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March 13, 2014 - 1:54pm

At its 57th annual convention on Thursday, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) announced that 2013 worldwide general aviation avionics sales reached a total of more than $2.4 billion. This is 6.9 percent higher than the comparable 2012 number. Of the $2.4 billion in sales generated last year, 54 percent were for forward-fit (new aircraft) and 46 percent for retrofit (aftermarket). “There are many signs for our market recovery,” said Paul Derks, AEA president.

March 12, 2014 - 9:35am
Sean Tucker

The 57th annual Aircraft Electronics Association Convention & Tradeshow opens today, welcoming avionics dealers and manufacturers to the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. As usual, one of the show’s highlights is tomorrow’s New Product Introductions, which begin after the opening ceremony and keynote speech by Sean Tucker, honorary chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program.

March 11, 2014 - 12:55pm

The 57th annual Aircraft Electronics Association Convention & Tradeshow opens tomorrow, welcoming avionics dealers and manufacturers to the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. As usual, one of the show’s highlights is Thursday’s new-product introductions, which begin after the opening ceremony and keynote speech by Sean Tucker, honorary chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program.

February 5, 2014 - 5:10am

The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) has partnered with the NextGen GA Fund to provide loans to general aviation aircraft owners and operators to help finance installation of NextGen equipment. The fund is managed by Nexa General Partnership, and the agreement will allow AEA member companies to offer access to loans when selling NextGen installations to customers.

October 23, 2013 - 8:30pm

Hosted by NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen, the Second Day General Session here at NBAA 2013 brought together top executives from business and general aviation’s leading advocacy groups to discuss how to advance the needs of private aviation in a time of political gridlock and fiscal constraints.

“This industry is enormously heavily regulated by the federal government,” Bolen told attendees, “so the shutdown has a disproportionate impact on this industry.”

October 23, 2013 - 7:00pm

The second-day opening session today at NBAA 2013 brought together top executives from leading business and general aviation advocacy groups to discuss how to advance the needs of private aviation in a time of political gridlock and fiscal constraints. “This industry is enormously heavily regulated by the federal government,” NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen told attendees, “so the shutdown has a disproportionate impact on this industry.”

March 28, 2013 - 3:05pm

Avionics sales totaled nearly $6.3 billion last year, according to the Aircraft Electronics Association’s first Avionics Market Report. The association released Phase 1 of the report on Tuesday during the opening of its 56th annual convention in Las Vegas. The report is an attempt “to truly and accurately reflect the value of the avionics and electronics industry,” said AEA president Paula Derks.

March 6, 2013 - 10:00am

Last week Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.), newly appointed chairman of the Aviation Subcommittee of the U.S. HouseTransportation and Infrastructure Committee, held a round-table sessionin Washington, D.C., with some of the major aviation trade associations.

January 16, 2013 - 12:35pm

The annual Aircraft Electronics Association Rate & Labor Survey showed that most respondents expect their businesses to grow this year and that rotorcraft work is increasing.

According to the survey, 56 percent of respondents (up from 49 percent last year) expect their level of business to grow during the coming year. Just 6 percent expected business to decrease, down from 15 percent in 2009 and 8 percent in 2010.

Avionics installation work that the companies expect to see includes retrofits of glass cockpits, ADS-B upgrades and Wi-Fi system installations.

May 24, 2012 - 3:33pm

The FAA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for Part 145 repair stations, in an effort to “modernize the regulations to keep pace with current industry standards and practices.” The new rules revise repair station ratings, certification requirements and how repair stations serve air carriers.

 
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