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How Much Do All The Avonics Cost On An Aircraft?  
User currently offlineCoolGuy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 414 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 12843 times:

Suppose all the avionics had to be replaced, how much would the replacement cost be? How much does this vary across aircraft types? Maybe a better question would ask how much of aircraft cost is due to the manufacturer acquiring the necessary avionics.

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User currently offlineHighFlyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 12828 times:

Quoting CoolGuy (Thread starter):
How much does this vary across aircraft types? Maybe a better question would ask how much of aircraft cost is due to the manufacturer acquiring the necessary avionics.

Well, im not sure about commercial, but a glass cockpit in a King Air 350 will set you back $250,000. a Garmin G1000 for a GA aircraft will set you back about $60,000.



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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 12826 times:

I think I have read somewhere that a "decked-out" Boeing 777's avionics can cost as much, if not more than USD$1 Million.

User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2528 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 12823 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 2):
I think I have read somewhere that a "decked-out" Boeing 777's avionics can cost as much, if not more than USD$1 Million.

I'm sure the cost is much higher than that


User currently offlineHighFlyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 12793 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 2):
I think I have read somewhere that a "decked-out" Boeing 777's avionics can cost as much, if not more than USD$1 Million.



Quoting Corey07850 (Reply 3):
I'm sure the cost is much higher than that

WAYYYY higher!

Prices in USD Millions

777-200 178.0 -- 195.0
777-200ER 190.0 -- 212.5
777-200LR 219.0 -- 243.0
777-300 210.0 -- 234.0
777-300ER 237.0 -- 264.5
777 Freighter 232.5 -- 240.0

off the top of my head, i would assume over $10 million (total). $1 million for the 777 maybe buys you a aileron  biggrin 

DISCLAIMER: i hav no idea how much an aileron costs  wink 



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User currently offlineReidYYZ From Kyrgyzstan, joined Sep 2005, 536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 12774 times:

Some prices from about a year and a half ago:
Aircraft Parts Cost...how Much!? (by ReidYYZ Nov 29 2005 in Tech Ops)


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12740 times:

Well, a used set of the old, crappy Cessna ARC radios probably wouldn't cost much at all  silly 


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User currently offline787atPAE From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 143 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 12719 times:

Rumor where I work is that the each of the main flight control computers for the 787 is worth about the same as a decent 2000 sq ft house in the suburbs of the Everett/Seattle area ($350,000).

I think I would cry for days if I dropped one of those bad boys...


User currently offlineHighFlyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 12713 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 6):
Well, a used set of the old, crappy Cessna ARC radios probably wouldn't cost much at all

Actually GA parts aren't as good as i think sometimes....$250 for a landing light? $15,000 for a used engine for a C152?  wink  its all about  dollarsign 



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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 12671 times:

When I visited FedEx they said that they were upgrading their DC-10 cockpits to MD-11s. They cost about 9 million per retrofit

User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 12653 times:

Quoting Corey07850 (Reply 3):
I'm sure the cost is much higher than that



Quoting HighFlyer9790 (Reply 4):
WAYYYY higher!

Makes the USD$30,000 glass upgrade of the C172 seem like pocket change  smile 


User currently offlineHighFlyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 12589 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 10):
Makes the USD$30,000 glass upgrade of the C172 seem like pocket change

$60,000 for a G1000.....



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User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14138 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 12572 times:

Just an example: A few weeks ago we mislaid a TCAS computer in our stores. The price of it was $ 38.000 (we foundit again after a few days, somebody had put it into a wrong shelf).
An EEC for a CFM 56 costs about $100.000.

Jan


User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 12558 times:

Quoting HighFlyer9790 (Reply 11):
$60,000 for a G1000.....

My bad, $30,000 per unit, equaling $60,000 total (2x G1000)


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 12552 times:

Quoting N231YE (Reply 13):
My bad, $30,000 per unit, equaling $60,000 total (2x G1000)

Considering that that's what a goot 1970's model Cessna 172 goes for (depending on Avionics, of course  Wink ), you gotta wonder about the wisdom of re-fitting one  Wink The 1982 172P I usually fly (rent) has a probably $30,000 avionics stack in it...Apollo CNX-80 WAAS GPS with the MX-20 moving map and the old Apollo flip flop digital nav/com and digital transponder. Rumor is that this FBO bird came to the FBO by way of some Apollo Avionics employees down in SLE...

And, after all that, it's still not a glass-panel bird. You still have a 6-pack in front of your face Big grin



Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
User currently offlineHighFlyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 12549 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 14):
And, after all that, it's still not a glass-panel bird. You still have a 6-pack in front of your face

Thats the way to do it!!

Quoting N231YE (Reply 13):

Makes sense..no worries  wink 



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