AEA recognizes members for training commitment

LEE'S SUMMIT, MISSOURI, June 7, 2021 -- 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. A total of 45 member companies received the 2020 AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award. 

Aaron Ward, AEA director of operations, said these certified repair station members train beyond the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration and are committed to ensuring their technicians are current on the latest regulations and technologies.

"The AEA provides members with a variety of cost-effective professional development options," Ward said. "In addition to the in-person, hands-on technical training at our headquarters, we now offer virtual-live instruction. These new courses have been added to the mix, allowing members to log in anywhere and continue their professional development."

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 in-person courses conducted at AEA headquarters; the AEA International Convention & Trade Show; the AEA Connect Conferences; the Avionics News Technical Training Exam; online training via the AEA's Aerospace Education Resource Online (AERO) system; AEA virtual-live training courses; original equipment manufacturer training from AEA member companies; and AEA partner training.

The following companies completed the training requirements and received the 2020 AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award:

  •  Absolute Aviation LLC; Edgewater, Florida
  •  Aerotronics Inc.; Billings, Montana
  •  Aircraft and Avionics Sales Inc.; New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
  •  AMI Aviation Services, LLC; Sanford, Florida
  •  Arapahoe Aero Avionics Inc.; Englewood, Colorado
  •  Atlantic Avionics; Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada
  •  Atlas Aircraft Center; Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  •  Bismarck Aero Center; Bismarck, North Dakota
  •  Carpenter Avionics Inc.; Smyrna, Tennessee
  •  CE Avionics Inc.; Sanford, Florida
  •  Century Flight Systems Inc.; Mineral Wells, Texas
  •  Chevron GOM Aircraft Operations; Picayune, Mississippi
  •  CHI Aviation; Howell, Michigan
  •  Coastal Winds Avionics; Mobile, Alabama
  •  Columbia Helicopters Inc.; Aurora, Oregon
  •  Dyersburg Avionics of Caruthersville; Caruthersville, Missouri
  •  Elite Avionics Services LLC; Scott City, Missouri
  •  Empire Avionics; White Plains, New York
  •  Flight-Deck Avionics LLC; Salt Lake City, Utah
  •  Freedom Air Avionics; Broomfield, Colorado
  •  Garmin AT; Salem, Oregon
  •  Gulf Coast Avionics Corp.; Lakeland, Florida
  •  JLC Avionics; Ashland, Oregon
  •  JP Avionics BV; Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands
  •  MAC Aircraft Maintenance; Portland, Maine
  •  Mayday Avionics Inc.; Grand Rapids, Michigan
  •  McCreery Aviation ; McAllen, Texas
  •  Mid-Canada Mod Center; Breslau, Ontario, Canada
  •  Million Air; San Juan, Puerto Rico
  •  Northeast Air Inc.; Portland, Maine
  •  Park Rapids Avionics Inc.; Park Rapids, Minnesota
  •  Pegasus Technologies Inc.; Green Cove Springs, Florida
  •  Poor Boy Avionics ; San Angelo, Texas
  •  Prodigious Jet Services LLC; Lake Worth, Florida
  •  Q.F. Avionics Center Ltd.; Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
  •  Quest Avionics Inc.; Ocala, Florida
  •  South Avionics Training Center; Kissimmee, Florida
  •  Southeast Aerospace Inc.; Melbourne, Florida
  •  Spirit Aeronautics; Gahanna, Ohio
  •  Temple Electronics Company, Inc.; Arcola, Texas
  •  Textron Aviation Service - Tampa; Tampa, Florida
  •  Thom Duncan Avionics LLC; Fayetteville, Tennessee
  •  Tomlinson Avionics of Florida Inc.; Fort Myers, Florida
  •  Top Flight Avionics; Belleville, Michigan
  •  Wilmington Avionics Inc.; New Castle, Delaware

Applications for the 2021 award are now available for AEA members at


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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.