Business & Technical Sessions

AEA Regulatory Rise & Shine

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.Tuesday, June 22TBD

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, June 22TBD

New Product Introductions

After Opening/Awards - NoonTuesday, June 22TBD

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 2021? see more

ACR Group: FreeFlight, SKYTRAC & Flight Data Systems - Technical Training

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Tuesday, June 22TBD

Presented by Brad Brunson, director, customer support

Dual-band ADS-B solutions, 5G-proof Terrain Series Radar Altimeters, 2301 product. SKYTRAC's Iridium Certus Constellation and Flight Data System's SENTRY CVFDR recorder.

Avidyne Corp. - IFD Series & ATLAS Installation Training

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Tuesday, June 22TBD

Presented by TJ Sutton, training manager

Installation training and configuration for IFD Series and ATLAS FMS, plus introduction to Interactive Installation Manual and 10-Module Dealer Training Curriculum.

Collins Aerospace - Citation CJ 1+ 2+ 3 Fusion Dealer Installation Overview

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Tuesday, June 22TBD

Presented by Richard White, senior manager, field service

Introduction to installation, operation, and maintaining the Citation Pro Line Fusion system. Additional information includes system architecture, subscription services, CASP Program, documentation/publications and customer support. This session is a prerequisite for the necessary follow-on training needed to be eligible for the sale and installation of Citation Air Pro Line Fusion equipment.

Genesys Aerosystems - S-TEC 3100 News & Installation

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Tuesday, June 22TBD

Presented by Al Gialousis, field service engineer

Latest news on the S-TEC 3100 and an in-depth look at an the autopilot installation.

Gogo Business Aviation - In-flight Connectivity 101

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Tuesday, June 22TBD

Presented by Javier Cervantes, lead technical trainer

This course will provide students an overview of IFC concepts for installing, configuring, optimizing, operating and troubleshooting IFC systems. This will enable attendees to gain an understanding on the basic airborne networks, IFC systems and the services they provide. Topics include: in-flight connectivity overview, satellite connectivity, air-to-ground connectivity, system function for each system of an IFC network and aircraft IFC network systems and services.

Blue Avionics - Deep Dive Configuring BA-540 AAU & BA-110 ACU

TBDTuesday, June 22TBD

Presented by Ross Cairns, founder and vice president, engineering

This course will show the advanced capabilities in solving both integration issues and new functions to get aircraft in the air quickly with the new functions your customers want.

How to Perform an Electrical Load Analysis

TBDTuesday, June 22TBD

Presented by William Tramper, owner, Azimuth Aerospace Solutions, LLC

How to properly and accurately perform an electrical load analysis.

Proper Procedures for Pitot-Static & Transponder Testing

TBDTuesday, June 22TBD

Presented by William Tramper, owner, Azimuth Aerospace Solutions, LLC

Regulations and proper testing procedures for pitot-static and transponder systems.

Satcom Direct - An Introduction to the SD Plane Simple Ku Satcom System

TBDTuesday, June 22TBD

Technical overview of Satcom Direct’s new Plane Simple Ku Satcom System as we discuss the specifications of the system’s two line-replaceable units, the common wiring, installation best practices, antenna alignment, and system configuration.

Aircraft Lighting International - A.L.I. LED Upgrade Basics & FAQ

TBDTuesday, June 22TBD

Presented by Shervin Rezaie, general manager

As with any system upgrade, there is a learning curve. This session will cover LED upgrade basics and work through solutions for frequently encountered challenges.

Aspen Avionics - Evolution MAX Displays

TBDTuesday, June 22TBD

Presented by Michael Studley, director, field service

New capabilities and installation information, including the latest autopilot integration certification(s) and details on the removal of backup instruments and vacuum system with recent certification of internal battery.

Clarity is Magnetic - A Discussion in Leadership

TBDTuesday, June 22TBD

Presented by Alyssa Connell, CEO, Connell Aviation Group

An 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.

Duncan Aviation - Autopilot System Troubleshooting

TBDTuesday, June 22TBD

Presented by Dustin Johnson, avionics supervisor

After showing videos of live aircraft squawks, this class will work through symptoms shown and talk through resolutions.

Increasing Sales and Referrals from Clients You Already Have

TBDTuesday, June 22TBD

Presented by Gary Reeves, founder, PilotSafety.org

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.

Marketing Beyond the Runway

TBDTuesday, June 22TBD

Presented by Alyssa Connell, CEO, Connell Aviation Group

Using strategic communications to position your aviation company in the ever-changing and turbulent digital age. Open discussion about how to market in a post-pandemic aviation environment. 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.

