Regulatory, Business & Technical Sessions

The biggest training week in the avionics industry.
Bring your technicians – get more training.

The AEA International Convention & Trade Show is where you need to be to learn about the latest regulatory issues impacting your business. Each year, representatives from the civil aviation authorities, including the FAA, TCCA, EASA and others, convene at the AEA convention to share vital regulatory information with all attendees.

The AEA’s popular technical training workshops provide hundreds of convention attendees with the latest in product information, troubleshooting tips, installation recommendations, answers to certification issues and more.

All sessions are approved for credit toward AEA’s Avionics Training Excellence Award and the FAA’s IA renewal and AMT awards.


AEA Regulatory Rise & Shine
7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. | Fort Worth 5-6-7
Moderated by Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government & industry affairs
2014 was a year of change. The opening Regulatory Rise and Shine will focus on Part 145 changes, field approvals and the availability of replacement parts. As always, this session will include regulatory issues affecting all three aircraft categories: normal and utility; transport; and rotorcraft.

ADS-B Testing and Compliance
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Fort Worth 5-7
Presented by FAA Avionics Maintenance Branch officials
FAA Avionics Maintenance Branch officials will discuss ADS-B equipment installation issues and offer insight on testing and system compliance, including ADS-B field approvals, equipage and implementation updates, ADS-B compliance monitoring, post-installation performance statistics, common causes for noncompliance, and details of a sample compliance report. FAA training certificates will be issued for this two-hour course.

Aviation Solutions Inc. - Aviation Insurance 101
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Austin 2
Presented by Kyle White, president, and Bryan Averill, risk advisor and broker
Reduce your exposure, reduce your rates: Why and how you should manage your risk throughout your supply chain.

BendixKing
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Grapevine 6
Presented by Jeff Kauffman, senior product manager
AeroWave 100 in-flight Internet system aimed at general aviation aircraft including pistons, turboprops and light jets

Avidyne Product Technical Training
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Austin 5
Presented by Jared Butson, director of global sales and service operations
IFD540/440 GPS/NAV/COM, AMX240 Audio, AXP340 Mode S Transponder with ADS-B out

FreeFlight Systems
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Grapevine 5
Presented by Brad Brunson, technical sales representative
RANGR ADS-B product training

Improving Your Selling Skills
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Fort Worth 4
Presented by Jodie Brown, president, Summit Solutions
In today’s competitive aircraft electronics market, selling is a profession that demands fine-tuning a wide range of skills. For owners, VPs, sales directors and managers, it’s vital to define your comprehensive sales process that includes the spectrum of customer contact points. Learn to ask the right questions, prepare for the objections up front and improve your time investment.

L-3 Aviation Products
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Grapevine 2
Presented by Russ Myers, field service engineer
Lynx family of ADS-B solutions. Learn to install, configure and perform post installation checkout of new NGT 9000, NGT 2000/2500 and NGT 1000 products. Will include hands-on demonstration with a GPS simulator and IFR 6000 to work through actual procedures.

Rotorcraft Forum
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Austin 6
 
The semiannual AEA-sponsored Rotorcraft Forum will address the challenges and solutions for avionics installations in rotorcraft. Supported by the FAA Rotorcraft Directorate with participation from the Aircraft Certification Office, this forum has been largely successful in promoting a better understanding of rotorcraft challenges.

Universal Avionics Systems Corporation
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Grapevine 4
Presented by Richard Miller, manager, technical and field support
Universal Avionics SBAS-FMS NCU replacement maintenance requirements. Learn all the tips and tricks for seamless NCU replacement and ongoing maintenance.

Cobham AvComm (formerly Aeroflex)
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Fort Worth 5-7
Presented by Brian Schirer, avionics business development manager
  • Testing NextGen avionics
  • Review IFR6000 testing mode S, ADS-B and UAT transponders
  • WAAS simulation using the GPSG-1000
Gogo Business Aviation
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Grapevine 4
Presented Joe Byrne, trainer
Connectivity in the Cabin

Honeywell
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Austin 4
Presented by Ed Borger, Satcom program manager
Upgrade opportunities to support upcoming mandates: Planning to keep your Honeywell-equipped aircraft? We can help — mandate compliance, obsolescence avoidance and value-added upgrade solutions!

Trig Avionics
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Austin 1
Presented by Andy Davis, CEO, and Andy Campbell, customer support manager
Trig’s ADS-B solutions. Practical advice and information on installation.

Aviation Solutions Inc. - Aviation Insurance 101
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Austin 2
Presented by Kyle White, president, and Bryan Averill, risk advisor and broker
Worker’s Compensation; how it really works. Learn how to manage your MOD and lower your rates.

BendixKing
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Grapevine 6
Presented by Eric Shoemaker, product support supervisor
KSN 770 & KSN 765 WAAS-Enabled Integrated Multi-Function Display Navigators that optimize flight data and situational awareness from departure to arrival.

KT 74 ADS-B Out-Enabled Mode S Transponder

Import/Export: Is Your Business Going International?
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Fort Worth 3
Presented by U.S. Department of Commerce
Always a concern while doing international business, this session is presented by officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce, and it will address the exportation of avionics, in general, and the limitations of many of the new UAS technologies. This session applies to anyone selling products produced within the U.S. that are being marketed to customers outside the U.S. The rules are not difficult, but the lack of knowledge can be life altering.

