AEA Canada Connect Conference

September 28-29, 2017

Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites - Toronto, Ontario



Thursday, September 28

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 a.m.

Regulatory Update
Presented by Ric Peri, Vice President of Government & Industry Affairs and Kevin Bruce, AEA Canada Consultant

This session will highlight regulatory issues impacting your maintenance organisation.

Transport Canada Update from Ottawa
Presented by Ryan Hennigar, Program Manager Maintenance Performance Standards, Operational Airworthiness / Civil Aviation
Transport Canada / Government of Canada

  • Program Validation Inspection (PVI).  Where the requirement to do a PVI comes from, what factors are used to determine frequency.
  • ADS-B on Canadian Registered Aircraft:  Since installations will be done on Canadian registered aircraft what are the data requirements and why is it a major mod? Will TCCA publish any guidance to allow for installations without STC.
  • TCCA Organization
  • Canadian/EU Bilateral Agreement
  • Canadian/ US Bilateral Agreement
  • Level of Service

ADS-B Installations
Presented by Ric Peri

  • ADS-B Installation Errors
  • ADS-B on US Registered Aircraft
Part 23 Final Rule and what it means to you
Presented by Ric Peri

Morning break sponsored by Nav-aids Ltd.

11 a.m. - Noon L3 Aviation Products
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch
Lunch sponsored by Kadex Aero Supply
1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Product installation and technical information for Stratus products, including the Stratus ESG transponder, Stratus ADS-B receivers and the new USB charging port, Stratus Power. Session will also include a product overview of Vision 1000, Appareo's certified flight data recorder, which also captures cockpit image and audio.

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Cobham AvComm - Aeroflex
IFR6000 operations training with an emphasis on ADS-B test methods.

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

OEM Product Info Sessions

  • Avidyne
  • Genesys Aerosystems
  • Gogo Business Aviation
  • Nav-aids Ltd.
  • Satcom Direct
3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
Drinks Sponsored by

Friday, September 29

7:45 a.m. - Noon AEA Registration Open
8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Installation training on the IFD550, IFD540, and IFD440, as well as ADS-B products.

Morning break sponsored by EDMO Distributors
10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Note: This session will last until 4 p.m. - plan travel accordingly to not miss out on all the new product training.
Introduction of the newly announced retrofit STC’d GFC autopilots.  Familiarization of both the GFC 500 and GFC 600 STC’s including features, installation details and variances.  The GDL 82, Garmin’s newest in a comprehensive ADS-B lineup will also be introduced.  The addition of the GAD 29B to the G5 Electronic Flight Instrument for certified aircraft will be covered.  The new 3rd party autopilot interface adapter will be highlighted for new features, interfaces and integration.  A segment on GTX 3x5 ADS-B installations, specifically the G1000 installations will be presented.  Additionally, the Flight Stream 510, database concierge, the website, along with the Garmin Pilot App Dealer Mode will be reviewed for user interface, troubleshooting and integration. The newly announced G1000 NXI system differences and maintenance tasks will be briefly addressed.

Afternoon break sponsored by EDMO Distributors
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch
Lunch sponsored by Garmin

Last updated Thursday, September 21, 2017

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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