uAvionix has acquired AeroVonics, an award-winning start-up avionics company.
The move marks the company’s first foray into advanced digital cockpit displays for the General Aviation market.
The deal will see uAvionix incorporate the AV-20S Multi-Function Display (MFD) and the AV-30 Primary Flight Display (PFD) products into its existing product line.
The AV-20S series MFD is approved under the FAA’s Non-Required Safety Enhancing Equipment (NORSEE) process and can be installed as a Minor Alteration in most GA aircraft.
The AV-30 series PFD is currently available for experimental aircraft and is on track to receive Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for certified aircraft.
CEO of uAvionix, Paul Beard, said: “I just can’t tell you how ecstatic we are to bring the expertly executed AeroVonics technology into this new era of uAvionix. These products are truly best in class, and as standalone products they are exciting.”
He continued: “Paired with uAvionix capabilities, we create a product roadmap that is a home run. This acquisition demonstrates our commitment to the GA marketplace and proves we are here to stay. The AV-20S and AV-30’s minimal installation requirements are also perfect for our network of over 700 Qualified Installers.”
AeroVonics founder Jeff Bethel, added: “This is a very exciting opportunity to bring innovative GA display products to a much wider market far more quickly than we could have achieved on our own. We believe the streamlined, easy-installation nature of our flight instrument suite is a perfect fit with the similarly designed uAvionix product line.”
Manufacturing of the AV-20S and AV-30 will immediately transition to the uAvionix Manufacturing Inspection District Office (MIDO) approved facility in Columbia Falls.