Avionics Report

May 2000 Issue

A New Navcomm

Apollo/UPSATís SL30 advances navcomm state of the art and we think itís a good choice for conventional navcomm upgrades.

[IMGCAP(1)] If youíve been out of the avionics loop for the past six month or youíve been deafened by the roar of new boxes from Garmin, you might not have noticed the serious stuff being marketed by UPSAT, the company that used to be IIMorrow, Inc.

United Parcel Service bought IIMorrow in 1986 but only renamed the company recently. The products still carry the Apollo brand name which, to our mind, beats the heck of UPSAT. But what do we know?

Although Garmin has become the dominant player in GA avionics, UPSAT is giving them a run for the money with innovative and well-designed products. The company has recently reorganized and re-focused its engineering strategy, changes which have...

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