ARINC Conferences

Phoenix, Arizona

2020 AEEC | AMC

May
11 - 14
Phoenix, Arizona

About AEEC | AMC

One Great Venue, Two Conferences. 

The Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee (AEEC) General Session and Aviation Maintenance Conference (AMC) join together in one location to bring together industry experts from around the world. The AEEC General Session and AMC provide opportunities to explore common issues and advancements in the industry through discussion and technical symposiums, and direct focus on the advancement of technical standards and committee and working group activities under the auspices of the AEEC and AMC. 

The AEEC General Session is an important event on the AEEC calendar. The AEEC General Session marks the culmination of the years' standards development work. New ARINC Standards are discussed and approved at this meeting. Additionally, the AEEC initiates the work program and schedule for the coming year. The AEEC General Session is an ideal opportunity for aviation industry professionals to obtain an overview of the important technical developments in air transport avionics and other aircraft electronics.

The objectives of AMC are to promote reliability and to reduce operating and life cycle costs of air transport components by improving maintenance and support techniques through the exchange of technical information.

The benefits of AMC for airlines are long-term success in economic management and operation of commercial aircraft. This long-term success will require a more holistic approach to AMC aspects of aircraft equipment. Simply put, what is built today based on a new design specification has to be maintained tomorrow.

In the forum created by the AMC, the airlines have various opportunities to influence and determine future directions in system and component design, reliability, and cost effectiveness. Speaking in the context of their daily operations, airlines can bring together ideas for improved standardized maintenance concepts and providing valuable feedback to the equipment manufacturers.

MMC Now Part of AMC

In 2017, the first Mechanical Maintenance Conference was held for the mechanical engineers. The inaugural conference was a roaring success. In 2019, the decision was made to hold the AMC and MMC together in Prague. We extended the ATA range and open forum for all aviation questions with exception of power plant and primary structure. 

After the success of the joint AMC and MMC conference, the decision was made to revise the name of the Avionics Maintenance Conference to Aviation Maintenance Conference, so that avionics and mechanical issues can be addressed.

Important Dates
AMC Roger Goldberg Nominations Due February 5, 2020
AEEC Trumbull Nominations Due February 28, 2020
Volare Award Nominations Due February 28, 2020
AMC Discussion Items Due February 5, 2020
AMC Program Online February 28, 2020
Hotel Reservation Cut-off April 18, 2020, 5:00pm local time
Video Submission Due April 19, 2020
Online Registration Cut-off April 26, 2020

Conference Awards

AMC Roger S. Goldberg Award

Each year, ARINC Industry Activities encourages nominations for the award prior to the annual AMC. The inscription on the award simply states those characteristics which Roger offered to us all: Extraordinary Ideas, Outstanding Service, Endless Passion. This award recognizes the individual in the AMC community who, like Roger, exhibits the same characteristics of outstanding personal service and exemplifies the true heart and soul of AMC—an AMC Most Valuable Player (MVP).

AEEC Trumbull Award

The Trumbull Award recognizes an airline employee who has made an outstanding contribution to the work of the AEEC in the development of ARINC Standards, or for related activities.

Volare Award

Recognizes individual achievement in one of the following fields: Avionics Engineering, Avionics Product Support, Avionics Manufacturer, Special Award, Avionics Maintenance, and Pioneer Award

Future Conferences

2021 AEEC | AMC
Tampa, Florida
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel
May 10-13, 2021

Conference Events

Sunday, May 10, 2020 – 5:00pm – 7:00pm
2020 AEEC | AMC Welcome Reception
Phoenix Front Foyer

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Showcase
Phoenix Ballroom D & E

Travel 

Conference Location

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
340 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations should be made directly with the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel.

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
Phone: +1 602-262-2500

Rate: $189.00 USD

Cut Off Date:  April 18, 2020, 5:00pm local time

The Airport 

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

The Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has three terminals connected by walkways and Sky Train service. Each terminal has a separate arrivals hall for baggage retrieval. Ground transportation and rental car shuttles all have stops outside the terminals.

This website can assist you with airport information: https://www.skyharbor.com/

Ground Transportation 

From the airport, there are several methods of getting to the hotel: 

Please research your chosen transportation methods for more information. SAE ITC, ARINC Industry Activities, or AEEC | AMC is not responsible for ground transportation, or issues occurring with services shown.

The following website can assist you with airport transportation information: https://www.skyharbor.com/ParkingTransportation

Shipping

Agility Fairs and Events Logistics LLC is the official freight carrier for the handling of ground and air shipments, as well as storage, delivery, pickup, and reshipment of materials. 

For shipping assistance, please contact: 

Paula Collaco
905-612-7158
[email protected]

Registration 

Preregistration List

Attendance Fees 

An AEEC | AMC Badge is required for all activities related to the AEEC | AMC to include the technical meeting, exhibit areas, hospitality suites, etc.

