Business & Technical Sessions

AEA Regulatory Rise & Shine

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.Tuesday, March 24TBD

Moderated by Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government & industry affairs

The opening Regulatory Rise & Shine offers a thoughtful, substantive and insightful source of regulatory news and information that affects you, your customers and your business. This Rise & Shine is dedicated to the most current aviation news, information and events. The specific topics are driven by the regulatory agenda, international agreements and new technologies being introduced.

Opening & Awards Ceremony

8:30 a.m.Tuesday, March 24Tennessee Ballroom

New Product Introductions

After Opening/Awards - NoonTuesday, March 24Tennessee Ballroom

The New Product Introductions always is one of the most popular sessions at this annual event, but it has quickly evolved into a must-see, cornerstone showcase in recent years. The event is now the primary launching pad for companies to unveil the latest and greatest in new avionics products and services coming to market for the current year, and more and more industry leaders are taking notice.

So what will be the most-exciting new product announced in 2020? see more

Avidyne Corp.

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Tuesday, March 24TBA

IFD training for general aviation aircraft, overview of Citation Jet and Atlas flight management system introduction.

Canada Regulatory & Industry Affairs

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Tuesday, March 24TBA

With the popularity of the Canadian roundtable in previous years, the AEA has developed an afternoon program focused on the regulatory and industry topics that affect Canada members. Details of these sessions will evolve and be posted on the AEA Convention website as they are confirmed.

Chicago Jet Group

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Tuesday, March 24TBA

CPDLC FANS and ATN general information, troubleshooting and installation.

Genesys Aerosystems

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Tuesday, March 24Off-site

Join Genesys Aerosystems for an off-site, hands-on, real-world S-TEC 3100 training session using an actual aircraft. Installation, setup and configuration, interfaces, and post-installation procedures. Transportation to/from the airport and refreshments provided by Genesys Aerosystems.

Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems Company

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Tuesday, March 24TBA

UniLink integration and installation: Datalink technology overview, UniLink models and specifications, interfaces, configuration, troubleshooting, return to service, certification and operational overview.

VIAVI Solutions

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Tuesday, March 24TBA

Overview of the IFR4000 operation, highlighting the tri-mode feature, feature-testing ILS (LOC-G/S-MB) simultaneously, ELT, and tips and tricks for fast and effective utilization of the guided test function and for getting the most value from your equipment. VIAVI new product updates, transponder and ADS-B testing post-2020.

Blue Avionics

2 hour sessionTuesday, March 24TBA

Configuring the BA-110 ACU, BA-440 Router/Filter, and BA-540 Adaptable Avionics Unit. Will configure each unit with one configuration of medium complexity.

Gogo Business Aviation

2 hour sessionTuesday, March 24TBA

Tools to manage Gogo systems (and customers) will familiarize attendees with the tools that enable crucial and productive conversations throughout the life cycle of the in-flight connectivity solution, from successful installation to thorough entry into service to ongoing maintenance and customer success.

Laversab Inc.

2 hour sessionTuesday, March 24TBA

ARTS (Avionics Radio Test System) – Operating procedures and upgrade possibilities.

Trig Avionics

2 hour sessionTuesday, March 24TBA

Training for compact and stack products. Valuable and practical insights on the installation and configuration of Trig equipment. Topics include ADS-B for general aviation, VHF comms, GPS and audio panel installations.

Applied Avionics

1 hour sessionTuesday, March 24TBA

Designing optimal SWAP+C system integration solutions. NEXSYS component technology is a platform of 12 microelectronic components that can be used inside of VIVISUN advanced lighted pushbutton switches and NEXSYS modules.

Aspen Avionics

1 hour sessionTuesday, March 24TBA

Evolution E5 Electronic Flight Instrument: Capability, upgrade path, and new features, autopilot integration.

Evolution Pro MAX Series of Flight Displays: New features, software upgrades, installation and troubleshooting.

Avionics Workforce Development Strategies

1 hour sessionTuesday, March 24TBA

AEA members will benefit by understanding the specifics of BCAI’s avionics degree program and anticipated student outcomes; getting a glimpse into research data used to develop program; and participating in an open Q&A forum on strategic reasoning behind degree development and the critical nature of proactive course development to meet advanced avionics workforce skills requirements, with Russ McCaffery, BCAI’s transportation dean.

Clarity is Magnetic - A Discussion in Leadership Development

1 hour sessionTuesday, March 24TBA

Informative and highly interactive presentation offering strategic solutions to middle management and executive leadership on effective business development and personal growth. Learn how to set vision with clarity, how great leaders inspire action and the development of a mission, value propositions and organizational goals directly tailored to the aviation and aerospace sector.

