E. Rutherford avionics services firm gets $1M in orders

Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. announced more than $1 million in orders last week.

The East Rutherford-based avionics test and measurement designer and manufacturer received orders from four customers, including more than a half-million dollars’ worth of international Mode 5 orders and $442,000 in orders from its commercial distributor, primarily for a major U.S. airline.

“We have seen a solid pickup in orders from both our domestic and international customers this quarter, with sales being made to several of our key international Mode 5 markets,” said CEO and President Jeffrey O’Hara. “Orders for our new T-47/M5 product continue to increase and we will begin shipping this product to customers later this month. The T-47/M5 is a key product for the company as it can also be sold as a Mode 5 upgrade kit for the thousands of Mode 4 test sets already in the field.

“The company continues to pursue international opportunities with its ‘Drive to Mode 5’ marketing campaign,” he added. “Rebuilding our sales backlog is critical, and we expect to see this sales momentum continue in calendar year 2018 as we approach the Jan. 1, 2020, mandate for Mode 5 inter-operability with our foreign allies.”