Shadin Avionics, St. Louis Park, Minn., received a purchase order from EADS Socata for 800 of the 8800-T Altitude encoders. Financial and delivery terms of the contract were not disclosed. Shadin Avionics said the 8800-T is designed to provide gray code directly to the aircraft transponder and on board Garmin or Trimble GPS through the RS-232 serial data port. EADS Socata manufactures touring, training and business aircraft. It also manufactures aerostructures for major aircraft producers Airbus, Dassault, Embraer, Eurocopter and Lockheed Martin.