AEA Central Connect Conference

September 8-9, 2022

Hilton Kansas City Airport, Kansas City, Missouri



Thursday, September 8

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. AEA Registration Open
8 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Official Conference Welcome
8:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Regulatory Update

A thoughtful, substantive, and insightful source of regulatory news and information that affects you, your customers, and your business.  This year’s topics include:

  • Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certificates (MOSAIC).
  • Safety management system rulemakings.
  • Transponder checks, RadAlts, and 5G activities (from a maintenance and installation perspective).
  • ADS-B for Canada.
  • Review the work of the FAA's Part 145 ARAC working group.
  • Update on the portability of the repairman certificate ARAC working group.
  • Introduction to the FAA’s dynamic regulatory system.

Morning break sponsored by Castleberry Instruments & Avionics
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ASTM's AET Certification & Endorsements Exams
Testing is free ($175 value!) to registered conference attendees.
9 a.m. Exhibitor Setup
11 a.m. - Noon OEM Product Info Sessions
  • ALTO Aviation
  • Aspen Avionics
  • Evolution Measurements
  • Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics
  • Sandia Aerospace
  • SmartSky Networks
  • Universal Avionics
  • VIAVI Solutions
  • WBParts Express
Noon - 2 p.m. Exhibit Hall with Lunch Served
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Collins Aerospace Training
Pro Line 21 Modernization: New Packages, New Opportunities - Latest news on the Pro Line 21 Modernization packages, including best practices for a successful installation, and learn details about new bundle opportunities.
3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. SKYTRAC Technical Training
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. OEM Training
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
Drink tickets sponsored by EDMO Distributors
6 p.m. Exhibitor Teardown & label for shipment.

Friday, September 9

7:45 a.m. - Noon AEA Registration Open
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. ASTM's AET Certification & Endorsements Exams
Testing is free ($175 value!) to registered conference attendees.
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Genesys Aerosystems
3100 DFCS Troubleshooting: ATTITUDE FAIL, Mode Failures, and AP FAIL solutions.
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Avidyne Corp.
IFD Installation Tips and Tricks, plus installing Vantage.
Morning break sponsored by WBParts Express
11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Garmin
Troubleshooting and configuration overview for TXi, GI 275, G5 and GFC 500, and GFC 600. NXi Upgrade Installation overview, and relevant topics for dealers.
Lunch sponsored by Garmin
Afternoon break sponsored by SmartSky Networks

Last updated Thursday, August 11, 2022

Every attempt not to deviate from the above schedule will be made; however, the AEA reserves the right to make changes when necessary without notice. Please check back often to ensure you have the latest schedule.



The AEA would like to thank the following sponsors.

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Linda Adams, or 816-347-8400

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