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AEA's Fast Traks provide convention attendees a wide range of learning opportunities, including professional development, regulatory, technical and business management training. Your choice of any of the following is included with a full convention registration.

Get up-to-speed with AEA's Fast Traks, Tuesday April 3!

All sessions are approved for credit toward AEA’s Avionics Training Excellence Award and the FAA’s IA renewal and AMT awards.

Training Contact
Mike Adamson Mike Adamson,
Vice President of Member Programs & Education
Phone: 816-347-8400

Training Categories:Fast Trak Training Categories

  • Full-Day Traks
  • Morning Traks
  • Afternoon Traks

Business Aircraft & Rotorcraft Avionics Systems Overview for Line Maintenance & Troubleshooting
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. / Magnolia 1
Presented by R. Fred Polak, Editor of HeliMx Magazine

An introduction to the avionics systems used on today’s modern business aircraft, helicopters and regional airliners. Discussion centers on the roles and responsibilities of the systems rather than how the systems work. What information the system is providing is discussed, as well as helpful troubleshooting tips. This course of instruction is intended to familiarize line maintenance avionics specialists with the roles and responsibilities of the avionics systems they may find installed on the aircraft in their company’s fleet, or the aircraft that their company services.

Includes an overview, purpose and theory of operation discussion of the following systems to enable better troubleshooting techniques:
Autopilots and Flight Directors • Attitude Heading Reference (Spinning Mass to Laser Gyros) • Air Data • Flight Deck Displays •
Flight Management • GPS • Weather Radar

Garmin Avionics Training
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. / Baltimore 4 & 5
Presented by Mike Berryhill, Aviation Product Trainer

In support of its dealers and the training requirements of 14 CFR, Section 145.163, Garmin will present a technical training session featuring topics such as the G500H with HSVT and HTAWS; G500/G600 system interfacing with the new GTN and associated LRUs; G1000 and its latest hardware and software updates; Garmin’s newest hardware, including the GMA 350(H) and GMA 35, also will be covered. A question and answer segment will be offered including an open discussion segment.

The Business of Aviation: How to Keep & Win New Business with Effective Communication
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. / Baltimore 2
Presented by Richard Williams, Global Jet Services

It’s widely believed installers and troubleshooters are adept at reading and interpreting manuals, while repair station owners and managers are well-versed in the regulations and business operations. But, everyone would agree we all need better written communication skills. Today, business is more competitive than ever, and the slightest edge can be found anywhere. Have you considered improving your corporate communications? From theory to practice, this course will cover the best techniques to be a more effective communicator on everything from a logbook entry to preparing quotes for your repair station customers. Learn where the problems are, how to fix them and follow examples from the best in the business — Global Jet Services, AEA’s training partner for nearly a decade.

Avidyne Avionics Training
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (6-hour session) / Baltimore 1
Presented by Tom Harper, Avidyne

For dealers who sell, install, service and/or troubleshoot any Avidyne product, this half-day distributor product technical training includes installation, troubleshooting and certification considerations for Avidyne’s new IFD540 nav/comm/GPS, as well as the popular Flight Control Series: DFC90 Autopilot, TAS Series: TAS600 Traffic, and Wx Series: TWX670 Color Lightning and MLB700/MLX770 Datalink products.

Transport Canada - EASA Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (4-hour session) / Annapolis 3
Presented by Jeffrey Phipps, Transport Canada, Chief, Operational Airworthiness Standards Branch

This session will provide training on the recently signed TCCA-EASA Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement, with sub-sessions detailing the elements of the maintenance annex guidelines applicable to TCCA AMOs and maintenance work, and the technical implementation procedures applicable to reciprocal acceptance of design approvals (type certificates, STCs, part designs, TSOs and repair designs).

