Definition of avionics in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌeɪvɪˈɒnɪks/

plural noun

[usually treated as singular]
1Electronics as applied to aviation.
Example sentences
  • She received her bachelor of engineering degree in aerospace avionics from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, and has also worked in Australia and the United Kingdom.
  • That means knowing the airplane's sophisticated systems - hydraulics, avionics, communications, navigation and electrical.
  • Students study subjects such as aerodynamics, aircraft electrical systems and avionics.
1.1 [usually treated as plural] Electronic equipment fitted in an aircraft: ground training focuses on how to use the avionics
More example sentences
  • They propose modifying the avionics in aircraft so that the plane would fight any efforts by the pilot to fly into restricted airspace.
  • The GE-Honeywell deal would result in an aerospace behemoth that offers airline customers jet engines, avionics, and financing in one bundle.
  • If your airplane needs complete cosmetic refurbishment, new avionics and a new engine, chances are, you'll pass that point if you go ahead with the upgrade.


1940s: blend of aviation and electronics.

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.