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When an AD has expired on your
nav units and you're AOG Friday
afternoon with a flight scheduled
Monday morning, who can help
recertify the units in time?

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Nearly everyone looks forward to the weekend,
and Scott, Team Leader for DME Transponder, is no
exception. Before his phone rang late in the day on
Friday, he was wondering how he'd divide his scarce
free time Saturday between his family and the DIY
construction project he'd recently undertaken.
A Duncan Aviation customer in Canada who had
shipped two RNZ850 navigation units that morning
was on the phone. The Airworthiness Directive (AD)
for the units had expired, so the aircraft was AOG
and a sudden change in schedules for the aircraft
meant it was needed for a Monday morning flight and
Scott would need to work on the units Saturday.
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by the time she was available, most
had already figured out an answer.
Likewise, she had all but critical
calls held, and she answered them in
two hour-long blocks, which allowed
her to prepare and focus on the
conversations. Lastly, she blocked
time before and after meetings to
add buffers to her day; she stopped
rushing from one to another, had
time to tie loose ends from the
previous and shift concentration to
the next. While this resulted in fewer
meetings a day, it made those she
attended more productive. In fact, it
caused a net gain overall.
In each case, she set boundaries
with her co-workers, direct reports
and clients so they understood what
she was doing, why, and when she'd
be available. Then she had to be
disciplined with that schedule.
But that discipline extends beyond
your office into those of your staff.
If you don't raise awareness of the
multitasking myth and discourage it,
it won't go away. In particular, make
ground rules about being together,
according to Luoma. If workers use
computers and smartphones during
meetings, you don't know if they're
taking notes, checking email or taking
an online quiz. In her experience, a
no-tech policy can actually make for
shorter, more effective gatherings,
and if someone is expecting an
important email or call, he can
excuse himself and return later while
everyone else soldiers on.
So learn to get the most of your
efforts to benefit your avionics shop
and your customers by reducing
distractions, interruptions and
multitasking traps. q


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News September 2014

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View from Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Software Management
Member Profile
Keeping a business in the family
Are digital avionics secure?
A Conversation With...
Meet the AEA board of directors
Before & After
The Autonomous Navigation Systems AET Endorsement
Aviation Aces
Legal Ease
Business Basics
Member Profile
AEA members unveil new ADS-B solutions at AirVenture
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
Avionics News September 2014 - Intro
Avionics News September 2014 - Cover1
Avionics News September 2014 - Cover2
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Avionics News September 2014 - Point of Communication
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Avionics News September 2014 - AEA Now
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Avionics News September 2014 - The View from Washington
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Avionics News September 2014 - International News and Regulatory Updates
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Avionics News September 2014 - Software Management
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Avionics News September 2014 - Member Profile
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Avionics News September 2014 - Keeping a business in the family
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Avionics News September 2014 - Are digital avionics secure?
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Avionics News September 2014 - A Conversation With...
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Avionics News September 2014 - Meet the AEA board of directors
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Avionics News September 2014 - Before & After
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Avionics News September 2014 - The Autonomous Navigation Systems AET Endorsement
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Avionics News September 2014 - Aviation Aces
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Avionics News September 2014 - Legal Ease
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Avionics News September 2014 - Member Profile
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Avionics News September 2014 - AEA members unveil new ADS-B solutions at AirVenture
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