Appareo Systems
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Grapevine 4
Presented by Derek Aslakson, program manager
ADS-B Out: Transponder & ADS-B solutions

Honeywell
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Austin 4
Presented by Russ Gordon, senior sales manager
Satcom and Connectivity: This session will cover Iridium and Inmarsat Satcom solutions for both cockpit (FANS/CPDLC) and cabin use. The Inmarsat portion will include both L-band and Ka-band systems and components, including antennas and routers, and cover the implementation of a hybrid Ka-/L system for the ultimate connectivity solution for today’s connected aircraft.

AEA Regulatory Rise & Shine
7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. | Fort Worth 5-7
Moderated by Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government & industry affairs
Do the math: Type-certificated plus “N” registry equals Part 43 maintenance. This session will highlight the basics of maintenance requirements for the maintenance type-certificated aircraft in all “states of registry” from the traditional to the latest UAS market.

NCATT Testing
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Fort Worth 3
 
The AEA Educational Foundation, in partnership with the National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT), will offer registered attendees FREE Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) certification and endorsement exams. Attendees may test their knowledge in achieving the NCATT's highly regarded avionics technician certification. This free offer is only available through the AEA at the convention and is valued at more than $100 per exam.
Avidyne Product Familiarization Training
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Grapevine 2
Presented by Jared Butson, director of global sales and service operations
IFD540/440 GPS/NAV/COM training

Becker Avionics
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Grapevine 3
Presented by Floyd Roney, fixed wing business development
Learning the multiple configuration options for Becker DVCS digital audio

Honeywell
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Grapevine 4
 
New Product. Tech talk and installation tips

Genesys Aerosystems
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Grapevine 5
Presented by Al Gialonsis, field service engineer
S-TEC Autopilot maintenance training. Updates to the 2100 STC capabilities and troubleshooting

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Grapevine 6
Presented by Ryan Reid, sales account manager, chief pilot
Installation and configuration of the new MD302 standby attitude module (SAM®)


Duncan Aviation
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. | Grapevine 3
Presented by Mark Francetic, regional avionics manager
An ADS-B Elementary to Advance Primer - what ADS-B is, how it came about, which components are involved, what to consider when choosing a solution, certification aspects, and keeping it legal.

Honeywell
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. | Grapevine 4
Presented by Russ Gordon, senior sales manager
Satcom and Connectivity: This session will cover Iridium and Inmarsat Satcom solutions for both cockpit (FANS/CPDLC) and cabin use. The Inmarsat portion will include both L-band and Ka-band systems and components, including antennas and routers, and cover the implementation of a hybrid Ka-/L system for the ultimate connectivity solution for today’s connected aircraft.

L-3 Aviation Products
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. | Grapevine 6
Presented by Russ Myers, field service engineer
NXT 600 - DO 260B Transponder. Installation, integration considerations and post installation checkout of new NXT600 DO260B Transponder. Aircraft level certification and aircraft application recommendations will also be discussed.

Selling, Buying and Valuing a Small Business
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. | Grapevine 5
Presented by Greg Heaton, Mergers & Acquisitions, Coldwell Banker Commercial Intermountain
Learn how to evaluate your business to determine real market value and marketability, get ready to sell to maximize the price, maintain confidentiality, screen prospective buyers and eliminate those who are unqualified, negotiate price and terms. For the business buyer; are you ready to own, how do you find the right one and how much should you pay, how much liquid capital is needed and how is the purchase financed, how to investigate and verify the business - its books and records, what advisors are needed for the purchase, and how to conclude the transaction.
Astronics Max-Viz
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Austin 4
Presented by Dale Farr, rotary wing sales manager
Enhanced Vision Systems - what EVS is, how it works, installation thoughts, proper coax routing.

Avidyne Product Technical Training
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Austin 5
Presented by Jared Butson, director of global sales and service operations
IFD540/440 GPS/NAV/COM

Regulatory Leadership Forum
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Fort Worth 5-7
 
2015 will be the year of change. Congress is working on the FAA’s reauthorization that will affect the agency’s ability to implement NextGen, support certification and installation of avionics systems, and attend industry-sponsored trainings and conferences. There are major changes within Part 23 aircraft design, certification and maintenance. The Rotorcraft Directorate and the Fort Worth certification office had a major reorganization at the end of last year, which changes the dynamics of certification in the FAA’s Southwest region. In addition, 2015 will be the year of ADS-B as we expand the focus on effective installations in transport category aircraft. Finally, the international growth in UAS can’t be ignored as we consider our business models into the next decade.

Join FAA leadership from headquarters, and each directorate as we discuss these important topics affecting your business in 2015 and beyond.

Aspen Avionics
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Grapevine 2
Presented by Mike Studley, field service engineering
Installation and troubleshooting of Aspen Avionics Evolution displays and ADS-B product line.

