Garmin has announced new products!

Maxcraft is excited to learn that Garmin announced the new GPS 175 and GNX 375 navigators with LPV (localizer performance with vertical guidance approach capability).

From Garmin:

Pilots receive the benefits of high-integrity WAAS/SBAS GPS guidance in a compact, (6.25-inches wide by 2-inches tall) design that is both cost-effective and easy to incorporate into an existing avionics stack. The GPS 175 is a standalone certified IFR navigator with a vibrant, color touchscreen display packed with advanced features and capabilities including WAAS/LPV approaches. The GNX 375 has all of the capability of the GPS 175 and adds Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out, as well as dual-link ADS-B In via a built-in transponder. Intended for Class I/II aircraft that weigh 6,000 lbs./2,721 kg. or less, as well as experimental/amateur-built (EAB) aircraft, the GPS 175/GNX 375 have received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) and are available immediately from your nearest Dealer.

Slim and unobtrusive, the GPS 175/GNX 375 include a WAAS/SBAS GPS that is IFR approach-capable. A vibrant, colorful touchscreen display boasts a familiar Garmin user experience that enables quick and intuitive entry of flight plan information, while a dual concentric knob and dedicated home button offer added versatility when interfacing with the touchscreen. Dedicated pages within the GPS 175 include a moving map, flight plan, nearest, procedures, waypoint information and terrain pages, and the GNX 375 adds traffic and weather pages. The addition of a dedicated direct-to button on the touchscreen offers quick access to direct airport or waypoint navigation. Customizable data fields and short cuts on the moving map to pilot-selectable pages such as the nearest airport allow for quick, one-touch access to important information in-flight.

Fully WAAS IFR-approach-capable, the GPS 175/GNX 375 give pilots the benefit of flying LPV, Lateral Performance (LP), as well as all Area Navigation (RNAV) approaches. Many approaches offer vertical approach guidance as low as 200-feet above ground level (AGL). Pilots can also leverage the touchscreen and moving map to easily generate customized holding patterns over an existing fix in the navigation database or a user-defined waypoint and easily insert it into a flight plan. Visual approaches are also available within the GPS 175/GNX 375 and provide lateral and vertical approach guidance in visual flight conditions. Visual approaches offer added assurance at unfamiliar airports or in challenging environments to ensure the aircraft is aligned properly with the correct runway, while also taking into consideration terrain and obstacle avoidance.

Designed to replace earlier-generation products such as the iconic GPS 150/155 series, the GX 50/55, as well as the KLN 89/90/94 series, aircraft owners won’t have to make significant panel modifications to accommodate the GPS 175/GNX 375. Aircraft owners can also retain many of their existing flight instruments, audio panels and many legacy CDI/EHSI indicators such as the KI 209, or easily pair it with a new or existing flight display like the G5 electronic flight instrument. Additional interface options include the G3X Touch flight display for experimental and certificated aircraft, the GFC 500 and GFC 600 autopilots, as well as select third-party autopilots. Additionally, precise course deviation and roll steering outputs can be coupled to the GFC 500/GFC 600 autopilots and select third-party autopilots so procedures such as holds, radius-to-fix (RF) legs and missed approaches may be flown automatically.

Built-in Connext® cockpit connectivity gives pilots the benefits and efficiencies of a wireless cockpit, enabling wireless flight plan transfer via Bluetooth to and from compatible portables and mobile devices running the Garmin Pilot and FltPlan Go applications. GPS position information and back-up attitude can also be used by compatible products. Because the GNX 375 has an integrated ADS-B transponder and dual link ADS-B In, pilots can also view ADS-B traffic and weather on compatible mobile devices and portables. Offering a faster, more intuitive method of judging target trajectories and closure rates, ADS‑B enabled TargetTrend aids in the identification of real traffic threats, while TerminalTraffic displays a comprehensive picture of ADS-B-equipped aircraft and ground vehicles. Patented TargetTrend and TerminalTraffic are exclusively available within Garmin products, including the Garmin Pilot app. For customers that already equipped for ADS-B, the GTX 345 or GDL 88 can interface to the GPS 175 to display ADS-B In. Additional wireless benefits include Database Concierge, which is available as an option by pairing the Flight Stream 510 with these navigators.

