Monday, January 1, 2007
COMPANY PROFILE: Unison Industries
Unison Industries is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and integration of electrical and mechanical systems for aircraft engines and airframes. A wholly owned subsidiary within GE’s Aviation business unit, Unison develops ignition systems, electric power systems, wiring systems, sensing systems, and tube/duct systems for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft worldwide.
Since its founding in 1980, Unison has been a leading innovator in its field, developing new products and enhancing existing products to provide the most advanced and cost-effective high-performance technology available in the markets it serves. Starting with ignition systems for piston-engine aircraft, Unison expanded its product offerings through acquisitions, substantial investments in research and development, and entry into new markets.
In the late 1980s, Unison invented the first solid-state ignition system for turbine-powered aircraft. Other innovations followed as aerospace firms worldwide selected Unison to design and supply ignition, electrical power systems, wiring systems, and controls for a wide range of turbine- and piston-powered aircraft.
Unison was acquired by GE Engine Services, Inc. in April 2002. Two years later, Elano Corp., a subsidiary of GE Transportation, was merged into Unison, under the Unison brand. The merger added the design and manufacture of tube and duct assemblies for aircraft engines and airframes to Unison’s already extensive portfolio of aerospace electrical and mechanical systems. In 2005, Unison continued to grow through the acquisition of Aircraft Parts Corp., a leading manufacturer of starter-generators and generator control units for jets, turboprop and helicopter applications. The acquisition expanded Unison’s existing power-generation line of engine-dedicated alternators, and power control and conditioning units.
Today, backed by a tradition of exceptional performance and the resources of GE Aviation, Unison has become a major performance technology company with a global presence and broad product and service offerings. Unison’s electrical and mechanical components and systems can be found on most of the world’s private, commercial and military aircraft, including more than 100 models of rotorcraft.
Unison’s world headquarters is in Jacksonville, Fla. Other operations are located in Norwich and Holtsville, N.Y.; Rockford, Ill.; Dayton, Ohio; Wichita, Kan.; Saltillo, Mexico; Mirabel, Quebec, Canada; and Rayong, Thailand. Collectively, Unison has the resources and personnel to provide truly global service.
7575 Baymeadows Way
Jacksonville, Fla. 32256