When Mid-Continent was purchased by John Winter in 1980, the company embraced a commitment to engineering, quality and service that continues to this day. With the 1991 addition of a facility in Van Nuys, Calif., and the new direction provided by Todd Winter, president and CEO, the company expanded its service capabilities, innovative product lines and international reach. Today, Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics has the expertise to overhaul nearly 6,000 different products, including gyro, altimeter, HSI and autopilot system overhauls -- both the Kansas and California facilities are FAA/EASA-authorized repair stations.
Since 1981, Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics has been a longstanding member of the AEA. John Winter, Todd Winter and Matt Fowle have served on the AEA board of directors at various times. John Winter was named the AEA Member of the Year in 1995, and AEA's board of directors honored him with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006 for his many contributions to the avionics industry.
In 2007, Fowle was named the AEA Member of the Year, and the company was named the AEA Associate Member of the Year in 2001.
In addition, Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics has earned numerous AEA Avionics Training Excellence Awards. The company sponsors an annual AEA Educational Foundation scholarship and supports the Foundation through significant donations to the annual silent auction. For their innovative products and customer support, dealers are saying thank you to Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics as their selection for the 2012 AEA Associate Member of the Year Award.
The award will be presented at the 49th annual AEA International convention and trade show in Palm Springs, CA, April 20.
The four-day event takes place March 25-28 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.
AEA announced the names of 25 individuals who were awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year through the AEA Educational Foundation.
More Than 30 New Avionics Products Set to Debut This Week at the AEA International Convention & Trade Show in Reno, Nev.
AEA will kick-off its 54th annual International Convention & Trade Show on Tuesday, March 22, at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nev., with more than 30 manufacturers unveiling new products.