LEE'S SUMMIT, MO., April 18, 2013 -- The Aircraft Electronics Association today 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 54 member companies received the 2012 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 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."
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 AEA International Convention & Trade Show; AEA Regional Meetings; Avionics News magazine technical training exam; AEA computer-based training; original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training from AEA associate member companies; and AEA partnership training.
The following companies completed the training requirements and received the 2012 Avionics Training Excellence Award:
- Aero Charter Inc., Chesterfield, Mo.
- Aerospace Instrument Support Inc., Denton, Texas
- Aerotronics Inc., Billings, Mont.
- Airborne Avionics, Winnsboro, S.C.
- Aircraft and Avionics Sales Inc., New Cumberland, Penn.
- Aircraft Solutions LLC, Spokane, Wash.
- Arapahoe Aero Avionics, Englewood, Colo.
- 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
- Columbia Air Services Inc., Groton, Conn.
- Executive Autopilots Inc., Sacramento, Calif.
- Flight-Deck Avionics, Salt Lake City, Utah
- Flightpath Aviation Services, Brooksville, Fla.
- Freedom Avionics Company, Broomfield, Colo.
- Gibbs Service Center Inc., San Diego, Calif.
- Gulfstream Aerospace, Appleton, Wis.
- Gulfstream Aerospace, Brunswick, Ga.
- Gulfstream Aerospace, Dallas, Texas
- Gulfstream Aerospace, Long Beach, Calif.
- Higginsville Avionics Lab, Higginsville, Mo.
- L2 Consulting Services, Dripping Springs, Texas
- Lambert Aircraft Engineering, Wevelgem, Belgium
- Landmark Aviation, Frederick, Md.
- 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
- Northern Lights Avionics, Anchorage, Alaska
- Park Rapids Avionics, Park Rapids, Minn.
- Pegasus Technologies Inc., Green Cove Springs, Fla.
- Pfizer Inc., West Trenton, N.J.
- 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
- Southeast Aerospace Inc., Melbourne, Fla.
- Spirit Avionics Ltd., Columbus, Ohio
- StandardAero, Springfield, Ill.
- Star Avionics, Chattanooga, Tenn.
- Temple Electronics Co. Inc., Houston, Texas
- The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, Ga.
- The Kroger Co., Cincinnati, Ohio
- Tomlinson Avionics of Florida, Fort Myers, Fla.
- Wilmington Avionics, Odessa, Del.
For more information about the Avionics Training Excellence Award, visit www.aea.net/training/ATEAward.asp.
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Founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association represents nearly 1,300 member companies in more than 40 countries, including government-certified international repair stations specializing in maintenance, repair and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft. The AEA membership also includes manufacturers of avionics equipment, instrument repair facilities, instrument manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers, major distributors, engineers and educational institutions.