Definition of avionics in English:

avionics

plural noun

  • 1usually treated as singular Electronics as applied to aviation.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She has more than nine years of systems engineering experience with avionics both at the platform integration level and unit level.’
    • ‘The training, both classroom and practical, covers a range of aircraft and avionics technical courses, aircraft structural courses, and aircraft life support courses.’
    1. 1.1usually treated as plural Electronic equipment fitted in an aircraft.
      ‘ground training focuses on how to use the avionics’
      • ‘Lockheed Martin is also responsible for the avionics and electrical flight control system, as well as for general technical consulting.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The parties will attend another working group session this month in Moscow to review the project and select engine and avionics suppliers.’

Origin

1940s: blend of aviation and electronics.

Pronunciation

avionics

/ˌeɪvɪˈɒnɪks/