Aircraft can fly for decades if they’re properly maintained and upgraded to meet industry standards and regulations.

But owners of small and mid-sized jets have limited options to upgrade their avionics, since makers of such aircraft offer few cockpit upgrades for older planes.

That’s where Tucson-based Universal Avionics Systems Corp. flies onto the radar.

The 32-year-old company has carved a valuable niche supplying state-of-the-art avionics, such as navigation systems and data recorders, for aircraft ranging from small business jets to regional airliners.

And with a string of successful new product launches in recent years and new products on the way, the company plans to grow in the Old Pueblo.

Read more on this story Sunday in the print edition of the Arizona Daily Star.