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics - Flex Custom Function Display: Next-level Glass Technology

TBDTuesday, June 22TBD

An in-depth look at the new Flex MD23 Custom Function Display

Robotic Skies - UAS Maintenance Overview

TBDTuesday, June 22TBD

Presented by Robotic Skies, director of operations

Robotic Skies has partnered with the unmanned industry’s leading airframe and component manufacturers. Come learn about some of the general maintenance procedures we’ve developed for our key OEM partners as well as applicable airworthiness practices and developing regulatory requirements.

SmartSky Networks - Air-to-Ground (ATG) Connectivity Solution for Aviation

TBDTuesday, June 22TBD

Presented by Darren Emery, vice president, product support

This introductory course is intended to provide installers with an overview of the benefits, ease of installation and seamless operation of SmartSky Network’s Air-to-Ground Wi-Fi network for aviation. Leveraging 5G technologies, SmartSky's ATG connectivity solution delivers unprecedented speed and capacity and best-in-class experience that allows users to do everything in the air that they take for granted on the ground.

Speaking Pilot for Avionics Upgrades

TBDTuesday, June 22TBD

Presented by Gary Reeves, founder, PilotSafety.org

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.

VIAVI Solutions - RF Shielding During ADS-B Testing & New Product Updates

TBDTuesday, June 22TBD

Presented by Kerry Crawford, product manager, avionics test

Highly sensitive ADS-B ground stations can create challenges for aviation maintenance technicians when doing altimeter and transponder checks. Even a small amount of RF leakage can create false intruders and earn you a notice from your FSDO. Join VIAVI Solutions for a discussion on how to effectively maximize RF attenuation and minimize RF leakage using VIAVI Solutions antenna couplers. Also, exciting new product updates.

First-Nighter Event - Back in the Saddle Again!

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.Tuesday, June 22TBD

Returning to something that is familiar and comfortable … to be doing something you had stopped doing for a period of time – a return to one’s normal, healthy, functioning state after an interruption or setback. Those words define the spirit of this year’s AEA First-Nighter Event and its theme: “Back in the Saddle Again!”

All attendees and exhibitors on-site in Dallas are invited to attend this event at the Hilton Anatole Hotel as we get “Back in the Saddle Again” to safely celebrate the aviation industry coming back strong.

The event will include drinks, refreshments and entertainment: Your convention badge is required for entry.

ASTM/NCATT AET Certification & Endorsement Exams

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Wednesday, June 23TBD

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.

AEA Regulatory Update

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, June 23TBD

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

Insightful regulatory news and information that affects you, your customers and your business. This session is dedicated to the most current aviation news, information and events. The specific topics are driven by the regulatory agenda and new technologies being introduced.

Chicago Jet Group - CPDLC FANS & ATN

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, June 23TBD

Presented by Mike Mitera, general manager

CPDLC FANS and ATN general information, troubleshooting and installation.

Genesys Aerosystems - S-TEC 3100 News & Installation

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, June 23TBD

Presented by Al Gialousis, field service engineer

Latest news on the S-TEC 3100 and an in-depth look at an the autopilot installation.

Gogo Business Aviation - Tools to Manage Gogo Systems (and Customers)

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, June 23TBD

Presented by Javier Cervantes, lead technical trainer

Familiarize dealers and operators with the tools that enable crucial and productive conversations throughout the life cycle of the in-flight connectivity solution, from successful installation through entry into service to ongoing maintenance and customer success.

Proper Procedures for Pitot-Static & Transponder Testing

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, June 23TBD

Presented by William Tramper, owner, Azimuth Aerospace Solutions, LLC

Regulations and proper testing procedures for pitot-static and transponder systems.

Trig Avionics Limited - Dealer Training

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, June 23TBD

Presented by Andy Davis, CEO

Geared toward avionics installers and dealers. Covers Trig VHF radios, transponders, ADS-B and GPS equipment, audio panels and accessories. Also covers a wide range of practical installation issues, tips and tricks, and the latest technical and configuration advice. The training will grow your knowledge and expertise.

Aircraft Lighting International - A.L.I. LED Upgrade Basics & FAQ

TBDWednesday, June 23TBD

Presented by Shervin Rezaie, general manager

As with any system upgrade, there is a learning curve. This session will cover LED upgrade basics and work through solutions for frequently encountered challenges.

Appareo - Product Training

TBDWednesday, June 23TBD

Presented by Kris Garberg, president, aviation

Learn what's new in Appareo's ecosystem of connectivity and flight data monitoring solutions. Also, get answers to your technical questions about the Stratus product line, including transponders, receivers, USB chargers, and flight apps.

