ARINC Conferences



AEEC General Session

23 - 26
Dallas, Texas

About AEEC General Session

One Great Venue, Two Conferences. 

Each year, the Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee (AEEC) General Session and Avionics Maintenance Committee (AMC) Conference join together in one location to bring together industry experts from around the world. The AEEC General Session and AMC Conference function simultaneously, providing 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. Furthermore, 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.

Future Conferences

2019 AEEC | AMC
April 29-May 2, 2019
Hilton Prague
Prague, Czech Republic

Travelling to Dallas

Conference Location

Sheraton Dallas Hotel 
400 North Olive Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
United States

Hotel Reservations

Hotel reservations should be made directly with the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.

Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Phone: (1)(214) 922-8000

Cut Off Date:  April 3, 2018

Rate: $159.00 USD

The Airports 

Dallas Love Field (DAL)

DAL celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017. 

It has one terminal exiting to an arrivals hall for baggage retrieval. Ground transportation and rental car shuttles all have stops outside the terminal.

This website can assist you with airport information:

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

DFW ranks forth in the world in operations, and 11th in passengers. 

DFW has five terminals all exiting to a common arrivals hall for baggage retrieval. Ground transportation and rental car shuttles all have stops outside the terminal.

This website can assist you with airport information:

Ground Transportation 

From each airport, there are several methods of getting to the downtown area: 

  • Public Bus 
  • Shuttle Services - Some hotels are free. Call to request upon arrival.  
  • Taxi from airport 
  • Rental Car - Prices may vary

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

The following websites can assist you with airport information: 



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 8, 2018)
    • Non-Member/Non Sponsor: $700.00
    • ARINC IA Corporate Sponsors: Complimentary
    • AEEC, AMC, and FSEMC Members: Complimentary

On-Site Registration 

On-site registration will be located on the second floor of the Convention Center outside of the Lone Star Ballrooms.

  • Hours of On-Site Operation:
    • Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    • Monday through Wednesday, April 23-25, 2018, from 7:00am - 3:30pm
    • Thursday, April 26, 2018, from 7:00am - 11:00am

Guest and Attendee Tours

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

Conference Awards

    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.

    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).

    AAI Volare Award

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

    Hospitality and Events

    AEEC | AMC Welcome Reception

    AEEC | AMC Welcome Reception
    Sunday, April 22, 2018
    Convention Preconvene (Outside of the Lone Star Ballrooms) 
    5:00pm until 7:00pm

    The AEEC | AMC Reception is planned for 5:00pm until 7:00pm Sunday evening. This leaves you with plenty of time to enjoy the nightlife of the city. The reception will be held in the Convention Preconvene located just outside of the Lone Star Ballrooms.

    What a great way to start your evening - even better - what a great way to begin a week's event. You can avoid the long lines before the conference by registering at the reception.  Then it is time to relax a moment to meet up with old friends, make new friends, and enjoy the food and camaraderie. 

    You are encouraged to join as a Reception Sponsor. Download the Welcome Reception Sponsor Form. If you would like further information on joining the sponsors of the Welcome Reception, please contact Vanessa Mastros

    2018 AEEC | AMC Welcome Reception Sponsors:

    • Platinum:
      • Teledyne Controls
      • Thomas Global Systems
    • Bronze:
      • AAI
      • BAE Systems
      • Esterline Avionics Systems
      • Gables Engineering

    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 Dallas 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.

    Persons desiring a hospitality suite should contact: 

    Vanessa Mastros
    Business Manager 
    Office: +1 240-334-2575
    Email: [email protected]

    All attendees are invited to visit the hospitality suites. 

    AAI Exhibits and Manufacturer's Reception

    The AAI Exhibit/Reception will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Attendance is limited to airline representatives, AAI members, and their guests only. 

    Ray Frelk, AAI, coordinates details of the AAI Reception with the hotel. Manufacturers who wish to be included as a sponsor of the AAI Exhibit/Reception should contact: 

    Ray Frelk
    AAI Business Manager
    P: +1 941-313-0471 
    Email: [email protected]

    • AAI Golf Tournament

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    AEEC | AMC Welcome Reception

    April 22, 2018, 5:00-7:00pm, Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Lone Star Preconvene

    Joining as a sponsoring organization for the AEEC | AMC Welcoming 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. 

    In appreciation for your sponsorship, your company logo will be placed on our Welcome Reception banner, in our AEEC | AMC Mobile App, and recognized during the reception and in the Opening Session. Other recognitions in the mobile app apply as mentioned below. 

    Event Sponsorship is offered in four tiers: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

    • Bronze: Contribution of $ 2,000 - $ 2,999 (Company Logo)
    • Silver: Contribution of $ 3,000 - $ 3,999 (Company Logo and Description)
    • Gold: Contribution of $ 4,000 - $ 4,999 (Company Logo, Description, and Web Site)
    • Platinum: Contribution of $ 5,000 or greater (Mobile App Organization Highlight Included)

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

    2018 AEEC | AMC Welcome Reception Sponsors:

    • Platinum:
      • Teledyne Controls
      • Thomas Global Systems
    • Bronze:
      • AAI
      • BAE Systems
      • Esterline Avionics Systems
      • Gables Engineering

    AEEC | AMC Registration Giveaway Sponsors ($600/each item)

    The AEEC | AMC Registration is the one place that interacts with everyone having a part in the conference. This sponsorship gives your organization the opportunity to get your brand in the hands of each of them. All products are provided by the sponsor organization.

    Suggested items include: 

    • Pens
    • Mouse Pad
    • Flash Drive
    • Service/Product Sheets
    • Note Pads
    • Tote Bag

    Mobile App, Organization Highlights ($300 Members/Sponsors, $600 All Others)

    The AEEC | AMC 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 and information for your company:

    • Company logo (eps preferred)
    • Company Address
    • Brief description of your company
    • Company Web Site
    • Twitter
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Product/Service information sheet(s) in PDF format

    Download the 2018 Sponsorship Package Form.

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

    AEEC General Session Conference Documents

    Important Dates
    AEEC Trumbull Nominations Due March 9, 2018
    Volare Nominations Due March 9, 2018
    Hotel Reservation Cut-off April 3, 2018
    Online Registration Cut-off April 8, 2018

      AEEC General Session Items


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