Avionics News July 2015 - 44

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GREEN
MOUNTAIN
AVIONICS

PROFILE

LOCATION:
561 Airport Road
Middlebury, VT 05753
PHONE: 802-349-0223

Green Mountain Avionics
fills gap in Northeast
S T O R Y

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few years ago, Bill Hanf recognized an industry
gap in the Northeast - there were plenty of
excellent aircraft maintenance service providers
but few avionics specialists. He set out to change the
equation.
"There were few who truly specialized in avionics,
and fewer who could do comprehensive installations,
troubleshooting, testing and inspections," said Hanf,
who has 25 years of
experience in the avionics
industry, including serving as
an avionics technician in the
U.S. Marine Corps. "I started
Green Mountain Avionics to
fill that need."
With months of market
research and careful planning, Hanf opened his FAAcertified repair station in 2011 at Middlebury State
Airport in Middlebury, Vermont, to provide specialized
avionics services for the area's general aviation aircraft.
"Aircraft owners come from all over the Northeast
region for high-quality repairs and upgrades to
their avionics systems," Hanf explained. "We do
installations in a variety of aircraft, ranging from
small, single-engine airplanes to helicopters to
experimentals. Most service is performed on-site in
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Middlebury. However, we sometimes fly our company
aircraft to other airports to provide on-location work
when it is impossible or otherwise inconvenient for the
customer to come to us."
In the beginning, Hanf was the sole technician, renting
hangar space from another aircraft maintenance and
airframe repair shop. Demand grew quickly, allowing
Hanf to take on additional employees with highly
specialized skill sets and to
acquire a facility of his own.
In 2014, Hanf moved into
a new 7,000-square-foot
hangar, a space four times the
size of his original workshop.
In May 2015, he hired his
fifth employee. In the near
future, Hanf plans to expand Green Mountain Avionics'
services to include aircraft rental.
"We're starting with our company demonstrator, a
Cessna 172," he said. "It's equipped with top-of-the-line
avionics, including a Garmin G500 multifunction display
with SVT, GTN 750, GNC 255A, GTX 327, GMA 350,
GDL 88 ADS-B and a panel-docked aera 796 nav unit -
all of which are components that we install."
Keeping up with customer demand has been Hanf's
biggest challenge so far. Even as he expands and grows



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

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View from Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
ADS-B Strategy Accelerated
Member Profile
More Power to the Panel
Legacy of Small Town Airports
A Conversation With...
Current Status of ADS-B Deployment in the U.S.
Member Profile
Garmin’s G3X Touch
Artisanal Avionics
The Standy Power Dilemma b
What’s Working?
Business Basics
Aviation Aces
What’s New
Marketplace Classifieds
Avionics News July 2015 - Intro
Avionics News July 2015 - Cover1
Avionics News July 2015 - Cover2
Avionics News July 2015 - 1
Avionics News July 2015 - 2
Avionics News July 2015 - 3
Avionics News July 2015 - Point of Communication
Avionics News July 2015 - 5
Avionics News July 2015 - AEA Now
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Avionics News July 2015 - 9
Avionics News July 2015 - 10
Avionics News July 2015 - 11
Avionics News July 2015 - The View from Washington
Avionics News July 2015 - 13
Avionics News July 2015 - International News and Regulatory Updates
Avionics News July 2015 - 15
Avionics News July 2015 - 16
Avionics News July 2015 - 17
Avionics News July 2015 - ADS-B Strategy Accelerated
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Avionics News July 2015 - 21
Avionics News July 2015 - Member Profile
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Avionics News July 2015 - More Power to the Panel
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Avionics News July 2015 - Legacy of Small Town Airports
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Avionics News July 2015 - A Conversation With...
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Avionics News July 2015 - Current Status of ADS-B Deployment in the U.S.
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Avionics News July 2015 - Member Profile
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Avionics News July 2015 - Garmin’s G3X Touch
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Avionics News July 2015 - Artisanal Avionics
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Avionics News July 2015 - The Standy Power Dilemma b
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Avionics News July 2015 - What’s Working?
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Avionics News July 2015 - Marketplace Classifieds
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