AEA Europe Connect Conference

January 22-23, 2019

Cologne, Germany



Tuesday, January 22

7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. AEA Registration Open
8 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Official Conference Welcome
8:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Regulatory Update
Moderated by Ric Peri, AEA V.P. Government & Industry Affairs.

  • Continuing Airworthiness Rulemaking Updates
    Presented by Eugenia Díaz Alcázar, EASA airworthiness standards & implementation section manager

  • A conversation on the EASA GA roadmap: The general aviation avionics industry is a key recipient of the EASA GA strategic principles and objectives. Areas of interest to be discussed during this session include easier access to IFR flight; Part-M Light – simpler, better and cheaper rules for aircraft maintenance; CS-STAN – aircraft repairs and changes made easy; industry standards – the re-organization of CS-23; and recently introduced – EASA administrative validation of the FAA basic STCs.
    Presented by Dominique Roland, EASA champion for the GA roadmap project

  • An industry discussion about future proposed revisions to CS-STAN. The majority of standard changes recognized by EASA are avionics centric. The AEA will begin a thorough review of the recognized changes and where the agency could go for the next revision.
    Presented by Ric Peri, AEA v.p. government & industry affairs.

  • EASA has promised the Notice of Proposed Amendment for Safety Management Systems in Part 145 organizations before the end of the year. During this year’s AEA Connect Conference, we will do a section-by-section review of the NPA with the intent of addressing any of the unacceptable issues and proposing business-centric recommendations to make the proposal better.
    Presented by Jean-Pierre Arnaud, EASA safety management expert & Jeremie Neveux, EASA airworthiness expert

  • At the end of August, EASA introduced the B2L licence - a progressive B2 license. The B2L has similar privileges (avionics and electrical systems) as a 'B2' licence but only for non-complex aircraft. The topics covered are similar as the 'B2' licence but excluded are those complex systems typical of commercial air transport aircraft. The 'B2L' is based on systems ratings. The licence holder can increase their privileges by adding new system ratings at any time. A thorough review and examination of the new B2L will be discussed.
    Presented by Ric Peri, AEA v.p. government & industry affairs.

Morning Break Sponsored by Kuerzi Avionics AG
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch
Sponsored by Aspen Avionics
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Genesys Aerosystems
S-TEC 3100 Digital Autopilot Installation - The S-TEC 3100 has earned several STCs over the last few months, join us for training on installation and configuration tips and tricks.
Afternoon Break Sponsored by Satair USA Inc.
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. OEM Product Info Sessions
  • Appareo
  • Aspen Avionics
  • Avidyne Corp.
  • FreeFlight Systems
  • Trig Avionics Limited
3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
Drinks Sponsored by Satcom Direct
7:30 p.m. AEA Dinner Event
Join fellow attendees for our traditional group dinner at the historic Peters Brauhaus located in the Old Town area of Cologne. Well-known for its historical revival of the Old Cologne brewery Zum Kranz, this delightful restaurant not only offers world-famous Kölsch beer, but also delicious menu items. The restaurant is a short walk across the bridge from the Hyatt Regency Koln hotel. The ticket for this event is included in a full registration or an exhibitor registration.
Dinner Drinks Sponsored by Gogo Business Aviation

Wednesday, January 23

7:45 a.m. - Noon AEA Registration Open
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. BendixKing
BendixKing new product deep dive. AeroVue Touch - WiFi connectivity showcase, AeroPoint - Engine instruments introduction, AeroCruze - New autopilot comparison, AeroFlight - EASA update.

AeroVue Touch:  The AeroVue Touch is a fast, simple and powerful flight display with superior craftsmanship for certified aircraft.   The AeroVue Touch can be installed as a primary flight display in a new certified aircraft or as a replacement for outdated steam gauges in an existing aircraft. The 10.1” display provides near 4K resolution, the highest in the industry. The display can be used as full screen primary flight display or a split screen primary and multifunction display.

Avionics as a Service - All-Inclusive Subscription Plan available for many BendixKing products including AeroVue™, AeroVue Touch, CNI 5000 ADS-B Out/In retrofit, AeroWave wi-fi satellite communications system and the MST 70B transponder with ADS-B Out.   The subscription includes virtually everything:  Avionics equipment, installation, equipment repairs, software updates, databases and navigation charts, as well as technical support.  Avionics-as-a-Service allows the owner/operator to pay a fixed monthly fee.
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Avidyne
Training on IFD550/540/440. Installation and configuration tips and tricks.
Morning Break Sponsored by Astronics
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Garmin
Installation, configuration, and certification training on the new TXi system, G5 and GFC500, GFC600 and relevant topics for dealers. 
Lunch Sponsored by Garmin
Afternoon Break Sponsored by Avidyne Corp.

Last updated Friday, January 11, 2019

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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