Definition of avionics in English:

avionics

plural noun

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘That means knowing the airplane's sophisticated systems - hydraulics, avionics, communications, navigation and electrical.’
    • ‘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. 1.1[usually treated as plural] Electronic equipment fitted in an aircraft:
      ‘ground training focuses on how to use the avionics’
      • ‘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 GE-Honeywell deal would result in an aerospace behemoth that offers airline customers jet engines, avionics, and financing in one bundle.’
      • ‘The parties will attend another working group session this month in Moscow to review the project and select engine and avionics suppliers.’
      • ‘They propose modifying the avionics in aircraft so that the plane would fight any efforts by the pilot to fly into restricted airspace.’
      • ‘Lockheed Martin is also responsible for the avionics and electrical flight control system, as well as for general technical consulting.’

Origin

1940s: blend of aviation and electronics.

Pronunciation:

avionics

/ˌeɪvɪˈɒnɪks/