Aircell Establishes New Scholarship for Aviation Education

First Annual Recipient Announced This Morning in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC [AEA International Convention & Trade Show] – April 4, 2012 – Aircell, a leading provider of in-flight connectivity for business aviation, announces the establishment of a new aviation scholarship program in conjunction with the AEA Educational Foundation.

In the amount of $2,500, the Aircell Scholarship will be available each year to high school seniors and/or college students who plan to attend, or are already attending, an accredited school in an avionics or aircraft repair program.

The Aircell Scholarship’s first annual recipient – Heather Behrent of Oshkosh, WI – was announced this morning at the AEA International Convention & Trade Show in Washington, D.C. Ms. Behrent is currently in her second semester in the avionics program at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI. Upon graduation in 2013, she plans to enter the workforce and simultaneously enroll in an Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) program to further her knowledge and continue expanding her capabilities in the aviation industry.

The AEA Educational Foundation awards scholarships to students pursuing a career in the general aviation maintenance and aircraft electronics industry. The intent of these scholarships is to identify and reward those individuals who best exemplify the qualities that lead to success in the aviation industry. The Foundation was created in 1990 to enhance, promote and secure the future of aviation maintenance and the AEA by furthering the education of students, technicians, members of the AEA and others as determined by aviation industry needs. Since its inception, the AEA scholarship program has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships. For more information about the AEA Educational Foundation, contact Mike Adamson at 816-347-8400 or

Students wishing to apply for the Aircell Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year are encouraged to visit after Oct. 1, 2012. The deadline for returning applications is Feb. 15, 2013, and recipients will be announced during the 56th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show, which takes place from March 25-28, 2013, in Las Vegas, NV.

About the Aircraft Electronics Association
Founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association represents more than 1,300 repair stations from throughout the world specializing in maintenance, repair and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft. The AEA membership also includes manufacturers of avionics equipment, instrument repair facilities, instrument manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers, major distributors, engineers and educational institutions.

About Aircell
Aircell, a Gogo company, is a leading provider of in-flight connectivity for business aviation. Through a full range of services including voice, high-speed Internet, cockpit data and more, Aircell increases the productivity, safety, and enjoyment of the business aviation travel experience. Headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, USA, Aircell is an AS9100-certified company serving a global customer base with an authorized dealer/distributor network that spans 6 continents. A trusted brand in airborne communications, Aircell is a factory option at every major business aircraft manufacturer and installed on the world’s largest fractional ownership fleets. The only company to offer equipment for three of the industry’s most popular network technologies – Iridium Satellite, Inmarsat SwiftBroadband and Gogo Biz™, Aircell provides advice and solutions addressing any customer need, aircraft type, or geography. A Collier Trophy nominee and the recipient of several dozen awards for innovation, Aircell is widely credited with many of the industry’s most influential historical achievements, beginning with the groundbreaking airborne cellular concept that launched the company in 1991. Connect with us and on Twitter at

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