Sat, Feb 04, 2012
Presentations From The Forum Now Available Online
On Thursday, Feb. 2, more than 70 general aviation industry
leaders and regulatory executives concluded a successful 2
½-day avionics rotorcraft forum at the Aircraft Electronics
Association International Headquarters. Participants discussed the
challenges and opportunities in the certification and installation
of new avionics technologies in the rotorcraft market, and the
forum opened the lines of communications between industry and the
Federal Aviation Administration's Rotorcraft Directorate.
presentations made at the forum are available online
in both PowerPoint and PDF format. Organized and moderated by the
AEA, the event occurred Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at the AEA's Dan Derby
Center for Professional Development in Lee's Summit, Mo., a suburb
of Kansas City, Mo.
"We had a highly successful opening meeting, which created free
dialog between the Rotorcraft Directorate and industry," said Ric
Peri, the forum's moderator and AEA vice president of government
and industry affairs. "Each participant walked away with a better
understanding and appreciation of each other's challenges in
satisfying customer needs and promoting aviation safety."
The group agreed to schedule a follow-up avionics rotorcraft
forum, which is set for Aug. 21-23 at the AEA's international
headquarters. "The AEA has long worked with the FAA and other
international regulatory agencies to promote the installation of
new safety-enhancing avionics technologies in aircraft," said Paula
Derks, AEA president. "This forum is the next step in a
long-running dialog with the Rotorcraft Directorate."
FAA leadership in attendance at the forum included:
- Rotorcraft Directorate.
- Small Airplane Directorate.
- Aircraft Certification Division.
- Flight Standards Division.
Industry participants in attendance included:
- Rotorcraft OEMs.
- Avionics OEMs for rotorcraft applications.
- MROs in the rotorcraft market.
The forum occurred with the cooperation and assistance from the
General Aviation Manufacturers Association and the Aeronautical
Repair Station Association.
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