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DOES AN AVIONICS UPGRADE

INCREASE AN
AIRCRAFT'S
VALUE?
S T O R Y

B Y

D A L E

S M I T H

A

Photo courtesy of Duncan Aviation

Duncan Aviation and Rockwell Collins have teamed up to bring Citation
CJ3 operators the Pro Line Fusion flight deck for the CJ3 during 2016.
The supplemental type certificate is expected by the end of the year, and
Duncan Aviation and Rockwell Collins are offering 25 additional installation slots in 2017 with great incentives for interested operators.

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s an avionics shop owner or technician,
you probably get this question once a
day: "If I add avionics to my airplane,
how much will that increase its value?"
Along with your wife asking if you think
her sister is pretty, this is an extremely loaded
question. Any spontaneous answer you give will
be the wrong answer.
Value is a simple word, but it means different
things to different people in different situations.
It could mean the aircraft owner wants to add
avionics so he can use his airplane in new ways.
That's adding value. Or it could mean that he's
planning on selling soon and wants to maximize
his potential profit. That's adding value, also. Or
maybe he just wants to have the most featurepacked panel so he can show off to his buddies.
Oddly enough, people find value in that, too.
As the owner of a large aircraft reseller put it,
"How you spend money on increasing the value of
your airplane should be dictated by what you want



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