This appeared in today’s ANN. Most of you are probably aware of the work Avrotec, and others, has done on HITS. But I think it’s one more example of Arnav being just a little behind many of its competitors in technical development; this in addition to the obviously lower resolution graphics of the screen. And… for this, Arnav is priced higher than almost all the choices I’d rather see in the aircraft.
So much about Cirrus’ design choices make great good sense, such that I think no other aircraft on the market compares in value at the price point. That just makes it harder to understand, (and I really don’t understand), continuuing to go with Arnav, at high initial expense, and overpriced options (some of which should not have been options at all).
Uh oh… I’m ranting now. Forgive me, but I think either Arnav should catch up to it’s competition and bring its prices in line with its competition, OR Cirrus should bite the bullet and make a change.
Just one man’s very humble opinion.
NASA HITS Shown on AvroTec Equipment
AvroTec’s displays perform flawlessly in Lancair Columbia 400 during a
rigorous year of flight demonstrations and air shows.
AvroTec, Inc., maker of large-scale multi-function aviation displays and a
founding member of NASA’s Advanced General Aviation Transport Experiments
government/industry consortium (AGATE) will again provide the cockpit
displays to showcase exhibit the NASA Highway in the Sky (HITS) system
during July’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2001.
"We have flown with the AvroTec FMP500 HITS displays all year without a
single hardware failure. The units are rock solid, and we are glad that they
will be with us at AirVenture again this year," stated Sam Houston, Chief
Pilot for Lancair Certified Aircraft. TLC is the maker of the certified
Columbia 300 and soon to be certified Columbia 400. For the WHOLE story,