Avionics News February 2013 - 26
LEXAVIA INTEGRATED SYSTEMS
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in the category on the market,” Van
Zwoll said. “The sensor housing is
beautifully designed and so small
that it fits in the palm of your hand.
With one single point of installation,
the structural impact to the aircraft
In 2008, Lexavia was founded to
complement its sister company, Avalex
Technologies, which supplies rugged
surveillance equipment to military and
law enforcement around the world.
Avalex’s strong engineering and
manufacturing base allowed Lexavia
to build on existing experience and
capabilities to expand into the aviation
Lexavia and its sister company, Avalex, design, test and manufacture products at their
Gulf Breeze, Fla., headquarters.
A Lexavia product engineer tests a circuit board in the company's product development lab.
and ground vehicle surveillance
“Avalex was selected for Inc. 5000
five years in a row as one of the fastest
growing companies in the United
States,” Van Zwoll said.
Lexavia and Avalex are co-located
in their new 53,000-squre-foot
headquarters in Gulf Breeze, Fla.,
which was completed in November
2011. Situated on a little more than
nine acres, it houses a dedicated
electromagnetic interference testing
lab, thermal test chambers, military
standard shock and vibration test area,
and a clean manufacturing room.
“This allows design, engineering,
prototype and fabrication to all occur
at our new facility, which houses more
than 60 employees, and provides
ample room for growth,” said Van
Zwoll, who serves as a U.S. Marine
Corps Reserve lieutenant colonel.
In the future, the company plans to
provide EVS systems for all airframes,
from single-engine to heavy aircraft,
but there are challenges.
“The challenge of bringing cuttingedge technology to the market always
represents the biggest hurdle,” Van
Zwoll said. “Getting the market to
identify the need and associate that
requirement with your product as the
solution takes time and effort.”
Currently, Lexavia is working
with aircraft manufacturers and
others to bring the company’s EVS
to more cockpits, helping pilots see
better in some of the worst flying
“We’re looking forward to
expanding our market and being
the preferred OEM-selected EVS
sensor,” he said. “As we continue to
upgrade and integrate our sensors
and systems, Lexavia is bringing
greater EVS capability to all types of