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AEA Scholarship Applications Available Online Beginning Thursday, Oct. 1

The Aircraft Electronics Association will award more than 20 scholarships totaling more than $125,000 for the 2019-20 school year to students pursuing a career in avionics or aircraft maintenance, as well as students from AEA member companies. Since its inception, the AEA scholarship program has awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships. Numerous awards are available, ranging from $1,000 to more than $35,000 each.

AEA, Contrary to Industry Chatter, These are Certified Systems!

AEA President Paula Derks set the record straight regarding the recent introduction of lower-cost certified equipment using a streamlined method of compliance to bring them to market. Derks noted in this month's Point of Communication column published in Avionics News: "At the end of the day, manufacturers are using a method for certifying products with regulations that have been written for years. THEY ARE ALL STILL CERTIFIED ... but the pathway to certification is through PMA and not TSO.

FAA Acts to Preserve your Repair Station's Rights!

Many repair stations have experienced some issues with the Maintenance Annex Guidance between the United States and the European Union. One significant factor feeding this issue is the repair station's power to inspect a part (within their ratings) and find that it is acceptable for installation. That power has been formally curtailed for U.S.