Duncan Aviation Installs First-Ever Touch-Screen Technology in a Pilatus PC-12 Cockpit

LINCOLN, NEB — Duncan Aviation’s Avionics Satellite Shop in Denver, Colo., recently completed an installation of the new Garmin GTN-750 and GTN-650 touch-screen fully integrated GPS/NAV/COMM systems in a Pilatus PC-12/45 cockpit. This was the first Pilatus PC-12 to have this new system installed in it.

Bob Hazy, Duncan Avionics Satellite Shop Manager, anticipates the demand for this system upgrade will begin to rise for this airframe. “There are more than 800 PC-12 legacy aircraft in operation. Most have the Garmin GNS-530 and GNS-430 systems installed. As touch-screen technology becomes more popular, the interest will grow.”

Hazy goes on to explain how the Denver Satellite shop made this glass cockpit retrofit more convenient for the pilot. “With the FAA’s approval, we moved the engine instruments to the right of the center panel and installed the touch-screen units to the left.” Because the Pilatus can be flown with just one pilot, having the touch-screens closer to them is very important.

For more information on this system, contact Wayne Sand, Denver Satellite Install Team Leader at 303.210.6249 or any of Duncan Aviation’s Avionics Satellites locations at www.duncanaviation.aero/contact/duncan_avionics.php.

Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators and other service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections and maintenance, engine services, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems in addition to full paint and interior services and aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at 800.228.1836 or 402.475.4125 (international) who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory/propeller repairs and overhauls.

Complete service facilities are located in Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich. Additional locations include a maintenance facility in Provo, Utah, more than 20 satellite avionics facilities and eight engine Rapid Response Team facilities strategically located throughout the United States. For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, contact us at 402.475.2611 or 800.228.4277. Or visit us on the web at www.DuncanAviation.aero.