Aviation intercom and audio controller manufacturer PS Engineering introduced the PMA450C, a new general aviation audio controller without the fluff.
In order to combat rising inflation and material costs, PS Engineering has taken its flagship audio controller, the PMA450B, and created a lower cost version, the PMA450C.
Features like flightmate audio streaming output and the count up/count down timer functions were removed. “Not all pilots have the need for customizable audio alert functions,” PS Engineering said. “The PMA450C does not support this function, helping to reduce the cost of the overall system.”
Other cost saving modifications include a change to the type of hardware used, PS Engineering explained: While the PMA 450B allows the user to place the Com 1 and Com 2 audio in one of nine positions, the PMA450C uses only the most popular locations—10 o'clock and 2 o'clock.
The PMA450C is priced at $2,595, a $300 savings compared to the PMA450B. Pilots and aircraft owners can learn more on PS Engineering’s website.