Alternatives - we pride ourselves in presenting, for consideration, other approaches which will accomplish the objective with either less cost or less down time. As an example, we needed to upgrade an aircraft with a new autopilot system to meet French registration requirements. The current STC holder wanted $187,500.00 and 10 months for this system. We performed our own STC and installed an autopilot system in six weeks for $45,000.00, the second system was less than $35,000.00. Not only did our client enjoy the savings on capital expenses, but they also began receiving lease payments some eight months earlier than anticipated.