With the FAA’s ADS-B mandate deadline still about two and a half years away, it’s no surprise that the majority of the U.S. fleet has not made the required upgrade. While there are many reasons to wait, and the cost is the big one, another is that owners are waiting to do their ADS-B upgrade along with other maintenance or panel work.
It makes perfect sense. If you’re going to have to take the aircraft out of service for the ADS-B installation, you might as well perform other upgrades at the same time. Or if you’re really looking to be efficient with your mechanic’s time, the best way is to do the ADS-B upgrade along with your aircraft’s annual. Having the interior removed for the annual is the perfect time to run any new antenna cables your ADS-B system requires.
Speaking of perfect upgrades to do along with an ADS-B installation, one of the most popular is to replace the aircraft’s original autopilot. The truth is, these legacy autopilots are the old one- or two-axis systems that, on a good day, struggle to hold altitude and heading, not to mention that support and spares can be difficult to locate.
Or perhaps, you just want to take advantage of this opportunity to upgrade your legacy autopilot to a much more capable system that will give you greater confidence and capabilities in IMC.
If all the obvious benefits of a new autopilot aren’t enough to get you to pull the trigger, here’s something you can’t resist: install a new S-TEC DFC 2100 autopilot before June 30, 2017 and we’ll give you a Lynx NGT-9000 touchscreen 1090ES/ADS-B transponder for FREE*!
The Genesys/S-TEC DFC 2100 is certified on a number of high-performance twins and turboprops including the King Air 90 and 200-series and Cessna 414s, 421s and 441s.
Take advantage of this unprecedented offer, and not only will you meet the FAA’s mandate, but you’ll also have a state-of-the-art digital autopilot and full-color touchscreen ADS-B package that’s ready to handle whatever NexGen airspace has to offer.
Don’t wait. Visit your nearest Genesys dealer or click here to get all the details.
*Does not include installation costs.