From the Aircraft Electronics Association, AEA Amplified is a podcast for aviation’s technology experts. Learn more about the ever-changing world of avionics technologies from industry professionals and aviation enthusiasts. Founded in 1957, the AEA represents nearly 1,300 member companies in more than 40 countries, including government-certified international repair stations specializing in maintenance, repair and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft. The AEA membership also includes manufacturers of avionics equipment, instrument repair facilities, instrument manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers, major distributors, engineers and educational institutions. Visit us online at AEA.net.
Ep. 23 – Forge Flightworks bolsters its avionics business by expanding into custom cabin upgrades
Forge Flightworks CEO Mark Lee turned to automotive interiors expert Gil Vigil of Speed & Design to help the shop expand beyond the avionics business. Vigil brings his award-winning craftsmanship and experience from working on premier custom cars to the aviation industry, allowing Forge Flightworks to offer its customers a new service – premier-quality aircraft interior upgrades. In this episode of AEA Amplified, sponsored by Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Company, Lee and Vigil share their unique story on how they have successfully grown their repair station in Smyrna, Tennessee.
Ep. 22 – Let’s talk all things avionics with Garmin’s Phil Straub
Phil Straub, Garmin executive vice president and managing director for aviation, discusses a variety of important topics impacting the avionics industry and the company’s dealer network in this episode of AEA Amplified, sponsored by Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Company.
Ep. 21 – NextOp places military veterans in avionics workforce
The Aircraft Electronics Association is collaborating with NextOp to connect U.S. veterans and military members with career opportunities in the avionics industry. NextOp recruits, develops and places high-performing middle-enlisted (E-3 to E-7) leaders into industry careers. For qualified candidates, NextOp employment coordinators will partner with enlisted service members and veterans through every step of the process until the individual finds, receives and accepts an offer of employment. For AEA businesses looking to hire, NextOp will support each company to develop and execute their veteran hiring and retention strategies. Learn more from Patrick McManus, employment coordinator for NextOp, in this episode of AEA Amplified, sponsored by Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Company.
Ep. 20 – Meet Bill Hanf, founder of Green Mountain Avionics and newly elected AEA board chair
Bill Hanf began his avionics career in the United States Marine Corps. Today, he is the owner and president of Green Mountain Avionics in Middlebury, Vermont, a company he founded in 2011. During the recent AEA Convention in New Orleans, the association’s board of directors elected Hanf as its new chairman. Learn more about Hanf’s avionics career and how he plans to lead the association in the years ahead in this episode of AEA Amplified, sponsored by Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Company.
Ep. 19 – IAE Co-owner Garry Joyce reflects on tenure as AEA chairman
Garry Joyce recently completed a successful three-year term as chair of the AEA’s board of directors. Under his leadership, the association completed a strategic planning process to set the course for the years ahead while navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain constraints, and workforce development challenges. Joyce is the co-owner of IAE, which is located at Little Staughton Airfield in Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, and he is the first AEA chairman from outside North America. He reflects on his time as AEA chairman and looks ahead to the future in this episode of AEA Amplified, sponsored by Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Company.
Ep. 18 – AEA President Mike Adamson Previews AEA Convention in New Orleans
The 65th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show is the place to be for avionics training, networking, new product introductions and more. The four-day event takes place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 28-31, 2022. Avionics technicians and small-business owners will reconnect with their manufacturer and distributor representatives, train on the latest products, and learn industry best practices. Two full days of exhibits with more than 120 companies await. Tune in for a sneak peek of this year’s event with AEA President and CEO Mike Adamson in this episode of AEA Amplified, sponsored by Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Company.
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