Regulatory, Business & Technical Sessions

AEA Regulatory Rise & Shine

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.Monday, March 26Room 121

Moderated by Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government & industry affairs

The opening Regulatory Rise & Shine offers a thoughtful, substantive and insightful source of regulatory news and information that affects you, your customers and your business. This Rise & Shine is dedicated to the most current aviation news, information and events. The specific topics are driven by the regulatory agenda, international agreements and new technologies being introduced.

Opening & Awards Ceremony

8:30 a.m.Monday, March 26Grand Ballroom

New Product Introductions

After Opening/Awards - NoonMonday, March 26Grand Ballroom

The New Product Introductions always is one of the most popular sessions at this annual event, but it has quickly evolved into a must-see, cornerstone showcase in recent years. The event is now the primary launching pad for companies to unveil the latest and greatest in new avionics products and services coming to market for the current year, and more and more industry leaders are taking notice.

So what will be the most-exciting new product announced in 2018? see more

Avidyne Technical Training

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Monday, March 26Room 122

Presented by Chris Evans, Technical Support Representative & Eric Tierno, Director, Sales

Avidyne Tech Rep Chris Evans will provide in-depth training and recommendations for installation and configuration of Avidyne’s IFD550/540/440 products, as well as for Avidyne’s SkyTrax ADS-B products. Avidyne Dealers should plan to attend this session, as Avidyne will also introduce 2018 pricing and dealer programs.

Cobham AvComm

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Monday, March 26Room 121

Presented by Dave Horan, Product Applications Engineer

ADS-B system test and troubleshooting methods using the IFR6000 and associated ground support equipment to perform complete AC 20-165B performance testing of installed systems.

Gogo Business Aviation

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Monday, March 26Room 123

Presented by Javier Cervantes, Technical Training Representative

Avance Platform services and products familiarization

Repair Station Training Program

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Monday, March 26Room 204

Presented by Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government & industry affairs

We all know the Repair Station Training Program, approved by the FAA, commits the repair station to a training program but doesn't describe "HOW" the repair station training program actually works. This session will review and recommend "HOW TO" implement the commitments of the approved RSTP.

Satcom Direct

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Monday, March 26Room 112

Presented by Mark Mata, Director of Training

Cybersecurity Risk Management. Popular with flight departments, this course is designed to inform and help mitigate cybersecurity risks while using the internet on an aircraft. NBAA-approved PDP credit course.

Better Business: Finance and Accounting for Repair Stations

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.Monday, March 26Room 201

Presented by Lisa Brauch, Manager Accounting Operations, Garmin

  • Inventory Levels
  • Job Costing
  • Accrual vs. Cash Accounting

Blue Avionics

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.Monday, March 26Room 106

Presented by Ross Cairns, Founder and Managing Director

What? Avionics that do more than one function? How to use Adaptable Avionics to perform what you need when you need it, now.

L3 Aviation Products

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.Monday, March 26Room 113

Presented by William Tramper, Manager, Field Service Engineering

Installation and integration training on L3 Aviation Products’ GA and business aviation product lines, including ADS-B, displays, and recorders

Trig Avionics

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.Monday, March 26Room 106

Presented by Lee Carlson, Peregrine, ADS-B Subject Expert and James Forbes, Customer Support Manager, Trig

Practical training session with our STC partner, Peregrine. Trig product installations and STC compliance.

Finding & Managing Capital

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.Monday, March 26Room 201

Presented by Kyle White, CEO, Aviation Solutions

Finding the financial resources you need to start and grow your business is key to realizing your dream. Is debt or equity the path for you? Does your local bank understand your business? This is a behind the scenes look at what bankers and investors are looking for.

PS Engineering

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.Monday, March 26Room 113

Presented by Greg Ledbetter, PAC45 Product Specialist and Gary Picou, Vice President

PAC45 Special Mission Audio Controller System capabilities, ordering the system configuration, installation tips, retrofit and forward fit considerations, installation and setup information.

