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WEBSITE: www.dfwinstruments.com
FACILITIES: 20,000-square-foot facility; including
12,000 square feet of hangars, 5,000 square feet
of repair and engineering labs, 2,400 square feet
of shop space, and 3,100 square feet of offices

WHAT THEY DO: DFW Instrument
Corporation provides aircraft maintenance,
repair and overhaul services, as well as
manufactures pitot-static test sets.

EMPLOYEES: 25
FOUNDED: 1990 by James A. Zollo
AEA MEMBER SINCE: 2006

A technician calibrates and tests a Rockwell
Collins 332D-11A gyro in the lab.

"We wanted to develop our very own state-of-the-art pitotstatic test sets that would set us apart from everyone else," Zollo
said. "We focused on a unique design, as well as making it
affordable, and most importantly, dependable."
A hardworking family business
The company's collective knowledge and expertise comes
from nearly 25 years of experience in the business. The
technicians have the ability to troubleshoot and repair most
avionics-related squawks in all aircraft types.
"When we started, it was just a handful of us in a repair
shop in Carrollton, just outside of Addison Airport," Zollo
said. "We started small, repairing avionics instruments,
and we quickly grew into a one-stop shop with full service
repair, flight line maintenance and manufacturing.
"In the beginning, as a small business, we were making
a name for ourselves in this very competitive aviation

industry. Today, we're on the third largest general aviation
airport in the country - Addison Airport. We've grown to
five times the number of employees."
Owned and operated by husband and wife team, James
and Nina Zollo, DFW feels very much like a family business
- dedicated, hardworking and close-knit.
"We love owning and running our family business," said
Nina Zollo, co-owner and government contract manager.
"We are always concerned about exceeding our customers'
expectations. It is important for us to take care of our
employees and their families as they, in turn, treat our
customers as their own family. Our employees help drive our
company's success and keep it growing. We all pull together
here as a team to get the job done, to come up with creative
solutions that just plain work. I think that's what sets us
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News September 2014

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View from Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Software Management
Member Profile
Keeping a business in the family
Are digital avionics secure?
A Conversation With...
Meet the AEA board of directors
Before & After
The Autonomous Navigation Systems AET Endorsement
Aviation Aces
Legal Ease
Business Basics
Member Profile
AEA members unveil new ADS-B solutions at AirVenture
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
Avionics News September 2014 - Intro
Avionics News September 2014 - Cover1
Avionics News September 2014 - Cover2
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Avionics News September 2014 - Point of Communication
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Avionics News September 2014 - AEA Now
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Avionics News September 2014 - The View from Washington
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Avionics News September 2014 - International News and Regulatory Updates
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Avionics News September 2014 - Software Management
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Avionics News September 2014 - Member Profile
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Avionics News September 2014 - Keeping a business in the family
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Avionics News September 2014 - Are digital avionics secure?
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Avionics News September 2014 - A Conversation With...
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Avionics News September 2014 - Meet the AEA board of directors
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Avionics News September 2014 - Before & After
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Avionics News September 2014 - The Autonomous Navigation Systems AET Endorsement
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Avionics News September 2014 - Aviation Aces
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Avionics News September 2014 - Legal Ease
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Avionics News September 2014 - AEA members unveil new ADS-B solutions at AirVenture
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