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industry
AEA 2015: New Product Introductions
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LEVERAGING

INNOVATION
S T O R Y

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J O S E P H

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ne objective measure of an industry's vitality is
2020 ADS-B equipment mandate, with products meeting
gauging the number of new products its particidemands for both regulatory compliance and flexibility in
pants bring out over time. A subjective yardstick,
displaying traffic and weather information. By that measure,
meanwhile, might be to assess the innovations those new
the new products introduced this year at the AEA Convention
products incorporate, along with their real and perceived
meet our definition of innovative.
value to consumers. While it's too early to say what value
They also bring value, much of which comes from levertheir customers will realize, counting the number of comaging technologies like WAAS GPS, light-emitting diodes,
panies bringing new products and services to the avionics
satellite and cellular communications, ADS-B, Wi-Fi,
industry last April is easy: It's 33.
Bluetooth, tablet computers and
That's the number of companies that
USB. Those and other capabilities
brought a new product, service or
increasingly are finding their way
combination to Dallas, Texas, for
into new avionics products, in some
the 58th annual Aircraft Electronics
cases creating a new product class
Association International Convention
and in others "merely" engineering
& Trade Show, a record-high. By
them into something greater and
that measurement alone, the avionics
more valuable to consumers than
industry is doing just fine.
what came before. No matter what
What if we merely counted the
catalysts lead to integrating diverse
number of product- and service-related
capabilities into a new product,
Accord Technology's NexNav Micro-i GPS source solution doing so leverages those existing
innovations emerging in an industry
during a single year? That can be a lot
technologies into something new
tougher to do - a breakthrough to one person may be a handand different, practically screaming innovation.
me-down to another. But to paraphrase Potter Stewart, we
In fact, the idea of leveraging new technologies and capaknow it when we see it, and one way we recognize innovation
bilities to create a new product or service fairly describes
is when different technologies and capabilities from a variety
many of the 2015 new entrants into the avionics industry.
of disciplines are combined into a new product for the first
To learn how leveraging innovation can create new products
time. For example, several avionics manufacturers now offer
and services, as well as refine existing ones into something
all-in-one solutions to the Federal Aviation Administration's
greater than what came before, read on.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News June 2015

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View from Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Long Live the NavComm
Member Profile
Dealing Avionics
A New Helicopter Maintenance Association is Born
Aisles of Smiles
Leveraging Innovation
A Conversation With...
Member Profile
Business Basics
What’s Working?
What’s New
Marketplace Classifieds
Avionics News June 2015 - Intro
Avionics News June 2015 - Cover1
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Avionics News June 2015 - Point of Communication
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Avionics News June 2015 - AEA Now
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Avionics News June 2015 - The View from Washington
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Avionics News June 2015 - International News and Regulatory Updates
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Avionics News June 2015 - Long Live the NavComm
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Avionics News June 2015 - Member Profile
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Avionics News June 2015 - Dealing Avionics
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Avionics News June 2015 - A New Helicopter Maintenance Association is Born
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Avionics News June 2015 - Aisles of Smiles
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