FAA and Industry Leaders Participate in Second Avionics Rotorcraft Forum

More than 50 general aviation industry executives are meeting with Federal Aviation Administration regulators at the General Aviation Manufacturers Association headquarters in Washington, D.C., for a two-day avionics rotorcraft forum, Aug. 21-22. The event is co-sponsored by the Aircraft Electronics Association and GAMA.

This is the second rotorcraft forum and a continuation of the first meeting, which occurred Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in the Dan Derby Center for Professional Development at the AEA International Headquarters in Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Participants are discussing the challenges and opportunities in the certification and installation of new avionics technologies in the rotorcraft market, and the forum opens the lines of communications between industry and the Federal Aviation Administration's Rotorcraft Directorate.

“The first day concluded with some excellent presentations on the path forward, including a number of policies and guidance documents to address advanced safety-enhancing technologies as well as mission-essential equipment, such as non-aviation radios for medical, marine and law enforcement,” said Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs.

Industry participants in attendance include:

  • Repair stations.
  • Helicopter manufacturers.
  • Avionics manufacturers.
  • Trade Associations, including the AEA, GAMA and HAI.