AEA Hosts its First Technology Incubator

On Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, the Aircraft Electronics Association played host to the first AEA Technology Incubator at its headquarters in Lee's Summit, Missouri.

The AEA Technology Incubator is designed to demystify the path forward to producing parts for certified aircraft with a focus on producing these parts under the FAA oversight. The best and most successful way to demystify anything in aviation is to open the path for communication. The AEA Technology Incubator included presentations and discussions focused on understanding the FAA regulatory structure, as well as the Part 23 and production regulations, guidance and policies. In addition, the AEA Technology Incubator offered ample opportunity to interact with the association staff, FAA personnel and other attendees.

The goal of the AEA Technology Incubator is simple and straightforward: encourage new technologies; encourage the promotion of safety-enhancing technologies; facilitate and encourage the communications between new aviation entrants and the FAA.

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