I am quite sure that someone already asked this question, but I couldn't find it on this site.
Why are avionics for general aviation aircraft so expensive?
The Garmin® G5
The mighty Garmin® G1000
$ ~ 50,000.00
Nobody can tell me, the hardware and development for a small screen costs more than 2,000 dollars. Or two screens with some knobs for the price of a middle-class car. (Of course, those avionics are not bad, they are worth every cent. But it still looks expensive for me.)
- What causes this, quite high price?
I guess it's because of high licensing costs to license it for use in aircraft, or are the production costs really so high?