College-Corporate Partnership Tactics that Support Business Growth

1 hour sessionTuesday, March 24TBA

Higher education plays an increasingly critical role in economic development across industries. In light of the extremely challenging aviation staffing and training environment in which many AEA member companies operate, it is more important than ever for member companies to create and maintain dynamic relationships with accredited higher education partners like Broward College Aviation Institute. This workshop will prepare corporate members to better understand and approach college partners, and will help AEA academic members consider new, proven tactics to support aviation industry partners.

AEA members will benefit by understanding current best practices at Broward College’s corporate relations office, whose goal is to reach out to aviation companies to help them fully explore and access the resources available to them across campus. Such resources include specialized training, customized student recruitment, power-business insights collaborations, employee degree and certification attainment opportunities, event hosting and tuition assistance program planning. Participate in an open Q&A forum with Mary Monusky, BCAI business development director, who spent more than 15 years in global partnership management at American Express prior to joining BCAI’s corporate relations team.

FAA Drug and Alcohol Inspection Items: Be Prepared for Your Next Audit

1 hour sessionTuesday, March 24TBA

Did you know that inspectors are not required to provide advanced notice of an audit? During this presentation, attendees will learn the best methods to keep their anti-drug and alcohol misuse prevention program on track. This includes going through the audit checklist, understanding program requirements and keeping organized for a violation-free inspection.

FreeFlight Systems

1 hour sessionTuesday, March 24TBA

Discussion over lingering ADS-B installation needs/requirements, including details of ADS-B solutions. Discussion covering newest radar altimeter and FMS product lines.

Marketing Beyond the Runway

1 hour sessionTuesday, March 24TBA

Learn about using strategic communications to position your aviation company in the digital age. Learn if your business image is everything it could be by discussing comprehensive strategic initiatives to maximize combining the social space with traditional marketing initiatives. Objectives include navigating today's best practices in social media, search engine optimization and other cost-effective advertising strategies. Also, learn about exclusive co-op advertising opportunities offered to shops by various manufacturers to help you get the most bang for your buck.

Increasing Sales and Referrals from Clients You Already Have

1 hour sessionTuesday, March 24TBA

Three simple ways to close more sales and train the clients you have, to promote your shop and give you referrals. These three simple strategies can dramatically increase your sales without spending more money.

Speaking Pilot for Avionics Upgrades

1 hour sessionTuesday, March 24TBA

An entertaining class to help sales and installers understand the needs and wants of both pilots and owner/operators. Focuses on how upgrading to ADS-B and WAAS significantly improves safety and saves money by talking the buzzwords and language that pilots use.

  • WAAS versus GPS approaches, improved safety and cost savings.
  • ADS-B versus TIS, TAS, TCAS.
  • FIS-B versus XM Weather and onboard radar.
  • Discussion on the options available.

The Ins and Outs of Drug and Alcohol Program Management

1 hour sessionTuesday, March 24TBA

With 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 the impacts of marijuana legalization in our industry, common errors and oversights, training requirements and much more.

True Blue Power

1 hour sessionTuesday, March 24TBA

Lithium 101: An overview of the newest battery technologies and their applications.

ASTM/NCATT AET Certification and Endorsement Exams

All DayWednesday, March 25TBA

Advance your career and industry knowledge by earning a certification provided by ASTM's National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Technologies. These certifications demonstrate the knowledge base of the advanced aerospace technician and promote integrity, safety, and professionalism in the aerospace workforce.

The Aircraft Electronics Technician certificate and endorsements are industry-defined mechanisms to identify professionals who demonstrate their knowledge through testing and commit themselves to the aerospace industry. Associations and professionals across every industry use these certifications to recognize qualified and competent individuals. In fact, the FAA formally recognizes the AET certification as equivalent to formal training when showing eligibility for the issuance of a repairman certificate. Exams are free for AEA Convention attendees, courtesy of the AEA Educational Foundation.

Chicago Jet Group

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, March 25TBD

Testing and aircraft systems intergeneration.

Genesys Aerospace

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, March 25TBA

A deep dive into the installation, troubleshooting and the future development of the S-TEC 3100. How to properly install, maintain and update the S-TEC 3100.

Honeywell

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, March 25TBA

Honeywell retrofit and modification upgrades. Product features, capabilities, certification and applications by aircraft type.

Appareo

1 hour sessionWednesday, March 25TBA

Appareo Aviation is an accredited FAA parts manufacturing facility and is ISO 9001:2008 certified. Questions answered about the Stratus product line for general aviation, including 1090 ES transponders (with or without WAAS GPS), flight data monitoring tools, FAA TSO'd USB charging ports, Stratus receivers, and new flight apps – Stratus Horizon Pro and Aerovie.

