Avionics News March 2017 - 25
FACILITIES: 4,660 square feet of
office space; more than 4,300
square feet of hangar space
WHAT THEY DO:
Century Avionics specializes
in general aviation avionics for
fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft.
FOUNDED: 1978 by Ken Sheppard
AEA MEMBER SINCE: 2000
In 2016, Century Avionics completed South Africa's first retrofit installation of a dual Garmin G600 integrated flight display with Garmin GTN 750
GPS/nav/comm in a Pilatus PC-12.
modification approvals through its design organization.
Century Avionics is an authorized dealer for Garmin,
BendixKing, Honeywell, Avidyne, McMurdo ELT,
Genesys Aerosystems and many other avionics
"We offer a range of avionics solutions, from the most
basic communication systems to TCAS and EGPWS to
the more sophisticated glass cockpit solutions for a wide
variety of general aviation platforms," said Robinson, a
qualified and licensed aircraft maintenance engineer who
worked in the South African Air Force as an avionics
technician. He joined Century Avionics in 1998. "Last
year, we completed South Africa's first retrofit installation
of a dual Garmin G600 integrated flight display with
Garmin GTN 750 GPS/NAV/COM in a Pilatus PC-12."
Private aircraft owners flying for business make
up the core of Century Avionics' customer base.
The company has a large footprint servicing corporate
customers such as AMOs, charter operators and aircraft
manufacturers with a smaller number of government and/
or military projects. Cilliers, Robinson and van Zyl are
eyeing other opportunities, including the growing leisure
and sport aviation category.
New in 2017
In 2017, Century Avionics is developing a training
program to help customers better understand and operate
their avionics. In addition to formal classroom training,
pilots can receive practical training on custom-built
demo consoles, undergo avionics flight training with
the company's in-house pilot, and receive updated
information on new developments pertaining to their
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