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Nominations open for
AEA board of directors election
Nominations are now open for AEA members interested
in running for a position on the AEA board of directors.
To apply, your company must be an AEA member in good
standing, and you must complete an application form by
Dec. 31, 2014. Applications are available online at www.aea.net/boardofdirectors.asp.
To be considered for a position on
the slate of nominees, AEA members
must submit an application to the AEA president. The
applications are then reviewed by the AEA Trusteeship
Committee, which then assembles a final slate of nominees for a vote before the full membership. This slate is

assembled based on certain needs or areas of expertise that
may be needed on the new board. Nominees will be notified in early January.
Member voting begins via the AEA website in early
2015 and the winners of the election
will be notified soon thereafter.
A director's term is for three years,
and directors are expected to attend
the AEA International Convention &
Trade Show (where the annual spring board meeting is
convened), as well as the annual fall board meeting. During
the year, directors may be asked to volunteer time to serve
on committees or complete special projects. q

AEA participates in 'Call to Action' summit
FAA plays host to general aviation industry groups
On Sept. 18, the Federal Aviation Administration
announced it would invite a group of aviation leaders for a
"Call to Action" summit in Washington, D.C., which took
place Oct. 28.
In a statement from the FAA, the agency said it would
discuss how it can work together with the aviation industry to resolve barriers and address
potential challenges to meet the ADS-B Out
mandate by Jan. 1, 2020. According to FAA
Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker, "The
FAA has met its commitment and built the
foundation for ADS-B. It is time for all users
of the national airspace - avionics suppliers,
aircraft integrators, operators and installers - to
work together to ensure that all aircraft flying in
controlled airspace are equipped with these NextGen avionics. The full benefits of increased safety and efficiency
of the national airspace depend on 100 percent equipage."
The Aircraft Electronics Association participated in the
summit, and it was represented by AEA President Paula
Derks; David Loso, chairman of the AEA board of directors; and Ric Peri, the association's vice president of government and industry affairs.

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"The summit was a step in the right direction, and it
gave industry leaders the opportunity to address some of
the criticisms of the FAA noted by the Inspector General,"
said Paula Derks, AEA president. "The AEA appreciated the opportunity to participate. While there are a few
implementation challenges to address, the certified
repair station industry has the capacity today
to perform ADS-B installations at a rate
necessary for more than 160,000 aircraft to
equip and comply with the mandate by New
Year's Day 2020. Demand from aircraft
owners is expected to increase as the deadline nears, and AEA member repair stations
indicate they will begin expanding their installation capacity in order to keep up with new demand.
It should also be noted that several avionics manufacturers
recently introduced new ADS-B compliant solutions, and I
would expect more manufacturers to offer additional products and solutions to the general aviation marketplace in
2015. Having said that, the pace with which aircraft owners
are currently on to upgrade needs to increase dramatically,
as any further deferment could force serious backlogs in
2016 and beyond." q


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Avionics News November 2014

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

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View from Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Shifting redundancy gears
Member Profile
AEA Rate & Labor Survey
A Conversation With...
Member Profile
Real-world Avionics
Antenna Tech
Aviation Aces
Business Basics
Before & After
Meet the AEA board of directors
Avionics technician certifications
Legal Ease
Marketing Report Card
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
Avionics News November 2014 - Intro
Avionics News November 2014 - Cover1
Avionics News November 2014 - Cover2
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Avionics News November 2014 - Point of Communication
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Avionics News November 2014 - AEA Now
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Avionics News November 2014 - The View from Washington
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Avionics News November 2014 - International News and Regulatory Updates
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Avionics News November 2014 - Shifting redundancy gears
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Avionics News November 2014 - Member Profile
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Avionics News November 2014 - AEA Rate & Labor Survey
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Avionics News November 2014 - A Conversation With...
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Avionics News November 2014 - Member Profile
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Avionics News November 2014 - Real-world Avionics
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Avionics News November 2014 - Antenna Tech
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Avionics News November 2014 - Aviation Aces
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Avionics News November 2014 - Business Basics
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Avionics News November 2014 - Before & After
Avionics News November 2014 - Meet the AEA board of directors
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Avionics News November 2014 - Avionics technician certifications
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Avionics News November 2014 - Legal Ease
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Avionics News November 2014 - Marketing Report Card
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Avionics News November 2014 - What's New
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