Funkwerk Avionics GmbH was created in January 2008 as a result of a merger between the former Filser Electronic GmbH, based in Waal (Bavaria) and the aerospace business unit of Euro Telematik AG, based in Ulm (Baden-Württemberg).
1992 - 2007
Filser Electronic GmbH was founded by private investors in 1992, as the direct successor of Avionic Dittel. The company concentrated on products for general aviation and the production of broad band high power amplifiers and similar products. In May 2007 Filser Electronic GmbH was taken over by the German Funkwerk group via their subsidiary Funkwerk Dabendorf GmbH. In November 2007 the name was changed into Funkwerk Avionics GmbH.
2008 - 2012
On the 1st of Januar 2008 Funkwerk Avionics GmbH acquired the aerospace business unit of Euro Telematik AG, as well a company within the Funkwerk Group. By this step the overall strategic goal was achieved to combine all aerospace related activities of the Funkwerk Group within Funkwerk Avionics GmbH. As a consequence the so far well established product business on the basis of the Filser product lines was extended by project and customer specific avionics solutions. Funkwerk Avionics overall performance was further improved mainly as regards project management, system engineering and quality assurance. Finally, major benefits were generated from the take over of various research and development activities.
Becoming effective on the 1st of January 2012 Funkwerk AG sold all shares in Funkwerk Avionics GmbH. This sale consequently continued the strategic re-orientation initiated by Funkwerk AG in 2011 to focus on the company's core sectors. The majority of the shares was taken over by the German investment and management company DREI Unternehmensbeteiligungen GmbH, Lübbecke. With the support of the new shareholder Funkwerk Avionics will further strenghten their core business in the areas of avionics products and avionics project solutions and will invest into new related business opportunities. Funkwerk Avionics will remain the stable and trustful partner for all their various customers and business partners.
Headquarters in Buchloe
Funkwerk Avionics is an EASA approved production and maintenance organisation (EASA Part 21G and Part 145). We develop, produce and sell avionics equipment and avionics system solutions in the areas of communication, navigation and displays. The company offers the “Filser“ product lines of TRT Mode-S transponders and ATR VHF voice radios for general aviation. The products are sold to aircraft manufacturers and via a comprehensive dealer network all over Europe. Funkwerk Avionics also develops avionics equipment and system solutions for major OEM companies such as Airbus Deutschland, EADS Deutschland and public agencies such as Eurocontrol or the European Space Agency (ESA).
At the headquarters in Buchloe/Bavaria the production and maintenance organisation is based. Sales and distribution of the avionics products are handled here as well. All engineering activities are carried out at the branch in Ulm/Baden-Württemberg. This also includes the realisation of customer specific avionics solutions. An additional sales and project management branch is operated in Markdorf/Baden-Württemberg close to the Lake of Constance.
Since 01.01.2010 Funkwerk Avionics is run by Dr. Thomas Wittig. Dr. Wittig studied mechanical engineering at Munich Technical University. From 1990 to 1994 Dr. Wittig worked as research assistant at the University of the German Armed Forces in Munich in the fields of flight guidance and pilot assistant systems. After completion of his PhD Dr. Wittig worked as system and project engineer at EADS in Ulm with focus on navigation and flight guidance systems. In 1998 Dr. Wittig was one of the founders of Euro Telematik, from 2001 to 2007 has was responsible for Euro Telematik’s aerospace business unit as member of the executive board. After the acquisition of this business through Funkwerk Avionics in early 2008 Dr. Wittig changed his position to become member of Funkwerk Avionics's management board.
Quality Management / Approvals
Funkwerk Avionics has been approved as certified Production Organisation for avionics systems according to JAR-21 Subpart G (Certificate Number DE.21G.0078) as well as Maintenance Organisation according to JAR-145 (Certificate Number DE.145.0436).
Our quality management system is further certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008. We have always been committed to quality. Our quality management system is by nature subject to constant internal and external controls, e.g. through the audits of our customers. Due to the products and customers, the focus is thereby placed on the processes of the equipment and software development, equipment production, the configuration management for the development and production documents and gapless traceability.
Our Quality Management System incorporates in its processes provisions from international industrial software standards like RTCA 178 B (aeronautic domain), and ESA ECSS standards (space domain).
The success of our work is strongly influenced by our network of partner companies all over Europe. For this reason we are member of the following associations:
The German Aerospace Industries Association (Bundesverband der Deutschen Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie e.V. - BDLI) with more than 200 members represent the interests of an industrial sector, which owing to international technology leadership and world-wide success has become a significant driver of economic growth in Germany. Combining almost all strategic key technologies, the German aerospace industry achieves a turnover of currently 25.7 billion euros with a directly employed laber force of around 97,400.
It is the goal of the Aerospace Forum Baden-Wuerttemberg, to streamline the activities of respective companies in this German Federal State and to encourage co-operations and innovative projects between industrial companies, service providers and research institutes. The Forum is constituted through its members, being various aerospace related industrial companies and research institutes.
|The working group aerospace and satellite navigation in the Federal State of Bavaria has the goal to encourage communication between the numerous industrial companies and research institutes in Bavaria and to act as the focal point for the Ministry of Economy and Technology regarding the future strategic development of the aerospace activities in this federal state.|