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director of communications for the AEA, at 816-347-8400 or geoffh@aea.net.
For immediate release:
April 4, 2012


AEA Recognizes Members for Training Commitment
Avionics Training Excellence Awards Presented to 69 AEA Member Companies

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 4, 2012 -- The Aircraft Electronics Association announced the recipients of the annual Avionics Training Excellence Award on Wednesday, April 4, during the Official Opening of the 55th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show in Washington, D.C. The Avionics Training Excellence Awards recognize AEA members for their total commitment to training as evidenced by participation in AEA-approved training. A total of 69 member companies received the 2011 AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award during today's announcement.

Mike Adamson, vice president of member programs and education for the AEA, said AEA certified repair station members are trained far beyond the federal requirements and demonstrate a commitment to training few other industries can match.

"We see consistent demand for our classroom, convention and online training products and services," Adamson said. "Members rely on the Association as the foundation of their approved training programs. The AEA develops high-quality, cost-effective regulatory and technical training for the general aviation aircraft electronics community to meet and exceed the federal requirements."

Avionics Training Excellence Awards were presented to the following companies that completed the training requirements: 

  • Ace Avionics, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
  • Aero Charter Inc., Chesterfield, Mo.
  • Aerospace Instrument Support Inc., Denton, Texas.
  • Aerotronics Inc., Billings, Mont.
  • Aircraft and Avionics Sales Inc., New Cumberland, Penn.
  • Aircraft Solutions LLC, Spokane, Wash.
  • Alpha Avionics LLC, Torrance, Calif.
  • AMI Aviation Services LLC, Sanford, Fla.
  • Arapahoe Aero Avionics, Englewood, Colo.
  • Atlantic Avionics Inc., Enfield, Canada.
  • Atlas Aircraft Center, Portsmouth, N.H.
  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Brant Aero, Brantford, Canada.
  • Capital Avionics Inc., Tallahassee, Fla.
  • CE Avionics Inc., Sanford, Fla.
  • Century Flight Systems Inc., Mineral Wells, Texas.
  • Columbia Air Services Inc., Groton, Conn.
  • Corvallis Aero Service, Corvallis, Ore.
  • Duncan Aviation, Houston, Texas.
  • Elizabethtown Flying Service Inc., Elizabethtown, Ky.
  • Epps Aviation, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Fargo Jet Center, Fargo, N.D.
  • Flightcraft Inc., Portland, Ore.
  • Flight-Deck Avionics, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Flightpath Aviation Services, Brooksville, Fla.
  • Flightstar, Savoy, Ill.
  • Freedom Avionics Co., Broomfield, Colo.
  • Gibbs Service Center Inc., San Diego, Calif.
  • Gulfstream Aerospace, Long Beach, Calif.
  • Gulfstream Aerospace, Dallas, Texas.
  • Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Brunswick, Ga.
  • Higginsville Avionics Lab, Higginsville, Mo. 
  • HTS Avionics, Baltimore, Md.
  • Islip Avionics, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
  • Jefferson City Flying Service, Jefferson City, Mo.
  • Jet Works Air Center, Denton, Texas.
  • Kitchener Aero Avionics Ltd., Breslau, Canada.
  • L2 Consulting Services, Dripping Springs, Texas.
  • Lambert Aircraft Engineering, Wevelgem, Belgium.
  • Landmark Aviation, Frederick, Md.
  • Maine Aero Services Inc., Bangor, Maine.
  • Maine Aviation Aircraft Maintenance, Portland, Maine.
  • Mayday Avionics Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • Millennium International, Lee's Summit, Mo.
  • National Jets Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Nolan Avionics, Durant, Okla.
  • Northeast Air Inc., Portland, Maine.
  • Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Sault Ste. Marie, Canada.
  • Park Rapids Avionics, Park Rapids, Minn.
  • Pegasus Technologies Inc., Green Cove Springs, Fla.
  • Pfizer Inc., West Trenton, N.J.
  • Poor Boy Avionics of San Angelo, San Angelo, Texas.
  • Preferred Avionics LLC, Howell, Mich.
  • Private Sky Aviation Services, Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Q.F. Avionics Center Ltd., Red Deer, Canada.
  • Quest Avionics Inc., Ocala, Fla.
  • R & Z Avionics Ltd., Delta, Canada.
  • Redding Aerotronics Inc., Redding, Calif.
  • Ron Collins Aviation Electronics LLC, Henderson, Ky.
  • Select Avionics, McKinney, Texas.
  • Sky Trek Aviation, Modesto, Calif.
  • Southeast Aerospace Inc., Melbourne, Fla.
  • Spitfire Aviation, Concord, N.C.
  • Spirit Avionics Ltd., Columbus, Ohio.
  • Star Avionics Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, Ga.
  • The Kroger Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Tomlinson Avionics of Florida, Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Wilmington Avionics, Odessa, Del. 

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The Aircraft Electronics Association represents more than 1,300 repair stations from throughout the world specializing in maintenance, repair and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft. AEA membership also includes manufacturers of avionics equipment, instrument repair facilities, instrument manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers, major distributors, engineers and educational institutions.

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