  • Conference Attendance Fees (cut-off date April 26, 2020)
    • Non-Member/Non-Sponsor: $1,000.00
    • ARINC IA Corporate Sponsors: Complementary
    • AEEC, AMC, and FSEMC Members: Complementary

Refund Policy

  • Price Paid: $1,000.00
  • Refund: $900.00
  • If Cancelled By: Monday, April 20, 2020

* Regardless of the refund amount listed, the amount refunded will never exceed the amount paid. The reduction of $100.00 covers the charges the credit card companies charge us for processing.

On-Site Registration 

On-site registration will be located just outside of the Phoenix Ballroom. 

  • Hours of On-site Registration: 
    • Sunday, May 10, 2020, from 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    • Monday, May 11, 2020, from 7:00am - 3:00pm
    • Tuesday, May 12, 2020, from 7:00am - 3:00pm and 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    • Wednesday, May 13, 2020, from 7:00am - 3:00pm
    • Thursday, May 14, 2020, from 8:00am - 10:30am

Guest and Attendee Tours

Reserve your space for you or your guest to participate in the following conference events: 

  • Guest Tour Registration

 

Exhibitor Opportunties

 ARINC Industry Activities  organizes and manages all of the AEEC General Session and AMC Conference activities (e.g., technical programs, welcome receptions, breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunches, hospitality suites, award programs, and more).  

Download the 2020 AEEC | AMC Opportunities Package Form. 

Hospitality Suites

Many suppliers wish to meet with customers during the conference and are planning hospitality suites to demonstrate their products. To maximize the opportunity for your customers to visit all of the hospitality suites, suppliers are kindly asked to refrain from holding any events, dinners, etc. outside the hotel.

All hospitality activities will be held at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix Hotel. Suites have been blocked with the hotel for this purpose. The suites will be assigned based on membership/sponsorship status with ARINC IA. 

Please visit our Hospitality Suites and Events page for up-to-date information on availability and suite locations.

All attendees are invited to visit the hospitality suites. 

Daytime Exhibit Space Options 

Opportunities for Daytime Exhibits in the Phoenix Ballrooms D&E. Daytime exhibits remain in place and open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Tuesday Evening Showcase (6:00pm – 8:00pm) is included.

Please visit our Daytime and Showcase Exhibit page for up-to-date information on availability and booth locations.

Tuesday Showcase Exhibit Options 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Phoenix Ballrooms D&E

All conference attendees are encouraged to attend. All suites are closed during the Showcase. The Showcase includes various food stations and beverages.

Opportunities for exhibiting in the Phoenix Ballrooms D&E are available for the Tuesday Showcase. The Showcase is scheduled for Tuesday beginning at 6:00pm and closes at 8:00pm.

Please visit our Daytime and Showcase Exhibit page for up-to-date information on availability and booth locations.


Download the 2020 AEEC | AMC Opportunities Package Form. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

 ARINC Industry Activities  organizes and manages all of the AEEC General Session and AMC Conference activities (e.g., technical programs, welcome receptions, breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunches, hospitality suites, award programs, and more).  

Download the 2020 AEEC | AMC Opportunities Package Form. 

AEEC | AMC Welcome Reception Sponsors

Sunday May 10, 2020, 5:00 – 7:00pm, Phoenix Ballroom Foyer

Joining as a sponsoring organization for the AEEC | AMC Welcome Reception is a great way to promote your company brand. Collectively, the sponsorships provide food, beverages, and entertainment during this event open to all AEEC | AMC attendees.

Event Sponsorship is offered in four tiers: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. In appreciation for your sponsorship, your organization will receive recognition during the reception and in the Opening Session Monday morning. Other recognitions in the mobile app apply as mentioned below.

  • Bronze: Contribution of $2,000 - $2,999
    • Mobile App: Company Logo
    • Company logo will show for 30 second slot in the video stream
  • Silver: Contribution of $3,000 - $3,999
    • Mobile App: Company Logo and Company Description
    • Video: 1-minute maximum length
  • Gold: Contribution of $4,500 - $4,999
    • Mobile App: Company Logo, Description, and Website link
    • Video: 1.5-minute maximum length
  • Platinum: Contribution of $5,000 or greater
    • Mobile App: Company Logo, Address, Description, Product/Service Sheet(s)
    • Video: 2-minute maximum length

Please specify the tier with which you plan to contribute and designate the amount you would like to contribute in the space provided on the form.

