Sandel Avionics Inc. News

On Top of the Turboprop Retrofit Avionics Market

Posted Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Posted in Company News, Industry News

Sandel's 5-day glass panel retrofit

On Top of the Turboprop Retrofit Avionics Market

Can shops really retrofit Sandel’s new Avilon integrated flight deck, which includes an advanced autopilot—in a King Air—in five working days? Gerry Block at Sandel Avionics believes so. I’m skeptical because it’s challenging to install a single-screen Aspen PFD in a Skyhawk in one shop week, especially for smaller shops. Tearing down (and building back up) a King Air isn’t easier. I was once on a team that retrofitted a Garmin MFD, TAWS-B and a satellite phone in an old E90 and it took the better part of three weeks, including FAA paperwork, flight testing and a DER signoff.

Stevens Aviation and Sandel Avionics Join Forces to Offer the Sandel Avilon Avionics Suite.

Posted Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Posted in Company News, Industry News

Stevens Aviation Release: Contact: Phil Stearns, Sales Manager | Ph:937.470.1851 | E: psterns@stevensaviation.com

Stevens Aviation and Sandel Avionics Join Forces to Offer the Sandel Avilon Avionics Suite.

Greenville, SC — Stevens Aviation is proud to announce that Sandel Avionics has selected Stevens as one of its exclusive Avilon Dealerships serving the central and eastern United States. The Sandel Avilon Avionics Suite is a totally new all-glass integrated flight deck for the King Air family, starting with the KA-200, designed and assembled at Sandel for quick and easy installation. “This changes everything as it gives the customer a fully replaceable, high performance avionics system that meets all 2020 NextGen regulations, installs in as little as 5 days, and all for a price many more can afford,” said Phil Stearns, Sales Manager, Stevens Aviation. Avilon offers a fly-away, fully installed system for an expected $175,000, which will be half the cost and less than half the downtime of the current leader in King Air IFD systems. “For the Avilon launch, we wanted to work with the best King Air installation and service centers. That’s why we selected Stevens Aviation,” said Gerry Block, President & CEO of Sandel Avionics. “Sandel and Stevens are both committed to providing a better way for King Air owners and operators to upgrade their aircraft to make them safer and more valuable. Everyone wins with an Avilon equipped King Air.” Both companies are passionate about providing King Air avionics solutions, the latest and best at the highest value for your flight department. All three Stevens Aviation locations, located in Dayton, OH (DAY), Nashville, TN (BNA) and Greenville, SC (GYH) are designated Authorized Avilon Installation Centers and are set to install this system expected in June of 2016.

NBAA Surprises: A Major New Engine And A Glass Panel

Posted Thursday, December 03, 2015 Posted in Company News, Industry News

By Paul Bertorelli | November 16, 2015

NBAA Surprises: A Major New Engine And A Glass Panel

Industrial espionage being what it is, I suspect the execs at Pratt & Whitney knew about GE’s blockbuster announcement of a new engine at NBAA Monday before the press did. I was sort of suspecting something because I recently interviewed GE about the H-series engines of the sort Nextant Aerospace is using in the King Air G90XT remanufacture project. But I didn’t expect such a ground shifter so soon.

Sandel Unveils King Air Retrofit Cockpit

Posted Thursday, December 03, 2015 Posted in Company News, Industry News

By Stephen Pope / Published: Nov 17, 2015

Sandel Unveils King Air Retrofit Cockpit
Sandel, a name from the avionics world you might not be intimately familiar with, has unveiled a retrofit cockpit for the King Air 200 that is as noteworthy for the capabilities it packs inside as it is for its unusual pricing strategy.