AEA Canada Regional Meeting Begins in Toronto

More than 65 Canadian members of the Aircraft Electronics Association have gathered today at the Toronto Airport Hilton to begin the two-day AEA Canada Regional Meeting. The annual event takes place Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.

Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, will present a regulatory session to begin the first day. The session will take advantage of the lack of new rules from Transport Canada to focus on the issues of the last couple of years, including Transport Canada briefings on the level of involvement policy, as well as the latest on the Canadian-European Air Safety Treaty. The AEA will provide the latest information on the long-awaited 406 ELT rulemaking and the current status of the TAWS NPAs. In addition, the AEA will brief the ICA process and revisions to the CAR 521 NPAs and guidance materials.  The session will discuss the changed product rule (CPR) and how to use it in support of legacy upgrades. The AEA will also brief the U.S. STC process and how it affects Canadian AMOs. Plus, the latest update will be presented on SMS and how the AEA plans to assist Canadian AMOs in their SMS programs.

Manufacturer/distributor product information sessions will be presented by: L-3 Avionics Systems, Universal Avionics, Honeywell Bendix/King Avionics, Aeroflex, Avidyne and Garmin.

Exhibiting companies at the AEA Canada Regional Meeting include:

  • AEM Corp.
  • Aeroflex
  • Becker Avionics
  • Capital Avionics, Inc.
  • DAC International
  • Dallas Avionics
  • EDMO Distributors
  • Flight Display Systems
  • Garmin
  • Heads Up Technologies
  • L-3 Avionics Systems
  • Mid-Continent Instruments
  • Sandel Avionics
  • Southeast Aerospace
  • TGH Aviation
  • Triumph Instruments
  • Ultra Electronics Flightline Systems
  • Universal Avionics Systems

Looking ahead, the AEA plays host to the U.S. East Regional Meeting in Naples, Fla., Sept. 28-30, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. The deadline for advance meeting and exhibitor registrations is Sept. 23. For more information or to register, visit

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William Tramper, L-3 Avionics gathers attendees around L-3's Magnometer installation software program during a technical workshop at the AEA Regional Meeting in Toronto.