Business & Technical Sessions

AEA Regulatory Rise & Shine

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.Monday, April 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.Monday, April 24Sun Ballroom

New Product Introductions

After Opening/Awards - NoonMonday, April 24Sun 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 2023? see more

ADS-B Update - FAA

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.Monday, April 24Tallahassee 1-3

Presented by Alejandro Rodriguez, technical advisor – surveillance

Overview of ongoing work pertaining to ADS-B In and Out, including an update on regulatory work for allowing certification and use of ADS-B version 3 avionics. Discussion of the most commonly identified installation issues.

AET Prep Course

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Monday, April 24Sun 2

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

This session will help attendees prepare for ASTM International’s aircraft electronics technician certification exam. The Federal Aviation Administration recognizes AET certification as equivalent to formal training when showing eligibility for the issuance of a repairman certificate. Candidates must successfully pass the AET exam before being eligible to take endorsement exams.

Aspen Avionics - Evolution Display Systems

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.Monday, April 24Sun 5-6

Presented by Michael Studley, director of field service/northeast and midwest regional sales manager

Installation, troubleshooting and sales tips for the Aspen Avionics Legacy EFD1000, EFD500 and MAX Systems.

Avidyne - Technical Training

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Monday, April 24Gainesville 1-2

Presented by TJ Sutton, technical training manager

IFD Installation Tips and Tricks, plus installing Vantage.

FreeFlight Systems - Terrain Series Radar Altimeters & Flight Data Systems and Solutions

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.Monday, April 24Sun 3

Presented by Brad Brunson, director of customer support

FreeFlight Systems' state-of-the-art 5G-tolerant radar altimeters ensure accurate altitude measurement readings critical for safe approach and landing operations in urban and mountainous terrain. They are the lightest, most advanced in their class with up to a 60% reduction in volume from legacy units currently in the field. Flight Data Systems is an international avionics equipment and services provider focused on providing end-to-end flight data solutions for business jet, commercial airline, and military segments.

Genesys Aerosystems - S-TEC 3100 News and Installation

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.Monday, April 24Tallahassee 2

Presented by Jesse Beard, lead field service engineer

The Genesys service team breaks down the features and components of the S-TEC 3100 Digital Flight Control System, offering insights on key pilot benefits and walking through the complete autopilot installation with their helpful tips and tricks.
This session is also being held on Tuesday, April 25.

Gogo Business Aviation - Gogo AVANCE and 5G System Training

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.Monday, April 24Tallahassee 1

Presented by Javier Cervantes, senior technical systems training representative

Learn about the latest features, systems and software updates required for AVANCE Platform and Gogo's 5G solution. Gogo Customer Operations will provide case studies for system best practices and required tooling. A preview of the Gogo Global Broadband Solution will be provided.
This session is also being held on Wednesday, April 26.

The Only Way to Eat an Elephant - A course in business and personal development.

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.Monday, April 24Sanibel 1

Presented by Alyssa Connell, CEO, Connell Aviation Group

An interactive and dynamic session designed for all levels of attendees to engage in business and personal development activities. Includes purpose and value proposition planning, SWOT analysis and the 90-day sprint. Examine emerging trends in successful business planning and execution.
This session is also being held on Tuesday, April 25.

uAvionix - AV Panel Displays

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.Monday, April 24Sun 4

Presented by Rebekah Gambrell, technical support manager

Installation, configuration, continued airworthiness, and basic troubleshooting of the AV-30 and AV-20 panel displays by uAvionix.
This session is also being held on Wednesday, April 26.

WBParts Express - AMI Basic Training

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.Monday, April 24Sanibel 2

Presented by Jaramey Ham, business development manager

Basic training of AMI, the work order software that will help streamline your business.

Key Performance Indicators - and what we can learn from other industries

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.Monday, April 24Sanibel 2

Presented by Jerome Pepin, CEO, WBParts

 

Putting the Service back in Customer Service

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.Monday, April 24Sanibel 1

Presented by Alyssa Connell, CEO, Connell Aviation Group

Building your target audiences and customer development cycle. Also, learn how best to develop realistic goals, build strategies and execute tactics that make sense for your customer base.
This session is also being held on Wednesday, April 26.

