AEA Is a Membership Group That Is Involved In All Aspects of Aviation
While at the Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) held in November 2016, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, met up with Paula Derks who is the President of the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA). There are a lot of aviation associations, and the AEA is the one that crosses into all facets of aviation electronics and avionics. AEA members equip and maintaining our ever-increasing fleet of electronics dependent aircraft.
Tom’s first question relates to the requirement to be equipped with ADS-B out capabilities by January 1, 2020. Derks goes on to say what she has been saying for some time, and that is it’s time to get moving and preparing to install ADS-B out in any aircraft that is going to fly into airspace that requires ADS-B out capabilities. Her warning is, don’t wait too long.
Other topics discussed include the recent AEA survey related the business of avionics repair and maintenance and the rates that are being charging. Derks says business is looking up. She also talks about the upcoming AEA Convention to be held in March 2017 in New Orleans. The AEA annual conference is one of the most highly attended organizational meetings in the industry.
In this video, Tom has a great discussion with a person who knows the avionics industry inside and out. Tune in and learn.
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