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LONG LIVE THE NAVCOMM
Continued from page 21

The MX 170C fulfills the same need with the same
simplicity for owners of old KX 170 and KX 175 units.
In the decades since Michel started offering these
"front-end conversions" to digital controls and
features, owners of thousands of older aircraft found
these radios an affordable approach to upgrading their
most-basic of radios. Priced generally under $3,000,
the five minutes needed to pull the old and replace
with the new remains a value leader in NavComms.
Crystal-ball gazing
A view of the humble VHF NavComm's future
comes up short of warm and fuzzy, at least after
hearing from avionics-company insiders. "We're
focused on advancing versions of the all-in-one,"
said one expert. According to another executive,

"We have no plans to move into VHF NavComms
... as the ground stations shrink so goes the market,
accordingly."
Some seemed more open to WAAS-enhanced
versions of the GPS/Comm. First broached by
IIMorrow more than two decades ago, an IFR GPS/
Comm won significant popularity - until the all-in-one
came onto the scene.
But no one predicted the end of the original VHF-based
integrated avionics package, citing many foreign nation's
slower pace of change toward space-based area navigation
systems like GPS. For a large segment of pilots, a
functioning VOR receiver and the appropriate charts are as
much navigation equipment as they'll ever want - or need.
Even those die-hard VHF users will eventually die
off or convert, one old pilot and avionics-company
staffer observed. "The glideslope function alone will
help keep them viable - at least as long as we still
offer ILS at the airport." q

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Avionics News June 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News June 2015

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View from Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Long Live the NavComm
Member Profile
Dealing Avionics
A New Helicopter Maintenance Association is Born
Aisles of Smiles
Leveraging Innovation
A Conversation With...
Member Profile
Business Basics
What’s Working?
What’s New
Marketplace Classifieds
Avionics News June 2015 - Intro
Avionics News June 2015 - Cover1
Avionics News June 2015 - Cover2
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Avionics News June 2015 - Point of Communication
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Avionics News June 2015 - AEA Now
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Avionics News June 2015 - The View from Washington
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Avionics News June 2015 - International News and Regulatory Updates
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Avionics News June 2015 - Long Live the NavComm
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Avionics News June 2015 - Member Profile
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Avionics News June 2015 - Dealing Avionics
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Avionics News June 2015 - A New Helicopter Maintenance Association is Born
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