Monte Mitchell, the former president of the Aircraft Electronics Association and 40-year general aviation industry executive, died Oct. 16 in Lee’s Summit, Mo., following a brief illness. He was 83. Mitchell first served as executive director and then president of AEA from 1977 to 1996. He was awarded the 2007 AEA Lifetime Achievement Award. His career began in 1956 when he joined transponder producer Wilcox Electric, where he remained until the mid-1970s. He then became vice president of ...


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