer the details on the company’s flexible new product in this episode of AEA Amplified.

Sponsored by Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Company, AEA Amplified is a podcast for aviation’s technology experts. Learn more about the ever-changing world of avionics technologies from industry professionals and aviation enthusiasts. Subscribe and listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Podbean or Spotify. More...
Theory & Practice: Pyramids
Learning avionics can be a challenge. In some ways, it’s like learning a new language. In other ways, it’s like learning wizardry. Math and logic are involved. Hands-on skills, or what educators call psychomotor skills, also are involved. During the last year or so, those learning avionics have had to deal with additional challenges.

If one were to search the internet for stages of learning, he or she would find many graphics describing the same. Often, the stages are formed graphically into a pyramid. Most describe the base level as unconscious incompetence. If students at this level have any intuition, it’s likely their intuition is wrong. Given a test, they will use intuition or guess at answers, which will yield an extremely low score. On day one of an avionics education, no one expects students to be able to power up an aircraft safely and troubleshoot a communications problem. More...
Frequently Asked Questions
In this month's "International News and Regulatory Updates" in Avionics News, AEA Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs Ric Peri poses the following question: As an avionics shop, what repair station ratings should I have?

The answer is usually a question: What do you do? The foundational criteria is the privileges and limitations of (repair station) certificate (14 CFR 145.201) where a repair station “may perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, or alterations in accordance with Part 43 on any article for which it is rated and within the limitations in its operations specifications.” More...
A Conversation With Andrea Moinet-Nichols
Sales manager for AEM Corp.
For Andrea Moinet-Nichols, Kelowna, British Columbia, may be half a world away from her hometown in Haute-Savoie of southeastern France but it’s equally as beautiful. Moinet-Nichols grew up in the Alps among forests and lakes, ski resorts and picturesque medieval towns, wineries and cheesemakers.

At a young age, she developed a fascination with helicopters and flying and a curiosity for mechanical systems. In addition to earning her bachelor’s degree in aviation maintenance management, Moinet-Nichols served internships at Airbus, Eurocopter and Mont-Blanc Helicopters. After earning her AME license and commercial helicopter pilot’s license, she worked as an aircraft maintenance engineer in both France and Canada. Last year, Moinet-Nichols joined Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. as sales manager, putting her 14 years of experience in aviation to work for the Kelowna-based avionics manufacturer. 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 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.
AERO: AEA's New Online Training Platform
The Aircraft Electronics Association’s new online training platform called AERO, short for the Aerospace Education Resource Online system, allows users to train at their own pace with the ability to pause and resume courses at their convenience. In addition, AERO operates like a personal learning management system with a history of training and the ability to print certificates from completed courses.

All previous online training from the AEA has been migrated to AERO and is available exclusively to AEA members at with a member login and password. AEA AERO will continue to add content to help members accomplish their training goals. Members with questions about the new AERO online training system may contact Aaron Ward directly at 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...
On the Radar: Upcoming Industry Events
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 Connect
Virtual Event
May 18-19, 2021
The European Business Aviation Association and National Business Aviation Association launched EBACE Connect – a new, virtual programming series that will gather business aviation’s most compelling and authoritative voices to engage the industry in a vital conversation around the issues and trends shaping the future of business aviation. EBACE Connect will take place May 18–19, the dates originally planned for the in-person show. The two-day lineup will feature an opening keynote and several sessions focusing on trends driving the business aviation market, continuing innovations in advanced air mobility, perspectives from OEM CEOs, the latest in the technologies in aviation sustainability and predictions about business aviation’s future in a COVID-19 context. 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 April 30. 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
Congratulations to Brad Miller with Textron Aviation Service, who won a $100 Visa gift card, courtesy of Southeast Aerospace, for submitting the correct answer in this month's Mystery Make and Model challenge featured in the previous issue of AEA Wired. The unit is a 313N-4D.

Avionics technicians can put their "inside" knowledge to work in the next issue of AEA Wired, so stay tuned for the next Mystery Make and Model challenge! All correct answers submitted throughout 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.
Avionics Training and Professional Development Classes
Digital Databus Theory & Analysis Training
March 31, 2021
VIRTUAL LIVE COURSE (6 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 (12 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 (9 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 (3 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 (5 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 (7 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.
Aviation Project Management
May 3, 2021
VIRTUAL LIVE COURSE (12 seats remain)
This four-hour course will give aviation project managers, technicians and support personnel a key advantage in their careers. This class will help strengthen and leverage the essential skills necessary for executing a successful project plan.
Aircraft Instrument Systems
May 11-12, 2021
VIRTUAL LIVE COURSE (11 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: 12 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 (12 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 (12 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 (9 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.
Bench Basics 101 (15 seats remain)
Sept. 13-14, 2021
Lee's Summit, Missouri
This course is designed for technicians who have experience with basic avionics installation practice, familiar with basic soldering skills and are looking for experience in LRU bench testing and avionics troubleshooting. Bench testing Nav, VHF comm and transponders will be the focus of study. Technicians will fabricate a general-purpose test panel used in the course and will keep their fabricated test panel at course completion.
News from AEA Member Companies
Duncan Aviation secured approval from Transport Canada Civil Aviation and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency for two supplemental type certificates. Duncan Aviation’s Engineering & Certification Services and PMA departments created an installation package for the Aviation Clean Air ionization system for Global and Challenger 300 and 350 aircraft. Also, Duncan Aviation’s avionics teams are installing the Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion in a Challenger 604 at the company’s full-service facility in Battle Creek, Michigan. Also, Leon Holloway was promoted to director of human resources. 