Marketing for Small Businesses

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.Monday, April 24Sanibel 2

Presented by Matt McIntosh, CEO, WBParts

 

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics - How to Certify Cutting-Edge Technology on Today's Aircraft

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.Monday, April 24Miami 1

Presented by Ryan Reid, account manager/chief pilot aftermarket sales and support

Leverage domestic and international certification to install new avionics and electrical power systems on multiple aircraft models.

Preparing for a Digital Autopilot Upgrade

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.Monday, April 24Tallahassee 1

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.

SKYTRAC Systems - Iridium Certus Connectivity

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.Monday, April 24Sun 3

Presented by Ray Larkin, executive aviation

SKYTRAC, an aerospace leader in low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communications and intelligent connectivity, provides innovative technology solutions to some of the world’s largest organizations. As a value-added reseller of Iridium hardware and services for the aviation segment, SKYTRAC has both midband and broadband Iridium Certus solutions for manned (SDL-350/ISAT-200A-08) and unmanned aviation (IMS-350/DLS-100). Today, SKYTRAC serves over 800 customers on over 900 airframes and is a leading provider for satellite, cellular, and mission-critical services for nearly all aerospace sectors.

Top 3 Causes of Dangerous Technician/Installer Mistakes, Not What You Think!

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.Monday, April 24Sun 5-6

Presented by Gary Reeves, founder, PilotSafety.org

Most commonly taught theories of accident and mistake prevention in aviation are only partially correct and have limited value in preventing other future accidents and mistakes. Learn the proven science behind the No. 1 cause of most big errors and the other top two contributing reasons. The biggest surprise is how most modern business practices cause them. You will leave with a real plan and steps to follow to make your shop and technicians safer and much more productive. This session qualifies for FAASAFETY IA renewal and AMT credit. Speaker Gary “GPS” Reeves is considered one of the top aviation safety experts but has also been a paramedic and owned a large safety training/consulting company.
This session is also being held on Wednesday, April 26.

uAvionix - tailBeaconX & ADS-B

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.Monday, April 24Sun 4

Presented by Rebekah Gambrell, technical support manager

Technical training on installation, configuration, continued airworthiness, and basic troubleshooting of the tailBeaconX and other ADS-B Out solutions by uAvionix.
This session is also being held on Tuesday, April 25.

Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. - Every aircraft needs an audio system: Configuring the P139-HD

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.Monday, April 24Sanibel 1

Presented by Steve Broderick, distribution and business development

This session focuses on various products such as the P139-HD Digital Audio System, including the G13115 and G13116 audio control heads, as well as G13000 digital audio router. The P139-HD was designed in consultation with completion centers, technicians, operators and TFOs. The result is the industry’s most capable, flexible and practical digital audio system fit for any role. Learn why the P139-HD Digital Audio System is the system of choice for any role and how custom audio system configurations are designed to fit any role. Examples of successful custom P139-HD Digital Audio System configuration strategies will be covered.

Tel Instruments - SDR-OMNI All-In-One Avionics Test Set

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.Monday, April 24Miami 1

Presented by Mike Reed, systems/sales engineer

Learn how to use the brand-new SDR-OMNI avionics flight line test set.

Top 5 Customer Mistakes GOOD Avionics Shops Make and Why They Hurt Your Business!

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.Monday, April 24Sun 5-6

Presented by Gary Reeves, founder, PilotSafety.org

Good avionics shops keep making the same big five hidden mistakes that hurt your business but don’t even see the errors. Find out why your shop is losing sales, referrals, repeat business, and even having pilots talk other customers out of doing business with you. Once you learn the mistakes, it is easy to fix them and watch your sales grow. Speaker Gary “GPS” Reeves, in addition to being a top aviation safety expert, is an experienced and sought-after business speaker/trainer in sales and marketing with over 30 years of experience.
This session is also being held on Tuesday, April 25.

VIAVI Solutions - Avionics Testing Made Easy with the AVX-10K

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.Monday, April 24Tallahassee 3

Presented by Mark Anderson, business development rep, avionics test

Learn how to leverage the features of the AVX-10K Flight Line Test Set: remote device access and control via Mobile Tech and Smart Access Anywhere, StrataSync asset and report management, and test configuration templates to reduce testing time while increasing accountability of the maintenance and certification process using real-world Part 43 transponder auto tests and demonstrations of ILS and ELT.

