Debra McFarland, AEA vice president, said a number of special events and activities are planned for the 50th anniversary celebration. Recognition also will be given to all past AEA award winners, including those who have been honored as Members of the Year since 1964, the year the award was first given out.
The AEA also has announced the dates and locations of the annual convention through 2011, including:
• 2008: Washington, D.C., from April 23-26, at the Gaylord National.
• 2009: Dallas, Texas, from April 1-4, at the Gaylord Texan.
• 2010: Orlando, Fla., from April 7-10, at the Gaylord Palm.
• 2011: Reno, Nev., from March 30-April 2, at the Reno Hilton.
The Aircraft Electronics Association represents nearly 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 manufacturers of avionics equipment, instrument repair facilities, instrument manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers, major distributors, and educational institutions.