AEA recognizes members for training commitment

LEE'S SUMMIT, MISSOURI, June 9, 2020 -- 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 45 member companies received the 2019 AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award. 

Aaron Ward, AEA director of operations, said these certified repair station members train beyond the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration and are committed to ensuring their technicians are current on the latest regulations and technologies.

"The AEA's high-quality hands-on technical training at our headquarters and our year-round regulatory training in the pages of Avionics News, online and at our conferences provides members cost-effective professional development options," Ward said. "We are constantly looking at ways to add to our training library to keep our members informed and up to speed on the latest regulatory and technological advancements." 

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 2019 AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award: 

  • Absolute Aviation LLC; Edgewater, Florida
  • Aerotronics Inc.; Billings, Montana
  • Aircraft and Avionics Sales Inc.; New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
  • Arapahoe Aero Avionics Inc.; Englewood, Colorado
  • Atlas Aircraft Center; Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Bismarck Aero Center; Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Carpenter Avionics Inc.; Smyrna, Tennessee
  • CE Avionics Inc.; Sanford, Florida
  • Century Flight Systems Inc.; Mineral Wells, Texas
  • Chevron GOM Aircraft Operations; Picayune, Mississippi
  • CHI Aviation; Howell, Michigan
  • Coastal Winds Avionics; Mobile, Alabama
  • Columbia Helicopters Inc.; Aurora, Oregon
  • Dyersburg Avionics of Caruthersville; Caruthersville, Missouri
  • Empire Avionics; White Plains, New York
  • Flight-Deck Avionics LLC; Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Flightpath Aviation Services Inc.; Brooksville, Florida
  • Freedom Air Avionics; Broomfield, Colorado
  • Gulf Coast Avionics Corp.; Lakeland, Florida
  • JP Avionics BV; Hoedekenskerke, Netherlands
  • Mayday Avionics Inc.; Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • McCreery Aviation; McAllen, Texas
  • Mid-Canada Mod Center; Breslau, Ontario, Canada
  • Northeast Air Inc.; Portland, Maine
  • Northern Lights Avionics Inc.; Anchorage, Alaska
  • Park Rapids Avionics Inc.; Park Rapids, Minnesota
  • Pegasus Technologies Inc.; Green Cove Springs, Florida
  • Poor Boy Avionics; San Angelo, Texas
  • Private Sky Aviation Services Inc.; Fort Myers, Florida
  • Prodigious Jet Services LLC; Lake Worth, Florida
  • Q.F. Avionics Center Ltd.; Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
  • Quest Avionics Inc.; Ocala, Florida
  • SkyWorld Avionics Inc.; Midland, Virginia
  • South Avionics Training Center; Kissimmee, Florida
  • Southeast Aerospace Inc.; Melbourne, Florida
  • Spirit Aeronautics; Columbus, Ohio
  • Thom Duncan Avionics LLC; Fayetteville, Tennessee
  • Tomlinson Avionics of Florida Inc.; Fort Myers, Florida
  • Top Flight Avionics; Belleville, Michigan
  • Wilmington Avionics Inc.; New Castle, Delaware

Applications for the 2020 award will be available online beginning in January 2021. 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.