S-TEC will list the SA4550 as an approved flight director for use with these autopilots.
“This opens the door for numerous aircraft owners, especially in the turboprop market, who would like an affordable upgrade for their flight directors and autopilots,” said Jerry Henry, Sandel’s director of sales.
“The Sandel high-definition attitude and navigation displays are fantastic replacements for worn-out mechanical flight instruments. Because they are modular replacements, they deliver an amazing array of digital display capabilities without needing to totally replace an entire panel,” explained Greg Plantz, S-TEC’s director of sales and marketing. “The ability to now do a simple Field Approval and be able to offer owner/operators the option of replacing their old-generation autopilot with a high-performance S-TEC autopilot/flight director computer system just makes the whole package that much more appealing.”