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F R O M R I C P E R I A EA V I C E P R ES I D E N T O F G OV E R N M E N T & I N D U ST RY A F FA I RS

The Aircraft Electronics Association’s international membership continues to grow. Currently, the AEA represents avionics businesses in more than 40 countries throughout the world. To better serve the needs of the AEA’s international membership, the “International News and Regulatory Updates” section of Avionics News offers a greater focus on international regulatory activity, international industry news and an international “Frequently Asked Questions” column to help promote standardization. If you have comments about this section, send emails to avionicsnews@aea.net.

News & Regulatory Updates European Aviation Safety Agency
In October, the European Aviation Safety Agency invited interested stakeholders to a conference on the topic of “SMS in Part M and Part 145.” The conference, which is scheduled in Cologne, Germany, on Dec. 13, will present the main elements of the notice of proposed amendment to be published in December 2012, as part of the rulemaking task MDM.055. It will contain organization management system requirements considering International Civil Aviation Organization standards and recommended practices on safety management systems. The Aircraft Electronics Association will be attending this meeting. EASA issued AMC20-28, a new general AMC material aimed to provide guidance to the airworthiness approval and operational criteria related to area navigation for global navigation satellite system approach operation to localizer performance with vertical guidance minima using satellitebased augmentation system. NPA 2012-15 provides a draft opinion and draft decision to a new proposed B2L Part 66 avionics license. The proposed text envisages two things: 1. Adapt the current B2 licensing requirements for maintenance of avionics and electrical systems to the lower complexity of light aircraft. The AEA had
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a leadership position in this proposal and encourages the membership to make active comments. 2. Propose a simple and proportionate system for the licensing of certifying staff involved in the maintenance of ELA1 (European light aircraft airplanes below 1,200 kg MTOM) as well as aircraft other than airplanes and helicopters. The NPA is open for public comments until Jan. 4, 2013.

A new RTCA document has recently been issued: DO-341, Minimum Aviation System Performance Standards for an Enhanced Flight Vision System to Enable All-Weather Approach, Landing and Rollout to a Safe Taxi Speed. This document provides the high-level system requirements for EFVS when installed in aircraft with the expressed purpose of enabling specified straight-in instrument approaches with published vertical guidance to touchdown, landing and rollout to a safe taxi speed in visibility as low as 300 feet RVR (100 m) by use of an approved EFVS without need or reliance on natural vision. Recent publications of EUROCAE include: ED-92B MOPS for an Airborne VDL Mode 2 System Operating in the Frequency Range 118-136.975 MHz. This document contains the minimum operational performance specifications and test procedures for aircraft very high frequency digital link Mode 2 physical, link and network layer protocol components, which comprise an avionics transmitter/ receiver (transceiver) function intended to be used for airground data communications.

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Avionics News December 2012

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

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View From Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
ADS-B Circa 2013
Member Profile
Family Matters
Remembering Monte R. Mitchell
Before & After
A Conversation With...
History's Caretaker
Pro-to-col
Business Basics
Theory & Practice
AEA Members Make Headlines at NBAA Convention
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
Avionics News December 2012 - Intro
Avionics News December 2012 - Cover1
Avionics News December 2012 - Cover2
Avionics News December 2012 - 1
Avionics News December 2012 - 2
Avionics News December 2012 - 3
Avionics News December 2012 - Point of Communication
Avionics News December 2012 - 5
Avionics News December 2012 - AEA Now
Avionics News December 2012 - 7
Avionics News December 2012 - 8
Avionics News December 2012 - 9
Avionics News December 2012 - 10
Avionics News December 2012 - 11
Avionics News December 2012 - 12
Avionics News December 2012 - 13
Avionics News December 2012 - The View From Washington
Avionics News December 2012 - 15
Avionics News December 2012 - International News and Regulatory Updates
Avionics News December 2012 - 17
Avionics News December 2012 - 18
Avionics News December 2012 - 19
Avionics News December 2012 - ADS-B Circa 2013
Avionics News December 2012 - 21
Avionics News December 2012 - 22
Avionics News December 2012 - 23
Avionics News December 2012 - Member Profile
Avionics News December 2012 - 25
Avionics News December 2012 - 26
Avionics News December 2012 - 27
Avionics News December 2012 - Family Matters
Avionics News December 2012 - 29
Avionics News December 2012 - 30
Avionics News December 2012 - 31
Avionics News December 2012 - 32
Avionics News December 2012 - 33
Avionics News December 2012 - Remembering Monte R. Mitchell
Avionics News December 2012 - 35
Avionics News December 2012 - 36
Avionics News December 2012 - 37
Avionics News December 2012 - 38
Avionics News December 2012 - Before & After
Avionics News December 2012 - A Conversation With...
Avionics News December 2012 - 41
Avionics News December 2012 - History's Caretaker
Avionics News December 2012 - 43
Avionics News December 2012 - 44
Avionics News December 2012 - 45
Avionics News December 2012 - Pro-to-col
Avionics News December 2012 - 47
Avionics News December 2012 - Business Basics
Avionics News December 2012 - 49
Avionics News December 2012 - 50
Avionics News December 2012 - 51
Avionics News December 2012 - Theory & Practice
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Avionics News December 2012 - 54
Avionics News December 2012 - 55
Avionics News December 2012 - AEA Members Make Headlines at NBAA Convention
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Avionics News December 2012 - 63
Avionics News December 2012 - What's New
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Avionics News December 2012 - 68
Avionics News December 2012 - 69
Avionics News December 2012 - Marketplace Classifieds
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