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.

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 Events - AAI members provide funding to host various hospitality events. AAI Hospitality Events are open to AAI members who are funding these events, AAI invited guests, and airline personnel and their accompanying spouses or significant others.


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.