Aircraft Electronics Association Launches Career-Assistance Website

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The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) announced today (Jan. 24) that it has launched AeroCareers.net, a new website for recruiting talent not just to avionics manufacturers and service providers, but to the entire aviation industry. The site puts a spotlight on the wide range of potential career pathways and includes links to employment opportunities, available scholarships, aviation education institutions, resources for veterans, guidance for educators, information on earning potential and more.

AEA President and CEO Mike Adamson noted that industry professionals involved in developing AeroCareers understand that careers in aerospace can take “many forms.” He said, “Business owners, aircraft technicians, pilots, engineers, marketers and manufacturers all joined the effort to sharpen the focus on opportunities in aerospace and make the path to success easier to navigate. It is a resource for anyone interested in aviation and something the entire industry can use when promoting careers.”

In addition to answers to frequently asked questions, the website also showcases individual industry professionals from a wide range of segments of the industry. “Each individual offers advice and outlines their personal career pathway to help inspire the next generation of aerospace professionals,” according to AEA.

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Mark Phelps is a senior editor at AVweb. He is an instrument rated private pilot and former owner of a Grumman American AA1B and a V-tail Bonanza.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. This new web site AeroCareers.net sounds great! It has so many great features and information.

    Oh wait, it’s not functioning.

    Aircraft Electronics Association is certainly a notable industry professional organization.

    Oh wait, their website doesn’t work either. A Google search on them shows millions of press releases, and not really anything else. Important stuff.

    Looking at their annual IRS Form 990 as a 503c(6) organization is certainly eye opening. They have a total revenue of $3 million, mostly from conventions.

    That is spent on $1mil of salary of four people on the board. Total compensation and salaries are $1.5m. They spend $700k on on going to conferences and hotels. On page 34 they confess the President and VP are sisters, which is an odd coincidence.

    According to his LinkedIn profile, the quoted AEA President and CEO Mike Adamson has a total of two years of commercial electronics experience at Honeywell, working in sales, 25 years ago.

    On the plus side, according to their filing they exist to “Issue monthly magazine to approximately 10,400 individuals and organizations in the field of aircraft electronics”. Have a look at that mag when you get a chance and tell me your thoughts.

    With credentials like this, I’m sure AEA will solve the industry’s staffing problems…