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Consolidated Instrument and Avionics Co. opened its doors in 1946 at historic Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, NJ. About the same time, a young man recruited by SAS came to the United States to train in autopilot systems at the Bendix Corporation, also at Teterboro. Before this, as a member of the Norwegian Underground during WWII, he escaped Nazi-controlled Norway and enlisted in the Royal Norwegian Airforce stationed at Croyden, UK. His desire to work in aviation being awakened while enlisted in the Royal Norwegian Air force and stationed in England during WWII. It was then that O.B. Johannessen, affectionately called OBJ, realized his future would be a career in aviation. Soon after his training, OBJ and Consolidated Instrument Co. became forever linked when he began his employment there in 1949.


In time, OBJ would buy out his partners and become sole owner of the company. Today, Consolidated Instrument Co. remains one of the few family owned and operated repair stations around the world.

Below are some highlights


Designed First Transistorized Standby Horizon Power Supply

Broke the Traditional Black & White Dial Marking by Introducing Bright Orange Navigation Marking of Flags, Horizon Bars, and Indices
Designed and Patented the Dual Mechanical Twin-Tach Tachometer
All this while based at this historic location where aviation greats Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, Clarence Chamberlain, Ben Rock, and Juan Trippe, Pan Am's founder, left their mark.


Over the years the Johannessen family and its loyal staff has built up a wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise in the aviation industry with OBJ at the lead. It is from this dedicated staff you will experience service that is unsurpassable for your instrument and avionics needs.  Through its rich history, Consolidated Instrument and Avionics has built up a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise in the aviation industry. It is from such dedication you will experience professional service that is unsurpassable for your instrument and avionics needs.


O.B. Johannessen reminisces with sons and grandsons

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Located at Historic Teterboro Airport
510 Industrial Avenue
Teterboro, New Jersey 07608