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Avidyne said its sales were up 60 percent through most of 2015
compared to one year ago, thanks largely to the IFD440 and IFD540
plug-and-play avionics. Read more on this Massachusetts-based
company beginning on page 38.

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Point of Communication by Ed Bolen

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Stepping up Part 23 panel redundancy

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Avidyne Plug-and-Play Avionics by Dale Smith

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What's Working? by Thomas Inman

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Member Profile by Christine Knauer

South Carolina strong: Aircraft Maintenance Services
dodges damage from epic storm

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All hail the humble audio control panel
Today, they do more than ever before dreamed

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Before & After

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A Conversation With... by Patricia Luebke

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Aviation Aces by Patricia Luebke

Todd Winter of Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics

Business Basics by Greg Laslo

#ModernMarketing: How to build a social media plan
to benefit your business

Newsmakers

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What's New

AEA member companies create a buzz with
announcements at NBAA Convention
in Las Vegas

The source for updates on AEA members

Dave Miner of Sabreliner Aviation

Aéro Teknic melds passions for technology, flying

Agape Avionics utilizes unique strategies
for customer communication

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OutRight Avionics of Conroe, Texas

Member Profile by Christine Knauer

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