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Century Aviation at NAMPO 2024

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Century Avionics turns 45!

Century Avionics celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, 2023. The company has been based at Lanseria Airport since being established in 1978. They have a…

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New Developments In Aviation Antennas: Stay Up To Date With Century Avionics

Aviation antennas are vital in modern aviation, providing communication and navigation capabilities essential for safe and efficient air travel. Over the years, there have been…

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Century Avionics Garmin Presentation

On Tuesday 24 October, Century Avionics staged a presentation for Romain Spadiny (Garmin Europe) who provided an informative and well-presented show on the different functions and capabilities that the new TXi series has to offer.
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Century Avionics hosts Garmin Seminar

On Tuesday 21 February, Century Avionics hosted a seminar attended by members of the Aviation Industry and Media at Maropeng, which is situated in the Cradle of Humankind.
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Century Avionics dual Garmin G600 TXi King Air Upgrade

The main objective for the installation was to remove the original analogue mostly vacuum-driven gauges and install a more reliable solid-state glass cockpit.
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Century Avionics completes first installation of STEC 3100 autopilot

Late in 2019, Century Avionics completed its first Genesys Aerosystems STEC 3100 autopilot in a Beechcraft B36TC Bonanza
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Bose donates 34 headsets to South African National Parks Air Wing

On Monday 1 July, I flew to and from Skukuza airport on an Airlink Embraer ERJ 145 regional jet.
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First PC12 Glass Cockpit Avionics Upgrade in Africa

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Aviation Accidents

Although known to be one of the safest methods of transport, accidents do occur, and although it is not a common occurrence in the aviation…

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Be Prepared!

Being a pilot is one of the most awe-inspiring activities that one can do. It allows you sore through the sky, seeing the world from…

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A Plane as a Machine

Understanding and learning more about the parts of an airplane can make all the difference to the quality of your flight. Understanding the mechanics and…

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Early Aircraft Computers

Aircraft design in the early days was very rudimentary and it wasn’t until 1960 that we saw the first computers used in aviation in the…

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FAQs

We have the answers to all your avionics questions. What is avionics? Avionics are electronic systems and equipment specifically designed for use in aviation. Engine…

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Avidyne Vantage™ Flight Displays

Avidyne Vantage™ Flight Displays provide large-format glass retrofit solutions for General Aviation, and will initially be certified for Entegra-equipped Cirrus. Avidyne Corporation announced the new…

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EIS Capabilities Coming for Select Pilatus PC-12

Garmin is pleased to announce that expanded monitoring capability will be available for select Pilatus PC-12/45 and PC-12/47 aircraft with the addition of the TXi…

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Garmin Expands GFC 500 Portfolio

Will Now Include Select Light Twin Engine Garmin is proud to announce that it has added the first light twin aircraft, the PA-30/39 Twin Comanche,…

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Avionic systems

Electronics instruments, known as avionics, are a major part of any aircraft. Avionics is also known as a flight control system since it controls various…

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Avionic innovations that changed how we fly

Prior to March 2020 we simply took aviation and the ease of flying from one place to another for granted. And while most passengers aren’t…

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Century NAVCOM

Century NAVCOM is Century Avionics’ in-house design organisation. In conjunction with our qualified and experienced certification department, they will assist you with avionics STC applications,…

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What is avionics?

Avionics is a specific field of engineering that deals with aircraft electronic equipment including but not limited to: engine controls flight control systems glass cockpit…

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Product Review: Howell H1900 Series

Every aircraft has a need for detailed usage statistics and in-flight details that alert pilots and even ground-crew as to the health and condition of…

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Control, Convenience & Freedom with the Right Pilot Equipment

Much of the most pleasant details of flying your own craft can be attributed to the equipment used therein. Comfort over long flights is reliant…

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Choosing the right company for all your avionic needs.