Astronautics Corporation of America - Astronautics RoadRunner EFI

TBDWednesday, June 23TBD

Presented by Robert DuRall, customer support engineer

Product information and installation training for the Astronautics RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument.

EDMO Distributors Inc. - Flight Data Systems HHMPI CVR and FDR Downloading System Training

TBDWednesday, June 23TBD

Presented by Gerald Godbee, technical manager, Flight Data Systems

EDMO Distributors provides configuration definition and distribution of the Flight Data Systems HHMPI CVR and FDR downloading system. This session will focus on the usage of the HHMPI to download data from an onboard recorder. The session will cover configuration, connection and downloading procedures.

Guardian Avionics - Using Panel-Mount iPads in the Cockpit

TBDWednesday, June 23TBD

Presented by Ash Vij, president

Installation procedures and approvals for installing iPad mounts and using Guardian Avionics hardware to show MFD on the iPad.

L3Harris - Flight Data Services Training

TBDWednesday, June 23TBD

Presented by Everett Brady, general manager - U.S.

Session will focus on training operators with the ability to perform mandatory recorder intelligibility readouts, as well as flight data monitoring and flight operations quality assurance services for customers.

Managing Risk & Securing Insurance

TBDWednesday, June 23TBD

Presented by Kyle White, Upper Midwest aviation practice leader, Marsh & McLennan Agency

Whether you currently manage an avionics shop or aspire to own or operate an aviation business one day, this training session is for you. This course will prepare the attendee with the knowledge to identify risk, review supply chain contracts, and recognize situations where they are most likely to be sued. Understanding which insurance coverages you need and which ones you don't will save you premium dollars and provide confidence your business is protected.

One Mile Up - Get More From Panel Planner

TBDWednesday, June 23TBD

Presented by Gene Velazquez, facilitator

Avionics shops using Panel Planner will learn how to get more done, faster. This will be a hands-on training. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a new user, this session will show you the power under the hood. Stop and learn.

PS Engineering - Special Mission and Legacy Retrofit Audio Systems

TBDWednesday, June 23TBD

Presented by Gary Picou, vice president

PAC45-series audio systems from the quotation process to the configurations and installation considerations.

Robotic Skies - UAS Maintenance Overview

TBDWednesday, June 23TBD

Presented by Robotic Skies, director of operations

Robotic Skies has partnered with the unmanned industry’s leading airframe and component manufacturers. Come learn about some of the general maintenance procedures we’ve developed for our key OEM partners as well as applicable airworthiness practices and developing regulatory requirements.

Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Wednesday, June 23Trinity Exhibit Hall

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

ASTM/NCATT AET Certification & Endorsement Exams

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Thursday, June 24TBD

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.

ALTO Aviation - Cadence Cabin Management System Integration

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Thursday, June 24TBD

Presented by Kevin Hayes, vice president of sales and marketing

Provide configuration and integration support of CMS products including Cadence switch panels, relay and temperature controllers, audio and Bluetooth interfaces, and the new System Master Controller.

Avidyne Corp. - Installation Training

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Thursday, June 24TBD

Presented by TJ Sutton, training manager

Introduction to Interactive Installation Manual and 10-Module Dealer Training Curriculum.

Chicago Jet Group - Testing & Aircraft Systems Integration

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Thursday, June 24TBD

Presented by Mike Mitera, general manager

 

Genesys Aerosystems - S-TEC 3100 News & Installation

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Thursday, June 24TBD

Presented by Al Gialousis, field service engineer

Latest news on the S-TEC 3100 and an in-depth look at an S-TEC 3100 installation.

Gogo Business Aviation - Tools to Manage Gogo Systems (and Customers)

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Thursday, June 24TBD

Presented by Javier Cervantes, lead technical trainer

Familiarize dealers and operators with the tools that enable crucial and productive conversations throughout the life cycle of the in-flight connectivity solution, from successful installation through entry into service to ongoing maintenance and customer success.

How to Perform an Electrical Load Analysis

TBDThursday, June 24TBD

Presented by William Tramper, owner, Azimuth Aerospace Solutions, LLC

How to properly and accurately perform an electrical load analysis.

WBParts - Increase Profits Without Increasing Overhead

TBDThursday, June 24TBD

Presented by Jaramey Ham, business development manager

Discussion of software and Just In Time Parts – the purpose of software, how to maximize software potential, inventory preparedness, lean practices and inventory control basics.

