Global Avionics Sales Grow 13% In First Quarter 2018

Worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales rose 13% in the first three months of 2018 to $639.8 million, compared to a year ago, according to the Aircraft Electronics Association. Sales of retrofit avionics—equipment installed after original production—rose 12.6% to $363.7 million from $322.9 million in the first quarter of 2017. Sales of avionics equipment installed by airframe manufacturers during original production, rose 13.5% to $276.1 million.