I’ve been doing a lot of work with PA46 clients lately in the purchase of P46T Turbines…I call this “Buyer-Agent” services, and I really enjoy this aspect of the business. One of my favorite “deals” on the market is an earlier Meridian that has much of the older Meggitt Avionics removed and “Dual G500/G750” installed. When coupled with the fabulous STEC 1500 autopilot, it creates a panel that is clean, neat, orderly, and VERY functional. In fact, I’d rather have a Dual G500/G750 Meridian (all-in price of about $850k – $900k) than a newer G1000 Meridian (starting at $1.25m, 2017 prices) if I could keep the difference in cash.
I must give props to Alan Akre at RC Avionics at Anoka, MN (http://rcavionics.com/home/). They’ve done 3 separate jobs for my clients recently and all were turn-key jobs that were “done right the first time”…which is an incredible statement about an avionics shop. Avionics work VERY complicated with many moving parts…it’s not for the faint of heart and I’ve seen MANY botched jobs that cost the aircraft owner LOTS of time and money. RC has become my go-to shop for the “big jobs”, and they’ve never let me down.