Competitor Offers D2A Customers A Discount

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A rival avionics company is offering some solace for customers of Direct To Avionics (D2A) who may have been left hanging by the company's abrupt closure late last month. OP Technologies of Beaverton, Ore., is offering a $1,000 credit toward the purchase of one of its EFIS systems to D2A customers who have been financially affected by the closure. The systems have to be purchased by Jan. 31, 2007. D2A was the exclusive dealer for Chelton EFIS systems for experimental aircraft. A notice that replaces D2A's homepage confirms the company closed its doors Dec. 22 and says it is working to settle any outstanding accounts with customers. "We regret all inconvenience this has caused and are taking steps to help all our customers affected," the notice reads. It also asks anyone with questions to call Chelton, which is now looking after all the D2A customers' inquiries. A message left with a Chelton representative was not immediately returned on Friday.