Business & Technical Sessions

AEA Regulatory Rise & Shine

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.Monday, March 28TBD

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.Monday, March 28TBD

New Product Introductions

After Opening/Awards - NoonMonday, March 28TBD

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 2022? see more

Avidyne Corp. - Vantage, IFD Installation & R10.3 Upgrade Training

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Monday, March 28TBD

Presented by TJ Sutton, technical training manager

Installation considerations for the new Vantage PFD/MFD upgrade plus IFD installation and R10.3 features and software upgrade process.

Gogo Business Aviation - Inflight Connectivity 2022

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Monday, March 28TBD

Presented by Javier Cervantes, Systems Training Representative

Inflight connectivity is always evolving, and Gogo’s ATG solutions and satellite services provide examples of how business aircraft get online in 2022. This session will touch on satellite connectivity but will focus on Air to Ground data systems, tooling and monitoring, equipment installation, and best practices. We will introduce Gogo’s 5G ATG solution from an installer’s point of view. The presenter will provide case studies for ATG connectivity health monitoring and system provisioning.

CCX Technologies - T-RX 101: T-RX Avionics Tester Training

TBDMonday, March 28TBD

Presented by Terry Markovich, senior technical advisor

Introduction to the T-RX Avionics Tester! Hands-on training includes nav, comm, transponder, ADS-B, TCAS, and DME tests. GPS Signal Generator and GPS Antenna Coupler training.

Genesys Aerosystems - S-TEC 3100 News and Installation

TBDMonday, March 28TBD

Presented by Jesse Beard, field service engineer

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

Be an Informed & Strategic Insurance Buyer

TBDMonday, March 28TBD

Presented by Kyle White, Aviation Practice Leader

Securing the right insurance coverage for your business can be stressful and expensive. Learn to be efiecient with your premium dollars. We will cover contractual liability, assumption of risk, and transferring of risk through customizing the coverages you want and eliminating the ones you don't need. This strategy will yield the best value for the premium dollars you spend.

Clarity is Magnetic - A Discussion in Leadership & Personal Development

TBDMonday, March 28TBD

Presented by Alyssa Connell, CEO Connell Aviation Group

Alyssa Connell leads an informative and highly interactive presentation offering strategic solutions to middle management and executive leadership on effective business development and personal growth. Attendees will 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.

Hiring Veterans

TBDMonday, March 28TBD

Presented by Patrick McManus, Employment Coordinator

What veterans bring to a company and what challenges do veterans run into. How to find qualified veteran candidates and SkillBridge.

Marketing Beyond the Runway

TBDMonday, March 28TBD

Presented by Alyssa Connell, CEO Connell Aviation Group

Join Alyssa Connell, Founder of Connell Aviation Group, to learn about using strategic communications to position your aviation company in the ever- changing and turbulent digital age. Have an open discussion about how to market in a changing 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.

One Mile Up - Panel Planner

TBDMonday, March 28TBD

Presented by Gene Velazquez, owner

Learn about the latest developments for quote and job management using Panel Planner. Avionics Shops will never be the same. Promise.

Robotic Skies - Understanding the Drone and Advanced Air Mobility Market Opportunity

TBDMonday, March 28TBD

Presented by Brad Hayden, CEO

Update on the regulations, market, and technical considerations of maintaining drone and AAM aircraft.

VIAVI Solutions - Efficient Maintenance and Certification Testing using the AVX-10K Flight Line Test Set

TBDMonday, March 28TBD

Presented by Mark Anderson, Business Development Representative

Learn how the features of the AVX-10K – Common Test Templates, Internet and Mobile Device Connectivity, and the StrataSync Website – reduce testing time while adding traceability to the maintenance and certification process. Testing scenarios, including FAR Part 43 Auto Tests for 91-413 certifications and reporting, will be used to examine the entire process from start to finish.

First-Nighter Event

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Monday, March 28TBD

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

Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) Certification & Endorsement Exams

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Tuesday, March 29TBD

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.

