AEA West Connect Conference

October 27-28, 2021

Grand Sierra Resort - Reno, Nevada


Wednesday, October 27

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
Begin the day with the most current regulatory news, information and events that affects you and your employees, customers and business. The specific topics are driven by the latest regulatory agenda, international agreements and new technologies being introduced.
  Regulatory 101: Type Certificate Data Sheet
Many new-generation avionics equipment are being approved under the parts manufacturing authority. Eclipse Jets have special requirements for avionics and electronic system upgrades. Early Learjets have strict antenna limitations. And modern Cirrus aircraft have special grounding requirements. What do all of these have in common? The only place to find the application of these limitations is by reading and understanding the Type Certificate Data Sheet. This session offers regulatory training on the use of the TCDS and how it is an essential tool for avionics shops.
Morning break sponsored by WBParts Inc.
  Workforce Development
The AEA has been working for more than 20 years to help you identify, hire and train new employees. This session will highlight the opportunities offered by the association to the membership. From training to certification to military transition, the AEA is active in what you need.
9 a.m. Exhibitor Setup
11 a.m. - Noon OEM Product Info Sessions
  • Aircraft Lighting International
  • ALTO Aviation
  • Avidyne Corp.
  • CCX Technologies Inc.
  • FreeFlight Systems
  • Gogo Business Aviation
  • Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics
  • One Mile Up, Inc.
  • SmartSky Networks, LLC
  • Universal Avionics
  • VIAVI Solutions
  • WBParts Express
Noon - 2 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open with Lunch Served
Lunch sponsored by WBParts Inc.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. uAvionix Corp.
The ADS-B Annual: Continued Airworthiness for ADS-B Systems – Proven troubleshooting and tips that apply to uAvionix ADS-B systems and ADS-B systems overall needing attention at annual.
3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. VIAVI Solutions
A discussion on how to effectively maximize RF attenuation and minimize RF leakage using VIAVI Solutions antenna couplers. Also, an overview of the new AVX-10K Flight Line Test set.
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Aspen Avionics
MAX Upgrades, documentation needed, adding audio and configuration requirements.
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
Drink tickets sponsored by EDMO Distributors
6 p.m. Exhibitor Teardown

Thursday, October 28

7:45 a.m. - Noon AEA Registration Open
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Genesys Aerosystems
S-TEC 3100 installation overview and common questions. Provide accurate & complete problem descriptions, and detail how to work with S-TEC support through Fault Isolation. Share findings from Field & Factory Support related to installation that will help avoid installment issues for S-TEC autopilots.
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Avidyne Corp.
Technical training on installing the new SkyTrax200, how to perform software upgrades from the SkyTrax100B, review of the "Avidyne Academy" and the Interactive Install Manual, and a briefing on the new Vantage Flight Display Systems for Cirrus aircraft.
Morning break sponsored by Aircraft Lighting International
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Garmin Technical Training
Installation, configuration, and certification training on the TXi and NXi systems, GI 275, G5 and GFC 500, GFC 600, and relevant topics for dealers.
Lunch sponsored by Garmin
Afternoon break sponsored by WBParts Inc.

Last updated Friday, October 15, 2021

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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