AEA Opens In Washington: A Mix Of Determination And Optimism


The Aircraft Electronics Association opened its 55th annual trade show and exhibition in National Harbor, Maryland, just across the Anacostia River from Washington, D.C., with a mix of determination and optimism. In this video intro to the show, AEA President Paul Derks told AVweb — and the opening session of the event — that it’s time for the industry to stop apologizing for imaginary sins and to take back the market momentum it enjoyed before the economic downturn in 2008.

Although show attendance has suffered since then, there are clear indications that buyers are coming back into the market, a sentiment we heard echoed throughout the hall on Wednesday.