The 1967 AAI Awards in Rome
AAI Reception 2010
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, AMC Conference, and FSEMC 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.
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. Initially the idea was to support the AEEC Annual meeting. Today we support the AEEC, AMC and FSEMC annual meetings organized by ARINC Industry Activities.
Up to that point, the formal reception had been provided by the host airline. However, that presented problems including the lack of an ability to provide a traceable spending history. The spending history is helpful when considering future meeting locations. It was decided that the AAI needed to be incorporated and run as a business, to include the formal reception. This change would provide the financial history needed for future hotel selections. In 1987, the AAI was officially organized as a not-for-profit corporation under section 501 c (6) in the state of Florida.
Our Constitution and By-Laws are available on our Board of Directors page.
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