Avionics Report

October 1999 Issue

Buy Now Or Wait?

Weíre talking about major avionics upgrades. If you want to trade-in recent vintage digital avionics, the time may be right.

In the heart of every avionics marketing exec, there lives a dream, the commercial equivalent of Nirvana: Some Monday morning in the near future, every aircraft owner will awaken with the burning need to buy a suite of GPS mapcomms, complete with a new audio panel and all the hooks for more as-yet-to-be-announced gadgets.

Itís not like the industry isnít ready to deliver. As of this summer, thereís unprecedented choice in new avionics; a box for every purpose at every price. The only thing missing is customers. Although avionics upgrading is clearly on a brisk upswing, the tidal wave of bottomless demand looms just over the horizon.

For avionics shops, this is a good problem to hav...

To continue reading this entire article you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe to Aviation Consumer

Aviation Consumer is the independent online source for impartial and uncompromising evaluations of aircraft, avionics, accessories, equipment and more.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.

Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.