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

AET Prep Course

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Monday, April 24TBD

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.

Avidyne - Technical Training

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Monday, April 24TBD

Presented by TJ Sutton, technical training manager

IFD Installation Tips and Tricks, plus installing Vantage.

Genesys Aerosystems - S-TEC 3100 News and Installation

TBDMonday, April 24TBD

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.

Aspen Avionics - Evolution Display Systems

TBDMonday, April 24TBD

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.

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

TBDMonday, April 24TBD

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

TBDMonday, April 24TBD

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.

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

TBDMonday, April 24TBD

Presented by Mike Reed, systems/sales engineer

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

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

TBDMonday, April 24TBD

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.

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

TBDMonday, April 24TBD

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

TBDMonday, April 24TBD

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 Basic Training

TBDMonday, April 24TBD

Presented by Jaramey Ham, business development manager

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

WBParts Express - AMI Advanced Training

TBDMonday, April 24TBD

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.

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

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

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

 
This session is also being held on Wednesday, April 26.

Genesys Aerosystems - S-TEC 3100 News and Installation

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

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 25TBD

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

How to properly and accurately perform an electrical load analysis

Trig Avionics - Technical Dealer Training

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

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.

A conversation with the regulatory authorities

TBDTuesday, April 25TBD

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.

Barfield - Bird RF

TBDTuesday, April 25TBD

Presented by Tom Boyle, sales manager

FlightHawk Av Antenna RF testing

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

TBDTuesday, April 25TBD

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.

Guardian Avionics - Smart MFD Installation of 454 and 851

TBDTuesday, April 25TBD

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.

One Mile Up - Panel Planner

TBDTuesday, April 25TBD

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!

TBDTuesday, April 25TBD

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.

SmartSky Networks - Technical Training

TBDTuesday, April 25TBD

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.

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 25TBD

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.

Avidyne - Technical Training

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

Presented by TJ Sutton, technical training manager

IFD Installation Tips and Tricks, plus installing Vantage.

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

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

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

 
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 26TBD

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

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

Trig Avionics - Technical Dealer Training

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

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.

Service Difficulty Report

TBDWednesday, April 26TBD

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

Each repair station is required to report the occurrence or detection of serious failures, malfunctions, or defects of aircraft, parts, and appliances. This session will review when to make reports, how to make the report, and why the data is important to the continued airworthiness of aviation systems.

Barfield - Bird RF

TBDWednesday, April 26TBD

Presented by Tom Boyle, sales manager

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

Becker Avionics - AMU6500 Capabilities and STC Familiarization

TBDWednesday, April 26TBD

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.

Collins Aerospace - Upgrading Cabin Experiences

TBDWednesday, April 26TBD

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.

Guardian Avionics - Smart MFD Installation of 454 and 851

TBDWednesday, April 26TBD

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.

One Mile Up - Panel Planner

TBDWednesday, April 26TBD

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.

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

TBDWednesday, April 26TBD

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.

SmartSky Networks - Technical Training

TBDWednesday, April 26TBD

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!

TBDWednesday, April 26TBD

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.

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 26TBD

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 27TBD

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 27TBD

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.

 

 

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