The GPS 175/GNX 375 offer unique benefits that only a touchscreen can provide, such as graphical flight plan editing, allowing pilots to more easily edit their flight plan based on an ATC amendment or weather. Features such as FastFind simplifies flight plan entry by applying predictive logic to suggest airports and waypoints using current GPS location, while Smart Airspace makes it easier to identify pertinent airspace on the moving map. The addition of SafeTaxi® airport diagrams display runways, taxiways, Fixed Based Operators (FBO’s), hangars and more relative to the aircraft’s location on the airport surface.

Call or come visit our team at Maxcraft Avionics for more information!

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades, including installation of everything from basic VHF Radios and flight instruments, all the way to sophisticated GPS, TCAS, EFIS, and glass cockpit systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and over 20,000 unique part numbers in our inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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Upgrade to Active Noise Reduction

Upgrade to Active Noise Reduction

Purchase a new Zulu 3 ANR headset and Lightspeed will pay $250 USD (up to $325 CDN) for your David Clark passive. Lightspeed is so confident that the performance and advanced features of their Active Noise Reduction (ANR) headsets will transform your flying experience, that, for a limited time, when you buy a new Zulu 3 they will pay $250 USD for your old David Clark passive!

Purchase a new Zulu 3 ANR headset and Lightspeed will pay $250USD for your David Clark passive.

Now’s the time to make the move to the most preferred, most awarded ANR headset on the market. This is a limited time offer, ends March 29, 2019.

Need more information?  Call our team or visit us at maxcraftavionics.com

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades, including installation of everything from basic VHF Radios and flight instruments, all the way to sophisticated GPS, TCAS, EFIS, and glass cockpit systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and over 20,000 unique part numbers in our inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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Anniversary of the GPS 155

Our team at Maxcraft is knowledgable in the latest and newest avionic technology.  Today, we would like to bring you some old technology that is celebrating a milestone in Garmin history.

Read more about the 25th Anniversary of GPS 155 Milestone here:

https://www.garmin.com/en-US/blog/aviation/25th-anniversary-of-gps-155-milestone/

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades, including installation of everything from basic VHF Radios and flight instruments, all the way to sophisticated GPS, TCAS, EFIS, and glass cockpit systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and over 20,000 unique part numbers in our inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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HAI HELI-EXPO 2019

Maxcraft Avionics is off to attend the 2019 HAI in Atlanta, at the Georgia World Congress Center.

At the HAI, you could find your next aircraft, new vendors, mentor, job and much much more.

  • Education: 100’s of education courses, seminars, workshops, and forums
  • 700+ Exhibits: Over 1,000,000 square feet of space with 60+ aircraft on display

https://www.rotor.org/home/heli-expo

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades, including installation of everything from basic VHF Radios and flight instruments, all the way to sophisticated GPS, TCAS, EFIS, and glass cockpit systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and over 20,000 unique part numbers in our inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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G500H TXi Flight Display Now Certified

The G500H TXi touchscreen flight display is now certified and available for VFR helicopters.

Maxcraft is excited to share this knowledge with our helicopter customers that have been anxiously waiting for this new next generation product.

Read more below from Garmin about the G500H TXi.

The G500H TXi features a vastly expanded feature set that offers an array of panel possibilities and a streamlined upgrade path for helicopters already equipped with the original G500H flight display. Additionally, a new software version for the GTN 650/750 series has been approved for helicopters. Together, the G500H TXi and GTN offer seamless touchscreen continuity in the cockpit, bringing a new level of reliability, adaptability and affordability to helicopter operations.

“Based on the success and adoption rate of the original G500H series, we’re excited to bring the next generation G500H TXi displays to the helicopter market,” said Carl Wolf, vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “The growth-oriented G500H TXi boasts innovative features with vibrant graphical displays and greater situational awareness tools, and when paired with the GTN, pilots receive a harmonious avionics suite that adds even more capability in the cockpit.”

Designed specifically for normal category VFR helicopters, the G500H TXi is available in several sizes and formats, including a large 10.6-inch touch-controlled display and two versions of 7-inch touch-controlled displays in either portrait or landscape orientations. Both displays offer concentric knobs for added versatility and convenience. The 10.6-inch G500H TXi is available in a horizontal format that can accommodate PFD information and an MFD simultaneously. The 7-inch portrait display can be individually dedicated to a PFD or MFD. For space-limited panels, the 7-inch landscape display can serve as a dedicated PFD with instrument tapes and an arc-view horizontal situation indicator (HSI). The G500H TXi also features multiple video input options, night vision goggle (NVG) compatibility and a graphical map overlay within the HSI for most display formats.

