Maintenance of general aviation avionics equipment was investigated with emphasis on single engine and light twin engine general aviation aircraft. Factors considered include the regulatory agencies, avionics manufacturers, avionics repair stations, the statistical character of the general aviation community, and owners and operators. The maintenance, environment, and performance, repair costs, and reliability of avionics were defined. It is concluded that a significant economic stratification is reflected in the maintenance problems encountered, that careful attention to installations and use practices can have a very positive impact on maintenance problems, and that new technologies and a general growth in general aviation will impact maintenance.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Research Triangle Institute

    P.O. Box 12194
    Research Triangle Pk, NC  United States  27709
  • Authors:
    • Parker, C D
    • Tommerdahl, J B
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 71 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181660
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-145342 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NAS1-14939
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1979 12:00AM