ALTO Aviation Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

March 7, 2022

2022 marks the 25th anniversary of ALTO Aviation, serving the Business Aviation industry with premium Cabin Audio Systems and Cabin Management for all private jet types, including rotor, military, and special mission aircraft.

ALTO Aviation was founded in 1997 in Massachusetts by acoustic engineers Don Hamilton and Steve Scarlata to design, manufacture, and distribute premium cabin audio systems for Business Aviation aircraft. Hamilton and Scarlata's professional backgrounds included developing high-end car audio systems for Bose®. In 2001, ALTO was commissioned to design the first audio amplifier specifically engineered for Gulfstream OEM aircraft.

Over the years, the company continued developing scalable cabin audio systems customized for most major OEMs; ALTO has developed long-lasting partnerships with all leading MROs, expanding into an extensive network of over one hundred and fifty authorized installers worldwide. As a result, the product portfolio has expanded to offer an extensive catalog of hundreds of premium loudspeakers, amplifiers, subwoofers, Page/Chime Systems, and Bluetooth® audio solutions.

In 2007, ALTO introduced its nVELOP™ Surround Sound System. This audio system is expertly engineered and tuned to bring the most realistic surround sound experience to every seat in the cabin.

All ALTO cabin audio systems get a custom on-site audio tuning performed by ALTO cabin systems engineers using proprietary software and processes to provide optimal sound for the VIP and every seat in the cabin. The sound processing is implemented via proprietary Digital Signal Processing inside the ALTO amplifier.

In 2017, ALTO inaugurated its new state-of-the-art headquarters in Sterling, Massachusetts. The same year, the company introduced Cadence Cabin Management System, offering direct replacement passenger controls, System Master Controller, and a cabin control app for Personal Electronic Devices (PED) configurable for all retrofit aircraft.

In recent years, ALTO has introduced ALTO Soundstage™ 3D immersive sound specifically designed for the theater area of the cabin, using proprietary mapping and the latest digital technology. As a result, the passengers feel like stepping into the center of the stage, enjoying a listening experience that rivals the most sophisticated home theater systems.

Today ALTO Aviation leads the industry as the largest supplier of cabin audio for OEM and aftermarket business jets, with over five thousand aircraft flying with ALTO products.

To commemorate the company's 25th anniversary, ALTO has launched the campaign "The Sound of Business Aviation." As part of the continued commitment to innovation with sustainability and acoustic wellness in mind, ALTO will unveil new audio and cabin management offerings at the upcoming 2022 AEA International Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans, Louisiana, and the 2022 NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, and a series of employee engagements, celebrations, and a Social Media campaign

#25YearsofALTOAviation to share the company's highlights with all customers, partners, and peers in Business Aviation.

"On behalf of the ALTO Aviation team, I would like to thank every one of our customers for allowing us to serve them over the past 25 years. As we continue growing, we remain true to our customer-centered company vision. Our team embraces the future with optimism, continuing developing and nurturing successful, long-term, trusted partnerships with OEMs and MROs with a team of exceptional professionals committed to innovation, customer support, sustainability, and excellence." Don Hamilton, President of ALTO Aviation, remarked.

"After 25 years serving our industry, our mission keeps focused: to wow all our customers. New generations of top qualified engineers, emerging technologies that adapt to our industry's advancements, and a strong commitment to safety, sustainability, and innovation lead our path. The ALTO team keeps growing, but the personalized and professional attention that Don and I pledged 25 years ago remains intact." Seve Scarlata, VP of Engineering / R&D, added.