WBParts Express - AMI Advanced Training

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.Monday, April 24Sanibel 2

Presented by Jaramey Ham, business development manager

Advanced training of AMI, the work order software that will help streamline your business.

First-Nighter Event

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Monday, April 24TBD

Your convention badge is required for entry.

Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) Certification & Endorsement Exams

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Tuesday, April 25TBD

Advance your career and industry knowledge by earning a certification from ASTM International. These certifications demonstrate the knowledge base of the advanced aerospace technician and promote integrity, safety, and professionalism in the aerospace workforce. Repair stations and aviation maintenance professionals across the 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.

A conversation with the regulatory authorities

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Tuesday, April 25Gainesville 1-2

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

This session will feature the FAA and Transport Canada. Compliance gaps will be covered from the authorities’ perspective, updates on transponder checks, 5G activities (from a maintenance and installation perspective), upcoming affected rulemaking (MOSAIC and SMS for the U.S., and ADS-B for Canada), and any other hot topic the attendees would like to address.

An Introduction to Contact Identification via BIN Codes, Leading to Tool Selection

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, April 25Sun 3

Presented by Bill Randall, strategic account manager, Daniels Manufacturing Corporation

In Aviation, crimping is the cornerstone of electrical termination. When properly performed, crimping results in a reliable connection between the contact and conductor that produces dependable electrical and mechanical characteristics. Key to this process is the identification of essential components such as connectors, contacts, and the proper use of electrical wiring tools.

In this session, we will discuss methods of identifying connector types and part numbers, and the contact part numbering system (BIN or Basic Identification Number). We will also discover how to select the proper crimp tool frame and locator and how to configure the tool to the correct setting using the information provided on the data plate.

Participants will receive a DMC wall chart which includes a cross-reference for the tooling needed when working on many of the most popular mil-spec qualified connectors.
This session is also being held on Wednesday, April 26.

Astronics AeroSat - New Trends in Ku Band Connectivity for Business Aircraft

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Tuesday, April 25Sun 2

Presented by Matt Landel, director of applied technology

Do you have customers considering connectivity for their aircraft? This seminar will discuss new technologies and trends within the Ku connectivity market for business aircraft. You will learn what options are becoming available and how to best compare these options against your customers’ needs.
This session is also being held on Wednesday, April 26.

Barfield - Bird RF

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Tuesday, April 25Sanibel 2

Presented by Tom Boyle, sales manager

FlightHawk Av Antenna RF testing

Collins Aerospace - Aircraft Modernization (CDPLC, Datalink, MultiScan Radar & ADS-B In)

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Tuesday, April 25Sanibel 1

Presented by Tom Simon, regional sales manager

Discussion of aircraft modernization for Hawker, King Air, Falcon, Citation and Global Series with details on value propositions, installation certification pathways and service options.

Genesys Aerosystems - S-TEC 3100 News and Installation

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, April 25Tallahassee 2

Presented by Jesse Beard, lead field service engineer

The Genesys service team breaks down the features and components of the S-TEC 3100 Digital Flight Control System, offering insights on key pilot benefits and walking through the complete autopilot installation with their helpful tips and tricks.
This session is also being held on Monday, April 24.

How to Perform an Electrical Load Analysis

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, April 25Tallahassee 1

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

How to properly and accurately perform an electrical load analysis

One Mile Up - Panel Planner

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Tuesday, April 25Miami 1

Presented by Gene Velazquez, software developer

How to use Panel Planner for more effective quotes and higher-quality installations. Please come and learn how this software was written for serving avionics shops.
This session is also being held on Wednesday, April 26.

Top 5 Customer Mistakes GOOD Avionics Shops Make and Why They Hurt Your Business!

