Don Castleberry started CASTLEBERRY Instruments & Avionics in a one-room shop in Corpus Christi, TX in 1958 with only three employees and $3000.00 The business, then called Aircraft Instrument Service, Inc., specialized in the repair and service of general aviation instruments and autopilot systems.
After hurricane Celia hit the Texas coast in 1970 nearly wiping out everything, Don moved the company to Austin, TX in 1975. In the early 1980′s Castleberry acquired Aviation Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (AIM) to become a subsidiary of CASTLEBERRY Instruments & Avionics. In the mid 1980′s CASTLEBERRY Instruments & Avionics became the first acquisition of BF Goodrich Corporation to begin what became Goodrich Aerospace. In 2002 CASTLEBERRY Instruments & Avionics was sold to become privately owned again.
Over this span of time CASTLEBERRY Instruments & Avionics became the originator of the industry popular exchange program, and has been a major provider of services and products to the aviation community. Today, CASTLEBERRY Instruments & Avionics has capabilities to service thousands of instruments from many manufacturers, as well as design, engineer, and manufacture its own line of gyros and gyro accessory products. CASTLEBERRY Instruments & Avionics is your solution whether the need is new products, repairing existing equipment, or getting new equipment installed.
Some of the aerospace companies and customers that CASTLEBERRY Instruments & Avionics has been an OEM supplier to include:
- Century Flight Inc.
- STEC Corporation
- Enstrom Helicopter Corporation
- Air Tractor, Inc.
- Robinson Helicopter Co.
- Honeywell Aerospace
- Cobham Avionics
- US Government
- 100′s of FBOs worlwide.