AEA South Pacific Connect Conference

November 8-9, 2017

Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina - Cairns, Australia


Wednesday, November 8

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. - 11:30 a.m. Regulatory Update – Moderated by Ric Peri, AEA V.P. Government & Industry Affairs.
Morning break sponsored by DAC International
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
Lunch sponsored by Gogo Business Aviation
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Genesys Aerosystems
A review of the 3100 digital autopilot with installation requirements, variable system configurations, and the upgrade path from existing S-Tec autopilot systems.

Afternoon break sponsored by Nav-Aids Ltd.
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 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.

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

OEM Product Info Sessions

  • Astronics / Max-Viz
  • BendixKing
  • FreeFlight Systems
  • Gogo Business Aviation
  • Vicom
3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
Drinks sponsored by
7:30 p.m.

AEA Dinner
Join us for a spectacular evening enjoying the sights, sounds and food of the Indigenous rainforest people at Tjapukai.  Upon arrival you are taken on a mesmerizing journey with Tjapukai warriors, who paint your face to link you to their traditional land and more. Follow the Tjapukai warriors to a corroboree celebrating Aboriginal Dreamtime stories and join the Rainbow Serpent circle to learn traditional language songs before the ceremonial fire is lit with a spectacular fire ball shooting towards the stars.  During dinner you enjoy Australian meats, seafood and an array of salads and desserts featuring tantalizing Indigenous flavors. Relax around the fire with the Tjapukai warriors where there is time for an intimate chat, an end to a night of cultural entertainment.

Dinner sponsored by Fieldtech Avionics & Instruments Inc.
Drinks Sponsored by Hawker Pacific Avionics

Thursday, November 9

7:45 a.m. - Noon AEA Registration Open
8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Avidyne
Installation training on the IFD550, IFD540, and IFD440, as well as ADS-B products.
Morning break sponsored by Oceania Aviation.
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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 Astronics/Max-Viz
Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch
Lunch sponsored by Garmin

Last updated Monday, October 30, 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


April 24-25, 2018

Prague, Czech Republic