Garmin offers a wide range of aviation products and services including Flight Decks, Avionics, Sport Aviation, Portable GPS, Subscriptions services and is primarily known for its innovative advances in GPS design, manufacturing and service.
Garmin’s company mindset is that it doesn’t just design and sell products; they embrace lifestyles from aviation to marine, automotive to fitness, wireless solutions to outdoor recreation. Garmin employees are in the air, on the water, in the woods, behind the wheel and on the run and they’re always thinking of ways to adapt and improve. At Garmin, you never know how the next great idea will be born. But you know it’s coming soon.
Avidyne Corporation is the market-leading developer of Integrated Flight Deck Systems for light general aviation (GA) aircraft. Avidyne’s Entegra line revolutionized flying in 2003 as the first Integrated Flight Deck for light GA. Avidyne’s continuing leadership in innovation and its Flying Made Simple™ design philosophy make flying safer, more accessible and more enjoyable for pilots and their passengers.
Avidyne provides highly reliable FAA-certified situational awareness displays and integrated flight deck systems for general aviation aircraft. Avidyne Corporation is the largest volume producer of Integrated Flight Decks in the market today, and was the first to bring the technology to light general aviation. Avidyne is at the forefront in datalink-enabled products for general aviation, and is the first company to offer integrated datalink-capable multi-function displays, as well as the first to offer multi-channel datalink communications for integrated flight decks.
Avidyne entered the aviation market in 1994 with the mission of modernizing GA avionics with technology that improved safety and increased aircraft utility and value. “As a pilot and aircraft owner, I was struck by how little GA cockpits had changed over the last thirty years,” said Dan Schwinn, Avidyne founder and pilot. “I saw huge potential to develop a core technology and define a new generation of avionics that improve flying safety.”
PS Engineering doesn’t make GPS’s, transponders, or even autopilots. Audio Control is their only mission. PS Engineering has been the source for virtually every major innovation in the field of aircraft audio avionics.
Today, according to the Aircraft Electronics Association’s Retrofit Survey, PS Engineering is the dominant supplier of audio control systems. Almost half of all audio control systems (intercoms and audio panels) purchased today comes from PS Engineering.
In 1985, Mark Scheuer, a graduate of the College of Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a pilot, founded PS Engineering. At the time, aircraft intercoms and audio panels had seen virtually no improvement in over a decade. With new digital circuitry and technologies, he believed it was time for the revolution to begin.
Aspen Avionics specializes in bringing the most advanced technology and capability from the commercial and business aviation markets into General Aviation cockpits—and budgets. Their products increase situational awareness and reduce pilot workload, making it even easier and safer to fly in both VFR and IFR conditions.
Aspen Avionics, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was founded by aviation enthusiasts in 2004. Aspen’s first product, certified in November 2005, is the AT300 Hazard Awareness Display, a combined terrain awareness display and vertical speed indicator. It is designed to directly replace a mechanical vertical speed indicator, and is certified under TSO C8d (Vertical Speed Indicator) and TSO C113 (Multipurpose Electronic Display).
The company raised its first round of venture capital in December 2005, and closed a Series B round in June 2007, to facilitate its continue strong growth.
Aspen Avionic’s philosophy is that “getting the latest avionics technology shouldn’t always mean spending a lot of money—on equipment or on installation.”
L-3 Avionics Systems has been helping pilots fly for more than 45 years. They provide a wide array of avionics technologies designed to improve situational awareness and enhance safety, such as the GH-3000 electronic and J.E.T.® standby instruments, the SkyWatch® Collision Avoidance System, the Stormscope® Weather Mapping System and the new Trilogy™ Electronic Standby Instrument, among others.
L-3 Communications Avionics Systems, Inc. was formerly known as Goodrich Avionics Systems Inc. The company was founded in 1962 and is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
“When you consider our history — providing avionics for Bill Lear’s revolutionary Learjet aircraft to our most recent product innovations — you’ll see we have always been focused on continuous improvement and creativity. Our employees enjoy working on cutting-edge products that we believe will take the general aviation and business aircraft industries into a new era.”
