Cockpit Considerations--Making the Case for Avionics Upgrades
Produced by Aviation Week, written by Paul Seidenman for Sandel Avionics
“The question is, do you want to keep repairing at anywhere between $17,000 to $35,000 per unit for replacement CRTs—which add no value to the aircraft—or do you want an upgrade to a new technology system, where you’re not going to have reliability and repair cost issues.” - Mark Wilken, director of
avionics sales for Elliott Aviation
As a result of dwindling supplies, the cost of replacement screens is escalating, and as Wilken notes, an older EFIS suite can account for between three and seven CRTs on the instrument panel.