The Aircraft Electronics Association announced the recipients of the annual Avionics Training Excellence Award, which recognizes AEA members for their total commitment to training as evidenced by participation in AEA-approved training. A total of 45 member companies received the 2014 AEA Avionics Training Excellence Award.
Mike Adamson, AEA vice president of member programs and education, said AEA-certified repair station members are trained far beyond the FAA requirements and demonstrate a commitment to training few other industries match.
“We see consistent demand for our classroom and online training products and services,” Adamson said. “Members rely on the association for their approved training programs. The AEA develops high-quality, cost-effective regulatory and technical training for general aviation industry technicians to meet and exceed the federal requirements.”
For a member company to be eligible for the Avionics Training Excellence Award, all of its technicians must have completed at least one AEA-approved training event in the previous year, which includes the courses conducted at AEA headquarters; AEA International Convention and Regional Meetings; Avionics News Technical Training Exam; AEA computer-based training; original equipment manufacturer training from AEA associate member companies; and AEA partner training.
The following companies completed the training requirements and received the 2014 Avionics Training Excellence Award:
- Aerotronics Inc., Billings, Mont.
- Airborne Avionics, Winnsboro, S.C.
- Aircraft and Avionics Sales Inc., New Cumberland, Penn.
- Arapahoe Aero Avionics, Englewood, Colo.
- Atlantic Avionics Inc., Halifax, NS, Canada
- Atlas Aircraft Center, Portsmouth, N.H.
- Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Indianapolis, Ind.
- Campus Avionics Services, Burleson, Texas
- Capital Avionics Inc., Tallahassee, Fla.
- CE Avionics Inc., Sanford, Fla.
- Century Flight Systems Inc., Mineral Wells, Texas
- Dakota Avionics, Bismarck, N.D.
- Dyersburg Avionics of Caruthersville Inc., Caruthersville, Mo.
- Executive Autopilots Inc., Sacramento, Calif.
- Flight-Deck Avionics, Salt Lake City, Utah
- Flightstar, Savoy, Ill.
- Freedom Avionics Company, Broomfield, Colo.
- Gibbs Service Center Inc., San Diego, Calif.
- Gulfstream Aerospace, Appleton, Wis.
- Gulfstream Aerospace, Dallas, Texas
- Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Brunswick, Ga.
- Hawker Beechcraft Services, Tampa, Fla.
- JP Avionics, Hoedekenskerke, Netherlands
- L2 Aviation, Dripping Springs, Texas
- Maine Aero Services, Bangor, Maine
- Mayday Avionics Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich.
- National Jets Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
- Nolan Avionics, Durant, Okla.
- Northeast Air Inc., Portland, Maine
- Northern Lights Avionics, Anchorage, Alaska
- Park Rapids Avionics, Park Rapids, Minn.
- Pegasus Technologies Inc., Green Cove Springs, Fla.
- Pfizer Inc., West Trenton, N.J.
- Poor Boy Avionics, San Angelo, Texas
- Preferred Avionics & Instruments, Howell, Mich.
- Premier Avionics, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
- PrivateSky Aviation Services, Fort Myers, Fla.
- Q.F. Avionics Center Ltd., Red Deer, AB, Canada
- Quest Avionics Inc., Ocala, Fla.
- R & Z Avionics Ltd., Delta, BC, Canada
- Southeast Aerospace Inc., Melbourne, Fla.
- Spirit Aeronautics, Columbus, Ohio
- Temple Electronics Co. Inc., Houston, Texas
- Tomlinson Avionics of Florida, Fort Myers, Fla.
- Wilmington Avionics, New Castle, Del.