2020 AEEC | AMC Welcome Reception Sponsors:

Platinum: 

AMERICAN AIRLINES

THOMAS GLOBAL SYSTEMS

Bronze:

GABLES ENGINEERING 

Lunch Sponsors

As a convenience to the attendees and to avoid any unnecessary delays in returning to the conference, a buffet style lunch is possible through lunch sponsoring organizations. There are 3 lunches: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Lunch sponsors receive recognition on our web site, during the lunch itself, and during the conference. Recognition is available in our mobile app and videos. You may provide a video with a maximum length as indicated in the tier structure below. The video will play in the foyer and conference ballrooms during the break where the sponsorship applies.

  • Bronze: Contribution of $2,000 - $2,999
    • Mobile App: Company Logo
    • Company logo will show for 30 second slot in the video stream
  • Silver: Contribution of $3,000 - $3,999
    • Mobile App: Company Logo and Company Description
    • Video: 1-minute maximum length
  • Gold: Contribution of $4,500 - $4,999
    • Mobile App: Company Logo, Description, and Website link
    • Video: 1.5-maximum length
  • Platinum: Contribution of $5,000 or greater
    • Mobile App: Company Logo, Address, Description, Product/Service Sheet(s)
    • Video: 2-minute maximum length
  • Sole Lunch Sponsor: $30,000 (one day)
    • Mobile App: Full Organization Highlight Included
    • Video: 3-minute maximum length

2020 Lunch Sponsors:

Silver:

GABLES ENGINEERING 

Break Sponsors

Refreshments during the morning and afternoon breaks are provided by break sponsoring organizations. Morning and afternoon refreshments include regular coffee, decaffeinated coffee, tea, and a snack. There are 7 refreshment breaks: Monday morning and afternoon, Tuesday morning and afternoon, Wednesday morning and afternoon, and Thursday morning.

Break sponsors receive recognition on our web site, during the event itself, and during the conference. Recognition is available in our mobile app and videos. You may provide a video with a maximum length as indicated in the tier structure below. The video will play in the break areas and conference ballrooms during the break where the sponsorship applies.

  • Bronze: Contribution of $2,000 - $2,999
    • Mobile App: Company Logo
    • Company Logo will show for 30 second slot in the video stream
  • Silver: Contribution of $3,000 - $3,999
    • Mobile App: Company Logo and Company Description
    • Video: 1-minute maximum length
  • Gold: Contribution of $4,500 - $4,999
    • Mobile App: Company Logo, Description, and Website link
    • Video: 1.5-minute maximum length
  • Platinum: Contribution of $5,000 or greater
    • Mobile App: Company Logo, Address, Description, Product/Service Sheet(s)
    • Video: 2-minute maximum length
  • Sole Break Sponsor: $10,000 (one day)
    • Mobile App: Full Organization Highlight Included
    • Video: 3-minute maximum length

Registration Giveaways ($800/each item)

The AEEC | AMC Registration is the one place that interacts with every person participating either as an attendee and or exhibitor associated with the conferences.

Let us help you put your organization’s brand in the hands of each of them. A few items that have been successful over the years include pens, mouse pads, laptop/tablet covers, screen cleaning cloths, flash drives, tote bags, note pads, etc. All products are provided by the sponsor organization to be handed out to attendees at registration.

Suggested items to include: 

  • Pens
  • Mouse Pads
  • Screen Cleaning Cloths
  • Flash Drives
  • Service/Product Sheets
  • Note Pads
  • Tote Bags

Mobile App, Organization Highlights ($400 Members/Sponsors, $800 All Others)

The Mobile App offers many opportunities for staying connected to the conference, reaching out to business partners and customers, and increasing the exposure of your company’s brand. Our Mobile App is available before, during, and after the conference. Taking advantage of the organization highlight opportunity keeps your brand and product information in the hands of those attending the conference. This opportunity includes links to your company’s Facebook, Internet, LinkedIn, and Twitter addresses as well as the following details: 

  • Company Logo (eps preferred)
  • Company Address
  • Brief description of your company
  • Product/Service information sheet(s) in PDF format
    • Not limited in quantity. Size must be under 10M each.

If you would like further information on Sponsorship opportunities, please contact: 

Vanessa Mastros
Lead Principal and Operations Engineering Manager
Office: +1 240-334-2575
Email: [email protected]

Download the 2020 AEEC | AMC Opportunities Package Form. 

AEEC General Session Conference Documents

  • AEEC General Session Announcement
  • AEEC General Session Agenda
  • AEEC Symposium Schedule
  • AEEC Adoption Items
  • New AEEC Project Proposals 
  • Charity Selected for Phoenix
Other General Session Conference Documents

AMC Documents

  • 2020 AMC Symposiums
  • Schedule of Events
AMC Discussion Items
  • Submit AMC Discussion Items Online
  • AMC Discussion Item Downloadable Form 
    • AMC Discussion Item Form Instructions 
  • Discussion Items and Index
    • 2020 AMC Discussion Items
    • 2020 AMC Discussion Item Index
  • Download the complete AMC Program
  • AMC Meeting Reports and Presentations