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Our History


Universal Avionics is a leading manufacturer of innovative avionics systems offered as retrofit and forward-fit solutions for the largest diversification of aircraft types in the industry. Markets served include Business, Special Missions, Government / Military, Airline (regional / commercial), Helicopter and OEM.

The company’s journey began when founder, Hubert L. Naimer, formulated the details of a "Master Navigation System", which led to the development of the world's first Flight Management System (FMS). Over 30 years later, Universal Avionics has expanded its product line and delivered breakthrough technologies to the industry that offer incredible safety improvements, situational awareness and operational benefits for operators.

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Board of Directors

J.L. (Ted) Naimer
Marc Groothaert
Ray Parello

Quick Facts

What We Do: Avionics design, engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing and support

Primary Markets: Large turbine aircraft, helicopters and special missions

Year Founded: 1981

Founded By: Hubert L. Naimer

Headquartered: Tucson, Arizona, USA

President & Chairman of the Board: Joachim (Ted) L. Naimer

CEO: Paul DeHerrera

Primary Product Lines: Flight Management Systems (FMS), Primary Flight and Multi-Function Displays, Data Link / Communications Management Unit (CU) Systems, Cockpit Voice & Data Recorders

A History of Innovative Firsts


Corporate Headquarters
Marketing, Sales & Support, Airworthiness & Quality, Database Engineering, Manufacturing
Tucson, Arizona, USA

Midwest Office
Sales & Support
Wichita, Kansas, USA

Engineering – Southeast Division
Duluth, Georgia, USA

Engineering – Northwest Division
Redmond, Washington, USA

European Office
Sales & Support
Basel, Switzerland

Asia Pacific Office
Sales & Support
Singapore, Malaysia

Regional Representatives
Sales & Support
USA, Europe, Canada