AEA recognizes members for training commitment

LEE'S SUMMIT, MISSOURI, May 24, 2018 -- The Aircraft Electronics Association announced the recipients of the annual Avionics Training Excellence Award, which recognizes AEA member companies for their total commitment to continued education as evidenced by participation in AEA-approved training. Nearly 50 member companies received the 2017 AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award. 

Mike Adamson, AEA vice president of member programs and education, said these AEA-certified repair station members train beyond the Federal Aviation Administration requirements and are committed to professional development for their technicians.

"The AEA's high-quality, cost-effective regulatory and technical training helps technicians meet their employer's training program requirements and their own professional development goals," Adamson said. "Interest in AEA training has grown significantly over the last few years, and the association is constantly working to update and increase its instructor-led and web-based offerings." 

For a member company to be eligible for the AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award, all its technicians must have completed at least one AEA-approved training event in the previous year, which includes the courses conducted at AEA headquarters; the AEA International Convention & Trade Show; AEA Connect Conferences; the Avionics News Technical Training Exam; AEA computer-based training; original equipment manufacturer training from AEA associate member companies; and AEA partner training. 

The following companies completed the training requirements and received the 2017 AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award: 

  • Absolute Aviation LLC, Edgewater, Florida
  • Aerotronics Inc., Billings, Montana
  • Airborne Avionics, Winnsboro, South Carolina 
  • Aircraft & Avionics Sales Inc., New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
  • Arapahoe Aero Avionics, Englewood, Colorado
  • Atlas Aircraft Center, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Campus Avionics Services, Cleburne, Texas
  • Capital Avionics, Inc., Tallahassee, Florida
  • CE Avionics Inc., Sanford, Florida
  • Century Flight Systems, Inc., Mineral Wells, Texas
  • Chevron GOM Aircraft Operations, Picayune, Mississippi
  • Clay Lacy Aviation, Van Nuys, California
  • Dyersburg Avionics of Caruthersville Inc., Caruthersville, Missouri
  • Empire Avionics, White Plains, New York
  • Flight-Deck Avionics, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Flightpath Aviation, Brooksville, Florida
  • Freedom Air Avionics, Broomfield, Colorado
  • Gulf Coast Avionics Corp., Lakeland, Florida
  • Gulfstream Aerospace, Dallas, Texas
  • JLC Avionics, Ashland, Oregon
  • JP Avionics, Hoedekenskerke, Netherlands
  • Kitchener Aero Avionics Ltd., Breslau, Ontario, Canada
  • Maine Aviation Aircraft Maintenance LLC, Portland, Maine
  • Mayday Avionics, Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • McCreery Aviation, McAllen, Texas
  • National Jets Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Northern Lights Avionics, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Park Rapids Avionics, Park Rapids, Minnesota
  • Pegasus Technologies Inc., Green Cove Springs, Florida
  • Pfizer Inc., West Trenton, New Jersey
  • Poor Boy Avionics, San Angelo, Texas
  • Preferred Avionics & Instruments, Howell, Michigan
  • Premier Avionics, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Private Sky Aviation, Fort Myers, Florida
  • Prodigious Jet Services LLC, Lake Worth, Florida
  • Q.F. Avionics Center Ltd., Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
  • Quest Avionics Inc., Ocala, Florida
  • RainAir Avionics Services, Albertville, Alabama
  • Signature TechnicAir, Frederick, Maryland
  • SkyWorld Avionics Inc., Midland, Virginia
  • South Avionics Training Center, Kissimmee, Florida
  • Southeast Aerospace Inc., Melbourne, Florida
  • Spirit Aeronautics, Columbus, Ohio
  • Sun Aviation Avionics, Vero Beach, Florida
  • Textron Aviation, Tampa, Florida
  • Tomlinson Avionics of Florida, Fort Myers, Florida
  • Top Flight Avionics, Belleville, Michigan
  • Wilmington Avionics, New Castle, Delaware

Applications for the 2018 award will be available online beginning in January 2019. For more information about the AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award, visit


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Founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association represents nearly 1,300 member companies in more than 40 countries, including approved maintenance organizations specializing in maintenance, repair and installation of aircraft electronics systems in general aviation aircraft. The AEA membership also includes manufacturers of aircraft electronics equipment, instrument repair facilities, instrument manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers, major distributors, engineers and educational institutions.