Alto Aviation marks multiple milestones


Alto Aviation, marking its 25th anniversary in business aviation, is celebrating several milestones. Its Alto Cabin Audio Systems are flying with more than 5,000 business aircraft; and there have been more than 450 Cadence Switch Panel aftermarket installations to date.

Alto is also celebrating more than 650 Alto Bluetooth Audio receiver and transmitter aftermarket installations. Both solutions have been installed by MROs worldwide in business jets and private helicopters including Bombardier Global Express, Citation, Falcon, Boeing, Learjet and Gulfstream aircraft.

Cadence Switch Panels are Alto Aviation’s direct-replacement, customisable cabin passenger controls that allow functionality through discrete logic and no software, minimising or eliminating woodwork by defining bezels that fit into the existing holes, to reduce installation costs.

The foundations of Cadence are modular, discrete switch assemblies. The modules range from one to six positions, including USB charging, HDMI port, Bluetooth audio interface and ordinance signage. Cadence is compatible with the aircraft’s existing CMS and IFE system. Additionally, by defining a bezel that fits into an existing cut-out, Alto provides a CMS/IFE upgrade solution without changing the woodwork.

All installations were customised to replace obsolete, non-serviceable or broken passenger controls, as well as for new installations, repurposing functionality, and updating each aircraft’s CMS capabilities.

“This is a wonderful year for the Alto team,” said Cristina Scarlata, senior director of strategic marketing. “We celebrate our company’s 25th anniversary with deep gratitude and appreciation to all our OEM, MRO customers, industry partners, everyone in the company, friends, and families who have continuously supported our journey. We joined NBAA-BACE over 23 years ago. Since then, Alto has continuously exhibited and joined our business aviation community in regional, national and international events. We are happy about our accomplishments, and we look forward to continuing fulfilling our company mission to serve each of our customers and industry with unrivalled cabin audio, entertainment and cabin control solutions designed with unrivalled performance, superior engineering and simplicity in mind.”

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