AEA recognizes members for training commitment

LEE'S SUMMIT, MISSOURI, June 6, 2019 -- The Aircraft Electronics Association announced the recipients of the annual Avionics Training Excellence Award, which recognizes AEA member companies for their total commitment to continued education as evidenced by participation in AEA-approved training. Over 50 member companies received the 2018 AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award.

AEA President and CEO Mike Adamson said these AEA-certified repair station members train beyond the Federal Aviation Administration requirements and are committed to professional development for their technicians.

"These companies have demonstrated a commitment to continuing education and the professional development of their technicians," Adamson said. "As a market leader in avionics training, the association's high-quality, cost-effective regulatory and technical training has helped AEA member technicians around the world meet their training needs year after year."

For a member company to be eligible for the AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award, all its technicians must have completed at least one AEA-approved training event in the previous year, which includes the courses conducted at AEA headquarters; the AEA International Convention & Trade Show; AEA Connect Conferences; the Avionics News Technical Training Exam; AEA computer-based training; original equipment manufacturer training from AEA associate member companies; and AEA partner training.

The following companies completed the training requirements and received the 2018 AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award: 

  • ABS Avionics Inc, Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • Absolute Aviation LLC, Edgewater, Florida
  • Aircraft and Avionics Sales Inc., New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
  • Arapahoe Aero Avionics, Englewood, Colorado
  • Atkinson Aeronautics & Technology Inc, Tappahannock, Virginia
  • Atlantic Avionics Inc., Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Atlas Aircraft Center, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Bismarck Aero Center, Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Campus Avionics Services, Granbury, Texas
  • CE Avionics Inc., Sanford, Florida
  • Century Flight Systems Inc., Mineral Wells, Texas
  • Chevron GOM Aircraft Operations, Picayune, Mississippi
  • Columbia Helicopters, Aurora, Oregon
  • Dyersburg Avionics of Caruthersville Inc, Caruthersville, Missouri
  • Empire Avionics, White Plains, New York
  • Executive Air Taxi Corp., Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Flight-Deck Avionics, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Flightpath Aviation, Brooksville, Florida
  • Freedom Air Avionics, Broomfield, Colorado
  • Georgia Avionics, Winder, Georgia
  • Gulf Coast Avionics Corp., Lakeland, Florida
  • Gulfstream Aerospace, Dallas, Texas
  • JLC Avionics, Ashland, Oregon
  • JP Avionics, Hoedekenskerke, Netherlands
  • Mayday Avionics Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • McCreery Aviation, McAllen, Texas
  • Mid-Canada Mod Center, Breslau, Ontario, Canada
  • National Jets Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Northeast Air, Portland, Maine
  • Northern Lights Avionics, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Park Rapids Avionics, Park Rapids, Minnesota
  • Pegasus Technologies Inc., Green Cove Springs, Florida
  • PF Flyers Inc., Greenville, South Carolina
  • Pfizer Inc., West Trenton, New Jersey
  • Poor Boy Avionics, San Angelo, Texas
  • Preferred Avionics & Instruments, Howell, Michigan
  • Premier Avionics, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Private Sky Aviation, Fort Myers, Florida
  • Prodigious Jet Services LLC, Lake Worth, Florida
  • Q.F. Avionics Center Ltd., Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
  • Quest Avionics Inc., Ocala, Florida
  • RainAir Avionics Services, Albertville, Alabama
  • SkyWorld Avionics Inc., Midland, Virginia
  • South Avionics Training Center, Kissimee, Florida
  • Southeast Aerospace Inc., Melbourne, Florida
  • Spirit Aeronautics, Columbus, Ohio
  • Sun Aviation Avionics, Vero Beach, Florida
  • Textron Aviation - Tampa, Tampa, Florida
  • Tomlinson Avionics of Florida Inc., Fort Myers, Florida
  • Top Flight Avionics, Belleville, Michigan
  • Wilmington Avionics Inc., New Castle, Delaware

Applications for the 2019 award will be available online beginning in January 2020. For more information about the AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award, visit


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Founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association represents nearly 1,300 member companies in more than 40 countries, including approved maintenance organizations specializing in maintenance, repair and installation of aircraft electronics systems in general aviation aircraft. The AEA membership also includes manufacturers of aircraft electronics equipment, instrument repair facilities, instrument manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers, major distributors, engineers and educational institutions.