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AEA Scholarship Applications Available Online

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.

A New

The trade association dedicated to promoting and recognizing the aviation maintenance technician has a new website. Take a moment to poke around, and come back often as we add member benefits and enhance outreach efforts. Below are just some of the resources currently available.

Transport Canada Aviation Safety Letter

The ASL includes articles that address aviation safety from all perspectives, such as safety insight derived from accidents and incidents, as well as safety information tailored to the needs of all holders of a valid Canadian pilot licence or permit, to all holders of a valid Canadian aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) licence and to other interested individuals within the aviation community.


Maintenance Placards

The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) has identified that attempting to fly in an aircraft currently undergoing maintenance, and not yet returned to service, is a causal factor in a number of fatal GA accidents. This month’s #FlySafe topic suggests adopting informal lock out/tag out procedures to ensure pilots are aware of un-airworthy aircraft conditions.

See the fact sheet here:

Embry-Riddle Worldwide offers Free Online Course on Aircraft Maintenance

Embry-Riddle Worldwide will explore Aviation Maintenance from Feb. 26 to March 12. The free, two-week course covers aircraft maintenance, inspections, and how to effectively manage global challenges facing the industry.

Participants will learn about the different types of maintenance and inspection classes, as well as how to integrate safety into daily operations, while also maintaining efficiency.