Garmin announced the G5000 integrated flight deck for Textron Aviation’s Citation Excel and Citation XLS is now certified for FANS-1/A+ and aircraft communications addressing and reporting system support, allowing these aircraft to meet the requirements to fly the North Atlantic Track System. This optional feature provides users access to the FAA Data Comm program.

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics announced the company’s SAM MD302 Standby Attitude Module is STC approved on Falcon 900 A/B/C/EX Series for FAA, EASA and AFAC (Mexico) registered aircraft. The 2-inch, solid-state instrument displays attitude, altitude, airspeed, slip, vertical trend and heading information to the pilot during normal or standby operation in the event of primary instrument failure.

Elliott Aviation is now authorized to install Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion in Challenger 604 aircraft. The company has completed over 400 full cockpit avionics retrofits in turbine aircraft and is the leading installer of Pro Line 21 modernization.

Universal Avionics announced EASA STC approval of the company’s SBAS-FMS solution for the ATR 42 and ATR 72 flight deck. Danish Air Transport is now operating the certified system and enjoying the benefits of fully coupled 3D, LPV, and BARO VNAV approach capabilities.

CCX Technologies received a supplemental type certificate for its AP-250 cybersecurity device. Mid-Canada Mod Center, CCX’s first Canadian Onboard Cybersecurity solution hardware dealer, completed the installation and certification of the AP-250 on a Gulfstream V aircraft.

SmartSky Networks named cellular technology pioneer David Claassen to the position of chief technology officer. Claassen will direct SmartSky’s technology strategy and execution, including development and delivery of innovative technical solutions from its portfolio of patents, as the company moves forward to empower the growing connected aircraft market.

West Star Aviation has implemented the Corridor Go program that will put custom configured iPads in the hands of over 600 technicians. The new technology will improve the scaling of the overall work process on the shop floor, leading to a simpler way of work, according to the company.

Astronics Corp. has begun shipping its new NG3 Avionics I/O Computers to the United States Coast Guard in support of the Minotaur program.
Avidyne Corp. announced several organizational changes in its sales organization. John Talmadge was appointed vice president of worldwide sales in 2019; in July 2020, Dan Reida was named director of business aviation sales; in October 2020, Bryan Kahl was promoted to senior director of North American sales, support, and customer experience; Jorge Hernandez was promoted to director of international & government sales in February 2021; Steve Lawson, who has been with Avidyne since 2018, will lead the turbine and helicopter fleet sales; Dale Ferrer, who joined Avidyne in 2017 in tech support and later inside sales, now covers sales in the West Region of North America; Macie Dann joined Avidyne in 2019 in inside sales and now handles sales in the East Region of North America.

Trig Avionics is supporting Perlan, enabling multiple flights in the upper atmosphere since the original first flight in 2015. The Perlan 2 is a record-breaking high-altitude glider, which has pioneered aeronautical science and produced various scientific discoveries. The objective is to achieve flight above 90,000 feet. The team has already broken existing high-altitude records with the highest altitude of 76,124 feet.

SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. entered the unmanned aviation segment with the development and launch of the Integrated Mission System 350 terminal that features the Iridium Certus 9810 modem. This system will enable assured, pole-to-pole communications for BVLOS operations, command and control applications, payload health monitoring, live video streaming, data transmission, AI-enabled sensor fusion, and more.

Avgroup Inc., located in Norcross, Georgia, is partnering with Mirandy Products LLC of Miami, Florida, in an effort to expand its inventory offerings. Among Mirandy’s products are its Boeing and AMS specification-tested and approved aircraft lavatory anti-corrosion, anti-freezing, and fragrant fluids, as well as Mirandy’s line of runway de-rubberizers and degreasers. In addition, Raymond Hall was named president of Avgroup.

Send Solutions announced a new product that will improve landings and provide accurate above the ground callouts to assist in the landing process. Land-DAR is composed of two small and lightweight components that have been certified by the FAA under a NORSEE Part 23 aircraft approval.

KADEX has been an appointed distributor of Aero Parts Mart and Jet Parts Engineering products.

Clay Lacy Aviation will offer sustainable aviation fuel at the company’s two FBOs at Van Nuys Airport and John Wayne Orange County Airport. World Fuel Services (World Fuel) begins monthly SAF deliveries to both locations this month, with 2021 deliveries to total a minimum of 100,000 gallons.

StandardAero was awarded a $149 million multiyear contract by the United States Navy to provide engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services for Rolls-Royce T56 Series III engines powering the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps fleet of C-130s, C-2, P-3 and EP-3 aircraft.

ACR Electronics announced the acquisition of Bivy, a privately-held satellite communication device and outdoor adventure app provider.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced its auxiliary power unit repair facility has been recognized as a Center of Excellence by Honeywell Aerospace, the APU manufacturer.
AEA Jobs Board Offers Free Resume Posting
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 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
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.
Aircraft Electronics Association
3570 NE Ralph Powell Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
Phone: 816-347-8400
Fax: 816-347-8405
Rachel Hill, AEA director of advertising
Phone: 816-366-5109

The "AEA Wired" e-newsletter is published twice a month by the AEA.