AEA West Connect Conference

September 6-7, 2017

Grand Sierra Resort - Reno, Nevada


Wednesday, September 6

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. - 10 a.m.

Are you selling the WRONG products?  A discussion about the latest information from the FAA on ADS-B.  Not all products are the right fit for all aircraft.

SAE, ASTM, RTCA, EUROCAE, ISO: The new alphabet soup.   Now that the Part 23 rule is final, how does it affect your business?

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Are you suffering from ED?  Is your inspector overwhelmed by ED and simply imposing it upon you? Suffer no more! 

A discussion of the FAA’s use of its Safety Assessment System (SAS) and the management of its Data Collection Tools (DCT) for Element Design Assessment (ED) and Element Performance Assessment (EP).
11 a.m. - Noon L3 Aviation Products
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch
Lunch sponsored by L3 Aviation Products
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

ADS-B Solutions – MST70B and KT74
Connectivity Solutions – AeroWave
KI300 Attitude Display with Autopilot interfaces

2 p.m. - 3 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.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

OEM Product Info Sessions

  • ALTO Aviation
  • Avidyne
  • FreeFlight Systems
  • Gogo Business Aviation
  • Satcom Direct
4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
Drinks Sponsored by

Thursday, September 7

7:45 a.m. - Noon AEA Registration Open
8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

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

Morning break sponsored by Satcom Direct
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Installation, configuration, and certification for new Garmin products including the G5 for certified aircraft, the GTX 3X5 and GTX 3X5 for G1000.   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.

Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch
Lunch sponsored by Garmin

Last updated Wednesday, July 19, 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.

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