Two prestigious industry awards are presented during the opening session of the 65th annual Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Show at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, March 28. Determined in a vote by AEA members, James Temple of Temple Electronics was named the AEA Member of the Year, while Garmin was honored as the AEA Associate Member of the Year.
ALTO Aviation, a provider in premium cabin in-flight audio and entertainment systems in business aviation, introduces its new Cadence™ VIP Switch Panel at the NPI session at AEA 2022. This switch allows the passenger on the VIP seat to customize and optimize the listening experience of the cabin by choosing between three different acoustic modes.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration names Billy Nolen to serve as acting FAA Administrator after FAA Administrator Steve Dickson departs at the end of March. Deputy Administrator Bradley Mims will also take on an expanded role during this interim period, focusing on the FAA’s workforce and the nation’s airports.
Flight Data Systems (FDS), a provider of flight data solutions for the rotorcraft, business, military and commercial aviation segments, announces the release of the Flight Data Acquisition Interface Unit (FDAIU). The FDAIU enables operators to upgrade legacy, outdated flight data recorders (FDR) with Flight Data Systems’ SENTRY series of recorders. It is available for shipping in Q2 2022.
JMI-Jet Maintenance International is marking three years of operations with an expansion into powerplant MRO support and newly secured Authorised Service Centre status from Williams International for the Textron Cessna Citation Series (CJ1, 2, 3 and 4). The company's engineers also completed their training on the FJ44 series engine in Michigan, U.S., in January this year, and the business has just concluded a $120,000 investment in tooling and inventory at its London Oxford Airport home.
As Shadin Avionics prepares for a new chapter in its future products, it will be retiring a legacy product from its fuel-flow indicator product line: the Miniflo-L™. The indicator is one of three cockpit indicators that Shadin manufactures. The other two — the Digiflo-L™ and Microflo-L™ — will stay in production. Shadin’s Part 145 Repair Station still plans to support and repair the Miniflo-L, as many of the products are still in use today and will be for years to come.
Aspen Avionics announces it has been certified to the AS9100 Rev. D quality management standard. This certification for the international aerospace quality standard strengthens Aspen’s competitive position through the standardization of documented processes across all its organizations, providing global manufacturers in the aerospace industry the confidence to partner with Aspen Avionics to not only meet but to surpass exacting industry requirements for commercial, defense, business and general aviation aerospace segments.
Twelve teams at Textron Aviation receive the Federal Aviation Administration’s top-level Diamond Award of Excellence in recognition for their commitment to training and development. The teams include all 11 North American service centers located in Greensboro, Houston, Indianapolis, Mesa, Milwaukee, Newburgh, Orlando, Sacramento, San Antonio, Tampa and Wichita, as well as Textron Aviation’s ProOwnership maintenance team.