Our Mission is to Design, Manufacture
and Provide Support
Working Together to Deliver
Product Innovation and Excellence
Air Data was founded in Montreal in 1990 by two talented engineers, Louis Labrèche and Jean-Pierre Lepage.
Air Data developed its technical expertise in microwave circuits and designed systems for US Air Force’s (C-130, C-17) during the first years of its existence. In 1997, Air Data developed and produced its first avionics units for helicopters (created for the Bell 407 program) and very quickly Air Data extended its range of helicopter avionics products. Since then, many avionics systems have been developed and manufactured for airliners and business aircraft.
Air Data has gained expertise in air data computers (ADC), air data probes (Pitot tube), power solutions and a wide range of specialized avionics equipment solutions which encompass a variety of technologies including precision landing (MLS), cockpit displays and cabin communication systems.
More recently, Air Data entered the booming Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) market in offering Air Data Computers and a compact lightweight Pitot Static Probe that can be tailored to a variety of UAV application requirements. Air Data positions itself as a major player in this new field in providing tailor-made solutions to UAV manufacturers.
Mission and Code of Conduct
Design, manufacture and support of avionics and power management products for integrators of level 1 and 2 of the civil and military aerospace sector.
Air Data Inc. is proud to offer its customers services which are guided by a set of values shared by all employees:
- customer respect;
- the integrity of its business relationships;
- on budget and on time delivery;
- the quality of services offered;
- sustainable partnership relationship;
- a management style based on respect and listening to its employees;
- teamwork and creativity in the developed solutions;
- maintain and development of technical expertise at the highest level.
Quality and Certification
Air Data Inc. is an ISO-9001 (2015) and AS9100 (D) registered company specializing in the fields of advanced aviation electronics. The company has comprehensive expertise and skills in engineering, design, hardware, software, testing, integration, qualification, certification, manufacturing and support.
Our quality organization is based on management’s full commitment to quality, employees’ involvement and a continuous improvement program.
Our design and operations processes meet ISO-9001 (2015) and SAE AS9100 (D). Air Data Inc. is also a Transport Canada manufacturing (CAR 561) and maintenance (CAR 573) approved facility.
- AS9100 Rev. D
Transport Canada Approvals:
- Chap 561 (Equivalent to FAR 21 – Manufacturing)
- Chap 573 (Equivalent to FAR 145 – Maintenance)
Our systems and equipment have been certified for installation on the following commercial aircraft via Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs): Boeing BBJ, Boeing VIP 757, 767, 777, Boeing 747, Airbus A340-500, Bombardier Challenger 604, Global Express, Global XRS, Gulfstream V, Embraer Phenom 300.
Working Together to Deliver Product Innovation and Excellence
Air Data Inc. is committed to maintain our world-class performance, competitiveness and track record of excellence in quality, safety and innovation. Our customers expect performance, reliability, on-time delivery and exceptional service.
Like us, our suppliers focus on delivering the highest quality engineering and products, as well as supply chain excellence.
Our customers’ expectations in getting the highest performance are met by collaborating with suppliers who share our commitment to excellence and innovation. Air Data’s culture delivers open, honest and effective communication with our customers and partners to meet these expectations. We provide access to sales orders, delivery schedules and customs-related data in order to facilitate data exchange and quality of information. Contributing to a shorter procurement, purchasing and delivery cycle.
Air Data Inc. constantly strives to comply with the principles of competition. The selection criteria used are comparative and based on performance, cost, lead-time, quality and reliability.
Relations between Air Data and its suppliers are built on a model of cooperation and fair treatment.
To pursue our mission of delivering world-class performance, we are always seeking for new opportunities to optimize our supply base. Any company wishing to offer its services to Air Data must be referenced in our supplier database. If you are a supplier interested in conducting business with Air Data, please contact us and we will run your company through our qualifying process. Then we will contact you when we have an opportunity that matches your capabilities.
Please see below for Air Data’s Standard Supplier Terms and Conditions and quality requirements.
Air Data offers systems and products for large commercial aircraft, business and regional aircraft; helicopters and UAV applications. We are committed to providing the highest quality products and services to support aviation missions. Avionics instruments must be exhaustively tested prior to installation on an aircraft.
Air Data’s highly qualified professional staff provides avionic test expertise for rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft as well as a full range of engineering support services for avionics devices.
Air Data’s avionics systems engineers have years of dedicated development test and analysis experience on numerous avionics products, experience gained by working for well established companies like Bombardier, CMC Esterline, Honeywell…
Air Data Qualification Testing Capability
- RTCA DO-160
- Shock vibration
- Electromagnetic interference
Air Data stands ready to help you with its in-house Environmental Qualification expertise and state of the art qualification laboratories.