The avionics segment has had various agreements with Douglas,
McDonnell Douglas, and Boeing Long Beach to manufacture and
repair airborne switching units
for Boeing McDonnell Douglas and its customers. Switching
units are used to switch the presentation to the flight crew
from one radio system to another, from one navigational system
to another and to switch instruments in the aircraft.
Avionics provides new replacement units and overhaul service
directly to the major airlines using the aircraft manufactured
by McDonnell Douglas. This part of the avionics business segment
offsets the loss of sales from the original equipment units.
Butler National Corporation’s Avionics manufacturing
plant produces UL certified products and has both military
and FAA manufacturing and repair certifications as well.(Mil
1-45208A, FAA Parts Manufacturing Authority, and FAA Repair
Station # WTVR470K)
Butler National consolidated its Arkansas and Kansas City
design and manufacturing facilities in Phoenix, Arizona in
1996. The products supported include our Plectron
(outdoor civil defense and public warning systems), ADAS
(auto dialing alarm systems), and all Butler National commercial and
military aviation products. This facility retains our commitment
to quality production practices consistent with our aerospace
heritage. With military, UL, and FAA manufacturing and repair
certifications, we continue to emphasize quality communications
products suited to demanding and harsh use aerospace, military,
and commercial applications.
Our design through finished product philosophy is one of
the key elements to our flexibility, responsiveness, and quality
control assurance. All phases of the production process are
managed and performed in our facility. From idea to circuit
board design to component selection, procurement, wave soldering,
and assembly - we maintain complete product integrity.
Our customer base includes, all major airlines, the U.S.
and most western governments, most national utility companies,
and scores of the leading commercial and municipal enterprises
around the world.