NBAA Convention News

Extant Components Group Adds Products from Rockwell Collins and L-3

 - October 23, 2014, 10:45 AM

Melbourne, Florida-based Extant Components Group Holdings (Extant) announced at NBAA 2014 that it has experienced considerable growth this year with the addition of three product lines through acquisition or license agreements with major aviation OEMs.

Extant signed an agreement on Monday to acquire Rockwell Collins’s Customer Specified Avionics (CSA) product line, which includes more than 100 individual assemblies, including electronic controls, audio and annunciator panels, current sensors and converters used on a wide range of business jets.

In July, Extant acquired the AIM line of standby avionics from L-3 Communications Avionics Systems, which includes various AIM directional and attitude gyros used on business and general aviation aircraft since the products entered the market in 1957.

Supplementing the CSA and AIM acquisitions, Extant signed a licensing agreement in mid-year with a major aerospace OEM to provide manufacturing, repair and technical support for voice and data recorders in military trainers and light-attack airplanes.

“We still have several opportunities in process to announce later this year, and a very active pipeline for 2015,” said Extant CEO Jim Gerwien. With the addition of these products, the company now boasts a product line of more than 1,000 distinct aerospace electronics and avionics assembly and subassembly part numbers.