Avionics Report

August 2015 Issue

Avionics Support: Garmin, Dynon Rank High

That’s not surprising since avionics repairs and exchanges for both brands are sourced domestically—Garmin is in Olathe, Kansas, and Dynon is in Woodinville, Washington. Only one LSA operator we talked with dinged Garmin for its support performance, which is unusual, based on our experience. It had to do with a failed portable navigator being used as the primary display in the panel of an older Flight Design CT. Since it was in reality a portable unit, the failed device wasn’t given priority replacement status because Garmin doesn’t consider portable units primary gear. But that was before Garmin assembled its Team X dedicated LSA avionics engineering and support division—a dominent commitment to the LSA market—that hasn’t gone unnoticed by any LSA maker we talked with.

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