AEA’s Pilot’s Guide to Avionics available at NBAA Convention in Las Vegas

Stop by booth C6914 for complimentary copy, Oct. 10-12

Published annually by the Aircraft Electronics Association, the 2017-18 edition of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics will be available at the NBAA Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 10-12. AEA staff members will distribute hundreds of complimentary copies to business aircraft operators, pilots and owners at the AEA's booth, No. C6914 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

This year marks the 15th annual edition of the Pilot's Guide to Avionics, a consumer's directory loaded with educational articles, timely information and data about the wonderful world of avionics technologies. The publication helps pilots and aircraft owners make better buying decisions and locate nearly 1,300 AEA member companies in more than 40 countries, including government-certified repair stations specializing in maintenance, repair and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft. It also includes the manufacturers and distributors of these products, as well as technical schools and universities, engineers and consultants for the industry.

With the Federal Aviation Administration's mandate for aircraft flying in controlled airspace to equip with ADS-B Out avionics by Jan. 1, 2020, this publication covers the topic in-depth and provides answers to frequently asked questions.

The informational articles featured in this year's Pilot's Guide to Avionics include: 

  • New avionics products for 2017: A complete review of all the new technologies and services introduced at the AEA International Convention & Trade Show.
  • ADS-B airspace: Is your general aviation airport inside or near it?
  • Is your new ADS-B equipment working correctly?
  • Real-world avionics: antennas and ADS-B.
  • Moving onward on Part 23: One aircraft OEM sees a better way to better panels.
  • Staying connected in flight: Solutions continue to grow for light aircraft.
  • Radar love: Airborne Doppler weather radar remains the top tool for tactical weather avoidance.
  • Wired for the future? Weighing when to replace aged wiring harnesses.

Individuals residing in the United States also may request a free copy of the AEA's Pilot's Guide to Avionics online at while supplies last. 

The AEA staff also will be distributing complimentary copies of the October 2017 issue of Avionics News, the association’s monthly magazine, to all attendees at the NBAA Convention.