Choosing and purchasing aviation products can get technical and costly, we talk about why choosing a trusted brand is essential, why avionics is so important…

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Product Review: Bose A20 ProFlight Series 2 Headset

The Bose A20 ProFlight Series 2 headset is the ideal gadget for aircraft of all types thanks to their offers on superior audibility while in…

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Communication With the Ground

An air traffic controller (ATC) is just as important as the pilot itself. Without both present major commercial flights would not be possible. Air traffic…

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What are the biggest myths about flying?

There are some strange myths out there about commercial 300000 something kg airplanes and the pilots that fly them. Autopilot Autopilot does not mean the…

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Your Safety and Trusting your Equipment

Spatial disorientation A pilot suffering from spatial disorientation is unable to correctly interpret the aircraft’s speed, altitude or attitude. In a case such as this…

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The Ins-and-Outs of Glass Cockpit Aircraft

  A glass cockpit describes an aircraft that makes use of digitised flight management systems to control and monitor an aircraft. They include electronic features…

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Why LED Lights are Perfect for Any Aircraft

While it’s true that there are a number of different lighting solutions available for your aircraft, and that each of them offers their own unique…

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Fly away in your new ride

When I was I kid I always envied birds, I would see them in the trees and soon as something scared them off or it…

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Flying Remains the Best Way to Travel

If you have never experienced the beauty of flying, then this is definitely something that needs to be added to your bucket list! Flying isn’t…

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Flying High

As we know we get two great big blues, one is the magnificent ocean and the other is the beautiful open skies. A world away…

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Cruising in style

Cruising on thin air, way above the clouds. Simply enjoying the ever blue skies that surround you and you feel like the king or the…

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The Difference Between Certified and Uncertified Aircraft

As far as aircraft engines are concerned, there are some differences between those that are certified, and those that are not. The most noticeable is…

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Do You Wear A Helmet When You Fly?

We all know that when we ride any form of bike that we should be wearing a helmet. We know we need to wear helmets…

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It Is More Than A Watch

Accessories are not just the various pieces of jewellery and fashion add-ons that people will wear to make their overall appearance more appealing. They are…

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What does it take to become a pilot?

What are the benefits of becoming a pilot? There are so many benefits to becoming a pilot such as constantly traveling, embracing new cultures, gaining…

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How air navigation is used to fly

What is air navigation? Air navigation is mastered by a range of methods. The method the pilot uses for navigation will rely on the type…

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Formula One’s relevance to aviation: What is the connection Between Them?

You often hear about the connection avionics has with the batty technology that drives the insane world of Formula One. The science of impeccable lightweight…

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Brief History of Air Warfare

The very first world war saw the birth of military airpower and a great advance of the technology involved. At the beginning of the war,…

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A Brief History on Aircrafts

Many people dream of flying since way back. Over six thousand years ago, drawings on tombs often showed gods that could fly. Leonardo da Vinci…

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How Air Navigation is used to Fly

Air navigation is mastered by a range of methods. The method the pilot uses for navigation will rely on the type of flight that is…

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Aviation Lighting

The below describes the various kinds of lighting that appear on commercial aircrafts. The colour, location, and use of lights are described and when they…

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The Benefits of Upgrading Your Glass Panel

As time passes, and technology grows and improves, we replace outdated appliances with new and improved ones. This extends from televisions, cell phones, laptops, cars,…

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The Grand Rand Air Show

As with any other interest, career and hobby, there are events throughout the year that cater towards that interest. The aviation industry is no different,…

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What Does It Take To Become a Pilot

So many children dream of becoming a pilot, especially the first time they ever see and board an aeroplane. The amount of excitement that they…

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2018 Commercial Trend in Aviation

In spite of longer lasting aircrafts, stronger engines and innovations in maintenance approaches, research has proved maintenance spending is continuing to increase. As a matter…

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Different Types of Aircraft Maintenance Services

Maintenance and regular services are essential for all types of vehicles. These processes ensure that the vehicle enjoys an extended lifespan, safer operations, and will…

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Radio Altitude

Altitude has always been a no. 1 concern of aviators. Even in the worst case, if an aircraft had enough altitude, a safe landing could…

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Customising the Twin Otter DHC-6

