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The annual Avionics News international edition includes AEA member profiles on Safair Operations and Mikrotechna Praha. Safair Operations provides special-mission charter services and is located in Kempton Park, South Africa. Located in Modřany, Czech Republic, Mikrotechna Praha is celebrating 85 years in business; and engineers, manufactures and sells aircraft instruments.

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Striving for International Cooperation

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Global Complications by John D. Ruley
Avionics for International Flight

Publisher Paula R. Derks Editor Geoff Hill Managing Editor Jeff Kirchhoff Copy Editor Jenna Kramer Advertising Linda Adams Lauren McFarland Circulation Manager Jenna Kramer
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International News and Regulatory Updates by Ric Peri Wireless Connections in the Cockpit by Dave Higdon
Connection Options on the Grow

Aviation Aces by Patricia Luebke
Andy Davis of Trig Avionics

Member Profile by Christine Knauer

Mikrotechna Praha A.S., Modřany, Czech Republic

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Member Profile by Christine Knauer

Safair Operations, Kempton Park, South Africa

Low-Cost Flight Data Monitoring
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Harnessing Diversity by Scott M. Spangler
Approach Fast Stack Extends the Reach of Park Rapids Avionics

Hacked Off: Protect Your Shop - and Your Customers - from Cyber Attacks

Business Basics by Greg Laslo

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Before & After

Ric Peri Jason Dickstein
Contributing Writers Joseph E. (Jeb) Burnside Dave Higdon Thomas Inman Christine Knauer Greg Laslo Patricia Luebke John D. Ruley Dale Smith Scott M. Spangler
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General Aviation Flight Recorders
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News May 2012

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View From Washington
International News and REgulatory Updates
Wireless Connections in the Cockpit
Member Profile
Harnessing Diversity
Before & After
A Conversation With...
General Aviation Flight Recorders
Global Complications
Aviation Aces
Member Profile
Low-Cost Flight Data Monitoring
Business Basics
Theory & Practice
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
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Avionics News May 2012 - Point of Communication
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Avionics News May 2012 - AEA Now
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Avionics News May 2012 - The View From Washington
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Avionics News May 2012 - International News and REgulatory Updates
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Avionics News May 2012 - Wireless Connections in the Cockpit
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Avionics News May 2012 - Member Profile
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Avionics News May 2012 - Harnessing Diversity
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Avionics News May 2012 - Before & After
Avionics News May 2012 - A Conversation With...
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Avionics News May 2012 - General Aviation Flight Recorders
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Avionics News May 2012 - Global Complications
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Avionics News May 2012 - Aviation Aces
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Avionics News May 2012 - Member Profile
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Avionics News May 2012 - Low-Cost Flight Data Monitoring
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Avionics News May 2012 - Business Basics
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Avionics News May 2012 - Theory & Practice
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