AEA West Connect Conference

September 23-24, 2019

Nugget Casino Resort - Sparks, Nevada


Monday, September 23

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 - Dedicated to the most current aviation news, information and events that offers a thoughtful, substantive and insightful source of regulatory news and information that affects you, your customers and your business.
Morning Break Sponsored by WBParts Inc.
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. NATA Compliance
The Ins and Outs of Drug and Alcohol Program Management - Having more than 15 years of managing Anti-Drug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Programs, NATA Compliance Services has seen a thing or two! Join us as we review common errors and oversights, training requirements and much, much more.
9 a.m. Exhibitor Setup
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Classifying Alterations for In-Service Aircraft
Now, more than ever, using a proven evaluation and classification methodology will save the shop time and money, and show the customer the FAA-accepted means of compliance. This training is:
  1. Updated and refreshed.
  2. Aligned with the ASTM standard.
  3. Represents an FAA-recognized methodology for evaluating and classifying alterations.
11 a.m. - Noon Quoting a Project Can Make or Break You
Understanding your customer’s expectations. Know what you’re getting into. Common mistakes. The unknowns. Understanding your capabilities and how to get it all right.
Noon - 12:45 p.m. Lunch
Sponsored by WBParts Inc.
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. BendixKing
New STCs and the AeroCruze series of autopilots. AeroVue Touch, AeroFlight (KI300/KA310), and AeroCruze 230 were STC’d in July. BendixKing recently announced the acquisition of TruTrak. This technical session will dive into the AMLs for the applicable products and talk about the newly minted line of AeroCruze 100 autopilots. Expect a walkthrough of each newly STC’d product, what it is compatible with, as well as the future for integration for the entire product suite. If you have more questions or are looking for a product demo, be sure to stop by their display table in the exhibit hall.
1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.

OEM Product Info Sessions

  • ALTO Aviation
  • Aspen Avionics Inc.
  • Av-DEC
  • Avidyne Corp.
  • BendixKing
  • Gogo Business Aviation
  • uAvionix Corp.
  • VIAVI Solutions, formerly Aeroflex
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
Drink Tickets sponsored by Robotic Skies
6 p.m. Exhibitor Teardown & label for shipment.

Tuesday, September 24

7:45 a.m. - Noon AEA Registration Open
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Genesys Aerosystems
S-TEC 3100 installation best practices, troubleshooting tips and upcoming updates.
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Avidyne Corp.
IFD 550/540/440 Installation Training plus SkyTrax100B ADS-B
Morning Break Sponsored by Satcom Direct Inc.
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Garmin
Installation, configuration and maintenance training topics for TXi, G3X Touch for Certificated Aircraft, G5, GFC 500, GFC 600, new GPS/GNX products, and relevant topics for dealers.
Lunch Sponsored by Garmin
Afternoon Break Sponsored by WBParts Inc.

Last updated Thursday, September 19, 2019

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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