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Steve Fulton, a Leading Authority on Performance Based Navigation, Expands His Role at Sandel Avionics

Posted Friday, March 18, 2016 Posted in Canada TAWS Mandate, Company News

Steve Fulton, a Leading Authority on Performance Based Navigation, Expands His Role at Sandel Avionics

VISTA, CA, March 21, 2016 – Sandel Avionics Inc., the global leader in advanced avionics, today announced that Steve Fulton, longtime advisor to Sandel, has expanded his role to Avilon Senior Flight Test Pilot and PBN Advisor.  

In addition to being an advisor for the Avilon program, Steve was a Technical Fellow for GE Aviation Systems and co-founder of Naverus, Inc., a company dedicated to the successful operational deployment of performance based navigation (PBN). Prior to founding Naverus, Steve, as an Alaska Airlines technical pilot, pioneered the Alaska Airlines’ Required Navigation Performance (RNP) RNAV procedure development and established the Flight Ops Technical Department. He provided the leadership at Alaska Airlines for the creation of an operational RNP capability that provided significant safety and economic benefits and has served as a model for all subsequent U.S. and international deployments of RNP. 

Sandel Avilon Featured in Avionics News Magazine

Posted Thursday, March 17, 2016 Posted in Company News, Industry News

Sandel's Avilon King Air Panel Solution - Story By Dale Smith

Social Post March

Just in case you missed it, Sandel Avionics took center stage at last fall's NBAA Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas when it introduced the Sandel Avilon King Air panel upgrade. But with all the King Air avionics upgrades already available, what sets Sandel's Avilon apart from every other retrofit option on the ramp?

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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.