Avionics Update: Teledyne acquires Spirent business unit

 - August 4, 2008, 11:56 AM

Teledyne Technologies, the parent company of Teledyne Controls and Teledyne Continental Motors, last month closed a deal to buy Spirent’s Aviation Information Solutions businesses for $6.85 million. Included in the transaction were Spirent Systems in Wichita, Spirent Systems/Aerospace Solutions of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and the Flight Data Company, based in the UK. The unit designs and manufactures aircraft data acquisition devices, networking products and flight deck and cabin displays, including electronic flight bag (EFB) portable computers. Teledyne Controls markets communications and other avionics products to business aviation, including MagnaStar air-to-ground telephones and high-speed data satcom systems.