The Avionics Industry Seems Hopeful About The Future
Opinions! We love them... especially when they come from folks
with something interesting to say! Aero-TV engaged in one of its
favorite exercises during the 2008 AEA Annual Convention... that of
surveying a dozen or so people at an event with three questions
targeted toward the interest group that we're shooting... So,
we came up with three good questions for the thousands of folks who
populated this year's convention... continuing with a popular
topic... "How Does the Future Of The Avionics Industry look To The
We think you'll get a kick out of what they had to say.
The Annual gathering of the truly 'uber-professional' folks who
populate the ultra-high-tech avionics business was a great success
this year -- with outstanding attendance, accomplishments and
achievements to be boasted about for years to come.
These are interesting people... and they belong to an equally
interesting organization. Founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics
Association (AEA) represents more than 1,300 aviation businesses,
including repair stations that specialize in maintenance, repair
and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general
aviation aircraft. AEA membership also includes instruments
facilities, manufacturers of avionics equipment, instrument
manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment
manufacturers, major distributors, and educational
AEA tells ANN that their mission is to be a worldwide,
self-sustaining organization committed to enhancing the
profitability of its members by...
- providing effective leadership to its members,
- facilitating the communications between members and with their
various constituent groups,
- encouraging members to establish quality processes,
- furthering the education of its members and their various
- influencing the applicable legislative and regulatory
Among those attending are a number of different types of
Regular Members -- who may be an avionics or
instrument facility with a Government-approved repair station.
Applications for membership must include radio or instrument
ratings, as well as a photocopy of their Certified Repair Station
Associate Members may be an avionics manufacturer,
instrument manufacturer, test equipment manufacturer, airframe
manufacturer, wire/cable manufacturer, major distributor, company
dealing in used equipment, trade publications, accessory
manufacturer, calibration lab, or consultant to the industry. This
type of member must derive the majority of its gross revenues from
the above activities.
Air Carrier Members are usually a Part 121/135
operator. A FAR-145 CRS is required. A photocopy of their CRS
certificate is required with the application.
Academic Members include schools or college
offering avionics or maintenance training.
Delegated Engineering Authorities include any
entity delegated to approve data on behalf of its respective
Professionals all, we really enjoyed spending a few days in
April with them, and look forward to AEA 2009!
Aero-TV Asks AEA Members
Second Of Three Questions At AEA 2008: #2 --
"How's The Future Look For The Avionics Business?"
About Aero-TV: It's DEFINITELY Show
OK, folks, here we go... we are NOW initiating the first
feature programming series for Aero-TV... we're going to take it
slow, but we're also going to try and be steady about this. DO
UNDERSTAND that this is the most complex media program we've ever
undertaken and what you're seeing is just the tip of the iceberg...
but from here on out, we will be doing our best to educate,
inform, and entertain YOU about all aspects of the exciting worlds
of aviation and aerospace.
If you've been an observer of the media and associated media
industries over the last few years, it's not hard to mistake the
fact that a massive revolution is taking place. Old sources for
news and information are falling by the wayside, having to change
their modus operandi or risk obsolescence (or extinction).
Electronic media and print media are both under the assault of
progress, and the online world has been a cornerstone for
We've been ready to go for a while, but to be honest, there's so
much more to this program than we've alluded to, and so we've been
building and planning a massive new organization within ANN. That
said, we're hiring talented new people as
fast as we can find them (a far more difficult
task than we had imagined -- REALLY good people are hard to find),
and we're brainstorming at speeds that would make a deorbiting
Space Shuttle feel like a slug. Suffice it to say that we wanted to
do this right, rather than right-now, and that the development of
this program has been the most carefully pursued undertaking we've
E-I-C Note: The
complete feature shown above is embedded in this
story, with most of the slick and useful functionality
otherwise available on the main Aero-TV site (which will be
upgraded aggressively over the next few weeks). The ability to
embed a video on another web page is but one of the hundreds
of amazing little features that we've worked hard on, for many
months now, to implement in different phases of the initial
release of Aero-TV. It is, BY NO MEANS, the only way to enjoy
unaltered Aero-TV programming on other parts of the web... as we
have extensive plans for future functionality, but this
feature allows those with an interest in a specific Aero-TV News or
Feature program to embed it on a different web site, though we
must note that we reserve the right to forbid such use for those
sites or purposes that we do not feel fit in with the proper
mission of the Aero-News Network, Inc.
Webmasters or Administrators of well-trafficked aviation or
aerospace related sites, are welcome to contact the Publisher to
start conversations on how they may be able to leverage some of the
immense power of Aero-TV programming for their sites and
constituency by clicking the I Want Aero-TV For
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