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Gulf Coast Avionics Completes Cessna 414A Glass Panel Retrofit

GULF COAST Avionics has completed a Garmin Glass panel and ADS-B Out/In upgrade on a Cessna 414A Chancellor 

New-generation Garmin G600 displays, touch-screen GTN 750 avionics,
ADS-B Out/In transponder brings legacy twin into the 21st century.

Lakeland, FL (December 20, 2017)  — Rick Garcia, President and CEO, Gulf Coast Avionics announced that the company has completed an extensive avionics upgrade on a Cessna 414A Chancellor pressurized twin.


“The owner is probably general aviation’s leading authority on the Cessna 414-series of aircraft and he wanted to give this one next-generation capabilities while keeping an eye on the aircraft’s total value,” Garcia said. “With the pending ADS-B mandate, he felt this was the right time to go ahead and do a complete panel modernization around Garmin glass and touch-screen avionics.”

Cessna 414a Panel Upgrades

The complete panel reconfiguration and upgrade includes:

• Garmin G600 Integrated Flight Display with Garmin SVT (Synthetic Vision Technology)

• Dual Garmin GTN 750 Touchscreen GPS/NAV/COMM/MFDs

• Garmin GTX 345 ADS-B “Out” and “In” Mode S extended squitter transponder

• Garmin GTX 335 ADS-B “Out” ES transponder

• JPI Instruments EDM-960 Twin electronic engine monitoring system

• Genesys Aerosystems/S-TEC 55X dual-axis autopilot

• New all-metal, powder-coated and silkscreened instrument panel.


“While it may seem rather straight forward to upgrade a Cessna 414, our engineering and installation teams are especially proud of the way this panel turned out,” Garcia added. “It’s not only a great looking, amazingly functional avionics suite, but it will also add decades of operational life to another legacy piston twin. We are excited about our contribution to keeping airplanes in the air and performing safely for their owners.”

 About Gulf Coast Avionics

Founded in 1984 and located at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Florida, and with offices worldwide, Gulf Coast Avionics is a major supplier of avionics, instruments and pilot supplies to customers around the world. GCA is an FAA-approved Class 1, 2 and 3/Limited Instrument Repair Station #UB4R564M. The company offers a full-array of avionics installation and repair services for certificated and kit-built aircraft. For a copy of their catalog or for more information, visit: www.GCA.aero



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