AEA West Connect Conference

October 5-6, 2022

Grand Sierra Resort - Reno, Nevada


Wednesday, October 5

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. - 9:30 a.m. Regulatory Update

A thoughtful, substantive, and insightful source of regulatory news and information that affects you, your customers, and your business.  This year’s topics include:

  • Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certificates (MOSAIC).
  • Safety management system rulemakings.
  • Transponder checks, RadAlts, and 5G activities (from a maintenance and installation perspective).
  • ADS-B for Canada.
  • Review the work of the FAA's Part 145 ARAC working group.
  • Update on the portability of the repairman certificate ARAC working group.
  • Introduction to the FAA’s dynamic regulatory system.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ASTM's AET Certification & Endorsements Exams
Testing is free ($175 value!) to registered conference attendees.
9 a.m. Exhibitor Setup
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Indoctrination Training - Regulatory Familiarization

Familiarization with U.S. aircraft maintenance regulations for indoctrination training of employees.

Morning break sponsored by WBParts Express
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. NATA Compliance Services
Anti-drug & alcohol program management.
11 a.m. - Noon OEM Product Info Sessions
  • ALTO Aviation
  • Aspen Avionics
  • Astronics
  • Evolution Measurements
  • FreeFlight/FDS
  • One Mile Up
  • Sandia Aerospace
  • SmartSky Networks
  • Universal Avionics
  • VIAVI Solutions
  • WBParts Express
Noon - 2 p.m. Exhibit Hall with Lunch Served
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Preparing for a Digital Autopilot Upgrade
Overview of modern digital autopilot systems and the integration and installation labor needed to perform upgrades on light GA aircraft.
3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics
In-depth look at the Flex custom function display, the ultimate flexibility in instrument design and avionics displays.
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. uAvionix - tailBeaconX TSO : Redefining the Transponder
Product overview, installation, best practices, setup, configuration, software updates, testing, and troubleshooting.
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
Drink tickets sponsored by EDMO Distributors
6 p.m. Exhibitor Teardown & label for shipment.

Thursday, October 6

7:45 a.m. - Noon AEA Registration Open
8 a.m. - 12 p.m. ASTM's AET Certification & Endorsements Exams
Testing is free ($175 value!) to registered conference attendees.
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Genesys Aerosystems
3100 DFCS Troubleshooting: ATTITUDE FAIL, Mode Failures, and AP FAIL solutions.
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Avidyne Corp.
IFD Installation Tips and Tricks, plus installing Vantage.
Morning break sponsored by Aircraft Lighting International
11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Garmin
Troubleshooting and configuration overview for TXi, GI 275, G5 and GFC 500, and GFC 600. NXi Upgrade Installation overview, and relevant topics for dealers.
Lunch sponsored by Garmin
Afternoon break sponsored by SmartSky Networks

Last updated Thursday, September 29, 2022

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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