Garmin G500H TXi touchscreen flight display for helicopters

The G500H TXi incorporates a clean-sheet touchscreen design with modern processors that support improved map and chart rendering, faster panning and contemporary single-finger zoom and pinch-to-zoom gestures. For helicopters already equipped with the original G500H series flight display, full G500H TXi compatibility with existing system sensors makes for an easy, cost-effective upgrade path. For a limited time, Garmin is offering a display upgrade program, contact aviation.sales@garmin.com for additional information.

Offering an impressive array of features and hazard avoidance solutions, the G500H TXi is equipped with five-color Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS), WireAware wire-strike avoidance technology, as well as optional Garmin HSVT 3D synthetic vision. HTAWS offers forward-looking avoidance capability and predicts where potential hazards may exist to help pilots maintain safe separation from nearby terrain, towers or obstacles. A helicopter-specific obstacle database contains over 200,000 additional low-altitude obstacles. For added protection, an expanded version is also available and offers over 700,000 miles of power line data. Garmin WireAware wire-strike avoidance technology uses this database to overlay powerline locations and relative altitude information on the moving map and provides both aural and visual alerting when operating near powerlines.

10.6-inch Garmin G500H TXi touchscreen flight display

Connext cockpit connectivity with Flight Stream 510 and added Database Concierge is also available as an option with the G500H TXi. Using a compatible tablet or smart phone, pilots can easily upload and sync database information using the Garmin Pilot app. Additional features include the streaming of traffic, weather, GPS information, back-up attitude information and more, from the G500H TXi to the Garmin Pilot, FltPlan Go or ForeFlight Mobile applications.

Seamless integration between the G500H TXi and the GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators provides helicopter operators with complete touchscreen continuity between the navigation, communication and flight display interface in the panel. The latest software upgrade for the GTN 650/750 incorporates optional hardware compatibilities, new operational features and capabilities, including:

Pilots can now set a user-defined waypoint as an airport so terrain alerts are minimized while landing at an airport that is not in the aviation database.

The addition of a QWERTY keyboard within the GTN 650/750 gives pilots a more familiar way to input information.

Pilots can configure comm sidetone settings within the GTN series.

Irish, Swiss and English coordinate systems are now supported so it’s easier for pilots to enter GPS coordinates in various formats, including latitude/longitude, degrees/minutes/seconds and decimal degrees.

The GMA 35c remote audio panel is now approved for use in helicopters with the GTN 750 so operators can take advantage of the convenience and utility associated with a Bluetooth® audio panel.

To aid in descent planning and energy management, pilots can take advantage of descent vertical navigation (VNAV) profiles within the GTN.

The G500H TXi comes with a two-year warranty and is available immediately. The GTN 650/750 software upgrade is also available immediately from Garmin Authorized Dealers. Garmin avionics are supported by our award-winning aviation product support team, which provides 24/7 worldwide technical and warranty support. For additional information, visit www.garmin.com/G500HTXi or contact a local Garmin authorized dealer.

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Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades, including installation of everything from basic VHF Radios and flight instruments, all the way to sophisticated GPS, TCAS, EFIS, and glass cockpit systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and over 20,000 unique part numbers in our inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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Puyallup 2019!

2019 Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show

Maxcraft Avionics, once again, is participating at the 36th NW Aviation Conference & Trade Show.   It is being held at the Western Washington Farigrounds in Puyallup, Washington on Feb 23 and 24, 2019.

The Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show is an opportunity to support the aviation industry while gaining exposure with aircraft owners and pilots.

  • airports & fly-in destinations
  • propellers/engine repairs
  • flight simulators & schools
  • government agencies
  • avionics, interiors & navigation
  • pilot supplies/novelties
  • clubs/groups
  • insurance & financing

This trade show also has many other features including:

  • Large exhibit area (122,000 sf)
  • 400+ display booths and static aircraft displays
  • National speakers – pilot, owner & maintenance tracks with 75+ hours of aviation seminars
  • Centrally located near Tacoma, Seattle and SEATAC more

For more information about this trade show click here.

