AEA Canada Connect Conference

September 6-7, 2018

Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel - Calgary, Alberta



Thursday, September 6

7:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. AEA Registration Open
8 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Official Conference Welcome
8:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. Regulatory Update
Presented by Ric Peri, Vice President of Government & Industry Affairs and Kevin Bruce, AEA Canada Consultant

From quality to safety to performance, this year’s regulatory update will be packed with information that affects your company. Beginning with Transport Canada’s philosophical advancement from quality control to quality assurance and the integration of safety management along with quality management, your organization will likely have some changes to your business in 2018. And speaking of business, with the beginning of the second phase of the TCCA’s strategic plan for PBN and ADS-B and the U.S. mandate on short final (15 months left), understanding the North American mandates are essential. This session will provide you the information needed to support your customers.

From Fact to Fiction
Speaking of customers, “From Fact to Fiction” will address the seven generations of new avionics products that have emerged in the past four years as a result of the FAA’s activities on the Part 23 rewrite. Some of these products are not exportable; most of them are. Understanding the facts surrounding NORSEE, PMA and the Part 23 rewrite is critical in order to properly answer questions from your customers.
Morning Break Sponsored by Nav-Aids Ltd.

11 a.m. - Noon VIAVI Solutions (formerly Aeroflex)
IFR6000 Operations Training for ADS-B Installations including:
  • Discuss common set up issues
  • Avoid Non-Performing Equipment (NPE) Issues
  • Shielded vs Over-the-Air testing benefits
  • AC 20-165B Performance testing
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch
Sponsored by Kadex Aero Supply Ltd.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Genesys Aerosystems
S-TEC 3100 Digital Autopilot Installation - The S-TEC 3100 has earned several STCs over the last few months, join us for training on installation and configuration tips and tricks.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

OEM Product Info Sessions

  • Appareo
  • Satcom Direct
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
Drinks Sponsored by Satcom Direct Inc.

Friday, September 7

7:45 a.m. - Noon AEA Registration Open
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Substance Abuse in Safety Critical Industries
The psychological and medical effects of substance abuse and how the new law impacts Canada AMOs.
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Avidyne
Training on IFD550/540/440 and SkyTrax600.
Morning Break Sponsored by EDMO Distributors Inc.
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Garmin
Installation, configuration, and certification training on the new TXi system, G5 and GFC500, GFC600, new GDL series, and relevant topics for dealers.
Lunch Sponsored by Garmin
Afternoon Break Sponsored by EDMO Distributors Inc.

Last updated Thursday, August 9, 2018

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

2019 AEA Connect Conferences


January 22-23, 2019

Cologne, Germany