Avionics News October 2014 - 15

The regulatory topics and reviews of the
AEA's international meetings highlight the true
global nature of the association.

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Removal	of	limitations	from	converted	licenses	(not	
only	by	module	examinations).
*	 Legacy	 aircraft	 in	 Group	 1	 for	 which	 type	 training	
is	not	available.
*	 Possibility	for	split	examinations	for	different	modules.
*	 Review	 of	 the	 content	 of	 the	 OJT	 table	 in	 order	 to	
adapt	it	to	large	aircraft.
*	 Align	the	Appendix	II	to	Part	66	with	point	66.B.200	
in	relation	to	the	basic	examination	standard.
The	 AEA	 does	 not	 spend	 much	 time	 focused	 on	 what	
happens	with	the	International	Civil	Aviation	Organization.	
Yes,	it	tends	to	set	the	fundamental	global	avionics	requirements,	 and	 most	 of	 the	 larger	 regions	 add	 their	 own	 twist	
to	 those	 requirements.	 Yes,	 the	 ICAO	 has	 become	 the	
"justification"	for	the	SMS	push	by	all	of	the	international	
regulatory	authorities	(except	Canada,	which	is	at	least	honest	about	its	SMS	desires	and	doesn't	blame	the	ICAO	for	
the	mandate).	Each	of	the	major	aviation	authorities	participated	in	the	development	of	the	ICAO	SMS	mandate,	and	
currently,	 they	 participate	 in	 the	 continued	 development	
of	the	expanding	criterion.	They	all	deny	ownership	of	the	
expanding	mandate,	but	that	is	a	story	all	in	its	own.
But	the	AEA	is	excited	about	the	harmonization	of	Latin	
America	through	the	ICAO	initiative.	The	Regional	Safety	
Oversight	Cooperation	System	is	a	regional	organization	of	
safety	oversight	established	in	1998,	with	the	signing	of	a	
memorandum	of	understanding	between	the	ICAO	and	the	
Latin	American	Civil	Aviation	Commission.
To	 help	 harmonize	 the	 South	 American	 region,	 the	
SRVSOP	 has	 adopted	 the	 Latin	 American	 Aviation	
Regulations.	According	to	the	ICAO:
SRVSOP achieved a significant breakthrough in the
process of harmonization, with the subscription by
10 member states of the "Multinational Technical
Cooperation Agreement for the acceptance of aircraft
and aircraft components maintenance organizations
among the civil aviation authorities of SRVSOP
member states on the basis of the audit report of the

SRVSOP multinational team," that entered in force
Nov. 4, 2011. The agreement provides the following
benefits:
a) Represents a step forward toward uniformity and
harmony made in the direction of the economy of
resources, both for states and for the AMOs, avoids
duplication and seeks the cost-effectiveness of the
certification process, regulation and surveillance in
the Latin America region.
b) It ensures strict compliance with the standards and
recommended practices of the ICAO.
c) Contributes to the best execution of the SRVSOP
plans, for the establishment of the facilities and services of the AMOs in respect of airworthiness, maintenance of aircraft, and personnel licensing.
d) Receive the reports of the program of surveillance
of the local CAA and validate them as part of its surveillance program.
e) Establishment of a mechanism of quality assurance
to ensure the homogeneity of the certification and
monitoring of the AMOs and the same levels of safety
of aircraft maintenance operations.
f) Recognize as valid certificates and licenses of
other states based exclusively on operational security
considerations and not on the intention of perceiving
economic advantages.
As	you	can	see	from	the	list	of	prospective	benefits,	the	
harmonization	 of	 the	 Latin	 America	 maintenance	 regulations	can	be	a	major	step	forward	and	could	have	a	significant	effect	on	the	economic	growth	of	the	aviation	industry	
throughout	the	region.
In	 addition	 to	 the	 Multinational	 Technical	 Cooperation	
Agreement,	 last	 December,	 13	 member	 states	 participated	
in	 the	 13th	 meeting	 of	 civil	 aviation	 authorities	 of	 the	
South	 American	 region	 in	 Bogota,	 Colombia.	 While	 the	
primary	 objective	 of	 the	 agreement	 is	 airline	 centric	 and	
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Avionics News October 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News October 2014

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View from Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
The King is Back
Member Profile
Digital redundancy and plug-and-play capabilities
What’s Working?
Aviation Aces
Deterring avionics theft takes effort, money
Member Profile
Meet the AEA board of directors
Stay connected to the cloud, while flying in the clouds
Smartphone connectivity goes airborne
Business Basics
Marketing Report Card
AEAviators
Touchy-Feely Avionics
What’s New
Marketplace Classifieds
Avionics News October 2014 - Intro
Avionics News October 2014 - Cover1
Avionics News October 2014 - Cover2
Avionics News October 2014 - 1
Avionics News October 2014 - 2
Avionics News October 2014 - 3
Avionics News October 2014 - Point of Communication
Avionics News October 2014 - 5
Avionics News October 2014 - AEA Now
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Avionics News October 2014 - 9
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Avionics News October 2014 - 13
Avionics News October 2014 - The View from Washington
Avionics News October 2014 - 15
Avionics News October 2014 - International News and Regulatory Updates
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Avionics News October 2014 - 19
Avionics News October 2014 - The King is Back
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Avionics News October 2014 - Member Profile
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Avionics News October 2014 - Digital redundancy and plug-and-play capabilities
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Avionics News October 2014 - What’s Working?
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Avionics News October 2014 - Aviation Aces
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Avionics News October 2014 - Deterring avionics theft takes effort, money
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Avionics News October 2014 - Member Profile
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Avionics News October 2014 - Meet the AEA board of directors
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Avionics News October 2014 - Stay connected to the cloud, while flying in the clouds
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Avionics News October 2014 - Smartphone connectivity goes airborne
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Avionics News October 2014 - AEAviators
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Avionics News October 2014 - Touchy-Feely Avionics
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