AEA recognizes members for training commitment

LEE'S SUMMIT, MISSOURI, June 9, 2017 -- The Aircraft Electronics Association announced the recipients of the annual Avionics Training Excellence Award, which recognizes AEA member companies for their total commitment to training as evidenced by participation in AEA-approved training. More than fifty member companies received the 2016 AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award. 

Mike Adamson, AEA vice president of member programs and education, said AEA-certified repair station members are trained far beyond the Federal Aviation Administration requirements and demonstrate a commitment to training few other industries match. 

"The AEA develops high-quality, cost-effective regulatory and technical training for technicians to meet their employer's training program requirements and their own professional development goals," Adamson said. "Interest in AEA training expands beyond our membership and our borders as our reputation for excellence becomes more widely known."  

For a member company to be eligible for the AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award, all of 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 2016 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
  • BlackRock Aircraft Maintenance & Avionics, Hazle Township, Pennsylvania
  • Capital Avionics Inc., Tallahassee, Florida
  • CE Avionics Inc., Sanford, Florida
  • Century Flight Systems Inc., Mineral Wells, Texas
  • Dakota Avionics, Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Dyersburg Avionics of Caruthersville Inc., Caruthersville, Missouri
  • Executive Autopilots Inc., Sacramento, California
  • Flight-Deck Avionics, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Flightpath Aviation Services, Brooksville, Florida
  • Flightstar Corp., Savoy, Illinois
  • Freedom Air Avionics, Broomfield, Colorado
  • Gibbs Service Center Inc., San Diego, California
  • Georgia Avionics Inc., Winder, Georgia
  • Gulf Coast Avionics Corp., Lakeland, Florida
  • Gulfstream Aerospace, Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Gulfstream Aerospace, Dallas, Texas
  • Islip Avionics Inc., Ronkonkoma, New York
  • JP Avionics, Hoedekenskerke, The Netherlands
  • Kent Career Technical Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Kitchener Aero Avionics Ltd., Breslau, Ontario, Canada
  • L3 Vertex Aerospace, Madison, Mississippi
  • Maine Aviation Aircraft Maintenance LLC, Portland, Maine
  • Mayday Avionics Inc., Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • National Jets Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Nolan Avionics, Durant, Oklahoma
  • Northeast Air Inc., Portland, Maine
  • Northern Lights Avionics, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Park Rapids Avionics, Park Rapids, Minnesota
  • Pegasus Technologies Inc., Green Cove Springs, Florida
  • Pfizer Inc., West Trenton, New Jersey
  • Preferred Avionics & Instruments, Howell, Michigan
  • PrivateSky Aviation Services, Fort Myers, Florida
  • Prodigious Jet Services LLC, Lake Worth, Florida
  • Q.F. Avionics Center Ltd., Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
  • Quest Avionics Inc., Ocala, Florida
  • R & Z Avionics Ltd., Delta, British Columbia, Canada
  • Signature TechnicAir, Frederick, Maryland
  • Southeast Aerospace Inc., Melbourne, Florida
  • Spirit Aeronautics, Columbus, Ohio
  • Sun Aviation Avionics, Vero Beach, Florida
  • Textron Aviation-Tampa, Tampa, Florida
  • Tomlinson Avionics of Florida, Fort Myers, Florida
  • Top Flight Avionics, Belleville, Michigan
  • Vortek Aviation, Tomball, Texas'
  • Wilmington Avionics, New Castle, Delaware 

Applications for the 2017 award will be available online beginning in January 2018. 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 government-certified international repair stations specializing in maintenance, repair and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft. The AEA membership also includes manufacturers of avionics equipment, instrument repair facilities, instrument manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers, major distributors, engineers and educational institutions.