Maintenance Matters

April 2019 Issue

Instrument Repairs: Still Cheaper Than EFIS

But for complex instruments facing obsolescence, upgrading to solid-state glass makes better sense. Think long-term and consider the warranty.

The fallback, of course, is repairing/overhauling old instruments that may be left over from the Reagan era. This may or may not make sense, depending on the supportability, reliability and bottom-line cost for the work. In this article we'll look at the market for instrument repairs and exchanges, while offering tips for deciding whether an EFIS upgrade is the better decision.

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