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Frankfurt Provides Backdrop for 26th Annual AEA Europe Regional Meeting
The first of seven AEA Regional Meetings scheduled for 2012 occurred April 23-25 in Frankfurt, Germany, at the Le Meridien Parkhotel. The 26th annual AEA Europe Regional Meeting began with a European regulatory update by Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, and Franz Redak, AEA Europe consultant. The AEA participates in many key industry working groups in Europe to bring members the latest in regulatory developments that could have an impact on business. This session included three critical rulemaking discussions: 1.

The first day also included an AEA member forum with EASA-certified repair station personnel, avionics manufacturers, distributors and engineers; the AEA annual European Luncheon; OEM product information sessions and technical training seminars; and an exhibit hall complete with the latest avionics and instruments products and services. In addition, attendees received training from Garmin and Avidyne representatives. The three-day event concluded with a training course on U.S. regulations for foreign repair stations in Europe, moderated by Peri. This program reviewed the regulations applicable

An update on the rulemaking activity creating an avionics license for general aviation maintenance operations. After three years of work, the proposal is in the queue for release as an NPA later this year. This B2L license proposes to allow progressive, systembased return to service authority that is more appropriate to general aviation aircraft maintenance. Since the inception of EASA, the avionics industry has been plagued by the type training requirement for legacy aircraft. Through the efforts of the AEA, EASA has opened a rulemaking activity to investigate alternatives to the Part 147 required training for these aircraft. The AEA has been asked to review AMC & GM for Part 21; Subpart D – Changes to type-certificates; GM 21A.91, Classification of changes to a type design for consistency with regards to modern avionics. From input through various round-table discussions, the criterion in GM 21A.91 may be overly restrictive, causing inconsistency in regional interpretation as well as causing unnecessarily strict approvals.

Up next is the second annual

AEA Latin America Regional Meeting Aug. 13-14, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
For more information on the AEA Regional Meetings, visit

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to a U.S.-certificated foreign repair station engaged in maintenance, preventive maintenance and alterations of U.S.-registered aircraft, components or accessories. This training program reviewed 14 CFR Part 145 and how various other regulatory parts interface with Part 145. Companies exhibiting at the AEA Europe Regional Meeting included: Adams Aviation Supply Co.; Aeroflex; Aerospace Optics Inc.; Aircell; Aspen Avionics; Avidyne Corp.; Avionics Specialists Inc.; DAC International; EDMO Distributors; Garmin; Guardian Avionics; L-3 Avionics Systems; Laversab; Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics; Revue Thommen; Satcom1; Thrane & Thrane; Trig Avionics Ltd.; and Universal Avionics Systems. 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 - The View From Washington
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Avionics News July 2012 - International News and Regulatory Updates
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