S-Tec is an operating company under the Avionics and Surveillance division of Cobham. S-TEC is a United States corporation originally founded in 1978 and headquartered in Mineral Wells, Texas.
S-TEC is the leader in the general aviation autopilot market for small- and mid-sized planes. They manufacture flight control systems for the General Aviation aftermarket as well as a number of original equipment manufacturers. All S-TEC autopilot systems use hardware, servos, and sensors common throughout the product line. This commonality gives the aircraft owner significant advantages in serviceability, reliability, and overall cost. It is also the foundation of the S-TEC upgrade/trade-in program that gives an autopilot buyer the option of buying a system today and upgrading it to a system with more features and functions later.
S-TEC is the industry leader in General Aviation autopilots. “We have become the leader because we work very hard responding to the needs of the aircraft owner.”
Pratt & Whitney, is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, industrial gas turbines and space propulsion systems. The company’s 36,000 employees support more than 11,000 customers in 195 countries around the world.
During World War I, Captain Frederick Brant Rentschler was assigned to oversee production of aircraft engines for the U.S. Army. When Captain Rentschler left the Army in 1925, Pratt & Whitney – the company he founded in Hartford, Ct. – began its long history. He became convinced that future aircraft would require lighter-weight engines with much greater power and higher reliability. His proposed design of an air-cooled engine flew in the face of conventional wisdom, which held that heavier liquid-cooled engines would power the future of aviation. Pratt & Whitney’s ﬁrst aircraft engine was the 410-horsepower, aircooled Wasp, which delivered unprecedented performance and reliability for the time and transformed the aviation industry.
Pratt & Whitney has been leading change ever since. Pratt & Whitney builds engines for front line fighters, like the F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, as well as the C-17 Globemaster III military transport. Pratt & Whitney Canada has produced more than 60,000 engines which power corporate jets, regional aircraft and helicopters around the globe. Pratt & Whitney’s large commercial engines power more than 30 percent of the world’s passenger aircraft ﬂeet. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has been the power behind over 1,600 launches and has been a key engine provider to the U. S. space program since its inception.
Pratt & Whitney core values are what their company stands for and form the foundation of the company’s culture. They are enduring and unchanging and remind us that these beliefs are what matter most to them as employees; a sense of pride and satisfaction in what we do everyday. No matter where they work and live around the world, the Pratt & Whitney core values are shared by everyone across all levels of the organization.
Flightline Systems is a division of Ultra Electronics PLC, a group of specialized businesses operating in international aerospace and defense markets. Ultra Electronics employs more than 4,000 people in 26 locations. Flightline Systems is headquartered in Victor, NY, 15-minutes east of Rochester. We utilize a modern 38,000 square foot facility, of which 14,000 square feet is dedicated to state-of-the-art manufacturing.
Flightline System’s commitment to excellence begins with customer relationships. We provide products, services and support as a total solution for our customers. Whether you bought your Flightline equipment 30 years ago or recently, we support your product over its life-cycle. Flightline still services the very first systems we built in 1970!
Flightline Systems offers all customers innovative and cost effective solutions so that they are fully satisfied with their system. Our future depends on exceeding your expectations. To do so, we remain at the ready to meet your goals and to make sure we apply our resources to develop products that meet your current and future requirements.
Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar G. Bose, then a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Today, the company is driven by its founding principles, investing in long-term research with one fundamental goal: to develop new technologies with real customer benefits. Bose® innovations have spanned decades and industries, creating and transforming categories in audio and beyond. Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic. From the company’s home entertainment systems and Wave® music systems, to high-quality audio and noise cancelling headphones, digital music systems, Bluetooth® speakers and professional solutions, Bose has changed the way people listen to music.
On a flight from Europe to Boston in 1978, Dr. Amar Bose had his first experience with electronic headphones. Disappointed, he started a research program at Bose to develop a headset that would reproduce speech and music with high fidelity and significantly reduce unwanted cabin noise.
