Avionics sales top $1.1 billion in first six months of year


According to the Aircraft Electronics Association second-quarter 2015 Avionics Market Report, total sales exceeded $1.1 billion in first six months of 2015.

Sales during the second-quarter months of April, May and June rose 3.1% compared to the first three months of the year, according to the report. However, there was an 8.5% decrease in year-over-year sales compared to the first six months of 2014 amount of more than $1.3 billion. [Read more…]

Avionics sales top $587 million in first quarter


The Aircraft Electronics Association’s first-quarter 2015 Avionics Market Report shows that business and general aviation avionics sales topped $587 million in the first three quarters of the year.

That’s a 9.9% drop in sales compared to the first-quarter of 2014, when sales were more than $651 million. This year’s first-quarter sales are more in line with the first-quarter sales of 2013, which totaled more than $586 million, AEA officials noted. [Read more…]

Survey shows GA pilots value ADS-B traffic and weather

Results from an online survey indicate that general aviation pilots value ADS-B In traffic and weather services as a tool to increase situational awareness, decision-making capability, and general safety of flight.

According to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1,407 pilots responded to the survey, including many readers of General Aviation News. [Read more…]

Pacific Coast Avionics is a Garmin top ten dealer 18 years in a row

Wayne McGhee (left), Garmin Western US Regional Sales Manager, with Dewey Conroy, Pacific Coast Avionics Vice President and General Manager

Pacific Coast Avionics has been recognized as a Garmin Elite Platinum Dealer for 2013. Wayne McGhee, Garmin Western Regional Sales Manager presented Dewey Conroy, Vice President and General Manager of Pacific Coast Avionics on July 10. “Our Company has held the status of a Top Ten Elite Garmin Dealer every year since 1997 and we are pleased to continue that designation for calendar year 2013,” said Conroy. “This is a particularly prestigious designation since there are over 800 Garmin dealers worldwide.” [Read more…]