Now you have FAA-certified aps | Sales Coordinators on the other line!

Rather than cancel Concorde’s IA recurrent training events in 2021, Concorde’s Virtual IA Renewal Series enabled for our Team to complete the training. It has been an excellent experience to participate, get technical details about the parts in our sortiment and gain knowledge directly from the manufacturer.

The Virtual IA Renewal Series event in January was the largest IA Seminar ever held with nearly 1500 attendees and it provided great training opportunity for participants from all over the world. As it did for our aps | Sales Team and we took it!

“Concorde Battery Corporation has provided IA training in South Carolina for 23 years. When several IA seminars in Florida and Tennessee were shuttered in 2017, Concorde Battery revived those seminars in order to provide continuity for those technicians to recertify each year,” said Chris Holder, Eastern US Sales Manager and founder of the South Carolina IA Seminar. “As the 2020 pandemic set in, it immediately turned out to us that thousands of IAs across the nation would soon be in a precarious position regarding their Inspection Authorization certification renewal – and something had to be planned.”


“The whole team is absolutely thrilled. Unfortunately, you don’t get the chance to fly across the globe often enough to take part in seminars like this. This is a unique opportunity that everyone at aps seized immediately. It gives our Sales Coordinators expertise to meet customer’s needs better and our customers not only have expert advisors at the other end of the line, but FAA-certified ones.”

– Wolfgang Dillbaum-Alexius, General Manager at aps


The sessions were presented by exceptional instructors who are well known and respected in the industry. They have extensive knowledge of their products and of aviation and have done us the honour of sharing a bit of this knowledge. Cleveland Wheels & Brakes, RAPCO Inc., Collins Aerospace, Champion Aerospace, Tempest, Hartzell, Lycoming, Eagle Fuel Cells, GoodYear, ACF-50 and Concorde Battery and the FAA Safety Team have all delivered highly captivating and practical presentations.

“Each year, I’m approached by attendees who are so grateful – and a little surprised – at the quality of the training that is provided at the Concorde Battery IA Renewal Series. Being involved in these seminars for a quarter century gives you an opportunity to listen to hundreds of speakers,” Mr. Holder added. “That has allowed me to identify folks like Tim Gauntt (Hartzell), Vince Bechtel (Tempest), Dennis Wyman (G&N Aircraft Engines), Vern Rogers (Cleveland Wheel & Brake) and so many others who are very passionate – as I am – about providing the right information to the technician in a way that is both, entertaining and informative.” The FAA has also adopted a virtual submission process utilizing the web based IACRA, Integrated Airmen Certification and Rating Application portal for Inspection Authorization Renewal applications as an alternative to mail or in person application processes.

We would like to thank all the instructors for their commitment and especially Concorde Battery Corporation for the organization of this unique opportunity and for their attitude to highly value education and the industry’s safety and success.

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