Avionics News December 2014 - 51

BEFORE

NexAir Avionics

The panel of the 2007 Socata TBM 850 was previously outīŦtted with Avidyne's EX600 MFD, dual GNS 530W GPS/NAV/COMMs, a PS Engineering PMA800BT Audio Panel and an Avidyne AXP 340 Transponder.

www.nexairavionics.com
Location: Mansfield, Massachusetts
Number of employees: 10
Employees involved
in the project:
David Fetherston (company founder;
quality assurance)
Steven Ponder (avionics technician)
Type of Aircraft:
Socata TBM 850
What was the objective
of the project?
The objective was to take the original
panel equipped with the Garmin
GNS 530W and replace it with
Avidyne's slide-in GPS/NAV/COMM
replacements, the IFD540.

When did the project begin?
The STC for Avidyne's newest GPS/
NAV/COMM panel-mount avionics,
the IFD540, came through on
Thursday, July 24, 2014. Avidyne's
owner and chief executive officer,
Dan Schwinn, brought his TBM 850
to the NexAir Avionics shop Friday,
July 25, 2014, for the install.
When was it completed?
The TMB 850 rolled onto our ramp
and, as advertised, the install took
five minutes; however, we delayed
the customer for a photo shoot for
our own marketing purposes. The
work order, log book entry and
invoicing will take longer. We'll
schedule those installs as an hour
beginning to end.

What makes this project unique?
Sheer install time is what makes
this installation unique. If the GNS
530W's rack and connectors are left in
place and a WAAS antenna has been
previously installed, the job simply
requires a technician to remove the
GNS 530W and slide the IFD540
into the existing rack, secure, and
complete the configuration.
Did you encounter
any problems?
No, the new avionics were delivered
before the aircraft arrived, and the
install went smoothly.
Did you learn anything
from this project?
When you hear "slide-in replacement,"
there always is a question in the back
of your mind asking if it truly is a
slide-in-replacement. The answer is
yes, which from an avionics shop's
perspective, allows us to accurately
plan our job schedule.
What was the customer's
response?
The aircraft owner had a very
satisfying flight all the way to
AirVenture 2014 in Oshkosh,
Wisconsin. q

AFTER
The 2007 Socata TBM 850 left NexAir Avionics with its previously installed MFD, Audio Panel and Transponder, and two newly STC'd Avidyne IFD540 GPS/NAV/COMMs.
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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
Avionics News December 2014 - Intro
Avionics News December 2014 - Cover1
Avionics News December 2014 - Cover2
Avionics News December 2014 - 1
Avionics News December 2014 - 2
Avionics News December 2014 - 3
Avionics News December 2014 - Point of Communication
Avionics News December 2014 - 5
Avionics News December 2014 - AEA Now
Avionics News December 2014 - 7
Avionics News December 2014 - 8
Avionics News December 2014 - 9
Avionics News December 2014 - 10
Avionics News December 2014 - 11
Avionics News December 2014 - 12
Avionics News December 2014 - 13
Avionics News December 2014 - The View from Washington
Avionics News December 2014 - 15
Avionics News December 2014 - International News and Regulatory Updates
Avionics News December 2014 - 17
Avionics News December 2014 - 18
Avionics News December 2014 - 19
Avionics News December 2014 - Head-up Displays offer a Look Ahead
Avionics News December 2014 - 21
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Avionics News December 2014 - 23
Avionics News December 2014 - Member Profile
Avionics News December 2014 - 25
Avionics News December 2014 - 26
Avionics News December 2014 - 27
Avionics News December 2014 - The Age of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
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Avionics News December 2014 - A Conversation With...
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Avionics News December 2014 - Member Profile
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Avionics News December 2014 - Garmin Debuts Low-Cost ADS-B Solution
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Avionics News December 2014 - What's Working?
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Avionics News December 2014 - Business Basics
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Avionics News December 2014 - Before & After
Avionics News December 2014 - A Conversation With...
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Avionics News December 2014 - AEA Members make news at NBAA Convention
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