European Airspace Radio Mandate

Just A Reminder

Make sure your aircraft radio is up to date by January 1, 2018. More info on this mandate available at EuroControls website:  http://www.eurocontrol.int/services/vhf-833-khz

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A look inside the SEA Wire Harness Shop

SEA Wire Harness Fabrication Shop

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The Wire Harness Fabrication Department manufactures high quality wire harness assemblies for aircraft installation. This includes in-house installation activities performed at Southeast Aerospace, installations performed by SEA personnel at off-site locations, and outside purchased assemblies to installed by a customer.

These assemblies can be as simple as a single wire, to as complicated as hundreds of wires, dozens of different connectors, and breakout and tie points tailor made to be installed in a specific aircraft. We fabricate, test, and inspect all harness assemblies to the highest industry standards by fully qualified technicians and inspectors.

We are proud to have the highest quality standards, and make no compromise when it comes to form, fit and functionality, and aircraft safety.


Spotlight on Zach Riffle, Wire Harness Fabrication Team Lead

zach-harness-seaHow did I come to work at SEA?
Shortly after graduating, Aerotek Staffing got in contact with me, and I began working at Southeast as a contractor through them. After my 6 month contract was finished, I was hired on!

What do I do here?
I assist the other technicians in harness fabrication, continuity checks, length checks, or any other areas where I can be of assistance! I also provide direction or advice, and take care of supervisory duties and whatever else is necessary while our shop manager is gone.

What are my hobbies?
I enjoy playing guitar and learning about technology as it relates to personal electronics.


Some projects the department is currently working on:
• ECM (Electro-Counter Measures) upgrade for helicopters
• Garmin G-1000 STC wire harnesses for installation into a Beechcraft King Air B200
• PRC-152 Harris Radio installation kits for UH-1 Helicopters
• SATCOM STC for a 737NG
• Installation kits for remaining 407MRH

FAA Offers General Aviation ADS-B Rebate

Starting this Fall, the FAA is offering a monetary incentive to help owners of less-expensive general aviation aircraft equip with the required avionics that comply with the ADS-B Out rule that will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. The agency will offer a $500 rebate to eligible aircraft owners.

Are you eligible for a rebate?FAA-ADSB-Rebate-Qualify

Eligible aircraft: Defined as U.S.-registered, fixed-wing, single-engine piston aircraft, first registered before Jan 1, 2016.

Eligible equipment: Avionics that are certified to FAA Technical Standard Orders and meet the program rules (software upgrades of existing equipment are not eligible). Rebates are not available for aircraft already equipped with rule compliant ADS-B or for aircraft the FAA has previously paid or committed to pay for upgrade(s) to meet the ADS-B mandate.

Read the full program rules.

Start the Rebate process now by doing the following:

  • Validate: Review and validate the aircraft owner information and aircraft-specific information contained within the Civil Aircraft Registry. The FAA will determine rebate program eligibility using the information in the Civil Aircraft Registry, and all rebates will be mailed to the aircraft owner as recorded in the registry. Visit the FAA Registry.
  • Research: Go to the Equip ADS-B website to research eligible equipment. This website includes additional information about ADS-B mandate airspace.
  • Plan: Locate a certified installation location (Southeast Aerospace is your installation expert!), if required, and determine the specific aircraft requirements to ensure the installation is performed in accordance with applicable FAA regulations and meets the requirements identified in the General Aviation ADS-B Rebate Program Rules. While you may purchase the equipment now, your installation must occur after the program website is opened to rebate reservations to qualify for the rebate. The anticipated timeframe is estimated as Fall 2016.

Preview the ADS-B Rebate Process with our infographic.

Have questions? Get answers from our ADS-B Rebate Frequently Asked Questions.

[article written & published by FAA.gov, source: http://www.faa.gov/nextgen/equipadsb/rebate/]