AEA Central Connect Conference

October 26-27, 2017

Kansas City, Missouri



Thursday, October 26

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.

The New World Order: Non-certified parts in certified airplanes!
Have you heard the news?  Like a lot of the social media posts these days, this is not actually correct. But like the news in general, the devil is in the details. There is a new order and a new philosophy that affects your customers' demand. And the social media is producing lots of misleading information. This session will go beyond the headlines and address what is true and what's not! We will examine this new paradigm and what you need to know.

Are you selling the WRONG products?
A discussion about the latest information from the FAA on ADS-B.  Not all products are the right fit for all aircraft.

SAE, ASTM, RTCA, EUROCAE, ISO: The new alphabet soup.
Now that the Part 23 rule is final, how does it affect your business?

Are you suffering from ED?  Is your inspector overwhelmed by ED and simply imposing it upon you? Suffer no more! 
A discussion of the FAA’s use of its Safety Assessment System (SAS) and the management of its Data Collection Tools (DCT) for Element Design Assessment (ED) and Element Performance Assessment (EP).

Morning break sponsored by Georgetown Instrument Services / Castleberry Instruments and Avionics
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. NCATT AET Testing - Testing is free to registered meeting attendees.
11 a.m. - Noon

L3 Aviation Products: ADS-B and ESI-500 Installation Tips & Tricks
The FAA has published a “Most Wanted” list of common mistakes in ADS-B installations – learn how to prevent these mistakes and ensure your installation is compliant. We’ll also review some common installation tips & trick for the ESI-500 Standby Attitude Indicator.

Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch
Lunch sponsored by L3 Aviation Products
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

ADS-B Solutions – MST70B and KT74
Connectivity Solutions – AeroWave
KI300 Attitude Display with Autopilot interfaces

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Product installation and technical information for Stratus products, including the Stratus ESG transponder, Stratus ADS-B receivers and the new USB charging port, Stratus Power. Session will also include a product overview of Vision 1000, Appareo's certified flight data recorder, which also captures cockpit image and audio.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

OEM Product Info Sessions

  • ALTO Aviation
  • Avidyne
  • FreeFlight Systems
  • Gogo Business Aviation
  • Peregrine
  • Rosen Aviation
  • Satcom Direct
4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
Drinks Sponsored by

Friday, October 27

7:45 a.m. - Noon AEA Registration Open
8 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Cobham AvComm - Aeroflex
IFR6000 operations training with an emphasis on ADS-B test methods.

8 a.m. - Noon NCATT AET Testing - Testing is free to registered meeting attendees.
8:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Installation training on the IFD550, IFD540, and IFD440, as well as ADS-B products.

Morning break sponsored by Satcom Direct
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Note: This session will last until 5 p.m. - plan travel accordingly to not miss out on all the new product training.
Introduction of the newly announced retrofit STC’d GFC autopilots.  Familiarization of both the GFC 500 and GFC 600 STC’s including features, installation details and variances.  The GDL 82, Garmin’s newest in a comprehensive ADS-B lineup will also be introduced.  The addition of the GAD 29B to the G5 Electronic Flight Instrument for certified aircraft will be covered.  The new 3rd party autopilot interface adapter will be highlighted for new features, interfaces and integration.  A segment on GTX 3x5 ADS-B installations, specifically the G1000 installations will be presented.  Additionally, the Flight Stream 510, database concierge, the website, along with the Garmin Pilot App Dealer Mode will be reviewed for user interface, troubleshooting and integration. The newly announced G1000 NXI system differences and maintenance tasks will be briefly addressed.

Afternoon break sponsored by ALTO Aviation
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch
Lunch sponsored by Garmin

Last updated Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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.



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2018 AEA Connect Conferences


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Prague, Czech Republic