Applied Avionics

1 hour sessionWednesday, March 25TBA

Designing optimal SWAP+C system integration solutions. NEXSYS component technology is a platform of 12 microelectronic components that can be used inside of VIVISUN® Advanced Lighted Pushbutton Switches and NEXSYS® Modules.

BendixKing

1 hour sessionWednesday, March 25TBA

Detailed walk-through on AeroCruze 100 & 230 autopilots. We'll go over insights, installation, ordering and tips and tricks for the AeroCruze 100 and AeroCruze 230 autopilots.

CCX Technologies

1 hour sessionWednesday, March 25TBA

T-RX products and how to conduct certain tests such as VOR, ILS, VHF comm, transponder Mode A/C and future test options.

Classifying Alterations for In-Service Aircraft

1 hour sessionWednesday, March 25TBA

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 updated and refreshed; aligned with the ASTM standard; and represents an FAA-recognized methodology for evaluating and classifying alterations.

FreeFlight Systems

1 hour sessionWednesday, March 25TBA

Discussion over lingering ADS-B installation needs/requirements, including details of ADS-B solutions. Discussion also covers newest radar altimeter and FMS product lines.

Robotic Skies

1 hour sessionWednesday, March 25TBA

Evolving regulatory landscape regarding commercial UAS maintenance programs, the fundamentals of unmanned systems and components, the spectrum of maintenance and repair services UAS will require, and the existing skills and expertise certified repair stations can apply to unmanned systems.

SmartSky Networks

1 hour sessionWednesday, March 25TBA

SmartSky 4GLTE Air-to-Ground connectivity solution for business aviation. Provide installers with an overview of the benefits of utilizing 4GLTE- and 5G-based technologies, ease of installation and seamless operation of this next-generation ATG system.

Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems Company

1 hour sessionWednesday, March 25TBA

ClearVision installation, certification, operations and training.

Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Wednesday, March 25Ryman Exhibit Hall

  • Light lunch will be served in Exhibit Hall.
  • AEA Educational Foundation Silent Auction begins in Exhibit Hall

AEA South Pacific Roundtable

2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Wednesday, March 25TBA

For AEA South Pacific Members Only

ASTM/NCATT AET Certification and Endorsement Exams

All DayThursday, March 26TBA

Advance your career and industry knowledge by earning a certification provided by ASTM's National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Technologies. These certifications demonstrate the knowledge base of the advanced aerospace technician and promote integrity, safety, and professionalism in the aerospace workforce.

The Aircraft Electronics Technician certificate and endorsements are industry-defined mechanisms to identify professionals who demonstrate their knowledge through testing and commit themselves to the aerospace industry. Associations and professionals across every industry use these certifications to recognize qualified and competent individuals. In fact, the FAA formally recognizes the AET certification as equivalent to formal training when showing eligibility for the issuance of a repairman certificate. Exams are free for AEA Convention attendees, courtesy of the AEA Educational Foundation.

AMI Work Order Software by WBParts

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Thursday, March 26TBA

Overview of the main functions of the free AMI Work Order Software for AEA member repair stations. Discuss future updates and potential user feedback.

ALTO Aviation

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Thursday, March 26TBA

The ALTO CSS CMS system discussed in detail from configuration, design and implementation. Provide a tool for customers to solve CMS obsolescence in legacy aircraft.

Avidyne Corp.

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Thursday, March 26TBA

IFD training for Citation Jet and King Air and Atlas flight management system overview.

BendixKing

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Thursday, March 26TBA

AeroVue Touch, AeroWave 100 and AeroCorder: The first half of this session will focus on AeroVue Touch installation, configuration and timesaving tips. The second half of this session will focus on AeroWave 100, in-flight connectivity, installation procedures, as well as tips and tricks for troubleshooting and AeroCorder, the smallest cockpit voice recorder/flight data recorder available.

Gogo Business Aviation

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Thursday, March 26TBA

Tools to manage Gogo systems (and customers) will familiarize attendees with the tools that enable crucial and productive conversations throughout the life cycle of the in-flight connectivity solution, from successful installation to thorough entry into service to ongoing maintenance and customer success.

Honeywell

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Thursday, March 26TBA

Honeywell retrofit and modification upgrades. Product features, capabilities, certification and applications by aircraft type.

Laversab Inc.

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Thursday, March 26TBA

ARTS (Avionics Radio Test System) – Operating procedures and upgrade possibilities.

Appareo

1 hour sessionThursday, March 26TBA

Appareo Aviation is an accredited FAA parts manufacturing facility and is ISO 9001:2008 certified. Questions answered about the Stratus product line for general aviation, including 1090 ES transponders (with or without WAAS GPS), flight data monitoring tools, FAA TSO'd USB charging ports, Stratus receivers, and new flight apps – Stratus Horizon Pro and Aerovie.

