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Universal Avionics Announces 2017 Top Dealers

Avmax Named Top Americas Dealer and Heli-One Norway Named Top International Dealer

Universal Avionics Announces 2017 Top Dealers

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Tucson, AZ - December 18, 2017 – Universal Avionics is pleased to announce its Top Dealers of 2017 to be Avmax for North and South America (Americas) and Heli-One Norway for International Dealer of the Year.

Each year, Universal Avionics recognizes two dealers out of several hundred in its Authorized Dealer Network who have achieved outstanding sales performance for the year. Both companies' expertise and commitment to pursuing Universal Avionics upgrades were instrumental in their successful performance this year.

"It has been a positive and exciting year for Universal with several key dealers contributing to our success," said Robert Clare, Universal Avionics Director of Sales. "Avmax's ADS-B Out program that includes the Universal SBAS-FMS as well as their established STC packages have been key factors to their overall achievement this year," he added. "Heli-One Norway has retained their top dealer status for the second year in a row. Their sustained work with mission retrofit programs such as the Sikorsky S-61, S-76, and Airbus AS332 continue to gain momentum in their emerging markets."

"Avmax's relationship with Universal Avionics has been a cornerstone of our regional aircraft STC solution and product offerings for decades," said Mark O'Hearn, Avmax, Business Development – Avionics and Special Projects. "The synergies between our two companies has allowed us to combine Avmax's robust globally accepted kits and STC solutions with the bulletproof avionics provided by Universal Avionics," he added. "Our shared values, dedication, and collaborative approach to the ever-changing regulatory environment and technology advancements has benefited our customers and has proved to be a winning combination."

"We are proud to win the 2017 International Top Dealer Award from Universal Avionics," said Tor Baustad, Senior Manager, Design Engineering with Heli-One Norway. "Universal's products are well-suited for retrofit upgrades - specifically in helicopters," he added. "We appreciate the excellent collaborative and cooperative relationship we have with Universal Avionics and their agility in adapting systems to different aircraft configurations. Universal provides excellent support during design, installation, and testing which is essential to our success. We are big fans of the EFI-890H Advanced Flight Display, MFD-640 Multi-Function Display, and SBAS-FMS which are a part of the Super Puma fleet upgrade as well as the Sikorsky S-61 project. In addition, we have actively promoted EFIS and FMS upgrades for a number of military and civilian helicopter customers including the SA330 (Puma), AS332 (Super Puma), and EC155 platforms."

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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, Helicopter, Airline (regional/commercial), Government/Military, Special Missions, and OEM. To learn more about Universal Avionics, visit

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