1967 Meeting

The 1967 AAI Awards in Rome


AAI Reception 2010

Who We Are

The AAI was formed in 1966 (first official meeting in 1967) and was incorporated as a Non-Profit Corporation (501 c (6)) in 1987. Currently we are an association of Avionics Manufacturers, Support Agencies, MRO's, Simulator Manufacturers, Consultants, and Representatives all coming together to support the World's Commercial Airline Industry. We support the annual AEEC General Session and AMC Conference organized by ARINC Industry Activities. We do this by providing the services that make the meeting a little more friendly. We organize the coffee breaks, reception, lunches, etc.

During these meeting we have several goals:

  1. All of our members are treated equally - from the largest manufactures to the single person business entrepreneur, everyone is treated as equals.
  2. Hospitality Suites - AAI members can host a suite with the understanding that there can be no private parties - the suite is open to all attendees. Likewise it is important that all of the suites are not open during the AAI Reception so all of our members have an equal opportunity to visit and meet potential customers in a friendly non pressure environment.
  3. The AAI is the conduit between ARINC-Industry Activities and our members, so problems and concerns can be worked out before problems arise. It allows both of our associations to insure we work for the betterment of both groups and the commercial airline industry.


In 1966 a group of avionics manufacturers agreed that an informal organization should be formed to advance avionics technology with the aim of increasing safety, reliability, and maintainability.

In 1987, the AAI was officially organized as a not-for-profit corporation under section 501 c (6) in the state of Florida. Today we support the AEEC and AMC annual meetings organized by ARINC Industry Activities.

Our Constitution and By-Laws are available on our Board of Directors page.

For additional Background Information about the AAI, click here.