AEA Convention to be Streamed Live via Aero-News Network/Aero-TV

The Aero-News Network (ANN) and Aero-TV have selected the AEA International Convention & Trade Show to debut its newest programming initiative. During the AEA convention, which takes place from April 7-11 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, ANN/Aero-TV will add professional live-streaming via the web to its growing suite of programming options.

Aero-News Network is a real-time, 24/7 aviation/aerospace news and information service, and this event will represent the first time ANN/Aero-TV will offer live-streaming from its website. ANN staff said they selected the AEA convention to debut this service because it’s where “all the really cool stuff happens.”

The Aero-TV crew will produce live programming for each of the three primary days of the AEA convention. Beginning April 8, Aero-TV will cover the AEA’s industry-leading “New Product Introductions” showcase; the two-hour live programming session will detail more than 30 new avionics products and technologies.

Two other exciting programs will be offered April 9 and April 10. These programs will feature daily news updates directly from the busy AEA Exhibit Hall, as well as interviews with the newsmakers at this year’s show.

The live programming will be available through links at and Dedicated news portals, featuring this programming, are available to aviation-oriented websites via an easy HTML “cut and paste” utility, which can be placed on virtually any site. Requests for this code can be made to

“We couldn’t be more pleased or excited to be working with the AEA as their 2010 Real-Time News Service partner,” said Jim Campbell, CEO of ANN.

“Few events boast the excitement and innovative atmosphere that we find at each year’s AEA Convention & Trade Show, so we’re tremendously pleased to kick off the latest iteration of the ANN media revolution among a community that truly understands the value of expert, real-time news and info. It’s exciting to be introducing new innovations in the midst of one of the most innovative industries in the world,” Campbell said.

Paula Derks, president of the AEA, said the association is looking forward to welcoming Aero-News Network to the upcoming AEA show.

“Their dedicated team of reporters will be live-streaming the debut of the latest avionics products and services, as well as producing fast-paced, high-tech ‘live interviews’ on the AEA Exhibit Hall floor to bring the excitement of the show to the thousands of Aero-News Network readers,” Derks said.

ANN has produced more than 130,000 individual stories for online publication since its full-time inception in 1999 (some aspects of the program date back to 1994). As online technologies developed, ANN stayed on the cutting-edge of online news delivery. As early adopters of multi-media content in aviation and aerospace news, nearly 4,000 audio features have been made available for download since its podcasts were added in 2004. With the advent of Aero-TV in 2007, ANN has produced about 700 video features.

“‘Aero-streaming’ is the next wave of a number of new initiatives that will be part of our massive ‘AeroTelligence’ upgrades in the coming year,” Campbell said. “As aggressive as our plans are to maintain over a decade of industry leadership, we want to make it clear that ANN and Aero-TV will continue to serve the aviation and aerospace world with the most innovative, comprehensive and expertly prepared news and information extant.”

For more information, contact the AEA at 816-347-8400 or 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.