Apprenticeship Program

1 hour sessionThursday, March 26TBA

For years, the AEA has been working to recruit and promote the avionics trades through outreach and education. Now, the AEA enters the next phase by developing and promoting apprenticeship programs for both the avionics technicians and aircraft mechanics that meets the regulatory requirements. This session will discuss many questions you have about the recruitment, training and documentation of an acceptable apprenticeship program.

ASTM’s Compass

1 hour sessionThursday, March 26TBA

The AEA has negotiated a contract to bring all of the ASTM aviation standards to the repair station members that need the standards for the continuing airworthiness of the general aviation fleet from light-sport aircraft to the new Part 23 as well as the foundational maintenance of electrical wire interconnect systems for the legacy GA fleet. This session will educate the membership on how to navigate, locate and use the ASTM electronic standards library called Compass.

Guardian Avionics

1 hour sessionThursday, March 26TBA

Model 851 Smart MFD with an iPad. How to install the Smart MFD system into existing cockpit and how you can save your customers thousands of dollars.

PS Engineering

1 hour sessionThursday, March 26TBA

PAC 45 series audio control panels. Provide understanding of the various system capabilities, ordering process, configuration, installations and operation.

Robotic Skies

1 hour sessionThursday, March 26TBA

Evolving regulatory landscape regarding commercial UAS maintenance programs, the fundamentals of unmanned systems and components, the spectrum of maintenance and repair services UAS will require, and the existing skills and expertise certified repair stations can apply to unmanned systems.

Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Thursday, March 26Ryman Exhibit Hall

  • Light lunch will be served in Exhibit Hall.
  • AEA Educational Foundation Silent Auction closes at 2 p.m.

ASTM/NCATT AET Certification and Endorsement Exams

All DayFriday, March 27TBA

Advance your career and industry knowledge by earning a certification provided by ASTM's National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Technologies. These certifications demonstrate the knowledge base of the advanced aerospace technician and promote integrity, safety, and professionalism in the aerospace workforce.

The Aircraft Electronics Technician certificate and endorsements are industry-defined mechanisms to identify professionals who demonstrate their knowledge through testing and commit themselves to the aerospace industry. Associations and professionals across every industry use these certifications to recognize qualified and competent individuals. In fact, the FAA formally recognizes the AET certification as equivalent to formal training when showing eligibility for the issuance of a repairman certificate. Exams are free for AEA Convention attendees, courtesy of the AEA Educational Foundation.

Garmin

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Friday, March 27TBA

Installation, configuration, and certification training on the TXi and NXi systems, G5 and GFC 500, GFC 600, and relevant topics for dealers.

The Certification Process

6 hour sessionFriday, March 27TBA

Taking the applicant from the new-and-novel concept to producing and marketing the product (STC, kit, etc.). The course will start at the concept phase and walk through the documentation and communication; certification plan; demonstration; production (kit/PMA); and then continued airworthiness while following the FAA and Industry Guide to Product Certification where applicable.

Safety Management Systems (SMS) and Risk Management

4 hour sessionFriday, March 27TBA

Managing Risk: Fundamental to today’s aviation safety philosophy, understanding how to manage and mitigate risk is required to effectively operate a modern repair station and an essential element of SMS. This session will provide the understanding of the risk management process and provide you with the tools to effectively and efficiently incorporate risk management into your everyday operations.

Human Factors in Maintenance: Most maintenance errors trace their origins to some compromise in human factors. This session will investigate the fundamentals of human failure and identify opportunities to improve productivity as well as workplace health and safety.

AEA Safety Management System: The international interest in implementing an effective SMS program continues to grow throughout the aviation maintenance sector with many countries either already mandating an SMS program or are on “short-final” to implementing a new regulatory mandate. This session will provide an overview of the AEA SMS program and how it helps you to cost-effectively establish and operate your safety management system.

Increasing Sales and Referrals from Clients You Already Have

1 hour sessionFriday, March 27TBA

Three simple ways to close more sales and train the clients you have, to promote your shop and give you referrals. These three simple strategies can dramatically increase your sales without spending more money.

Speaking Pilot for Avionics Upgrades

1 hour sessionFriday, March 27TBA

An entertaining class to help sales and installers understand the needs and wants of both pilots and owner/operators. Focuses on how upgrading to ADS-B and WAAS significantly improves safety and saves money by talking the buzzwords and language that pilots use.

  • WAAS versus GPS approaches, improved safety and cost savings.
  • ADS-B versus TIS, TAS, TCAS.
  • FIS-B versus XM Weather and onboard radar.
  • Discussion on the options available.

 

 

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