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AEA Europe Regional
October 5-6, 2023
Prague, Czech Republic
Thursday, October 5
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
AEA Registration Open
8 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Official Conference Welcome
8:15 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Safety Management Systems: SMS for SME - While the fundamentals of Safety Management Systems are imbedded in any successful business, implementing SMS can be time consuming, administratively burdensome, and financially challenging. This session will evaluate the tools and processes appropriate to implement SMS for small organizations.
Rulemaking Update: This session will review the latest rulemaking updates for continued airworthiness.
Workforce: The European model of B2 engineers creates challenges for general and business aviation models. AEA continues to work with industry partners to futureproof the aviation technical training and workforce. This session will address the opportunities that exist within the regulations, the needs of today’s aircraft as well as the needs for the next generation of Air Mobility.
Moring break sponsored by Avidyne
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
How to Solve the B2 Shortage in Europe: A Roundtable Discussion
The aviation industry in Europe is facing a serious challenge: a lack of qualified B2 engineers. B2 engineers are responsible for maintaining the avionics and electrical systems of aircraft, which are essential for safety and performance. The demand for B2 engineers is increasing due to the growth of Advanced Air Mobility, the introduction of new technologies, and the retirement of older workers. However, the supply of B2 engineers is not keeping up with the demand, resulting in a shortage that threatens the competitiveness and sustainability of the industry.
To address this issue, various initiatives have been launched by different stakeholders, such as regulators, airlines, training providers, and associations. One of these initiatives is the collaboration between AEA (Aircraft Engineers Association) and EAMTC (European Aviation Maintenance Training Committee), two leading organizations that represent the interests and needs of aviation maintenance professionals in Europe. AEA and EAMTC have been working together for the past two years to develop and implement solutions that can help attract, train, and retain more B2 engineers in Europe.
This session will be an excellent opportunity for anyone who is interested or involved in B2 engineering to learn more about the latest developments and trends in this field, as well as to network and collaborate with other professionals and experts. Don’t miss this chance to join the discussion and contribute to solving one of the most pressing problems facing the European aviation industry today.
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Genesys Aerosystems - 3100 Autopilot Installation & Troubleshooting
Session aims to provide a brief overview of the Genesys Aerosystems 3100 Autopilot, focusing on key aspects of installation and troubleshooting. Participants will gain an understanding of the installation process and acquire foundational knowledge to address common issues effectively.
Introduction to S-TEC 3100 Digital Flight Control System
GridConnect CAN-USB converter Setup Procedures
IMU Leveling Procedure
Bridle Cable Tension Tool
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Lunch Lunch sponsored by Aspen Avionics
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Cirrus Maintenance and Avionics
This session covers the Cirrus Perspective that includes troubleshooting and return to service of the Garmin GTX 345 STC, troubleshooting power distribution squawks and annunciation anomalies, including high-side current monitor erroneous indications. It also includes a thorough review of P-Static in Cirrus aircraft, and locating and repairing trouble spots. The session will review Cirrus service and training organizations and training opportunities.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Avidyne - IFD retrofit Tips and Tricks/Vantage Upgrade
The important things to remember when upgrading a customer's navigator from a GNS to an IFD. Specifically, mandatory considerations and the optional features that are often missed in a GNS to IFD Swap. Attendees will greatly benefit from this training in order to help customers make an informed decision on all the available features the IFD has to offer.
Training technicians on the installation and configuration, Avidyne representatives will explain the available options, parts, and components necessary to complete the Vantage12 upgrade and the system requirements to help the customer make an informed decision on their new Vantage12 panel. Avidyne dealers will benefit greatly from this course by gaining a better understanding of the Vantage12 upgrade process from start to finish, and arming themselves with the knowledge of the several options available for their SR20 and SR22 customers.
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Product Info Session
Flightcell International Ltd.
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics
4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Open
Friday, October 6
7:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
AEA Registration Open
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Garmin Technical Training
The objective for this session is to provide participants with in-depth knowledge and skills related to installation, troubleshooting, and configuration of Garmin products. The training aims to cover various administration topics and tools relevant to the field as well. Garmin’s new PlaneSync will be highlighted along with the following hot topics:
Discussion of the latest installation, troubleshooting, configuration and administrative topics from training classes and FSE calls.
GDL 60 installation and registration topics.
New product training – overview, quoting, operations, and installation considerations.
Garmin autopilot installation trends and troubleshooting tips.
Garmin installation tools:
Integrated flight deck support call trends.
Morning break sponsored by Honeywell
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Lunch Lunch sponsored by Garmin
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Garmin Technical Training continued... Afternoon break sponsored by Honeywell
Last updated Friday, September 22, 2023
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The AEA would like to thank the following sponsors.