AEA South Pacific Regional Meeting Schedule
Monday, November 2
0730 AEA Registration Desk Open
0800 - 0815 AEA Opening & Welcome
0815 - 1100 AEA Regulatory Sessions
Moderated by Ric Peri, AEA’s vice president of government & industry affairs

An update on New Zealand Regulatory activity with Brett Glass, Avionics Advisor, Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand.

Steve Smyth, Director New Southern Sky, Air Transport and Airworthiness, Civil Aviation Authority will be presenting on the “New Southern Sky project”: The National Airspace and Air Navigation Plan an ambitious programme to modernise the New Zealand aviation system.

ADS-B Implementation update – Greg Dunstone, Airservices Australia

Refreshment break sponsored by DAC International
1100 - 1145 Gogo Business Aviation Training
Connected Skies: Inflight Communications 101
1145 - 1230 Lunch
Sponsored by Gogo Business Aviation
1230 - 1330 L-3 Aviation Products Training
ESI 500 Introduction and Lynx® MultiLink Surveillance System Training - An overview of the new L-3 ESI 500 low cost electronic 3 in 1 instrument and L-3 Lynx® ADS-B solutions. Features and functionality of the ESI 500 and Lynx® product family will be discussed.  Additionally, a high level overview of Lynx NGT 9000 system integration, interface compatibility, technical publications and available installation tools will be discussed.
1330 - 1500

OEM Product Information Sessions

  • Aspen Avionics
  • BendixKing by Honeywell
  • ETMC Technologies Pty Ltd
  • Genesys Aerosystems
  • Vicom
1500 - 1715 Exhibit Hall Open - Attendees will be able to visit exhibitors displaying their latest products and services.

Drinks sponsored by Globalparts.aero
1715 AEA Welcome Dinner
Dinner sponsored by Fieldtech Avionics & Instruments Inc.

1745 - Board TSS Earnslaw at Steamer Wharf, Queenstown.

1800 - TSS Earnslaw departs.

Prepare for an evening of fun as we board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw as it cruises the beautiful Lake Wakatipu to the Walter Peak High Country Farm homestead.   Here you will enjoy a gourmet dinner that includes an array of New Zealand and local produce, succulent meats, a selection of delicious vegetables, salads and finishing the meal with irresistible desserts! After dinner, an entertaining and informative demonstration of life in the high country.  Then back onto the TSS Earnslaw for our return to the Queenstown Bay.

Transportation from the hotel to the wharf is not provided – it is walkable.
Warm clothing or a jacket is suggested.

A ticket for this event is included in a full registration – or individual tickets may be purchased at a cost of $135 (USD) per person.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Tuesday, November 3
0730 AEA Registration Desk Open
0800 - 0900 AEA Regulatory Training

Your Safety Management System: an update on the program and the tools AEA offers to help support your SMS. An essential refresher for companies participating or planning to participate in the association’s sponsored program.

Refreshment break sponsored by Oceania Aviation
0900 - 1200 Avidyne Product Training
AXP340, AXP322, IFD440, and IFD540
1200 - 1230 Lunch
sponsored by Garmin
1230 - 1630 Garmin Aviation Training
The Garmin Training Team will cover configuration of Garmin GTN and ADS-B products, ADS-B Installations, databases, newer products as well as installation bulletins and service advisories
1630 Meeting Adjourns

Last updated Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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.


Meeting Date & Fee

November 2-3, 2015

Meeting Location

Millennium Hotel
Queenstown, New Zealand

AEA South Pacific Regional Meeting Sponsors:

DAC International
EDMO Distributors
Fieldtech Avionics Inc.

Global Parts.aero
Gogo Business Aviation
Mid-Continent Instruments
Oceania Aviation
Universal Avionics Systems Corp.