AEA East Connect Conference

November 2-3, 2022

DoubleTree Tampa Airport Westshore - Tampa, Florida



Wednesday, November 2

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Bay Pointe Ballroom Foyer
AEA Registration Open
8 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Cypress Cove
Official Conference Welcome
8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Cypress Cove
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.
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
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Cypress Cove
Indoctrination Training - Regulatory Familiarization

Familiarization with U.S. aircraft maintenance regulations for indoctrination training of employees.

Morning break sponsored by WBParts Express
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Cypress Cove
NATA Compliance Services
Anti-drug & alcohol program management.
11:15 a.m. - Noon
Cypress Cove
OEM Product Info Sessions
  • ALTO Aviation
  • Aspen Avionics
  • Astronics
  • Evolution Measurements
  • FreeFlight/FDS
  • On Wing LLC
  • One Mile Up, Inc.
  • Sandia Aerospace
  • SmartSky Networks
  • VIAVI Solutions
  • WBParts Express
Noon - 1:45 p.m.
Exhibit Hall with Lunch Served
Lunch sponsored by WBParts Express
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Cypress Cove
Preparing for a Digital Autopilot Upgrade
Overview of modern digital autopilot systems and the integration and installation labor needed to perform upgrades on light GA aircraft.
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cypress Cove
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics
In-depth look at the Flex custom function display, the ultimate flexibility in instrument design and avionics displays.
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Cypress Cove
uAvionix - tailBeaconX TSO : Redefining the Transponder
Product overview, installation, best practices, setup, configuration, software updates, testing, and troubleshooting.
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cypress Cove
NextOp - Hiring Veterans
How to find qualified veteran candidates and information on SkillBridge.
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open
Drink tickets sponsored by EDMO Distributors
6 p.m.
Exhibitor Teardown & label for shipment.

Thursday, November 3

7:45 a.m. - Noon
Bay Pointe Ballroom Foyer
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.
Cypress Cove
Genesys Aerosystems
3100 DFCS Troubleshooting: ATTITUDE FAIL, Mode Failures, and AP FAIL solutions.
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Cypress Cove
Avidyne Corp.
IFD Installation Tips and Tricks, plus installing Vantage.
Morning break sponsored by Aircraft Lighting International
11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cypress Cove
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 Monday, October 31, 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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