Please drop by and say hello at our booth #308!

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades, including installation of everything from basic VHF Radios and flight instruments, all the way to sophisticated GPS, TCAS, EFIS, and glass cockpit systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and over 20,000 unique part numbers in our inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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Electronics International Resolution Rebate

Ready to cross off that New Year’s Resolution of updating your panel with the best engine monitors on the market? Or ready to update your current EGT gauge or fuel flow computer? This rebate is for you!

Save up to $2500 USD on engine monitors, EGT gauges or fuel flow computers.

This is a limited time offer mail-in rebate starting January 18, 2019 until February 28, 2019.

Rebate fillable form

Items included in rebate are:

  • CGR-30P Basic
  • CGR-30P COMBO
  • CGR-30P COMBO UPGRADE PACKAGE*Requires Trade-In Multi-Channel EGT Gauge or Engine Analyzer
  • CGR-30 Twin Package (CGR-30P+CGR-30P)
  • CGR-30 Twin Package (CGR-30P+CGR-30P+CGR-30C)
  • MVP-50P Engine Monitor
  • FP-5L Fuel Computer
  • UBG-16 Bar Graph Engine Analyzer
  • P-300M Magnetic Float Fuel Sensor

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades, including installation of everything from basic VHF Radios and flight instruments, all the way to sophisticated GPS, TCAS, EFIS, and glass cockpit systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and over 20,000 unique part numbers in our inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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Aspen now shipping the Evolution E5 Electronic Flight Instrument

REAL GLASS FOR UNDER $5K USD!

All-in-one, STC, non-TSO, IFR and VFR capable electronic flight instrument consolidates traditional attitude indicator, plus directional gyro (DG)/course deviation indicator (CDI) into a single vibrant display for under $5,000 (USD)

The Evolution E5 consolidates attitude indicator plus DG/CDI into a single display with a rechargeable backup battery. It also includes Global Positioning System Steering (GPSS), air data computer, and attitude heading reference system (ADAHRS) for only $4,995 USD list price.

 Key Features:

Backup attitude indicator not required

  • Rechargeable backup battery
  • Single unit installation – consolidates traditional attitude indicator and directional gyro/course deviation indicator into a single display
  • Provides a path for removal of vacuum systems
  • Interfaces with most industry autopilots and provides GPSS roll steering
  • Non-TSO STC approval
  • Affordable Evolution E5 to TSO-approved Evolution 1000 Pro PFD upgrade
  • Large, 6.0” diagonal, 400 x 760 pixel TFT Active Matrix LCD screen with bolder and brighter resolution
  • Works with existing avionics
  • Patented, unique form-fit design slides easily into existing panel cutouts

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades, including installation of everything from basic VHF Radios and flight instruments, all the way to sophisticated GPS, TCAS, EFIS, and glass cockpit systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and over 20,000 unique part numbers in our inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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New Lightspeed Aviation Bose Trade Up

We are excited to announce a new kind of Lightspeed Aviation promotion — a limited time Lightspeed incentive offer designed to allow pilots to switch from their old Bose X headset to the superior comfort and performance of a new Lightspeed Zulu 3 ANR headset.

Start date: Friday, January 18, 2019

End date: Monday, February 18, 2019

You may receive a maximum trade up value of $375 CDN credit when exchanging your current working Bose X headset towards a new Zulu 3.

Lightspeed Trade Up

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades, including installation of everything from basic VHF Radios and flight instruments, all the way to sophisticated GPS, TCAS, EFIS, and glass cockpit systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and over 20,000 unique part numbers in our inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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Holiday Promotion from Bose

It’s the perfect time to buy a headset for your favorite pilot or for yourself!

Holiday 2018 promotion will take place from Friday, November 23, 2018 through Saturday, January 5, 2019. Purchase a Bose A20 Aviation headset will you receive a Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth speaker, which has a retail value of $249.99CDN.

Come try a Bose A20 headset at Maxcraft Avionics.  Questions?  Call us or visit our team!

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades, including installation of everything from basic VHF Radios and flight instruments, all the way to sophisticated GPS, TCAS, EFIS, and glass cockpit systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and over 20,000 unique part numbers in our inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

 

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