8;30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Tuesday, April 25Sun 5-6

Presented by Gary Reeves, founder, PilotSafety.org

Good avionics shops keep making the same big five hidden mistakes that hurt your business but don’t even see the errors. Find out why your shop is losing sales, referrals, repeat business, and even having pilots talk other customers out of doing business with you. Once you learn the mistakes, it is easy to fix them and watch your sales grow. Speaker Gary “GPS” Reeves, in addition to being a top aviation safety expert, is an experienced and sought-after business speaker/trainer in sales and marketing with over 30 years of experience.
This session is also being held on Monday, April 24.

Trig Avionics - Technical Dealer Training

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, April 25Sun 1

Presented by Andy Davis, CEO

Updates and installation guidance on all Trig stack and compact products. Come and benefit from this valuable and practical session, where attendee participation and input are welcome.
This session is also being held on Wednesday, April 26.

uAvionix - tailBeaconX & ADS-B

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, April 25Sun 4

Presented by Rebekah Gambrell, technical support manager

Technical training on installation, configuration, continued airworthiness, and basic troubleshooting of the tailBeaconX and other ADS-B Out solutions by uAvionix.
This session is also being held on Monday, April 24.

Guardian Avionics - Smart MFD Installation of 454 and 851

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, April 25Sun 2

Presented by Ash Vij, president

Installation of CO Detector model Aero 454 showing heart rate and oxygen level on the Garmin G1000/Perspective. iPad and hardware setup for Smart MFD 851.
This session is also being held on Wednesday, April 26.

Honeywell Aerospace - SwiftJet/DLNA

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, April 25Sanibel 3

Presented by Steve Gomez, technical sales manager & Wayne Hundsdorfer, senior regional sales manager

Increase customer/dealer familiarity with SwiftJet performance enhancement to Honeywell SatCom products and how to access collateral, as well as SwiftJet service options and DLNA upgrade requirement.
This session is also being held on Wednesday, April 26.

NextOp - Filling Your Talent Gap

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, April 25Miami 1

Presented by Patrick McManus, employment coordinator

Filling your talent gap with hiring veterans, Skillbridge, and how to become a Skillbridge provider.

SmartSky Networks - Technical Training

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, April 25Sanibel 2

Provide installers and operators with an overview of the benefits, ease of installation and seamless operation to provide the greatest possible experience to those who fly.
This session is also being held on Wednesday, April 26.

The Only Way to Eat an Elephant - A course in business and personal development.

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, April 25Sun 5-6

Presented by Alyssa Connell, CEO, Connell Aviation Group

An interactive and dynamic session designed for all levels of attendees to engage in business and personal development activities. Includes purpose and value proposition planning, SWOT analysis and the 90-day sprint. Examine emerging trends in successful business planning and execution.
This session is also being held on Monday, April 24.

Universal Avionics - Tech Talk: UA Connectivity Ecosystem

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, April 25Sanibel 1

Presented by James Eli

Provide installers and operators with an overview of the benefits, use, and installation of Universal Avionics’ Connectivity Ecosystem. The Connectivity Ecosystem brings a connected, open, and data-rich environment enabled by Flight Operations, Maintenance, and Avionics life cycle support applications.
This session is also being held on Wednesday, April 26.

Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Tuesday, April 25Florida Exhibit Hall A-C

  • Light lunch will be served inside the exhibit hall.
  • AEA Educational Foundation Silent Auction begins in exhibit hall.

AEA Canada Roundtable

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Tuesday, April 25Sun 2

For AEA Canada members only

Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) Certification & Endorsement Exams

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Wednesday, April 26TBD

Advance your career and industry knowledge by earning a certification from ASTM International. These certifications demonstrate the knowledge base of the advanced aerospace technician and promote integrity, safety, and professionalism in the aerospace workforce. Repair stations and aviation maintenance professionals across the 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.

An Introduction to Contact Identification via BIN Codes, Leading to Tool Selection

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, April 26Sun 3

Presented by Bill Randall, strategic account manager, Daniels Manufacturing Corporation

In Aviation, crimping is the cornerstone of electrical termination. When properly performed, crimping results in a reliable connection between the contact and conductor that produces dependable electrical and mechanical characteristics. Key to this process is the identification of essential components such as connectors, contacts, and the proper use of electrical wiring tools.

