CoolGuy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 414 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 15892 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.
HighFlyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 15879 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.
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14674 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 15623 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.
KELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6698 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 15603 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 ), you gotta wonder about the wisdom of re-fitting one 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
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