AEA to Host Install Class in August at Brand-New Training Center

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO — Industry technicians can take part in a little history while taking along some knowledge when they register to be among the first to attend training at the Aircraft Electronics Association’s all-new, world-class training center near the Lee’s Summit Regional Airport, outside of Kansas City, Mo.

The AEA is hosting a four-day installation seminar at its brand-new headquarters facility, which staff moved into this month. The seminar, “Basic Wiring & Avionics Installation,” will take place from Wednesday to Saturday, Aug. 13-16, 2008, in Lee’s Summit, Mo.

“Basic Wiring & Avionics Installation” is for currently employed repair station personnel, A&P mechanics and individuals who are interested in improving or acquiring the skills necessary to perform avionics installations in general aviation aircraft. This seminar employs in-depth theory and hands-on lab exercises to immerse attendees in the best practices used to plan, manage and install a general aviation avionics panel.

The hands-on installation lab includes Garmin GNS 430, GMA 347 and GI 106A.

Seminar attendees will gain a full understanding of:

• what is involved and how to plan/manage an avionics installation;

• common installation considerations, procedures, methods and techniques;

• antenna installation procedures;

• transmission line fabrication and precautions;

• what tools are required and how to use them when performing the mechanical and electrical installation of a given avionics package; and

• the required documentation and relevant regulatory guidance.

Class size is limited. To register today, visit or call 816-347-8400 for more information.

The Aircraft Electronics Association represents more than 1,300 repair stations from throughout the world specializing in maintenance, repair and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft. AEA membership also includes manufacturers of avionics equipment, instrument repair facilities, instrument manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers, major distributors, engineers and educational institutions.

For more information, contact Mike Adamson, vice president of member services and education, at 816-347-8400 or; or contact Trisha Drape, AEA director of communications, at 816-347-8400 or