Genesys Aerosystems - S-TEC 3100 News and Installation

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, March 29TBD

Presented by Jesse Beard, field service engineer

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

Trig Avionics - Dealer Training

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, March 29TBD

Presented by Andy Davis, CEO

Technical dealer training for compact and stack products. Come and benefit from valuable and practical insights on the installation and configuration of Trig equipment. Topics include ADS-B for GA, VHF Comms, GPS and audio panel installations.

Aircraft Lighting International - Drop-In LED Exterior Upgrades

TBDTuesday, March 29TBD

Presented by Shervin Rezaie, GM

We'll jump into the latest L.E.D. Drop-in L.E.D. Bulbs A.L.I. has to offer, the benefits, and the details of installation.

Aspen Avionics - Evolution Flight Display Technical Training

TBDTuesday, March 29TBD

Presented by Michael Studley, field service director and eastern regional sales manager

Advanced integration, configuration, and troubleshooting of the Evolution Flight Display System - Includes E5, MAX, and legacy Aspen displays.

Astronautics - Airborne Connectivity Solutions

TBDTuesday, March 29TBD

Presented by Robert DuRall, Customer Support Engineer

Product information and training for Astronautics’ Airborne Connectivity Solutions.

Clarity is Magnetic - A Discussion in Leadership & Personal Development

TBDTuesday, March 29TBD

Presented by Alyssa Connell, CEO Connell Aviation Group

Alyssa Connell leads an informative and highly interactive presentation offering strategic solutions to middle management and executive leadership on effective business development and personal growth. Attendees will 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.

How to Succeed in Business (Aviation) … Without Really Trying

TBDTuesday, March 29TBD

Presented by Jerome Pepin, President, WBParts, Inc.

Targeted at business owners (or aspiring entrepreneurs) and senior management, this presentation will discuss important concepts necessary for profitability. One of the underlying principles is “we all need to spend more time working ON our business and less time AT our business”. We will discuss “visibility”, job costing, time management of critical resources, and pricing in an environment of scarce resources.

Marketing Beyond the Runway

TBDTuesday, March 29TBD

Presented by Alyssa Connell, CEO Connell Aviation Group

Join Alyssa Connell, Founder of Connell Aviation Group, to learn about using strategic communications to position your aviation company in the ever- changing and turbulent digital age. Have an open discussion about how to market in a changing 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.

Preparing for a Digital Autopilot Upgrade

TBDTuesday, March 29TBD

Presented by Don Dominguez, San Luis Avionics

Provide installers and sales teams with an overview of modern digital autopilot systems and the integration and installation labor needed to perform upgrades on light GA aircraft.

SmarkSky Networks, LLC - Next Evolution Air-to-Ground (ATG) Solution for Business Aviation

TBDTuesday, March 29TBD

Presented by Darren Emery, vice president, customer operations

SmartSky Networks is transforming the inflight WiFi experience for business aircraft owners, operators and passengers. Utilizing a high performance ATG network, innovative hardware, and a flexible platform, SmartSky Networks offers an unmatched connection that delivers data at the pace of life. This introductory course is intended to provide installers and operators with an overview of the benefits of the system, ease of installation and seamless operation to provide the greatest possible experience to those who fly.

Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Tuesday, March 29TBD

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

Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) Certification & Endorsement Exams

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

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.

Avidyne Corp. - Installing IFD/ATLAS in King Air - Technical Training

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

Presented by Bill Thompson, integration & certification manager

Installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of the Avidyne IFD Series and ATLAS FMS systems in King Air aircraft.

Genesys Aerosystems - S-TEC 3100 News and Installation

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

Presented by Jesse Beard, field service engineer

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

Increase Profits Without Increasing Overhead

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

Presented by Jaramey Ham, Business Development Manager

Targeted at business owners (or aspiring entrepreneurs) and senior management, this presentation will discuss important concepts necessary for profitability. This class will be a discussion of software and Just In Time Parts – the purpose of the software, how to maximize software potential, inventory preparedness, lean practices, and inventory control basics.

Aircraft Lighting International - Drop-In LED Exterior Upgrades

TBDWednesday, March 30TBD

Presented by Shervin Rezaie, GM

We'll jump into the latest L.E.D. Drop-in L.E.D. Bulbs A.L.I. has to offer, the benefits, and the details of installation.

