Industry News

February 2017 Issue

Trio Autopilot STC: Testing New FAA Policy

Trio Avionics joins the STC race with its Pro Pilot experimental autopilot. The initial focus is the Cessna 182/172 at a price thatís below $10 grand.

The way we see it, if the Trio Avionics Pro Pilot autopilot is proven in experimentals like the Vanís RV series, itís ready for duty in Cessna Skyhawks and Skylanes. If the ongoing certification process falls into place, California-based Trio Avionics plans to bring an STC-approved version of the Pro Pilot to AirVenture 2017. With a post-installation price thatís targeted below $10,000, we think the market would embrace it as an alternative to an S-Tec system.

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