Century Flight Systems has ramped up autopilot certification activities and recently received STCs for Century 4000 installations in most Piper Cherokees and Saratogas. The company also received STCs for most Cessna 182s as well as the 421B and 421C twins. Prices for the C4000 start at $19,995. The C4000 is a rate-based autopilot with both digital and analog circuitry, with standard features that include GPS, VOR, LOC and LOC REV coupling, automatic glideslope coupling from above or below the glideslope, selected angle intercept capability when using an HSI or 45-degree intercepts with a DG, altitude hold, voice prompter, altitude hold command and auto-trim or trim prompting, according to the company.
Century Announces Autopilot STCs
- May 4, 2013, 4:05 AM