AEA recognizes members for training commitment

LEE'S SUMMIT, MISSOURI, Feb. 26, 2024 -- 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 44 member companies received the 2023 AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award.

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; AEA Regionals; 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 2023 AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award:

  • ABS Avionics Inc.; Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • Aerosmith Avionics; Longview, Texas
  • Aerotronics Inc.; Billings, Montana
  • Airborne Avionics; Winnsboro, South Carolina
  • Aircraft and Avionics Sales Inc.; New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
  • Arapahoe Aero Avionics Inc.; Englewood, Colorado
  • Atlantic Avionics; Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Bismarck Aero Center; Bismarck, North Dakota
  • CE Avionics Inc.; Sanford, Florida
  • Chevron GOM Aircraft Operations; Picayune, Mississippi
  • Coastal Winds Avionics; Mobile, Alabama
  • Columbia Helicopters Inc.; Aurora, Oregon
  • Cutting Edge Avionics; San Andreas, California
  • Depot Avionics; Alamosa, Colorado
  • Dyersburg Avionics Inc. of Caruthersville; Caruthersville, Missouri
  • Empire Avionics; White Plains, New York
  • Fargo Jet Center LLC; Fargo, North Dakota
  • Flight-Deck Avionics LLC; Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Forge Flightworks Inc.; Smyrna, Tennessee
  • Garmin AT; Salem, Oregon
  • Gulf Coast Avionics Corp.; Lakeland, Florida
  • JP Avionics BV; Oost Souburg, Netherlands
  • Mayday Avionics Inc.; Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • McCreery Aviation Co. Inc.; McAllen, Texas
  • Mid-Canada Mod Center; Breslau, Ontario, Canada
  • Modern Aviation San Juan; San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Murfreesboro Aviation; Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • NorCal Avionics LLC; Watsonville, California
  • NorthStar Suppliers S.A. de C.V.; Cuautitlán Izcalli, Mexico
  • Pacific Coast Avionics; Aurora, Oregon
  • Park Rapids Avionics Inc.; Park Rapids, Minnesota
  • Pegasus Technologies Inc.; Green Cove Springs, Florida
  • Poor Boy Avionics of San Angelo; San Angelo, Texas
  • Prodigious Jet Services LLC; Royal Palm Beach, Florida
  • South Avionics Training Center; Kissimmee, Florida
  • Southeast Aerospace Inc.; Melbourne, Florida
  • Spirit Aeronautics; Gahanna, Ohio
  • Temple Electronics Co.; Arcola, Texas
  • Textron Aviation - Tampa; Tampa, Florida
  • Thom Duncan Avionics LLC; Fayetteville, Tennessee
  • Tomlinson Avionics of Florida Inc.; Fort Myers, Florida
  • Top Flight Avionics; Belleville, Michigan
  • Villers Air Services Ltd.; Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
  • Wilmington Avionics Inc.; New Castle, Delaware

Applications for the 2024 award are now available for AEA members at and are due by Dec. 31, 2024.


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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.