In 1989, the first commercially available Bose active noise reduction headset was introduced. Since then, Bose engineers have developed additional products for the military and aviation markets, as well as the National Football League: the Combat Vehicle Crewman headset, the Performance Improved Combat Vehicle Crewman headset, the TriPort® tactical headset, the Aviation Headset X, the A20® Aviation Headset, and the Bose headset for the NFL.
In 2000, 22 years after Dr. Amar Bose’s original noise cancellation research, Bose introduced the original QuietComfort® noise cancelling headphones, forever changing the consumer headphone category.
To quote Sean Garrett, Vice President of Consumer Electronics Product Engineering at Bose Corporation, “We have millions of owners around the world — private pilots, members of the armed forces, pro teams and people all relying on our headphone technology. We take that very seriously, and we’re out there earning their trust every single day.”
Since 1935 David Clark Company has been dedicated to the development of products calling for unsurpassed excellence in quality, design and performance. The David Clark Company has the capability to design and manufacture products having the most demanding specifications. Their accomplishments in aerospace crew protective equipment attest to these capabilities. David Clark headset machining and stamping operations utilize the very latest manufacturing equipment, incorporating advanced computer technology to guarantee exact tolerances, including molding and vacuum forming plastic materials for over 40 years; making parts ranging from connectors and switches to earcups and helmet visors.
In 1975 David Clark Company introduced the first headset specifically designed to provide hearing protection for pilots while also providing clear, isolated reception and crisp transmission at normal voice levels in a noisy aircraft.
“From our humble beginnings in the textile business with the development of unique knitted materials for specialty undergarments, our focus has evolved to products that protect people and save lives.”
AmSafe is the world leader in safety and securement equipment for the aerospace, defense, and ground transportation industries. They are at the forefront of restraint technology by offering unique solutions; such as the aviation airbag which is being used on both commercial and general aviation aircraft worldwide.
In 1955, one of the predecessors to AmSafe, Cummings & Sanders, was granted the metal-to-metal buckle patent. The seatbelt industry was born. Although not required, more than 80 percent of general aviation aircraft are equipped with the AAIR system to protect occupants from impact with glare shields, instrument panels and control yokes, and meet the 26g requirement for pilot and co-pilot seats. In fact, AmSafe restraints are not only preferred, but standard equipment for Aviat, the new single engine Cessna, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (formally Raytheon Aircraft), Cirrus Design, Diamond, Mooney, Maule, Bell Helicopter Textron, Robinson Helicopter, and Schweizer aircraft.
AmSafe developed the first aviation airbag restraint system, which took its first flight in 2001, and is now flying on more than 25 commercial airlines and on over eighty-percent of the world’s general aviation aircraft. Designed to protect occupants from impact with glare shields, instrument panels, and control yokes, the AmSafe Seatbelt Airbag looks and operates like a standard seatbelt. The airbag is stored in the lap belt portion of the 2- and 3-point restraints and in the torso section of the 4- and 5-point systems.
AmSafe will continue to bring innovative technology to our customers. They have numerous patents under their belt and have become a world leader in the design, manufacture and support of a wide range of textile products for the civil aviation and defense markets.
Shadin Avionics is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of innovative avionics for military aerospace, commercial, business and general aviation. With over 30 years of history in electronic and software solutions, Shadin is recognized for meeting the demanding avionics requirements of the latest generation of aircraft while at the same time enabling the upgrade and sustainment of existing fleets. With a product portfolio consisting of hundreds of products, Shadin serves both fixed-wing and rotorcraft markets including aircraft and avionics OEMs and government customers.
AvMap creates panel-mounted solutions for light sport, ultralight and experimental aircraft. The AvMap The AvMap EFIS (Electronic Flight Information System) is easy to install, light, versatile and cost effective. It is composed of AvMap EKP V, that acts as an integrated cockpit display and central processing unit; the AvMap A2 ADAHRS, a compact module providing attitude, heading, altitude and airspeed data to the system, extending the functionality of the EKP V; and the AvMap Cockpit Docking Station, that allows the EKP V to be installed into the cockpit and provides connectivity to external modules.