Attract & Retain: The Role of the Retirement Plan

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.Monday, March 26Room 201

Presented by Craig Reid, Director Retirement Services, Marsh & McClennan Agency, LLC

Company sponsored retirement plans provide business owners with a multitude of benefits; from attracting and retaining key employees, lowering tax bills, to potentially providing a vehicle to transition out of the company.

Honeywell

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.Monday, March 26Room 109

Presented by Adam Sheppard, Product Manager, Services & Connectivity

GoDirect™ Router Installation and Configuration Session

Is your business image everything it could be?

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.Monday, March 26Room 114

Panelists: Alyssa Connell, CEO, Connell Aviation Group; Scott Emerine, Co-Founder, Branding Iron

This is a follow-up to the “Curtain Call – Your Marketing Extends Beyond the Show,” which was a standing-room-only session two years ago in Orlando that placed a focus on media relations. Shop owners and managers are expressing an ever-growing interest in developing a comprehensive and strategic marketing plan to grow their businesses, albeit with limited financial resources. Learn from a panel of experts who specialize in helping aviation companies implement cost-effective advertising strategies through a variety of media, including print, digital and online. These experts will explain how you can take the next step and will share exclusive co-op advertising opportunities offered to shops by various manufacturers to help you get the most bang for your buck.

AEA Regulatory Forum

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, March 27Room 121

Moderated by Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government & industry affairs

For the past couple of years, industry has seen a progressive shift in the Federal Aviation Administration and how it interacts with the AEA membership. 2017 brought a complete management reorganization of the agency. During this regulatory forum, FAA management from both the FAA’s Flight Standards Service (AFS) as well as Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) will provide an overview of their modernization efforts and will discuss how it will help you, your business and your products.

ASTM/NCATT Testing

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.Tuesday, March 27Room 108

Advance your career and industry knowledge by earning a certification provided by ASTM’s National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Technologies. NCATT certificates are industry defined and used to identify professionals who demonstrate their knowledge in basic electronics, communication and navigation systems and more. Exams are free for AEA Convention attendees, courtesy of the AEA Educational Foundation.

Astronics AeroSat

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, March 27Room 106

Presented by Joe Dube, Field Service Engineer

Tail-mounted antenna Installation tips. Astronics wants to ensure every installation is successful. This workshop is focused on providing installers with critical information and tips regarding installation of the Astronics T-Series Antenna systems.

Better Business: Finance and Accounting for Repair Stations

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, March 27Room 102

Presented by Lisa Brauch, Manager Accounting Operations, Garmin

  • Inventory Levels
  • Job Costing
  • Accrual vs. Cash Accounting

Trig Avionics

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, March 27Room 107

Presented by Andrew Davis, CEO

Product updates. Feature selection and setup for TT31 and TT22 ADS-B Out Transponders; TMA44 / TMA45 Audio Panels; TY96A and TY97A –760 Channel Spacing radio; and TY91 and TY92 Compact VHF radios. Looking at regulations for 2020 compliance with TN70 and TN72 GPS Position Sources.

Aspen Avionics

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Tuesday, March 27Room 122

Presented by Mike Studley, Director, Customer Service – Field Service Engineering and James Buck, Regional Sales Manager – Southwest US

Effective installation/troubleshooting tips and new features for Aspen Avionics Equipment.

BendixKing

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Tuesday, March 27Room 112

Presented by Eric Shoemaker Field Support Engineer & Jeff Kauffman, Senior Product Manager

KI 300 AeroFlight Installation Training, CNI 5000 Installation Training, AeroWave 100 Training

Honeywell

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Tuesday, March 27Room 113

Presented by Preston Dane, Sr. Technical Sales Manager, Services & Connectivity

JetWave™ Installation & Configuration Session

Rockwell Collins

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Tuesday, March 27Room 109

Presented by Brittany Toms-Kerns, CASP Inside Sales

Making CASP Work for your Dealership - Win and make money: Come learn how CASP generates consistent, recurring revenue streams in an inconsistent, variable business aviation market.

Appareo

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, March 27Room 114

Presented by Zach Peterson, Sales Manager

Let's talk shop! We'll discuss industry trends and answer questions about our Stratus product line for GA, including 1090 ES transponders (with or without WAAS GPS), portable ADS-B receivers, and TSO'd USB charging ports. You'll leave with actionable tips you can apply when you get back to the shop.