Be an Informed & Strategic Insurance Buyer

TBDWednesday, March 30TBD

Presented by Kyle White, Aviation Practice Leader

Securing the right insurance coverage for your business can be stressful and expensive. Learn to be efficient with your premium dollars. We will cover contractual liability, assumption of risk, and transferring of risk through customizing the coverages you want and eliminating the ones you don't need. This strategy will yield the best value for the premium dollars you spend.

Clarity is Magnetic - A Discussion in Leadership & Personal Development

TBDWednesday, March 30TBD

Presented by Alyssa Connell, CEO Connell Aviation Group

Alyssa Connell leads an informative and highly interactive presentation offering strategic solutions to middle management and executive leadership on effective business development and personal growth. Attendees will 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.

Marketing Beyond the Runway

TBDWednesday, March 30TBD

Presented by Alyssa Connell, CEO Connell Aviation Group

Join Alyssa Connell, Founder of Connell Aviation Group, to learn about using strategic communications to position your aviation company in the ever- changing and turbulent digital age. Have an open discussion about how to market in a changing 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.

One Mile Up - Panel Planner

TBDWednesday, March 30TBD

Presented by Gene Velazquez, owner

Learn about the latest developments for quote and job management using Panel Planner. Avionics Shops will never be the same. Promise.

PS Engineering - Configuration of Special Mission Audio Systems

TBDWednesday, March 30TBD

Presented by Greg Ledbetter, special mission audio specialist

The types of configuration techniques available for configuring the audio system to the aircraft and mission.

Robotic Skies - Understanding the Drone and Advanced Air Mobility Market Opportunity

TBDWednesday, March 30TBD

Presented by Brad Hayden, CEO

Update on the regulations, market, and technical considerations of maintaining drone and AAM aircraft.

SmarkSky Networks, LLC - Next Evolution Air-to-Ground (ATG) Solution for Business Aviation

TBDWednesday, March 30TBD

Presented by Darren Emery, vice president, customer operations

SmartSky Networks is transforming the inflight WiFi experience for business aircraft owners, operators and passengers. Utilizing a high performance ATG network, innovative hardware, and a flexible platform, SmartSky Networks offers an unmatched connection that delivers data at the pace of life. This introductory course is intended to provide installers and operators with an overview of the benefits of the system, ease of installation and seamless operation to provide the greatest possible experience to those who fly.

Exhibit Hall Open

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

  • Light lunch will be served in Exhibit Hall.
  • AEA Educational Foundation Silent Auction closes at 3 p.m.

Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) Certification & Endorsement Exams

8:30 a.m. - Noon (Last test starts at 10 a.m.)Thursday, March 31TBD

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. - 3:30 p.m.Thursday, March 31TBD

Presented by Nick Wright, aviation maintenance instructor & Chris Hendrix, aviation maintenance instructor

Installation, configuration, and certification training on retrofit avionics, autopilots, and integrated flight deck systems. Topics include elements of the TXi and NXi systems, GI 275, G5 and GFC 500, GFC 600, and relevant topics for dealers.

Gogo Business Aviation - Inflight Connectivity 2022

TBDThursday, March 31TBD

Presented by Javier Cervantes, Systems Training Representative

Inflight connectivity is always evolving, and Gogo’s ATG solutions and satellite services provide examples of how business aircraft get online in 2022. This session will touch on satellite connectivity but will focus on Air to Ground data systems, tooling and monitoring, equipment installation, and best practices. We will introduce Gogo’s 5G ATG solution from an installer’s point of view. The presenter will provide case studies for ATG connectivity health monitoring and system provisioning.

Genesys Aerosystems - S-TEC 3100 News and Installation

TBDThursday, March 31TBD

Presented by Jesse Beard, field service engineer

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

One Mile Up - Panel Planner

TBDThursday, March 31TBD

Presented by Gene Velazquez, owner

Learn about the latest developments for quote and job management using Panel Planner. Avionics Shops will never be the same. Promise.

 

 

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