AEA Central Regional

October 10-11, 2024

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma



Thursday, October 10

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
AEA Registration Open
8 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Official Conference Welcome
8:15 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Regulatory Update: The Latest in Aviation Regulations
This comprehensive annual review highlights key regulatory issues impacting the avionics industry. It covers updates on repair station regulations, aircraft certification, and important rulemaking activities that directly influence your business.  This year will include updates on:

  • Repair station NPRM on data and contract maintenance;
  • Part 23 Acceptable Means of Compliance;
  • Final Report from the Repairman Portability Working Group.

Morning break sponsored by Aircraft Lighting International

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Back to Basics: Customer Supplied Parts and the Importance of Traceability

Ensuring proper traceability of parts is essential for a repair station to verify the suitability of components used in maintenance and alterations. This session will cover key aspects of part acceptability, including new, used, and customer-supplied parts. Additionally, will explore various acceptable methods for demonstrating traceability, a critical requirement for all repair stations.

9 a.m.
Exhibitor Setup
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Take the NEW Avionics Installation Certification Exam for FREE
Please note: If you are already an ASTM NCATT-certified Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET), you are eligible to take the NEW Aircraft Electronics Installation Technician (AEIT) endorsement exam for free at the AEA Regional. If you are not AET certified, you must pass that exam first. If you pass the AET certification exam at the AEA Regional, you can take the new installation endorsement exam along with other endorsements. All exams are free for attendees, courtesy of the AEA Educational Foundation. AET certification exams are normally $175, and AEIT endorsement exams are $150.

Did you know the FAA formally recognizes the AET certification as equivalent to formal training when showing eligibility for the issuance of a repairman certificate? Learn more at
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Avionics Fundamentals: Navigating Basic Troubleshooting Techniques
This session is tailored to provide participants with a solid grounding in identifying and addressing common avionics challenges. We will unveil common pitfalls and arm attendees with practical techniques to diagnose and rectify issues, and we will discuss the tools and techniques for troubleshooting. This training is suitable for beginners and those looking to solidify their foundational knowledge to help be your compass in the complex world of avionics.
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Build an Avionics Workforce Pipeline: Partner with Schools
Discover how Oklahoma CareerTech can help you find employees with the right skills. CareerTech teachers in high schools and technology centers prepare students to enter high-wage, high-demand careers immediately after graduation. Tonja Norwood, STEM Division Manager for Oklahoma CareerTech, will brief you about Choose Aerospace (aviation maintenance general), avionics, internships, advisory committees, and aerospace pathways. Join us to explore how these programs can meet your workforce needs.
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Genesys Aerosystems - Utilizing the Genesys Software Tools
Learn how to utilize Genesys software tools: Take a deeper look at Genesys software tools, in particular AP Config Builder and TSO Vista
12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
uAvionix - ADS-B and Beyond
This session is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of troubleshooting existing uAvionix ADS-B products and introduce upcoming AV-30-C offerings. This training is essential for anyone involved in the installation, maintenance, or operation of uAvionix equipment, ensuring you stay ahead with the latest advancements and troubleshooting techniques.
1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Collins Aerospace - Pro Line Fusion: Best practices for installation
This session covers upgrades for Citation CJ1+, CJ2+ and CJ3, Challenger CL-604 and King Air series for touch-control primary flight displays and powerful weather threat detection services.
2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Avidyne - Vantage12 Installation Training
In this session, Avidyne will cover the details on converting an Entegra-equipped Cirrus to Vantage12 displays, including system overview, installation considerations and scope, using the EZ Adapter Harnesses, and pricing, so attendees will be equipped to quote and install Vantage12.
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Laversab - Avionics Radio Test Set: ARTS-7000
The ARTS-7000 not only simplifies testing protocols but also enhances adaptability, making it an indispensable tool for aviation professionals across various sectors. This session will cover operations training, including radio communication, navigation, distance measuring equipment, Mode S, ADS-B, emergency locator transmitters, and how to utilize the wireless control and user-configurable interface.
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Product Info Session
4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open
6:30 p.m.
Exhibitor Teardown

Friday, October 11

7:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
AEA Registration Open
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Cirrus - SR2X G7 Update: Review of Perspective Touch+ Avionics
With the recent announcement of the Cirrus SR2X G7, the Cirrus maintenance training team invites you to a concise, one-hour review of the Cirrus Perspective Touch+ avionics. This training will highlight the differences between the G6 and G7 models, common maintenance items, Autopilot Assert Logs, and database management. Join us to stay updated on the latest advancements.
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Avionics Installation Certification Exam, Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) Certification & Endorsement Exams
Exams are free for attendees, courtesy of the AEA Educational Foundation.
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Garmin Technical Training

The objective for Garmin’s training is to provide participants with in-depth knowledge and skills related to installation, troubleshooting and configuration of Garmin products. The training will cover various topics and tools relevant to the field.

Training topics include:

  • New product training, including overview, quoting, operations and installation considerations.
  • Discussion of the latest installation, troubleshooting, configuration and administrative topics from training classes and FSE calls.
  • GDL 60 installation and registration.
  • Retrofit integrated flight deck installation, troubleshooting, and configuration topics.
  • As GI 275 is offered with Over the Counter options, discussion of specific configurations and software update instructions.

Morning break sponsored by Avidyne
12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
Sponsored by Garmin
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Garmin Technical Training continued

Last updated Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Every attempt not to deviate from the above schedule will be made; however, the AEA reserves the right to make changes when necessary without notice. Please check back often to ensure you have the latest schedule.



The AEA would like to thank the following sponsors.

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Linda Adams, or 816-347-8400

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