Avionics Report

November 2013 Issue

Avionics Outlook: Competition, Lower Costs

If the Part 23 rewrite doesn’t lower costs, the struggling market might have to rely on increased competition and simpler products to get it done.

What will it take to stimulate a flat avionics retrofit market? There are buyers, by the way. It’s just that fewer of them are willing to slap $40,000 on the counter at the avionics shop like they did 10 years ago. Today, $20,000 is the new sweet spot for a modest upgrade. For many, that’s a stretch.

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