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U.S. Airport and Airway Trust Fund Update
Created by the Airport and Airway Revenue Act of 1970, the Airport and Airway Trust Fund provides funding for capital improvements to the U.S. airport and airways system. Its revenues are derived from aviationrelated excise taxes on passengers, cargo and fuel, providing the majority of funding for the Federal Aviation Administration. The Aircraft Electronics Association, along with nearly all general aviation associations and groups, strongly support the AATF to fund the nation’s aviation system. An alternative method proposed by the airlines and some industry groups is funded through a user-fee scheme. The AEA opposes this method. For more information about the AATF, visit www. faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/apl/aatf/. Current Status At the beginning of the 2012 fiscal year, the Trust Fund had a cash balance of $10.3 billion. The Treasury Department’s Bureau of the Public Debt prepares monthly income statements on Trust Fund revenues; these statements reflect monthly allocations of estimated excise tax payments to the Trust Fund. Updates on the income, activity and balances of the Trust Fund are available online at www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/ tfmp/airway/airway.htm. q

2012-13 Pilot’s Guide to Avionics
Distribution Begins in July at EAA AirVenture
The Aircraft Electronics Association’s special 10th edition of the Pilot’s Guide to Avionics debuts during EAA AirVenture, July 23-29, in Oshkosh, Wis. The free Pilot’s Guide is available at the AEA’s AirVenture booth, No. 2035/36, Hangar B. In addition to a complete directory of AEA member governmentcertified repair stations and associate members, the Pilot’s Guide features educational articles to help pilots with their avionics buying decisions. The Pilot’s Guide also will be distributed throughout the year during the AEA Regional Meetings; the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention; the AOPA Aviation Summit; WAI’s Conference; and HAI’s HeliExpo. In addition, the Pilot’s Guide is distributed to all AEA members, the National Association of Flight Instructors and flying clubs throughout the U.S. For more information, or to request a Pilot’s Guide, visit www.aeapilotsguide.net. q

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Avionics News July 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News July 2012

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View From Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Going Glass
Member Profile
Extra Avionics
Member Profile
Glass Panel Upgrades
Aviation Aces
Business Basics
Member Profile
A Conversation With...
Making A Difference
Theory & Practice
Legal Ease
Meet the AEA Staff
What's New
Marketplace Classifies
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Avionics News July 2012 - Point of Communication
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Avionics News July 2012 - AEA Now
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Avionics News July 2012 - The View From Washington
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Avionics News July 2012 - International News and Regulatory Updates
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Avionics News July 2012 - Going Glass
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