About Aero

Aero Instruments & Avionics, Inc. is recognized as an independent industry leader in the maintenance of avionics and instrumentation. Aero provides test, repair, and overhaul services globally for commercial, military, and regional aircraft platforms. Since 1968, Aero has specialized in the service of flight displays, indicator controls, autopilot systems and various other aircraft accessories, instrumentation, and avionics. As a Part-145 repair center, Aero maintains industry certifications, including FAA, EASA & ASA9110 approval.

Aero’s top customers are critical to not only North American-Passenger Air Travel but also the North American-Cargo Transportation industry. Aero’s support for government/military related programs includes both direct programs and through major logistics providers. Aero has also experienced major growth within the international market, now providing services for customers based in over 109-countries, including most major operators or affiliates.

Aero’s extensive experience and superior capabilities offer a reliable, cost-effective alternative to other avionics repair services. As the avionics industry has advanced, Aero has continued to acquire the industry's most advanced technology and practices to maintain the expected level of excellence within the latest instrumentation and avionic advancements. Through various OEM authorizations, Aero can support some of the newest avionic and instrumentation products on the market. Aero’s philosophy has led to a reputation for quality services, rapid turnaround times, and market-competitive prices.
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In 2022 Aero was the recipient of The145.com’s Top Shop Award for the best Avionics & Instrumentation Repair for the sixth consecutive year. Aero has been named a 2023 finalist for the Top Shop Award announced this April. This accolade is a testimony to Aero’s, now 55-year, history of maintaining a trusted certificate that is accepted by thousands of operators worldwide.

Aero recently finalized a move into a new state-of-the-art facility, located in the heart of Western New York, just minutes away from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. This development led to Aero being nominated for the “The Brick-by-Brick Award” which recognizes companies that have continued to show growth within the Buffalo, New York area. The move also included an over $3 Million investment and installation of several new Automated Test Equipment stations, allowing Aero to fortify its commercial support of Airbus and newer generation Boeing services. This investment also allows Aero the opportunity to further expand its support of several military purposed platforms.
Aero’s new state-of-the-art facility is in the heart of Western New York. The building offers over 32,000 square feet to house Aero’s essential functions. This includes but is not limited to the modern open workspace designed for effective workflow and communication throughout the service areas. Aero’s automated test room is environmentally controlled and supports the most advanced avionics testing and repair equipment.
Aero Instruments and Avionics, Inc. was founded in 1968 in a small shop at the Niagara Falls International Airport. In the early years, the company concentrated on the repair and overhaul of aircraft instruments used in general aviation aircraft. In the 1970s as the business continued to grow, the company moved twice to larger quarters in Tonawanda on Hackett Drive, and then on to Ward Road. As the industry entered a new era of airline deregulation and overnight freight service, this location soon became too small for the increasing business. In 1983 the company moved into a location on Nash Road in the Town of Wheatfield. During this period of growth, the company further broadened its repair and overhaul into avionics, autopilots, and aircraft accessories. Upon their retirement, the company’s founders John E. (Jack) and Rose Blickenstaff in 2005, the company ownership transferred to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan in which now all employees participate. During his tenure as President and CEO, John E. (Jack) Blickenstaff led Aero Instruments and Avionics to become the largest aviation employer in Niagara County.