In this session, we will discuss methods of identifying connector types and part numbers, and the contact part numbering system (BIN or Basic Identification Number). We will also discover how to select the proper crimp tool frame and locator and how to configure the tool to the correct setting using the information provided on the data plate.

Participants will receive a DMC wall chart which includes a cross-reference for the tooling needed when working on many of the most popular mil-spec qualified connectors.
This session is also being held on Tuesday, April 25.

Avidyne - Technical Training

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, April 26Sun 2

Presented by TJ Sutton, technical training manager

IFD Installation Tips and Tricks, plus installing Vantage.

Barfield - Bird RF

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, April 26Tallahassee 1

Presented by Tom Boyle, sales manager

FlightHawk Av Antenna RF testing
This session is also being held on Tuesday, April 25.

Collins Aerospace - Upgrading Cabin Experiences

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, April 26Sun 5-6

Presented by Tom Simon, regional sales manager

Discussion of Venue Cabin Management System that includes Tailwind Live TV, Airshow Moving Maps, Stage On Demand with new 4K displays to tailor your customers’ aircraft to their unique needs.

Gogo Business Aviation - Gogo AVANCE and 5G System Training

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, April 26Tallahassee 2

Presented by Javier Cervantes, senior technical systems training representative

Learn about the latest features, systems and software updates required for AVANCE Platform and Gogo's 5G solution. Gogo Customer Operations will provide case studies for system best practices and required tooling. A preview of the Gogo Global Broadband Solution will be provided.
This session is also being held on Monday, April 24.

One Mile Up - Panel Planner

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, April 26Sanibel 2

Presented by Gene Velazquez, software developer

How to use Panel Planner for more effective quotes and higher-quality installations. Please come and learn how this software was written for serving avionics shops.
This session is also being held on Tuesday, April 25.

Proper Procedures for Pitot-Static & Transponder Testing

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, April 26Sanibel 1

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

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

PS Engineering - Cockpit audio panel solutions for any type of mission

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, April 26Sanibel 3

Presented by Greg Ledbetter, cockpit audio communication solutions

Deep dive into the world of aviation audio panels from PS Engineering, with some products being a quick "plug-n-play" solution to existing legacy audio system. Learn more about configuration options for special-mission aircraft. Dive into the details about new product releases for 2023.

Service Difficulty Reports

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, April 26Gainesville 1-2

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

The regulations require a repair station to “report to the FAA within 96 hours after it discovers any serious failure, malfunction, or defect of an article.” What is a serious failure, malfunction or defect? Too often, a serious failure, malfunction or defect is in the eye of the beholder. This session will review the regulation and the regulatory history of this regulation to better understand the intent and offer opportunities to better manage service difficulty reports through descriptive language in your repair station quality control system.

SmartSky Networks - Technical Training

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, April 26Miami 1

Provide installers and operators with an overview of the benefits, ease of installation and seamless operation to provide the greatest possible experience to those who fly.
This session is also being held on Tuesday, April 25.

Top 3 Causes of Dangerous Technician/Installer Mistakes, Not What You Think!

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, April 26Tallahassee 3

Presented by Gary Reeves, founder, PilotSafety.org

Most commonly taught theories of accident and mistake prevention in aviation are only partially correct and have limited value in preventing other future accidents and mistakes. Learn the proven science behind the No. 1 cause of most big errors and the other top two contributing reasons. The biggest surprise is how most modern business practices cause them. You will leave with a real plan and steps to follow to make your shop and technicians safer and much more productive. This session qualifies for FAASafety IA renewal and AMT credit. Speaker Gary “GPS” Reeves is considered one of the top aviation safety experts but has also been a paramedic and owned a large safety training/consulting company.
This session is also being held on Monday, April 24.

Trig Avionics - Technical Dealer Training

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, April 26Sun 1

Presented by Andy Davis, CEO

Updates and installation guidance on all Trig stack and compact products. Come and benefit from this valuable and practical session, where attendee participation and input are welcome.
This session is also being held on Tuesday, April 25.

uAvionix - AV Panel Displays

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, April 26Sun 4

Presented by Rebekah Gambrell, technical support manager

Installation, configuration, continued airworthiness, and basic troubleshooting of the AV-30 and AV-20 panel displays by uAvionix.
This session is also being held on Monday, April 24.

