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Universal Avionics
DAN REIDA, vice president of marketing and product support for UNIVERSAL AVIONICS, announced MICHELLE JAMES has accepted the newly created position of director of marketing and communications. In this new role, James’ responsibilities include oversight of and responsibility for Michelle James all of Universal Avionics’ advertising and campaigns, as well as exhibit and convention activities. “James has done an excellent job of defining our marketing strategies and seeing them through to execution,” said Reida. “With our expansion of the department, she was the obvious choice for leading these efforts.” In July 2000, James began her career with Universal Avionics as document control specialist at the company headquarters located in Tucson, Ariz. In 2001, she transferred to the technical publications department as junior technical writer and was promoted to technical writer in 2002, and senior writer thereafter. James was then promoted to her most recent position of relationship marketing manager for Universal Avionics’ marketing division in 2008. For more information, contact Universal Avionics at 520-295-2300 or visit www.uasc.com. q

T.J. Jaeger

Jason Blust

announced three personnel changes at its Grand Junction location. KEN RICE, T.J. JAEGER and JASON BLUST have all been promoted from their current positions within the West Star organization. Rice, who previously held the position of Gulfstream/Learjet program manager, has been promoted to director of maintenance. In this new position, he will oversee all mainte-

nance operations at the facility. Jaeger has been promoted to Gulfstream/Learjet program manager. He will supervise all Gulfstream and Learjet specific maintenance projects. Blust has taken over the position of Learjet team leader. In this new position, he will lead maintenance projects on all Learjet aircraft. For more information, contact West Star Aviation at 800-922-2421 or visit www.weststaraviation.com. q

Astronics Corp.
ASTRONICS CORP., based

in East Aurora, N.Y., paid $24 million to acquire privately held Ballard Technology, an Everett, Wash.,-based manufacturer of avionics interface systems for defense and commercial aerospace applications. An additional purchase consideration of up to $5.5 million may be paid by Astronics if Ballard achieves certain revenue growth targets in each of the next five years, according to Astronics.

Founded in 1986, Ballard is projecting 2011 annual revenue of about $11 million, achieving a compound annual growth rate during the previous three years of more than 20 percent. The company’s product line includes commercial off-the-shelf avionics databus interfaces and embedded computers. For more information, contact Astronics at 716-805-1599 or visit www.astronics.com. q

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News January 2012

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View From Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Rockwell Collins' Fusion Upgrades
Member Profile
Where Are They Now?
Before & After
Next Step in the GPS Battle
A Conversation With...
Touchscreen Avionics: Training Required
Sounding Off On Audio Panels
Member Profile
Advertisers Index
Aviation Aces
Business Basics
Meet the AEA Board
Theory & Practice
Legal Ease
Special Report
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
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Avionics News January 2012 - Point of Communication
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Avionics News January 2012 - AEA Now
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Avionics News January 2012 - The View From Washington
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Avionics News January 2012 - International News and Regulatory Updates
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Avionics News January 2012 - Rockwell Collins' Fusion Upgrades
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Avionics News January 2012 - Member Profile
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Avionics News January 2012 - Where Are They Now?
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Avionics News January 2012 - Before & After
Avionics News January 2012 - Next Step in the GPS Battle
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Avionics News January 2012 - A Conversation With...
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Avionics News January 2012 - Touchscreen Avionics: Training Required
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Avionics News January 2012 - Sounding Off On Audio Panels
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Avionics News January 2012 - Member Profile
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Avionics News January 2012 - Advertisers Index
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Avionics News January 2012 - Meet the AEA Board
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