Avionics Training Excellence Award

The annual Avionics Training Excellence Award recognizes AEA members for their total commitment to training.

Pilots and aircraft owners may not be aware of the avionics industry’s dedication to technician training. For decades, the AEA has led the way with comprehensive programs to cover everything from the basics to advanced avionics instruction. A total commitment to training by AEA member companies and the recognition of the Avionics Training Excellence Award allow members to demonstrate their dedication to professional career development and assure their customers of a higher level of service.

To qualify, an AEA member company must submit a completed ATE Award application and provide proof of participation in an AEA-recognized training event for every employed technician from January to December of the award year.

Applications for the 2024 award are due by December 31, 2024.

ATE Award Application

For a company to be eligible for the ATE Award, all of its technicians must have completed at least one AEA training event, which includes:

  • AEA International Convention & Trade Show.
  • AEA Regionals.
  • AEA In-Person Training Courses.
  • AEA Virtual-Live Training Courses.
  • Avionics News Technical Training Exam.
  • Online training via the AEA's Aerospace Education Resource Online (AERO) system.
  • OEM training.
  • AEA partner training.

If all your current employees have completed AEA recognized training, your company is eligible for the award. If the training involved successful completion of the Avionics News Technical Training exam, we do not need copies of the certificates and already have those records. Simply check the appropriate box on the application form.

For more information, contact Aaron Ward, director of operations, at 816-366-5106 or aaronw@aea.net

AEA Recognizes Members for Training Commitment

2023 ATE Award Receipients

In 2023, the AEA recognized 45 companies for their commitment to training.

The Avionics Training Excellence award recognizes AEA members for their total commitment to training as evidenced by participation in AEA-approved training. This year, 45 members were recognized. Pilots and aircraft owners have no easy way of knowing about a repair station's dedication to technician training; however, with a recognized commitment to training and by displaying the Avionics Training Excellence award, these AEA repair stations demonstrate their dedication to professional development and assure their customers of high levels of service.

2023 ATE Award Receipients