Shadin Avionics Announces Fuel Management Order From Cape Air

Cape Air previously modified eight Cessna 402’s with Digiflo systems realizing a significant cost savings in fuel usage.


Shadin Avionics, a global leader in aircraft fuel management solutions, received a significant order from Cape Air Inc. to upgrade their fleet of Cessna 402 aircraft with Digiflo fuel management systems. The order validates the benefit of the Digiflo system for improving fuel usage and enhancing flight safety.

Cape Air, one of the largest independent regional airlines in the United States, previously modified eight Cessna 402’s with Digiflo systems, realizing a significant cost savings in fuel usage could be achieved by operating the engines at optimum efficiency using the information provided by the Digiflos. In addition, the Digiflos provided an increased flight safety margin and a reduction in pilot workload. “Shadin Fuel Management systems have a long history of saving aircraft owners money and reducing pilot workload”, stated Trevor Lund, Shadin Avionics Product Manager. “Return on investment for active fleets can be measured in months.”

The Digiflo system is part of a family of Fuel Management Systems Shadin offers which also includes the Miniflo, Microflo, Digidata and a number of flow transducers that support Shadin’s Engine Trend Monitor (ETM) and Air Data Computers (ADC) systems. Shadin’s Fuel Management Systems can be outfitted with NVG capability from Aero Dynamix and are supported by a strong portfolio of STC’s.

Shadin Avionics specializes in the design, manufacture, support and distribution of Fuel Flow Systems, Engine Trend Monitoring (ETM), Altitude Management Systems, Air Data Computers (ADC), Converters and other instrumentation for turbine, piston and rotor aircraft for the military, general and corporate aviation markets. For more information, please visit www.shadin.com

Cape Air is now in its 21st year and is one of the largest independent regional airlines in the United States, annually flying over 61,000 passengers to destinations around the world including New England, New York, the Caribbean, Florida, the Mid-Atlantic, the Midwest and Micronesia. With a fleet of 62 Cessna 402s and two ATR-42s, the employee-owned company operates up to 600 flights a day. Based in Hyannis, Massachusetts, Cape Air, also operates flights under the Nantucket Airlines brand. Cape Air is a code share partner with Continental Airlines in the Caribbean and Micronesia, with JetBlue Airways in New England and American Airlines in the Midwest. In addition, Cape Air has ticketed and baggage agreements with most major airlines. Cape Air’s unique brand of customer service, MOCHA HAGoTDI,* has won the airline accolades as ‘Best Airline’ pm Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and in the United States Virgin Islands. The airline has been recognized for outstanding philanthropy in the communities it serves and Cape Air CEO Dan Wolf was the recipient of the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the YearTM award.

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