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The AEA International Convention is where you need to be to learn about the latest regulatory issues impacting your business. Each year, representative from the civil aviation authorities, including the FAA, TCCA, EASA and others, convene at the AEA convention to share vital regulatory information with all attendees.

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

Regulatory Contact
Ric Peri, Vice President of Government & Industry Affairs Ric Peri,
Vice President of
Government & Industry
Phone: 202-589-1144
  • Wednesday, April 4
  • Thursday, April 5
  • Friday, April 6

7:15 a.m. - 8 a.m. / Baltmore 3, 4 & 5
AEA Regulatory Rise & Shine

Presented by Ric Peri, AEA's vice president of government & industry affairs

Begin the day with a review of all the latest news on the regulatory front. Hear directly from AEA’s Ric Peri and other invited guests to learn about the most recent and important issues impacting the industry.

8 a.m. - 10 a.m. / Woodrow Wilson Ballroom
AEA Leadership & Regulatory Forum

Moderated by Ric Peri, AEA's vice president of government & industry affairs

Opening Speaker:
John Hickey, FAA’s Deputy Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety

Regulatory panels will cover the major issues affecting the international repair station community, including certification and installation practices; ADS-B timelines and NextGen; SMS in the GA community; and Q & A.

Featured FAA panelists:
John Allen, Director, Flight Standards Division
Dorenda Baker, Director, Aircraft Certification Service
Earl Lawrence, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate
Jorge R. Castillo, Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate
Tim Shaver, Manager, Avionics Maintenance Branch

Featured Transport Canada panelists:
Jeffrey Phipps, Chief, Operational Airworthiness (AARTM) Standards Branch

Legislative Update

Presented by James Hunter, Attorney at Arent Fox, LLP
With the recent passage of the FAA reauthorization, Mr. Hunter will provide a review of the recently approved legislation with an emphasis on those issues important to the avionics shops such as FAA staffing, certification resources and funding for NextGen.

Sponsored by Owner Resource Group

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. / Woodrow Wilson Ballroom
Association CEO Round Table

2012 and Beyond: Issues and Challenges for the General Aviation Community

A frank and open discussion from the major aviation trade association CEOs of the many issues, challenges and opportunities the general and business aviation industry faces in the coming months.

Moderated by Paula Derks, AEA President, and Featuring Association Executives:
Ed Bolen, President/CEO NBAA
Jim Coyne, President/CEO NATA
Craig Fuller, President/CEO AOPA
Ed Smith, Senior VP, International Affairs GAMA
Matthew Zuccaro, President HAI

8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. / Baltimore 3, 4 & 5
AEA Rise & Shine Regulatory Round Table

Moderated by Ric Peri, AEA's vice president of government & industry affairs

Introduction of AEA's Safety Management Systems (SMS) Solution:
Safety management systems (SMS) has been described by the industry as costly, inefficient and a waste of time and money. For the past few years, the AEA has worked with regulatory authorities to develop SMS solutions sized for our industry and built for maintenance by maintenance personnel. This session will introduce the AEA’s business solution for SMS that is cost effective, efficient and worthy of your time and effort.

55th Annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show
April 3-6, 2012 • Washington, D.C. • Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center
816-347-8400 •
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