AEA recognizes members for training commitment

LEE'S SUMMIT, MISSOURI, May 23, 2022 -- 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. A total of 42 member companies received the 2021 AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award.

"Congratulations to each of these certified repair station members for training beyond the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration," said Aaron Ward, AEA director of operations. "These businesses are committed to ensuring their technicians are current on the latest regulations and technologies. Their continuous dedication to professional development help provide pilots and aircraft owners with high levels of service."

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 in-person courses conducted at AEA headquarters; the AEA International Convention & Trade Show; the AEA Connect Conferences; the Avionics News Technical Training Exam; online training via the AEA's Aerospace Education Resource Online (AERO) system; AEA virtual-live training courses; original equipment manufacturer training from AEA member companies; and AEA partner training.

The following companies completed the training requirements and received the 2021 AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award:

  • Aerotronics Inc.; Billings, Montana
  • Aircraft and Avionics Sales Inc.; New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
  • Arapahoe Aero Avionics Inc.; Englewood, Colorado
  • Atlantic Avionics; Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Atlas Aircraft Center; Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  • Bismarck Aero Center; Bismarck, North Dakota
  • CHI Aviation; Howell, Michigan
  • Coastal Winds Avionics; Mobile, Alabama
  • Columbia Helicopters Inc.; Aurora, Oregon
  • DeltaFox Aviation, Manassas, Virginia
  • Dyersburg Avionics of Caruthersville; Caruthersville, Missouri
  • Elite Avionics Services LLC; Scott City, Missouri
  • Empire Avionics; White Plains, New York
  • Flight-Deck Avionics LLC; Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Forge Flightworks; Smyrna, Tennessee
  • Garmin AT; Salem, Oregon
  • Guilford Technical Community College; Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Gulf Coast Avionics Corp.; Lakeland, Florida
  • Heritage Aviation Inc.; South Burlington, Vermont
  • JP Avionics BV; Vlissingen, Zeeland, Netherlands
  • Mayday Avionics Inc.; Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • McCreery Aviation; McAllen, Texas
  • Michigan Aviation Co.; Waterford, Michigan
  • Mid-Canada Mod Center; Breslau, Ontario, Canada
  • Murfreesboro Aviation; Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • NorCal Avionics LLC; Watsonville, California
  • Northeast Air Inc.; Portland, Maine
  • Park Rapids Avionics Inc.; Park Rapids, Minnesota
  • Pegasus Technologies Inc.; Green Cove Springs, Florida
  • Poor Boy Avionics; San Angelo, Texas
  • Prodigious Jet Services LLC; West Palm Beach, Florida
  • South Avionics Training Center; Kissimmee, Florida
  • Southeast Aerospace Inc.; Melbourne, Florida
  • Spirit Aeronautics; Gahanna, Ohio
  • Straight Flight Inc.; Englewood, Colorado
  • Temple Electronics Company Inc.; Arcola, Texas
  • Textron Aviation Service - Tampa; Tampa, Florida
  • The Avionics Connection LLC; Ocala, Florida
  • 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 2022 award are now available for AEA members at and are due by Dec. 31, 2022.


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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.