ARINC Conferences

Phoenix, Arizona

2020 AEEC | AMC

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 mecanical 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 5, 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
Online Registration Cut-off TDB

    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



        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:

        Ground Transportation 

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

        • Public Bus
        • Shuttle Services 
        • Taxi from airport
        • Rental Car - Prices may vary

        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:




        • Click here to Register Online

        Preregistration List

        • View the current 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.

        On-Site Registration 


        Guest and Attendee Tours

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

        • Guest Tour Registration


        Exhibitor Opportunties

        Beginning in Prague 2019, ARINC Industry Activities will be organizing and managing 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).   Read more

        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. 

        All attendees are invited to visit the hospitality suites. 

        Daytime Exhibit Space Options 


        Tuesday Showcase Exhibit Options 


        Sponsorship Opportunities

        Beginning in Prague 2019, ARINC Industry Activities will be organizing and managing all of the AEEC General Session and AMC Conference activites (e.g., technical programs, welcome receptions, breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunches, hopsitality suites, award programs, and more).  Read more

        If you would like further information on Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Vanessa Mastros.

        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