ABC World News Aviation Analyst John Nance to Speak at AEA International Convention & Trade Show

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO., February 2, 2011 —  John Nance, best known to television viewers as the aviation analyst for ABC World News and aviation editor for Good Morning America, will speak at the Aircraft Electronics Association Annual Awards Luncheon during the 54th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show on Thursday, March 24, at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nev.

An internationally recognized air safety analyst, Nance has made several appearances on national shows such as Larry King Live, PBS Hour with Jim Lehrer, Oprah, NPR, Nova and The Today Show, and has authored 19 major books.

Nance was named the 2002 Distinguished Alumnus of Southern Methodist University, where he holds a bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctor from the SMU School of Law. He is a decorated Air Force pilot veteran of Vietnam and Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield. Nance is one of the civilian pioneers of Crew Resource Management (CRM) and has piloted a wide variety of jet aircraft.

Nearly 1,500 avionics manufacturers, dealers, installers and other general aviation professionals will converge at the AEA International Convention & Trade Show, March 22-25. The four-day event features:

  • More than 31 new avionics products and systems being introduced.
  • More than 75 hours of technical and business management training sessions.
  • An Exhibit Hall filled with the latest avionics technologies.
  • The latest regulatory updates with agency personnel.
  • More than $100,000 in scholarships for avionics and aviation maintenance students.
  • Unique networking opportunities with industry colleagues.
  • Recognition of Ron Hall as the recipient of the AEA Lifetime Achievement Award.

In addition, the AEA Educational Foundation, in partnership with the National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT), will offer registered attendees free Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) certification and endorsement exams, March 23-25. Attendees may test their knowledge in achieving the NCATT’s highly regarded avionics technician certification. This $100 value is only available through the AEA at the International Convention & Trade Show in Reno, Nev.

For more information or to register to attend the 54th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show, visit the AEA website at or call 816-347-8400.


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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.