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April 27, 2016

59th Annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show Officially Opens in Orlando, Florida

With several new avionics products set to debut, the four-day event is the largest wholesale avionics show in the general aviation industry.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, April 27, 2016 -- Nearly 2,000 avionics manufacturers, repair stations, installers and other general aviation professionals have converged at the 59th annual Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Show, which opened today at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center in Kissimmee (Orlando), Florida. The four-day event takes place April 27-30, and it is the largest gathering of avionics manufacturers, distributors and government-certified repair stations in the world.

The AEA Convention is the preeminent venue dedicated solely to the general aviation avionics industry. The event's primary focus is providing avionics professionals with educational and marketing opportunities between equipment manufacturers, distributors and government-certified repair stations. The general aviation avionics community knows the AEA Convention is a must-attend gathering for growing their businesses, training their technicians and meeting with their dealer network.

Avionics professionals will experience the following highlights during the week, just to name a few.

One of the most popular sessions each year is the AEA New Product Introductions during the opening session, sponsored by Pacific Southwest Instruments. This must-see event takes place Wednesday, April 27, and it continues to draw the attention of the entire general aviation community. In addition, each NPI presentation will be syndicated to dozens of popular E-media and aviation websites, such as YouTube.

The 2016 AEA Member of the Year and Associate Member of the Year will be announced during the AEA Opening Session, April 27.

The nominees for the 2016 AEA Member of the Year are:

The nominees for the 2016 Associate Member of the Year are:

The official hashtag for the AEA Convention is #AEA16. Stay connected with AEA Convention updates by following the AEA on Twitter @AEA_aero and liking the AEA Facebook page at

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Founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association represents nearly 1,300 member companies in more than 40 countries, including approved maintenance organizations specializing in maintenance, repair and installation of aircraft electronics systems in general aviation aircraft. The AEA membership also includes manufacturers of aircraft electronics equipment, instrument repair facilities, instrument manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers, major distributors, engineers and educational institutions.

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