RVSM Maintenance 101
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (4-hour session) / Baltimore 3
Presented by Don Dominguez, Radioman Avionics

An introduction to the regulations, documentation, test equipment and maintenance practices associated with performing RVSM maintenance. This course assumes the attendee has good operating knowledge of FAR 91.411 and 91.413 and will cover the following objectives:

Regulatory Review • F.A.R. 91.706., Part 91 Appendix G • RVSM maintenance document review • Test Equipment needed for RVSM • Maintenance practices for RVSM • Performing RVSM conformity inspection • Determination of aircraft compliance • Documentation & return to service

Export Compliance Strategy: Making Money and Staying Out of Jail!
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (4-hour session) / Annapolis 4
Presented by Jason Dickstein
, Washington Aviation Group
Doing business across international borders is full of obstacles, and U.S. export laws can be among the most tricky obstacles to navigate. In 2011, the U.S. government issued proposed export rules that would shift many ITAR-controlled items (include many avionics) to BIS control (which could make it easier for AEA members to export them). These rules are expected to be finalized in late 2012. In this class, discussion will center on how to comply with U.S. export laws, by identifying the right standards for compliance and having a structured approach to ensuring compliance with each of them. This session also will examine the proposed changes to the U.S. export rules and how they might change the way you do business. Finally, some of the “tricks” that aviation exporters might employ to make exporting easier will be discussed.

ADS-B Regulatory Technology Forum
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. (2-hour session) / Azalea 1
Presented by Jens Hennig, vice president operations, GAMA, and Don Walker, surveillance team lead, FAA avionics systems (AIR-130)

The ADS-B In Aviation Rulemaking Committee was tasked by the FAA to help develop a strategy for the deployment of this technology across the National Airspace System. The ARC completed its work in September 2011. Mr. Hennig will provide an overview of the recommendations of the ARC and also discuss the implications of the FAA reauthorization bill that would mandate ADS-B In equipage for certain airports and airspace.

RTCA DO-160 Environmental Qualification Explained for Equipment Installers
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (4-hour session) / Annapolis 3
Presented by John Carr
, AEA Canada Regulatory Consultant
This session will provide training for avionics equipment installers on the basics of RTCA DO-160 environmental qualification of equipment. The evolution of DO-160 versions to the current DO-160G will be explained together with the acceptance of equipment tested to the earlier versions.
The DO-160 sections and categories will be explained through the use of examples of essential and non-required equipment.

Duncan Aviation - Autopilot Expertise
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (2-hour session) / Annapolis 4
Presented by Dan Magnus and Curt Campbell, Duncan Aviation

The premier provider of avionics solutions in business aircraft, Duncan Aviation, brings its expertise to the field to offer insight on basic autopilot troubleshooting. This course is purposely designed not to be airframe or system specific, but will include common anomalies and troubleshooting tips technicians encounter with some of the more popular business aircraft systems. Leave with the knowledge and expertise Duncan Aviation has relied on for more than 50 years.

L-3 Avionics Systems Training
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (2-hour session) / Baltimore 3
Presented by William Tramper, L-3 Avionics

Introduce and teach use of a new Variable Vmo tool for dealers to be able to program this in the field. Attendees also will learn how to troubleshoot heading errors and magnetic interference in solid-state heading detection systems using L-3’s Magnetometer Installation Software.

Brand Yourself to Get the Job You Want
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. (1-hour session) / Baltimore 3
Presented by Careers Upstairs, the leading employment consultancy in aviation

In today’s interconnected world, your personal brand is an indispensable asset to employ in your next career move. The Internet has brought a paradigm shift, giving social networks - and your brand - a global reach. Modern HR strategies connect employers to candidates through online social networks, presenting you with new opportunities to distinguish yourself. This seminar will show you why building your brand will empower you to get the job you want.

*This training session is also available on Thursday, April 5 and Friday, April 6

Honeywell Autopilot Systems Training
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. (2-hour session) / Annapolis 4
Presented by Tom Howard, Honeywell

This course will review the flight line maintenance procedures and diagnostic tools available for Bendix/King’s popular Automatic Flight Control
Systems, the KFC 225 and KAP 140.

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