Genesys Aerosystems

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, March 27Room 112

Presented by Al Gialousis, Field Service Engineer

S-Tec 3100 Digital Autopilot planning and installation

Honeywell

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, March 27Room 113

Presented by Preston Dane, Sr. Technical Sales Manager, Services & Connectivity

Aspire® 150/350 Introduction Session

Robotic Skies

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, March 27Room 123

Presented by Brad Hayden, President & CEO

Come learn the latest about Robotic Skies, the emerging drone market, the evolving regulatory landscape, and the future drone maintenance opportunity.

Rockwell Collins ARINC Direct

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, March 27Room 109

Presented by Matt Whitehead, OEM Account Manager

Connectivity options available today and ways to improve their installation and setup.

Safer Skies through Avionics Training and Certification

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, March 27Room 108

Presented by Steve Kane, Executive Director, SPI

For repair station owners, managers, technicians and aviation educators this session will focus on the AET standard ASTM F3245-17 as well as the SPI-ASTM partnership and its training options and certification. Additionally, we will discuss how the standard can be strengthened through training provider approvals and instructor certifications.

Universal Avionics Systems Corp.

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, March 27Room 122

Presented by Ric Miller, Manager, Technical & Field Support

InSight System External Configuration Editor. An overview of how to use the web-based External Configuration Editor for the InSight Electronic Flight Instrument System.

Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Tuesday, March 27Marquee Ballroom

  • A light lunch will be served in the hall.
  • AEA Educational Foundation Silent Auction begins in Exhibit Hall

Latin America Round Table

3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.Tuesday, March 27Room 103

 

Canada Round Table

4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.Tuesday, March 27Room 103

 

AEA Regulatory Rise & Shine

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, March 28Room 121

Moderated by Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government & industry affairs

You’ve reviewed the convention schedule, looked at the exhibit hall, and calculated the walk between your hotel room and the meeting rooms. You’ve evaluated RISK. You’ve balanced the risk of attending the convention with the risk of not attending and not acquiring the knowledge your customers expect of you. You’ve calculated your commute to manage the risk of being late to the morning Rise & Shine sessions. And every time your inspector has a serious talk with you about element design assessment, the topic of risk management comes up. This session will focus on risk management and root-cause analysis: two fundamental elements of the FAA’s approach to its safety assurance system of your repair station.

ASTM/NCATT Testing

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Wednesday, March 28Room 108

Advance your career and industry knowledge by earning a certification provided by ASTM’s National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Technologies (NCATT). NCATT certificates are industry defined and used to identify professionals who demonstrate their knowledge in basic electronics, communication and navigation systems and more. Exams are free for AEA Convention attendees, courtesy of the AEA Educational Foundation.

Avidyne Technical Training

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, March 28Room 122

Presented by Chris Evans, Technical Support Representive

Avidyne Tech Rep Chris Evans will provide in-depth training and recommendations for installation and configuration of Avidyne’s IFD550/540/440 products.

Genesys Aerosystems

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, March 28Room 109

Presented by Don Hubbard, Field Service Engineer

HeliSAS installation and troubleshooting with EFIS and ADAHRS review.

ADS-B: Determining a Successful Install

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, March 28Room 106

Presented by Aaron Hall, Wisconsin Aviation

Understanding the ADS-B monitor report, WAAS interference prevention, and equipment selection and compatibility.

BendixKing

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, March 28Room 113

Presented by Eric Shoemaker & Jeff Kauffman

KI 300 AeroFlight Installation Training, CNI 5000 Installation Training, AeroWave 100 Training

CMD Flight Solutions

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, March 28Room 112

Presented by Dan Buzz, President

Training, Installation Options and Guidance on CMD's ADS-B Out Solutions. Certified ADS-B Out Solutions, Installation Options and Guidance using the Rockwell Collins TDR-94/94D transponder or the Honeywell RCX-8xx transponder, for meeting the 2020 mandate.

