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May 8, 2014

AEA Recognizes Members for Training Commitment
Avionics Training Excellence Award presented to 56 AEA member companies

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO., May 8, 2014 -- The Aircraft Electronics Association announced the recipients of the annual Avionics Training Excellence Award, which recognizes AEA members for their total commitment to training as evidenced by participation in AEA-approved training. A total of 56 member companies received the 2013 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 FAA requirements and demonstrate a commitment to training few other industries match.

"We see consistent demand for our classroom and online training products and services," Adamson said. "Members rely on the association for their approved training programs. The AEA develops high-quality, cost-effective regulatory and technical training for general aviation industry technicians to meet and exceed the federal requirements."

For a member company to be eligible for the 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; AEA International Convention and Regional Meetings; Avionics News magazine 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 2013 Avionics Training Excellence Award:

  • Aero Charter Inc., Chesterfield, Mo.
  • Aerospace Instrument Support Inc., Denton, Texas
  • Aerotronics Inc., Billings, Mont.
  • Airborne Avionics, Winnsboro, S.C.
  • Aircraft and Avionics Sales Inc., New Cumberland, Penn.
  • Aircraft Solutions LLC, Spokane, Wash.
  • All American Maintenance and Avionics, LLC, Tomball, Texas
  • Arapahoe Aero Avionics, Englewood, Colo.
  • Atlas Aircraft Center, Portsmouth, N.H.
  • AVA Jet of Texas LLC, Denton, Texas
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Brant Aero, Brantford, Ontario, Canada
  • Campus Avionics Services, Burleson, Texas
  • Capital Avionics Inc., Tallahassee, Fla.
  • CE Avionics Inc., Sanford, Fla.
  • Century Flight Systems Inc., Mineral Wells, Texas
  • Columbia Air Services Inc., Groton, Conn.
  • Dyersburg Avionics of Caruthersville Inc., Caruthersville, Mo.
  • Executive Autopilots Inc., Sacramento, Calif.
  • Flight-Deck Avionics, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Flightstar, Savoy, Ill. 
  • Freedom Avionics Co., Broomfield, Colo.
  • Gibbs Service Center Inc., San Diego, Calif.
  • Gulfstream Aerospace, Appleton, Wis.
  • Gulfstream Aerospace, Brunswick, Ga.
  • Gulfstream Aerospace, Dallas, Texas
  • Heritage Aviation, South Burlington, Vt.
  • Higginsville Avionics Lab, Higginsville, Mo.
  • Kitchener Aero Avionics Ltd. Breslau, Ontario, Canada
  • L2 Consulting Services, Dripping Springs, Texas
  • Lambert Aircraft Engineering, Wevelgem, Belgium
  • Landmark Aviation, Frederick, Md.
  • Lone Mountain Aviation, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Maine Aero Services, Bangor, Maine
  • Mayday Avionics Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Millennium International, Lee's Summit, Mo.
  • National Jets Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Nolan Avionics, Durant, Okla.
  • Northeast Air Inc., Portland, Maine
  • Northern Lights Avionics, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Park Rapids Avionics, Park Rapids, Minn.
  • Pegasus Technologies Inc., Green Cove Springs, Fla.
  • Pfizer Inc., West Trenton, N.J.
  • Preferred Avionics & Instruments, Howell, Mich.
  • Private Sky Aviation Services, Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Q.F. Avionics Center Ltd., Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
  • Quest Avionics Inc., Ocala, Fla.
  • R & Z Avionics Ltd., Delta, British Columbia, Canada
  • Redding Aerotronics Inc., Redding, Calif.
  • Ron Collins Aviation Electronics LLC, Henderson, Ky.
  • Select Avionics, McKinney, Texas
  • Southeast Aerospace Inc., Melbourne, Fla.
  • Spirit Aeronautics Ltd., Columbus, Ohio
  • Temple Electronics Co. Inc., Houston, Texas
  • Tomlinson Avionics of Florida, Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Wilmington Avionics, Odessa, Del.

For more information about the Avionics Training Excellence Award, visit

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The Aircraft Electronics Association represents more than 1,300 repair stations from throughout the world specializing in maintenance, repair and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft. AEA membership also includes manufacturers of avionics equipment, instrument repair facilities, instrument manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers, major distributors, engineers and educational institutions.

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