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About Us

Esterline designs and manufactures MASON aircraft controls and communications equipment at its Sylmar, California, facility.

With its MASON product lines, Esterline is the leader in grip and control wheel technology, with more types and styles than any other manufacturer. MASON solutions include world-class control devices and subsystems for today’s advanced aircraft cockpits and military vehicles. They stand out from the competition with thoroughly and elegantly engineered designs, integrating human factors, embedded software, power conservation, environmental ruggedness, weight savings, maintainability, and more. In addition, we design and manufacture the electronic systems that enable our controls to interface seamlessly with our customer's platform.

MASON control products include:

  • Control grips
  • Autonomous grips
  • Cyclic and collective grips
  • UGV/UAV controllers
  • Control wheels
  • Throttle quadrants
  • Active side sticks
  • Cursor control devices
  • Specialty switches and transducers

MASON communications equipment includes:

  • Portable radio interfaces
  • Adapters
  • Microphones
  • Switch and cable assemblies