Astronics AeroSat - New Trends in Ku Band Connectivity for Business Aircraft

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, April 26Tallahassee 1

Presented by Matt Landel, director of applied technology

Do you have customers considering connectivity for their aircraft? This seminar will discuss new technologies and trends within the Ku connectivity market for business aircraft. You will learn what options are becoming available and how to best compare these options against your customers’ needs.
This session is also being held on Tuesday, April 25.

Becker Avionics - AMU6500 Capabilities and STC Familiarization

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, April 26Sanibel 3

Presented by Floyd Roney, business development

A discussion on True 3D dimensional audio for better situational awareness, AMU6500 configuration and capabilities, plus details on available digital audio system STCs for replacement of the Baker M1045 on Gulfstream, Falcon, Piaggio and Cessna aircraft.

Guardian Avionics - Smart MFD Installation of 454 and 851

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, April 26Sun 5-6

Presented by Ash Vij, president

Installation of CO Detector model Aero 454 showing heart rate and Oxygen level on the Garmin G1000/Perspective. iPad and hardware setup for Smart MFD 851.
This session is also being held on Tuesday, April 25.

Honeywell Aerospace - SwiftJet/DLNA

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, April 26Sanibel 2

Presented by Steve Gomez, technical sales manager & Wayne Hundsdorfer, senior regional sales manager

Increase customer/dealer familiarity with SwiftJet performance enhancement to Honeywell SatCom products and how to access collateral, as well as SwiftJet service options and DLNA upgrade requirement.
This session is also being held on Tuesday, April 25.

Putting the Service back in Customer Service

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, April 26Tallahassee 3

Presented by Alyssa Connell, CEO, Connell Aviation Group

Building your target audiences and customer development cycle. Also, learn how best to develop realistic goals, build strategies and execute tactics that make sense for your customer base.
This session is also being held on Monday, April 24.

SMS Refresher Training - Safety Promotion

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, April 26GAinesville 1-2

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

An effective safety program is not a binder sitting on the shelf but rather is an active program where each employee helps management achieve safety objectives. The promotion of safety is unique to each organization, and one size does not fit all. This session will discuss industry successes and opportunities for AEA member companies to help with their safety promotion.

Universal Avionics - Tech Talk: UA Connectivity Ecosystem

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, April 26Miami 1

Provide installers and operators with an overview of the benefits, use, and installation of Universal Avionics’ Connectivity Ecosystem. The Connectivity Ecosystem brings a connected, open, and data-rich environment enabled by Flight Operations, Maintenance, and Avionics life cycle support applications.
This session is also being held on Tuesday, April 25.

Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Wednesday, April 26Florida Exhibit Hall A-C

  • Light lunch will be served inside the exhibit hall.
  • AEA Educational Foundation Silent Auction closes at 3 p.m.

AEA South Pacific Roundtable

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Wednesday, April 26Sun 2

For AEA South Pacific members only

Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) Certification & Endorsement Exams

8:30 a.m. - Noon (Last test starts at 10 a.m.)Thursday, April 27TBD

Advance your career and industry knowledge by earning a certification from ASTM International. These certifications demonstrate the knowledge base of the advanced aerospace technician and promote integrity, safety, and professionalism in the aerospace workforce. Repair stations and aviation maintenance professionals across the 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.

Delegates Conference

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.Thursday, April 27Gainesville 1-2

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

A new addition to the annual AEA Convention, this conference is an opportunity for the delegate community (DER, DAR, ODA, etc.) to discuss relevant topics with regulatory representatives from the FAA and TCCA. In addition, there will be training sessions covering regulations, guidance and policy.

Garmin

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.Thursday, April 27Coastal Ballroom

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

Installation, configuration, and certification training on retrofit avionics, autopilots, and integrated flight deck systems.

Gogo Business Aviation - Inflight Connectivity Foundations

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Thursday, April 27Sun 1

Presented by Javier Cervantes, senior technical systems training representative

Attendees interested in improving or acquiring the skills necessary to support inflight connectivity system installations and maintenance. This session enables aircraft technicians and operators to gain understanding on the basic airborne networks, IFC systems, and the services they provide.

 

 

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