AEA West Connect Conference

September 24-25, 2018

Grand Sierra Resort - Reno, Nevada


Monday, September 24

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
From quality to safety to performance, this year’s regulatory update will be packed with information that affects your company. The FAA is in transition, and therefore, how you operate your business is changing. Risk-based decision-making, change management, and taking corrective action are all part of the “new normal.” This update will focus on the new normal of avionics from regulatory changes and equipment mandates to important legal interpretations, and most importantly, industry’s relationship with the regulator.

From Fact to Fiction
Speaking of change, “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. All of these products come with limitations. These products are different, and 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 WBParts Inc.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. ASTM's NCATT AET Certification & Endorsements Exams - Testing is free to registered conference attendees.
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 WBParts Inc.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. ADS-B: Determining a Successful Install
Presented by Aaron Hall, Avionics Manager, Wisconsin Aviation
Understanding the ADS-B monitor report, WAAS interference prevention, and equipment selection and compatibility.
Afternoon Break Sponsored by WBParts Inc.
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

OEM Product Info Sessions

  • Alto Aviation
  • Appareo
  • Aspen Avionics Inc.
  • BendixKing
  • FreeFlight Systems
  • Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
  • Satcom Direct
  • Trig Avionics/Peregrine
3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open

Tuesday, September 25

7:45 a.m. - Noon AEA Registration Open
8 a.m. - 9 a.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.
8 a.m. - Noon ASTM's NCATT AET Certification & Endorsements Exams - Testing is free to registered conference attendees.
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Avidyne
Training on IFD550/540/440 and SkyTrax600.
Morning Break Sponsored by Satcom Direct 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 WBParts Inc.

Last updated Tuesday, September 18, 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