Appareo - Product Training

TBDThursday, June 24TBD

Presented by Kris Garberg, president, aviation

Learn what's new in Appareo's ecosystem of connectivity and flight data monitoring solutions. Also, get answers to your technical questions about the Stratus product line, including transponders, receivers, USB chargers, and flight apps.

Barfield - Aircraft Electrical Bond Testing

TBDThursday, June 24TBD

Presented by Kevin Kaufman, vice president, sales

Proper use of Barfield BT700 Bond Tester and how to make troubleshooting easier.

Barfield - RF Antenna Testing

TBDThursday, June 24TBD

Presented by Lew Wingate, vice president, GSTE

Understanding the theory of RF and RF antenna testing. Health checks on antennas and CoAx.

Becker Avionics - Technical Training

TBDThursday, June 24TBD

Presented by Rob Truglia, business development manager, fixed wing

Technical Training

Guardian Avionics - Using Panel-Mount iPads in the Cockpit

TBDThursday, June 24TBD

Presented by Ash Vij, president

Installation procedures and approvals for installing iPad mounts and using Guardian Avionics hardware to show MFD on the iPad.

Marketing Beyond the Runway

TBDThursday, June 24TBD

Presented by Alyssa Connell, CEO, Connell Aviation Group

Using strategic communications to position your aviation company in the ever-changing and turbulent digital age. Open discussion about how to market in a post-pandemic aviation environment. 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.

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics - Flex Custom Function Display: Next-level Glass Technology

TBDThursday, June 24TBD

Presented by David Copeland, vice president of sales

An in-depth look at the NEW Flex MD23 Custom Function Display

One Mile Up - Get More From Panel Planner

TBDThursday, June 24TBD

Presented by Gene Velazquez, facilitator

Avionics shops using Panel Planner will learn how to get more done, faster. This will be a hands-on training. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a new user, this session will show you the power under the hood. Stop and learn.

Robotic Skies - UAS Maintenance Overview

TBDThursday, June 24TBD

Presented by Andy Osantowske, director of operations

Robotic Skies has partnered with the unmanned industry’s leading airframe and component manufacturers. Come learn about some of the general maintenance procedures we’ve developed for our key OEM partners as well as applicable airworthiness practices and developing regulatory requirements.

SmartSky Networks - Air-to-Ground (ATG) Connectivity Solution for Aviation

TBDThursday, June 24TBD

Presented by Darren Emery, vice president, product support

This introductory course is intended to provide installers with an overview of the benefits, ease of installation and seamless operation of SmartSky Network’s Air-to-Ground Wi-Fi network for aviation. Leveraging 5G technologies, SmartSky's ATG connectivity solution delivers unprecedented speed and capacity and best-in-class experience that allows users to do everything in the air that they take for granted on the ground.

Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Thursday, June 24Trinity Exhibit Hall

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

ASTM/NCATT AET Certification & Endorsement Exams

8:30 a.m. - Noon (Last test starts at 10 a.m.)Friday, June 25TBD

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 - Technical Training

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Friday, June 25 

Presented by Katie Bosman, aviation maintenance instructor, and Nick Wright, aviation maintenance instructor

Installation, configuration, and certification training on the TXi and NXi systems, GI 275, G5 and GFC 500, GFC 600, and relevant topics for dealers.

GLOBALJET Services - Aircraft Wiring Schematic

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Friday, June 25 

Unique and focused approach to understanding OEM wiring diagrams. Comprehensive course dedicated to learning the specific practices used by the manufacturer for recording their electrical wiring diagrams. This is an intensive session with active classroom participation. Considered essential for all proactive technicians who desire a stronger foundation in OEM-specific wiring systems and troubleshooting/support documentation.

Collins Aerospace - King Air (KA) Fusion Dealer Installation Overview

TBDFriday, June 25TBD

Presented by Richard White, senior manager, field service

Introduction to installation, operation, and maintaining the KA Fusion EDS system. Additional information includes system architecture, subscription services, CASP Program, documentation/publications and customer support. This session is a prerequisite for the necessary follow-on training needed to be eligible for the sale and installation of King Air Pro Line Fusion equipment.

WBParts - Increase Profits Without Increasing Overhead

TBDFriday, June 25TBD

Presented by Jaramey Ham, business development manager

Discussion of software and Just In Time Parts – the purpose of software, how to maximize software potential, inventory preparedness, lean practices and inventory control basics.

Increasing Sales and Referrals from Clients You Already Have

TBDFriday, June 25TBD

Presented by Gary Reeves, founder, PilotSafety.org

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

TBDFriday, June 25TBD

Presented by Gary Reeves, founder, PilotSafety.org

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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