The deluge of coronavirus-induced disruption extended to the Aircraft Electronics Association’s International Convention and Trade Show. AEA canceled its 2020 event and will focus on planning its convention in Dallas scheduled for March 2021.
The long-running spring gathering of avionics makers, retailers, and others involved in the industry had been slated to take place in Nashville, Tennessee, starting March 24. The association initially announced that the event was “postponed.” However, AEA on March 18 canceled the event “due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and the lack of available dates to reschedule.”
Avionics maker Avidyne followed up on news of the convention's initial postponement with an advisory to dealers that three training sessions it had been scheduled to present at the AEA convention will be made available online. “We expect to have these virtual training seminars scheduled during the same time period you would have received them at the AEA National event,” the company said. “We will begin the process of setting up these training sessions and will keep you posted shortly once we have a schedule set.” A link to Avidyne’s dealer portal was included in the message.