Investor Information

Corporate Overview

Butler National Corporation operates in the Aerospace and Management Services business segments. The Management Services segment includes architectural and design services, professional casino gaming management, temporary employee services and management services for Indian gaming enterprises. Aerospace includes custom aircraft PMA and Supplemental Type Certificate solutions, aircraft and aircraft parts certification services, avionics installation and repair, the manufacture of switching equipment for Boeing aircraft, fuel tank protection devices for aircraft, and systems integration and structural modifications to business and commercial aircraft.

Butler National Corporation was established in 1968 through the merger of an aviation research firm owned by the Butler family and National Connector Corporation. Butler National combined resources of these two companies to develop one of the first commercial Area Navigation System (RNAV) used for airplane navigation.

During the next ten years Butler National successfully developed the commercial RNAV system. During this same period, Butler National designed, manufactured and marketed two additional aviation related systems. One of these systems was a ground-based Distance Measuring Equipment (DME). The other was an avionics switching unit used in the McDonnell Douglas line of commercial aircraft.

Every McDonnell Douglas commercial aircraft, commencing with the DC-8, is outfitted with up to four Butler National switching units. Butler National's presence in the aviation industry continued with the expansion into the design, manufacture and installation of aircraft modifications. Such modifications include converting a Cessna Citation or Learjet into a high altitude photography aircraft, air ambulance or cargo aircraft. Each of these modifications requires Federal Aviation Administration supplemental type certification approval.

Butler National Corporation owns over 250 FAA approval certificates. In 1978, Butler National commenced the development of the first talking Automatic Dialing Alarm System (ADAS). Butler National Corporation has demonstrated its dedication to quality design and manufacturing for over thirty years, and today's Butler National employees continue to design and manufacture new systems to meet those high standards.
Recently, Butler National has re-energized its aviation corporate objective by focusing on aviation products. Butler staffs design and certification engineers, including FAA DERs to provide cost-effective solutions to air transport and business aviation markets. Butler also provides certification engineering services for assistance with Federal Aviation Administration approvals.

Butler National re-energized its aviation corporate objective by focusing on aviation products. Butler staffs design and certification engineers, including FAA DERs to provide cost-effective solutions to air transport and business aviation markets. Butler also provides certification engineering services for assistance with Federal Aviation Administration approvals.

Butler National received FAA STC approval of the Butler National Transient Suppression Device (TSD) for the Boeing 747 Classic airplane in 2000. In January 2003 the FAA approved the Butler National TSD for the Classic Boeing 737. Both devices are SFAR-88 (25.981) compliant. The Butler National TSD provides energy limiting protection for wiring entering a fuel tank. Butler National continues its aviation safety products objective.