Insight Instrument Corporation invented the world’s first Graphic Engine Monitor in 1981, the GEM Model 602. In 1986 it began work on the world’s first digitally based airborne weather avoidance system which debuted as the Strikefinder SF2000 in 1990. Like the GEM before it, Strikefinder set a new standard in the aviation world by offering quality and value at a very competitive price. Since then, the compnay has continued to create innovative products that help pilots maintain operational and situational awareness. Insight’s history of innovation and refinement are based on an endless cycle of research, development, manufacturing and quality testing. We work closely with our suppliers and customers to ensure the most efficient application of new ideas and latest technologies to problem solving. Graphic Engine Monitors and Strikefinders now protect the pilots and passengers of thousands of aircraft around the world.
Trans-Cal Industries (TCI) has been a leader in altitude report for over 30 years. The TCI product family includes avionics, avionics test equipment, computer peripherals, and industrial process controls. Trans-Cal’s devices feature long MTBF, and are utilized in some of the most demanding environments from UAVs to edge-of-space experimental projects to military crane safety systems. TCI make the smallest, lightest and lowest power consumption altitude encoder on the market, as well as a rnage of Interface Adapters (Serializers) and Serial Data Repeaters. TCI sells to qualifying avionics installation facilities, FBO’s and FAA approved repair facilities. In addition, TCI products may be found at selected stocking avionics distributors.
JP Instruments (JPI) is a leader in aircraft engine data management systems. JPI has created a whole line of reliable and cost effective aircraft instrumentation. Among these are engine data management systems, fuel flow gauges, and GPS moving maps. Pilots and mechanics alike have come to know JPI for its high quality, good service, and utmost reliability. JPI is committed to providing their customers with the absolute best products and service and will go out of their way to make their customers satisfied. Customer service has become one of the most important aspects of their business.
LoPresti Aviation specializes is engineering and manufacturing High Intensity Discharge (HID) lighting systems and was the first company to bring high peformance HID lighting to GA aircraft. They manufacture complete HID kits for multiple makes and models of FAA Part 23, Part 25, and Part 27 aircraft. Each kit carries a supplemental Type Certificate (STC) and Part Manufacturing Approval (PMA) covering over 300 aircraft models. They deliver complete upgrade systems to replace older technologies, including incandescent lamps and poorly performing LED lights.
LoPresti Aviation is also the worlds leading provider of aerodynamic performance solutions for GA aircraft. LoPresti Aviation designs aircraft aerodynamic performance improvement modificiations with the engineering insight of 50 years of experience to create the best suited solution for your aircraft. The materials they use are the industries strongest, most proven composite materials. All LoPresti modifications are STC/PMA parts. They find that most customers have a set expectation for modifying their aircraft: improved performance, with less fuel burned; “artistic flare for beauty;” and speed improvement with aerodynamic drag reduction. With LoPresti performance improvements, you have a reason to fly more often. Roy LoPresti, ourl late founder, would have argued that sleek artistic design is as important as speed and efficiency. We design for both. That’s why you will often hear it said, “Looks like a LoPresti cowl!”
Sandel Avionics, Inc, is a privately held company specializing in compact integrated display systems for general aviation, business aviation, air transport and regional aircraft. Sandel’s first product, the SN3308 Primary Navigation Display, helped the company secure the GA industry’s largest installed base of Primary Navigation Displays. The 3308 has been replaced with an even more capable system, the SN3500 Primary Navigation Display, which complements their popular ST3400 Class A & B TAWS/RMI. Founded in 1998 by inventor and aviation enthusiast Gerald Block, Sandel is managed by an independent board of directors, with the stated business purpose of enhancing the capabilities of pilots and their aircraft. Vertically integrated, Sandel designs, manufactures, tests and markets its own products at its 16,000 square-foot headquarters in Vista, CA, and provides product support through both the headquarters plant and a new East Coast Regional Support center in Salisbury, NC.