Credit and Accounting Fundamentals
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Grapevine 5
Presented by Lisa Brauch, Manager-Accounting Operations, Garmin
The best avionics shop can’t survive in today’s competitive market without sound financial management.  During this session some of the topics we will cover include:
  • How can you recover from past credit problems?
  • What are suppliers looking at when determining credit limits and payment terms?
  • What should you do if you can’t make expected payments?
  • Why communication is so important!

Flight Display Systems
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Austin 6
Presented by Steve Lord, regional sales manager
Wireless cabin entertainment and cabin control.
  • Video/media streaming
  • XM Radio streaming (Flight Display Systems Radio and 3rd Party)
  • Replacement of traditional IR & RF remotes with personal electronic devices
  • Full and limited CMS control to include a separate HD video back bone
  • Router interface options also will be discussed.
Genesys Aerosystems
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Austin 2
Presented by Robert DuRall, senior manager of product support
HeliSAS maintenance training
Setup and troubleshooting of the HeliSAS equipment and interfaces

Honeywell
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Grapevine 4
Presented by Ed Borger, Satcom program manager
Upgrade opportunities to support upcoming mandates: Planning to keep your Honeywell-equipped aircraft? We can help — mandate compliance, obsolescence avoidance and value-added upgrade solutions!

ICG
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Austin 1
Presented by Ray Larkin, director of regional sales
FANS-1/A over Iridium updates and overview

NCATT Testing
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Fort Worth 3
 
The AEA Educational Foundation, in partnership with the National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT), will offer registered attendees FREE Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) certification and endorsement exams. Attendees may test their knowledge in achieving the NCATT's highly regarded avionics technician certification. This free offer is only available through the AEA at the convention and is valued at more than $100 per exam.

BendixKing
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Grapevine 4
Presented by Eric Shoemaker, product support supervisor
1) KSN 770 & KSN 765 WAAS-Enabled Integrated Multi-Function Display (MFD) Navigators that optimize flight data and situational awareness from departure to arrival. 2) KT 74 ADS-B Out-Enabled Mode S Transponder

Safran Engineering Services
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Grapevine 6
Presented by Hugo Dorame, project manager
Essentials of Project Management for the Non-Project Manager. An overview of project management processes and principles and the link to everyday business activities with real-world STCs as an example. It aims to provide attendees with the knowledge and tools necessary to improve their efficiency by applying basic project management methods and covers these knowledge areas: integration, scope management, schedule management, cost management, quality management, risk management, human resource management, communication, procurement as well as these process groups: project initiation, project planning, project execution, project monitoring and project closure.

Global Jet Services
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Grapevine 5
Presented by David Hyland, instructor
Future Air Navigation System including NextGen with ADS-B.
Designed for 14 CFR Part 25 certified aircraft and their maintainers, this course describes ICAO’s Future Air Navigation System (FANS) program as well as the various government agencies (EASA, FAA, and CASA) versions of NextGen. Emphasis will be placed on the FAA’s NextGen system.

Garmin Avionics Training
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Fort Worth 5-7
Presented by Anthony Johansen, senior aviation maintenance trainer, and Steven Morris, aviation maintenance trainer
The Garmin Training Team will cover configuration of Garmin ADS-B products, common issues from the field, known software problems, system troubleshooting and integrated systems commonalities.

NCATT Testing
9 a.m. - Noon | Fort Worth 3
 
The AEA Educational Foundation, in partnership with the National Center for Aerospace and Transportation Technologies (NCATT), will offer registered attendees FREE Aircraft Electronics Technician (AET) certification and endorsement exams. Attendees may test their knowledge in achieving the NCATT's highly regarded avionics technician certification. This free offer is only available through the AEA at the convention and is valued at more than $100 per exam.
Trig Avionics
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. | Fort Worth 4
Presented by Andy Davis, CEO, and Andy Campbell, customer support manager
Trig’s ADS-B solutions. Practical advice and information on installation.

BendixKing
10 a.m. - Noon | Grapevine 4
Presented by Jeff Kauffman, senior product manager
AeroWave 100 in-flight Internet system aimed at general aviation aircraft including pistons, turboprops and light jets

AEA Part 145 Repair Station Final Rule
10 a.m. - Noon | Grapevine 3
Presented by Ric Peri, vice president, government and industry affairs
The AEA will review the repair station final rule and the changes that must be made to your operations to be in compliance with Part 145. The good news — the AEA pushed back on the “heavy hitters” of the 2012 NPRM. The bad news — there are a number of “minor” changes that will affect your business and cause revisions to your repair station manuals and training programs.

Tri-Star Technologies
11 a.m. - Noon | Fort Worth 4
Presented by Alex Kerner of Tri-Star and Marshal Puckett of AvReps
Tips for maintaining your laser wire marking system.

Rockwell Collins
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. | Grapevine 4
Presented by Jerry Allen, senior customer engineer support
Pro Line Fusion diagnostic training

AEA Safety Management System Coordinator Training
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Grapevine 3
Presented by Ric Peri, vice president, government and industry affairs
SMS refresher training is an annual requirement of participation in the AEA-sponsored SMS program. With program updates and additional training resources, this program is essential for safety coordinators participating in the association’s sponsored program.

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