May 2016 Issue
Avionics Survey: Prices Tough To Justify
Our avionics retrofit survey shows that prices are too high and ADS-B Out equipage is lagging, but a remarkable regulatory breakthrough could fix that and more.
The buyer demographics were predictable—46 percent were between the ages of 41 to 55, and 48 percent were over the age of 65. The rest were 21 to 40 years old. When it comes to flying missions (which is a major factor in upgrade decisions), 45 percent fly between 50 to 100 hours per year, and 32 percent fly between 100 and 200 hours per year. Personal/recreational flying counted for 50 percent, while personal and business flying was 47 percent.
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