ARINC is a high flyer in communications and systems integration. Commercial aviation, US defense, and government customers rely on its communications products, IT know-how, and engineering expertise to make their operations run smoothly. The company's broad range of products and services cover airport security, air traffic management, aircraft and satellite testing, modeling and simulation, network design, passenger and baggage processing, voice and data communications, and weather reporting. ARINC traces its roots back to 1929. It's been a part of
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ARINC was acquired by aviation electronics and communication equipment maker
for $1.4 billion in 2013. It was previously owned by private investment firm
The Carlyle Group
ARINC's products and services support more than 15,000 aircraft, 300 airlines, 150 airports, 200 train systems, a large portion of North America's nuclear power plants, and more than a dozen military aircraft platforms. Subsidiaries include ARINC Aerospace, ARINC Engineering Services, ARINC Managed Services, and ARINC Technical Services.
Its radio and dispatch console systems and passenger processing systems can be found at such airports as New York's JFK International Airport, Las Vegas' McCarran Airport, and Japan's Narita International Airport. Its surface transportation business unit has done control center and voice communication work for rail transit authorities in California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and Canada.
ARINC operates from more than 50 offices in the US, and it does business in about 100 other countries from facilities in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Its regional offices reside in London and Singapore.
To better serve its aviation and defense clientele, the company established a subsidiary in 2012 dedicated to the market. Known as ARINC Aerospace, it specializes in the modification, modernization, upgrade, and maintenance of aircraft for military, government, and commercial customers. As part of the restructuring, in late 2012 ARINC divested its Defense Systems Engineering and Support division to
Booz Allen Hamilton
in a deal worth $154 million.
ARINC continues to pursue growth opportunities overseas. Aviator Airport Alliance sites in Norway started using ARINC AviNet Enterprise Hub messaging service in 2015. With ARINC eHub, Aviator sends and receives critical aviation operational messages -- such as passenger and cargo data -- for its airline customers in Norway.
The company was founded in 1929 as as Aeronautical Radio Inc.