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July 16, 2012


AEA to Participate in National Transportation Safety Board Forum to Improve General Aviation Search and Rescue

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO, July 16, 2012 -- Ric Peri, vice president of government and industry affairs for the Aircraft Electronics Association, will participate in a forum sponsored by the National Transportation Safety Board focused on general aviation search and rescue operations. Peri is scheduled to appear on Tuesday, July 17, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. EDT in the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center in Washington, D.C.

Peri will join individuals representing government and industry on the panel to discuss key safety topics, including the regulations, policies and procedures that affect search and rescue at a federal level.

When there is a general aviation plane crash in the U.S., inland searches for the aircraft are conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and supported by numerous federal, state, local and volunteer organizations.

Forum panelists will share information about emerging technologies and how they can shape and improve general aviation search and rescue missions. The forum will include a dialog between search organizations, technology manufacturers and industry groups on the issues currently impacting the general aviation and search and rescue communities.

The free two-day forum is scheduled July 17-18 and is chaired by NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman. All five board members will participate. It is open to the public and will be available via webcast at www.ntsb.gov.

To view the forum's complete agenda, visit http://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/2012/GA_Search_Rescue/agenda.html.

To see a complete list of panel participants, visit http://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/2012/GA_Search_Rescue/bios.html.

To read Peri’s opening remarks and review his PowerPoint presentation, click here…

The NTSB has released a promotional video highlighting the major issues to be discussed at the forum.

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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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