2017 marks the 20th anniversary for ALTO Aviation as suppliers of high-end custom cabin audio and entertainment systems for all aircraft platforms in business aviation. In 1997, ALTO Aviation started in Massachusetts as the dream of founders Don Hamilton and Steve Scarlata to wow each customer by providing the most powerful listening experience available at 40,000 feet.
During the past 20 years, ALTO’s acoustical engineering team has pioneered several new audio systems scalable to all aircraft sizes and helicopters, including the company’s signature ALTO nVELOP Digital Surround Sound System, an innovative audio system able to mitigate the harsh environment of the cabin while providing crystal clear, audiophile surround sound to every seat the cabin.
Today, ALTO Aviation is recognized in the OEM and retrofit industry as an established supplier of high-end cabin audio and entertainment systems, offering a full line of loudspeakers, amplifiers, subwoofers, passenger controls and page/chime systems with a focus on easy, retrofit-friendly installations. ALTO Aviation has achieved a reputation for designing the smallest, lightest and most powerful audio components in business aviation. All ALTO Aviation systems are designed, engineered and manufactured in the US and distributed worldwide.
Don Hamilton, president of ALTO Aviation, says, “We celebrate 20 years in 2017 with deep gratitude to all our customers, partners, and every member of the ALTO Aviation team. We have dedicated ourselves to listening to our customers and creating innovative products that exceed their expectations and add value to the services they provide. The ALTO Aviation team looks forward to the next 20 years of innovation and the continued opportunity to support all our customers in business aviation.”
“It’s a great pleasure and honor to be part of the business aviation community. As we enter our 20th year of operation, we feel that we have become part of a close family of customers, partners and colleagues in the aviation industry. I am very proud of the ALTO team and look forward to many more years of service and innovation,” says Steve Scarlata, VP of Engineering/R&D.