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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Deliveries complete with Collins avionics will be at the rate of one per month commencing in Jul 1979.
▪ Directly below the avionics is the power quadrant with its pairs of throttles, pitch and mixture levers.
▪ Ferranti's naval and avionics businesses are thought to have a turnover of about £500m.
▪ Ground training focuses on how to use the avionics.
▪ It includes a full digital fly-by-wire avionics system.
▪ Its activities were largely focused on telecommunications, the heavy electrical sector and on defence electronics and avionics.
▪ The latter and associated rubber air pipes caught alight and set the main avionics loom on fire.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1949, from aviation + electronics.


n. 1 The science and technology of the development and use of electrical and electronic devices in aviation. 2 The devices used in avionics.


n. science and technology of electronic systems and devices for aeronautics and astronautics; "avionics has become even more important with the development of the space program"


Avionics are the electronic systems used on aircraft, artificial satellites, and spacecraft. Avionic systems include communications, navigation, the display and management of multiple systems, and the hundreds of systems that are fitted to aircraft to perform individual functions. These can be as simple as a searchlight for a police helicopter or as complicated as the tactical system for an airborne early warning platform. The term avionics is a portmanteau of the words aviation and electronics.

Usage examples of "avionics".

She had been scheduled to graduate on the twelfth from a four-month avionics school in pursuit of her goal of becoming one of the fast female Marine aviators.

At the Marine Corps, Air Station there, she was assigned to the Second Marine Air Wing, a Harrier jet squadron, for five weeks of on-the-job training while awaiting the next scheduled start of avionics technician class.

Private First Class Suzanne Marie Collins reported to MATSS-902-Marine Aviation Training Support Squadron 902-at the Memphis Naval Air Station in Millington, Tennessee, on October 20, 1984, to begin Class A avionics school.

She was very close to realizing yet another success as she was about to graduate from avionics school.

There were plenty of scenarios loaded into the avionics, mostly connected with the plane being forced to ditch in the ocean.

The Carbon Goose avionics had an excellent inertial navigation system, but it was hardly designed with this kind of stunt in mind.

A modified Boeing 707, it carried extensive mission avionics packages for long-range targeting information and identification.

The best parts of the new avionics and radar are designed to handle sea-skimmers.

A wire cable connected the ball to the avionics equipment in the helo, making it appear as though it were tethered to the ocean.

Gator stood by the half-visible airman, talking to her as she rummaged around in the guts of the hydraulics system, electrical lines, and avionics that controlled the Tomcat.

Green-shirted avionics technicians swarmed over it as it rolled to a stop, popping panels off of it to find the cause of the stuck aileron.

Will sat down in the left seat, scanned the control panel, then switched on his avionics and started his engines.

A green light indicated that the avionics were talking to the weapons and getting the right answers to their electronic inquiries.

But the avionics resisted targeting a friendly, now with his IFF on, and that would work in his favor as well.

The low humidity was an excellent factor in their preservation, and although the avionics and weaponry were outdated, money could cure that.