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Meet the

AEA Board of Directors:
Gordon Cox of Avionics 2000
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embers of the Aircraft Electronics Association recently elected Gordon Cox
to its board of directors. Cox serves as general manager of Avionics 2000,
overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company and assisting with longterm business planning. It's a role he's had for 21 years.
Based at Essendon Airport in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Avionics 2000 installs, services
and repairs instruments and avionics. The service center is an authorized dealer for Honeywell, Garmin, FreeFlight Systems and other major avionics manufacturers.
Cox began in aviation more than four decades ago as a technician at Stillwell Learjet,
gaining technical knowledge and expertise. He was promoted to service manager for the
company, which became Pacific Aviation, a large corporate and general aviation maintenance
organization with more than 700 employees.
Also prior to Avionics 2000, Cox served as general manager for Southern Commander,
which managed the flight departments of Shell Australia and other companies. Over the
years, Cox served on the CASA Regulatory Review Steering Committee and the CASA Aging
Aircraft Steering Committee. Today, as the Civil Aviation Safety Authority liaison for Avionics
2000, he oversees avionics installations, defect rectification and routine maintenance.
"I am very proud of our staff members and the work being done at Avionics 2000," Cox
said. "I have been fortunate that my career has allowed me to travel the world, enjoying
some amazing sights and experiences."
Cox will serve a three-year term on the board of directors through March 2023.
What drew you to aviation?
I started with Stillwell Learjet servicing NiCad batteries for a three-month contract after
a serious accident in the snow in 1979. I got the job through my uncle who was an avionics
engineer. Ten years later, I was still there. I had completed my training and been promoted to
base manager.
Did anyone in particular influence your career path? If so, who and
what impact did they have on you?
Two people have had a profound impact on my career - Ron Smith, the now-retired owner
of Executive Air Services in Australia, and Michael Kus of Avionics 2000. These guys showed
me different aspects. For Ron, it was business practices, and with Michael, it has been avionics. Michael has been instrumental in my thinking on how to attack the day-to-day activities.
His enthusiasm is catchy and his knowledge base incredible.

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