AEA South Pacific Regional

November 9-10, 2023

Queenstown, New Zealand



Thursday, November 9

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. Regulatory, Business & Technical Sessions
Morning break sponsored by Avidyne
9 a.m. Exhibitor Setup
10 a.m. - 11 a.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.
Topics covered:
  • Introduction to S-TEC 3100 Digital Flight Control System
  • GridConnect CAN-USB converter Setup Procedures
  • IMU Leveling Procedure
  • Bridle Cable Tension Tool
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Remember What You Are Good At
It is common knowledge that there is a worldwide shortage of qualified avionics engineers. This session will look at the progression of avionics maintenance facilities and how your business has evolved into what it is today. You will gain an understanding of the dynamics of your business as we focus on the shortage of maintenance engineers and how to overcome the issues and hire valuable staff.
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch
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
  • Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics
4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
6:30 p.m. Exhibitor Teardown
7:30 p.m. AEA Dinner Event
Celebrate the AEA’s return to Queenstown at one of the most popular hangouts for locals and tourists alike: Winnies! The AEA will have the restaurant exclusively for dinner, drinks and fun. Relax on the sofas by the fireplace, shoot some pool, or just hang out with friends under the amazing open roof. The ticket for this event is included in a full registration or an exhibitor registration.
Dinner sponsored by Fieldtech Avionics Inc.
Drink tickets sponsored by EDMO Distributors

Friday, November 10

7:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. AEA Registration Open
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 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:
    • Design guides.
    • Configuration tools.
  • Integrated flight deck support call trends.
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch
Lunch sponsored by Garmin

Last updated Friday, September 22, 2023

Every attempt not to deviate from the above schedule will be made; however, the AEA reserves the right to make changes when necessary without notice. Please check back often to ensure you have the latest schedule.



The AEA would like to thank the following sponsors.

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Linda Adams, or 816-347-8400

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South Pacific

November 9-10, 2023

Queenstown, New Zealand