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 Events - AAI members provide funding to host various hospitality events throughout the conference including breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks, and The Tuesday Night Manufacturer's Reception. AAI members understand and agree there will be no private parties during these conferences. 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.
  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.