Originally designed as a Canadian utility craft, the Twin Otter DHC-6 has grown in popularity since its first flight in the mid 60’s. Because of…

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The Anatomy of an Aircraft

For those looking to become a pilot or even an aeronautical engineer, it is important to understand the complete anatomy of an aircraft. Just as…

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Why you Won’t Find a Colour Blind Pilot

Being a pilot has been one of the most sought-after professions for some time now, and generally speaking, anyone with the funds, experience and flight…

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Customising the Twin Otter DHC-6

Originally designed as a Canadian utility craft, the Twin Otter DHC-6 has grown in popularity since its first flight in the mid 60’s. Because of…

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Different Types of Aircraft Maintenance Services

Maintenance and regular services are essential for all types of vehicles. These processes ensure that the vehicle enjoys an extended lifespan, safer operations, and will…

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Helicopter Helmets – Much More Pilots Wear

Of all the devices needed to go up in a helicopter, the helmet could possibly be the most vital.  It gives protection to the head,…

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Ground Power Units & How They Work

A ground power unit (GPU) is a form of ground support equipment (GSE) that is used to power up an unpowered aircraft while it is…

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Navigation in the Air: Pilot’s GPS Systems

Air navigation is accomplished by a wide variety of methods. The method that a pilot uses for navigation for airspace systems will depend on the…

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Aviation Going Greener

Unlike vehicles, aircrafts do not require optimization for efficiency because they are able to refuel often. Fuel is costly, heavy and takes up a large…

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All the Bells and Whistles: Give your private Aircraft that personal Touch

  Outfitting your aircraft with the right equipment can make all the difference to its performance, comfort, safety and weight; which makes selecting the right…

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Navigating The Sky: The best Navigational Equipment for your Air Craft

  Few pieces of equipment on an aircraft are more important than those that serve to support its navigation systems. If you are the proud…

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About Avionics Engineering

The term avionics is a combination of the words aviation and electronics. Avionics are the electronic systems used on Aerospace Vehicles such as aircraft, satellites,…

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Radio Altitude

Altitude has always been a no. 1 concern of aviators. Even in the worst case, if an aircraft had enough altitude, a safe landing could…

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5 Reasons to Become a Pilot

Everywhere you go, you'll find people talking about why you shouldn't become a pilot. They're quick to talk about the misfortunes of airline pilots and…

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The Transponder

In telecommunication, a transponder is one of two types of devices. In air navigation or radio frequency identification, a flight transponder is an automated transceiver…

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Century Avionics – Excellence in Avionics

We are proud to have built Century Avionics for the past 39 years on Lanseria International Airport from a company that achieved success through one…

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To Autopilot, or not to Autopilot? That is the Question

To Autopilot, or not to Autopilot? That is the Question: Autopilot is as plain as the name suggests - the autopilot flies the aircraft without…

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The Importance of Regular Aircraft Maintenance

The Importance Of Regular Aircraft Maintenance: Aircraft maintenance is a procedure that needs to be systematic and consistent, with aircrafts demanding regular check-ups to ensure…

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Brief Insight into Autopilots in Airplanes

What is the autopilot on airplanes? Pilots often prefer to call it an auto flight system instead of autopilot. There is an array of subsystems…

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A Look Inside the World of Inflight Internet

In Flight internet Wi-Fi is found pretty much anywhere these days from restaurants and shopping malls, to doctor’s rooms and bars. People cannot live without…

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Welcome to Century Avionics

We believe in excellence in avionics and pride ourselves in our agile nature and ability to adapt to local and global changes. The integrity of…

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Whats New

We at the cutting edge of aviation technology and are informed on what is happening in the industry both locally and internationally.  Find out more…

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About Us

Century Avionics, the largest privately owned avionics facility in South Africa, was formed in 1978 and is based at Lanseria International Airport.  The company is…

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Our Services

We specialize in general avionics sales, installations, maintenance, support and design organisation for certified and non-certified aircraft. We represent a host of mainstream and specialised…

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Recent Projects

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