Upgraded avionics can make an aircraft safer, more efficient, easier to fly, and more valuable. At Contour, we offer a wide range of in-house avionics capabilities on a variety of different aircraft. We do all of our engineering and harness building in house and take the time to customize a solution to your aircraft and your needs. We work closely with the FAA to get approvals and promise to find a way to make upgrades to your aircraft, even when others can’t. Our team has years of experience to offer advice even before purchasing to ensure you buy the right product for your aircraft. Our services include full installs, RVSM certifications, IFR Inspection capabilities, transponder certification, autopilot troubleshooting, along with avionics system checks/troubleshooting and repair.
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We maintain partnerships as authorized dealers for trusted brands including:
- Rockwell Collins
- L3 Avionics
- Flight display
- Bendix King
Our partnerships allow us to offer local, competitive pricing for every upgrade and avionics installation including integrated flight decks and ADS-B solutions.
- WAAS GPS
- CABIN ENTERTAINMENT
- WIFI / HIGH SPEED INTERNET
- GLASS COCKPITS
- SATELLITE TELEPHONES
- TCAS / TRAFFIC AVOIDANCE
- INSTRUMENT PANEL REFURBISHMENT
- OVERLAY REPAIRS
Contour offers over the phone troubleshooting, free customer training, equipment demonstrations, in-house RVSM certification and recertification, and more. We work with aircraft including Citations, Hawkers, Learjets, Phenoms, Westwinds, Beechcraft and more, so no matter what upgrades you are looking for, our avionics department can help you find the right solution to ensure safety and luxury in the air.
The FAA has mandated that the end of 2019 all US registered aircraft which operate in airspace that currently requires a Mode C or Mode S transponder, will need to be equipped with ADS-B “Out”. This includes Class A, B, or C airspaces, Class E airspace at and above 10,000 ft MSL. Approximately 120,000-140,000 GA Aircraft will need to be equipped with ADS-B Out Avionics. This comes out to 100 airplanes per day that will need to receive the upgrade. Will you be ready when the deadline hits?
What is ADS-B?
Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS-B) is a precise satellite-based surveillance system that uses GPS technology to determine an aircraft’s location, airspeed and other data. ADS-B Out broadcasts that information to a network of ground stations, which relays the data to air traffic control displays and to nearby aircraft equipped to receive the data via ADS-B In.
What are the benefits of ADS-B?
Air traffic controllers will be able to reduce congestion, noise, emission and fuel consumption through more efficient routing and resource management. ADS-B also represents a leap forward in pilot situational awareness and will greatly enhance the safety of all those in the air by utilizing air traffic information.
Optional ADS-B “In” equipment allows aircraft to receive highly accurate traffic information directly from other aircraft and ADS-B signal corrections. They can also access graphical NEXRAD radar information, as well as METARs, TAFs and other subscription-free aviation weather information.
Contour can help
Contour’s expert avionics team can customize a solution for your airplane. We will work with you to find the best option, with the most capability, at the lowest cost to you. Contour will take care of every aspect of the process from engineering to installation. Contact our team today to discuss a solution for your aircraft.