Avionics News October 2014 - 4

Communication is key
com·mu·ni·ca·tion

kə-ˌmyü-nə-ˈkā-shən (noun)
* The imparting or exchanging of information or news.
* Means of connection between people or places.

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For	just	a	few	examples,	AEA Wired	(the	association's	
e-newsletter),	regulatory	updates,	news	releases,	member	
alerts	and	even	the	digital	version	of Avionics News	all	
illustrates	how	the	AEA	uses	technology	to	keep	the	
membership	up	to	date	and	in	tune	with	the	
ever-changing	aviation	industry.	Through	the	
website	at	www.aea.net,	members	have	a	feast	
of	resources	available	to	stay	informed	and	
better	operate	their	business.	The	AEA	knows	
Jim, Your "Point of Communication"
how	to	communicate,	and	we	should	all	be	
in the June 2014 issue of Avionics	
appreciative	-	thank	you	AEA	leadership	and	
News inspired me to write this letter. I
staff!
have belonged to many aviation-related
Another	example	of	how	the	AEA	keeps	
Jim Joubert
organizations over the years and was
us	informed	came	in	the	midst	of	writing	this	
in on the groundbreaking of many of
article.	I	received	an	AEA	regulatory	update	
them, including one of the first meetings of the AEA
with	some	good	news	that	said	the	"FAA	publishes	
in Chicago many years ago. I did not know it was
repair	station	final	rule."	But	more	important,	it	was	
the first meeting of the AEA until several years
another	good	example	of	the	power	of	communication.	
later when I joined the organization. In my opinion
The	Federal	Aviation	Administration	first	published	a	
(and everyone has or should have one), the one
notice	of	proposed	rulemaking	titled	"Repair	Stations"	
most important quality of any organization is the
on	May	12,	2012.	The	FAA's	proposed	changes	would	
communication they have with their members and
have	negatively	impacted	the	way	many	AEA	member	
potential members. I think the AEA is one of the best.
shops	conduct	their	business	as	well	as	dilute	or	mask	our	
I	totally	agree	with	Graves'	comments.	I	believe	the	
identity	as	avionics/instrument	shops.	The	AEA,	along	
AEA's	governing	body	has	been	able	to	bend,	grow	and	
with	its	members	and	the	aviation	community,	submitted	
stay	on	top	of	the	many	changes	and	challenges	that	
more	than	230	comments,	communicating	our	thoughts,	
have	developed	in	all	phases	of	the	aviation	industry	
concerns	and	feelings	to	the	FAA.	Many	suggested	
through	the	years.	Keeping	the	membership	informed	is	
withdrawal	of	the	entire	proposal.	This	collective	effort	
a	big	undertaking,	but	by	using	the	latest	technologies	
in	communication	resulted	in	the	FAA	withdrawing	most	
in	communication,	the	AEA	does	an	outstanding	job	of	
Continued on page 81
keeping	us	all	up	to	date.	
s	I	was	contemplating	what	to	write	for	this	
month's	"Point	of	Communication"	article,	
I	received	a	letter	from	a	longtime	friend	and	fellow	
Aircraft	Electronics	Association	member,	Ralph	Graves.	
He	has	had	an	amazing	career	in	the	aircraft	
instrument	field	as	well	as	many	other	facets	
of	the	aviation	industry,	and	I	would	like	to	
share	his	letter's	opening	comments.

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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
Avionics News October 2014 - 7
Avionics News October 2014 - 8
Avionics News October 2014 - 9
Avionics News October 2014 - 10
Avionics News October 2014 - 11
Avionics News October 2014 - 12
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
Avionics News October 2014 - 17
Avionics News October 2014 - 18
Avionics News October 2014 - 19
Avionics News October 2014 - The King is Back
Avionics News October 2014 - 21
Avionics News October 2014 - 22
Avionics News October 2014 - 23
Avionics News October 2014 - Member Profile
Avionics News October 2014 - 25
Avionics News October 2014 - 26
Avionics News October 2014 - 27
Avionics News October 2014 - Digital redundancy and plug-and-play capabilities
Avionics News October 2014 - 29
Avionics News October 2014 - 30
Avionics News October 2014 - 31
Avionics News October 2014 - 32
Avionics News October 2014 - 33
Avionics News October 2014 - What’s Working?
Avionics News October 2014 - 35
Avionics News October 2014 - 36
Avionics News October 2014 - 37
Avionics News October 2014 - Aviation Aces
Avionics News October 2014 - 39
Avionics News October 2014 - Deterring avionics theft takes effort, money
Avionics News October 2014 - 41
Avionics News October 2014 - 42
Avionics News October 2014 - 43
Avionics News October 2014 - Member Profile
Avionics News October 2014 - 45
Avionics News October 2014 - 46
Avionics News October 2014 - 47
Avionics News October 2014 - Meet the AEA board of directors
Avionics News October 2014 - 49
Avionics News October 2014 - 50
Avionics News October 2014 - 51
Avionics News October 2014 - Stay connected to the cloud, while flying in the clouds
Avionics News October 2014 - 53
Avionics News October 2014 - 54
Avionics News October 2014 - 55
Avionics News October 2014 - Smartphone connectivity goes airborne
Avionics News October 2014 - 57
Avionics News October 2014 - 58
Avionics News October 2014 - 59
Avionics News October 2014 - 60
Avionics News October 2014 - 61
Avionics News October 2014 - Business Basics
Avionics News October 2014 - 63
Avionics News October 2014 - 64
Avionics News October 2014 - 65
Avionics News October 2014 - Marketing Report Card
Avionics News October 2014 - 67
Avionics News October 2014 - 68
Avionics News October 2014 - 69
Avionics News October 2014 - 70
Avionics News October 2014 - 71
Avionics News October 2014 - AEAviators
Avionics News October 2014 - 73
Avionics News October 2014 - Touchy-Feely Avionics
Avionics News October 2014 - 75
Avionics News October 2014 - 76
Avionics News October 2014 - 77
Avionics News October 2014 - 78
Avionics News October 2014 - 79
Avionics News October 2014 - 80
Avionics News October 2014 - 81
Avionics News October 2014 - What’s New
Avionics News October 2014 - 83
Avionics News October 2014 - 84
Avionics News October 2014 - 85
Avionics News October 2014 - Marketplace Classifieds
Avionics News October 2014 - 87
Avionics News October 2014 - 88
Avionics News October 2014 - Cover3
Avionics News October 2014 - Cover4
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