Honeywell

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, March 28Room 111

Presented by Preston Dane, Sr. Technical Sales Manager, Services & Connectivity

JetWave™ Installation & Configuration Session

Interactive Troubleshooting: Turning Squawks into Solutions

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, March 28Room 123

Presented by Curt Campbell, Avionics Technical Services Reprsentative

Technical experts from Duncan Aviation will examine videos from actual cockpit experiences, prepping the audience with a squawk and engaging them for questions to ask the pilot that ultimately lead to the problem. The course will develop real-time troubleshooting skills and assist technicians in arriving at solutions more quickly and accurately.

2018 Insurance Update for Aviation Businesses

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, March 28Room 116

Presented by Kyle White, CEO, Aviation Solutions

Types of insurance coverages you should consider for your business, from Product & Completed Operations, Hangarkeepers’, to Employer and Cyber Liability. Learn about new products, strategies, to best understand your risk and where insurance rates are headed in 2018 to manage your out of pocket costs.

Appareo

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, March 28Room 114

Presented by Zach Peterson, Sales Manager

Let's talk shop! We'll discuss industry trends and answer questions about our Stratus product line for GA, including 1090 ES transponders (with or without WAAS GPS), portable ADS-B receivers, and TSO'd USB charging ports. You'll leave with actionable tips you can apply when you get back to the shop.

Cobham AvComm

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, March 28Room 123

Presented by Russ Smith, Business Development Manager

Overview training on ADS-B Out equipment installation using the IFR6000 test set.

Honeywell

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, March 28Room 111

Presented by Preston Dane, Sr. Technical Sales Manager, Services & Connectivity

Aspire® 150/350 Introduction Session

Honeywell

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, March 28Room 113

Presented by Adam Sheppard, Product Manager, Services & Connectivity

GoDirect™ Router Installation and Configuration Session

Rockwell Collins

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, March 28Room 106

Presented by Brittany Toms-Kerns, CASP Inside Sales

Making CASP Work for your Dealership - Win and make money: Come learn how CASP generates consistent, recurring revenue streams in an inconsistent, variable business aviation market.

Safety Assurance

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, March 28Room 121

Presented by Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government & industry affairs

How to use safety management tools to continuously improve your business.

SmartSky

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, March 28Room 112

Presented by Darren Emery, Director, Product Support Engineering

This introductory course is intended to provide installers with an overview of the significant benefits, capabilities, operation and installation of the SmartSky 4G-LTE air-to-ground system across multiple airframe types.

Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Wednesday, March 28Marquee Ballroom

 

South Pacific Round Table

2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.Wednesday, March 28Room 103

 

Garmin

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Thursday, March 29Room 121

Presented by Kurt Haneberg, Tim Linder, Katie Krotje & Trek Lawler

Installation, configuration, and certification training on the new TXi system, G5 and GFC500, GFC600, new GDL series, and relevant topics for dealers.

The Certification Process

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.Thursday, March 29Room 106

Presented by Kevin Bruce, AEA Regulatory Consultant

Taking the applicant from the new and novel concept to producing and marketing the product (STC, kit, etc.). The course will start at the concept phase and walk through the documentation and communication; certification plan; demonstration; production (kit/PMA); and then continued airworthiness while following the FAA and Industry Guide to Product Certification where applicable.

Gogo Business Aviation

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Thursday, March 29Room 113

Presented by Javier Cervantes, Technical Training Representative

Avance Platform services and products familiarization.

Human Factors for Maintenance - Assessing Your Safety Program

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Thursday, March 29Room 114

Presented by Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government & industry affairs

Safety Management in aviation maintenance is rooted in identifying and managing factors that affect your worker’s ability to safely and effectively perform their jobs. This session will accomplish two tasks. First it will review the principles as well as roles and responsibilities with the management of Human Factors. And secondly, this session will provide the tools for you to assess your safety program.

This training satisfies the recurrent training requirement for the AEA’s supported SMS program.

BendixKing

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Thursday, March 29Room 112

Presented by Eric Shoemaker & Jeff Kauffman

KI 300 AeroFlight Installation Training, CNI 5000 Installation Training, AeroWave 100 Training