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to overnight something, it has to
be guaranteed by noon or it won't
get there the next day. The cost of
freight is astronomical, too. Plus,
manufacturers aren't carrying a lot
of inventory any more. Because
of all that, we've developed an
extensive inventory of parts and
exchanges - about $300,000
worth."
Marcinek noted that Alaska's
low population density has resulted
in hardy individuals who are
independent, resourceful, selfsufficient and closely knitted to
their communities. Merrill Field
Instruments' resourceful inventory
management ensures technicians
have the stock they need when they
need it. They're able to share it with
others, too.
"Shops in Hawaii have the
same issues we do getting parts,"
Marcinek said. "Since they're in
our same time zone, they can call
us at 4 p.m., and we can still get
something out to them the same
day. We can ship exchanges to them
via Gold Streak Freight Service on
Alaska Airlines, which has a flight
every day to Hawaii."
Merrill Field Instruments
provides mobile services across
the state, especially in Bethel, the
largest village in western Alaska
and a hub of sorts for major
operators.
For the last nine months,
technicians from MFI have
traveled across Alaska, installing
FreeFlight's upgraded, rulecompliant ADS-B system.
The service center completed
supplemental type certification in
March.
"We've started replacing the
legacy GDL 90s with the new
FreeFlight system for the Capstone
Project," Marcinek said. "We're

traveling a lot for that."
Even as busy as the service
centers are, Marcinek and the other
technicians work together to add
projects as they can.
"We're always looking at

expanding and adding," he said.
"We don't just look at radios. We
look at the entire airplane, from
cabin electronics to lighting to
accessories. We have some exciting
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News December 2014

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View from Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Head-up Displays offer a Look Ahead
Member Profile
The Age of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
A Conversation With...
Member Profile
Garmin Debuts Low-Cost ADS-B Solution
What's Working?
Business Basics
Before & After
A Conversation With...
AEA Members make news at NBAA Convention
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
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Avionics News December 2014 - Cover1
Avionics News December 2014 - Cover2
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Avionics News December 2014 - Point of Communication
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Avionics News December 2014 - AEA Now
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Avionics News December 2014 - The View from Washington
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Avionics News December 2014 - International News and Regulatory Updates
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Avionics News December 2014 - Head-up Displays offer a Look Ahead
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Avionics News December 2014 - Member Profile
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Avionics News December 2014 - The Age of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
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Avionics News December 2014 - Garmin Debuts Low-Cost ADS-B Solution
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Avionics News December 2014 - AEA Members make news at NBAA Convention
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