Friday, April 13, 2012

Pacific Coast Avionics Completes Panel Upgrade for Cessna 340

Pacific Coast Avionics Completes Panel Upgrade for Cessna 340


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 8, 2012 – Aurora, Oregon – Pacific Coast Avionics has announced the completion of a panel upgrade on a Cessna 340 owned and operated by Dr. Doug Iverson, a veterinarian based in Everest, Washington. The upgrade included an all-new panel with the installation of a Garmin G-500 PFD, Garmin GTS-800 Traffic Alert System, Garmin GTN-750 and GTN-650 Touch-Screen GPS/Nav/Com Systems, Garmin GMA-350 Audio Panel, Garmin GTX-330 Mode S Transponder, and Garmin GDL-69A Weather Datalink System, plus a JP Instruments EDM-760 Engine Monitor System.


Commenting on the panel upgrade, Dewey Conroy, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for PCA said, “This panel is a great example of how modern avionics technology can extend the capabilities of General Aviation aircraft. The customer knew what he wanted and with our in-house capability for CAD panel design, panel cutting, powder coating, and laser engraving, we were able to deliver a completely custom panel to his exact specifications.”


Conroy went on to say, “We were able to tie-in the new avionics to the existing autopilot and provide all the necessary interfaces with other instruments. In the process, we cleaned up some wire bundles behind the old panel, which eliminated about 15 pounds of weight.” Commenting on the new panel, Dr. Iverson said, “This panel is everything I had hoped for. Whether I am flying for business or pleasure, the panel update provides much more situational awareness and really reduces cockpit workload.”


Pacific Coast Avionics is a major supplier of avionics, instruments, and pilot supplies to customers worldwide, and represents all major manufacturers by providing sales, service and installation support. The company is located on Aurora State Airport just south of Portland, Oregon. Its 14,000 square foot facility can accommodate a wide range of aircraft up to and including business jets. Pacific Coast Avionics is an FAA approved Repair Station, No. OPXR455L, Class 1 and 2 Limited Instrument.


For complete details, contact Dewey Conroy, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at 503-678-6242. You can also visit the company web site at or email


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