Delegates Conference

Thursday, April 27

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.Gainesville 1-2

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 W. Osceola Pkwy.
Orlando, Florida

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Delegates Conference Information

As a delegate for the TCCA or FAA, are you finding it increasingly difficult to complete your responsibilities?

Do you feel you have a voice in your industry?

Join us at the Delegates Conference on April 27, 2023, to find out how the AEA can provide support for the aviation delegate community.



8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Introduction in the purpose of the designee conference
Presented by Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government & industry affairs and Kevin Bruce, AEA regulatory consultant for Canada
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. This is an open dialog with the FAA and TCCA on topics of interest to the certification industry. The FAA will provide an update on the ODA Office, the role it plays with individual designees, and an update on the AIR reorganization.
Presented by Scott Geddie, policy and oversight section manager, FAA
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Learn: One of the underlying challenges for any small business is liability insurance. This session will address liability insurance for designees and other insurance topics.
Presented by Kyle P. White, aviation practice leader, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. The change product rule (21.101) is an internationally harmonized standard. However, for the past two decades, the change product rule has been misinterpreted and underutilized in the design and certification of avionics installations. This session will offer a thorough review of the history, regulations and guidance of this fundamental regulation.
Presented by Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government & industry affairs
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Part 23, amendment 64 training. The most thorough review of a certification standard took place between 2008 and 2016 with the review and publication of a revision of airworthiness standards for normal, utility, acrobatic, and commuter aircraft. While simple in design, the application of the revision, amendment 64, has proven to be excessively complex. This session will provide an understanding of amendment 64, the use of consensus standards, and the application of the regulation for future projects.
Presented by Kevin Bruce, AEA regulatory consultant for Canada


The FAA and TCCA will be represented at the conference and Q & A time is scheduled. Attendees will have the opportunity to highlight the challenges faced in the certification process and work toward restoring trust and promoting consistency in the delegate system.

This event will be on the last day of the AEA International Convention & Trade Show, Thursday, April 27.

Your registration will give you access to the AEA Exhibit Hall from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26.

Registered attendees & exhibitors of the AEA International Convention & Trade Show are welcome to attend and do not need to register separately for the Delegates Conference.

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