Maxcraft Avionics Receives FAA STC for Garmin GNS or GTN Series Navigator in the Sikorsky S76A/C series of rotorcraft

Maxcraft Avionics Receives FAA STC for Garmin GNS or GTN Series Navigator in the Sikorsky S76A/C series of rotorcraftimage1 rev 1

Vancouver, BC, November, 2015 – Maxcraft Avionics Ltd announced today that they have received  FAA Validation of their Transport Canada STC SH04-41 (FAA STC SR03573NY) for installation of the Garmin GNS or GTN Series Navigators in the Sikorsky S76A/C series of rotorcraft. The applicability of this package has now expanded to include GNS WAAS and GTN Navigators as well as all flavours of Honeywell EDZ-705/756 EFIS, and SPZ-7000 or SPZ-7600 DDAFCS Systems.

The GNS()/GTN Navigators are ideally suited for the Sikorsky S76A & C rotorcraft, offering a integrated VHF‐COM transceiver , VOR/ILS receiver, as well as GPS En‐route, Terminal and non‐ precision GPS Approach capability. When coupled with a reliable integration to the aircraft, considerable panel and console space is recovered.

Proven Integrations

To date, seven different integration configurations have been developed:

  1. GPS500() in S76() w/ EDZ‐756, SPZ‐7600 & Honeywell Avionics
  2. GPS500()/GNS530() w/ EDZ‐756, SPZ‐7600 & Collins Avionics
  3. GPS500()/GNS530() w/ EDZ‐705 (SG‐705), SPZ‐7600 & Collins Avionics
  4. GNS530() w/ EDZ‐756, SPZ‐7600 & Honeywell Avionics & Wulfsberg DME
  5. Dual GPS500W w/ EDZ‐756, SPZ‐7600 & Honeywell SR‐850 Primus Radio System
  6. GTN750 w/ EDZ‐705 (SG‐700), SPZ‐7000 & Collins Avionics
  7. GTN725/750 w/ EDZ‐756, SPZ‐7600 & Collins Avionics

About Maxcraft Avionics Ltd.

Maxcraft specializes in avionics design, installation, and maintenance. Its design services group is among the most professional in Canada, and holds an extensive catalogue of exclusive STCs. Maxcraft’s client base includes operators for all types of aircraft including private, commercial, business, charter, corporate, airline, police, military and air ambulance. As an AMO its state-of-the-art shop facilities provide full service support to the private and commercial fixed wing market as well as the helicopter sector. Maxcraft Avionics can be found on the web at www.maxcraft.ca or may be reached at 604-465-3080 or sales@maxcraft.ca.

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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Welcoming a new staff member to the team

Maxcraft Avionics hires new Business and Commercial Specialist

We are pleased to welcome Mitchell Chiang to the Maxcraft team. Mitchell has decades of experience in the business and commercial segments of aviation and has strong connections with key players in the YVR community.mc

As the “Business and Commercial Specialist”, Mr. Chiang will be directly responsible for working with aircraft owners, Directors of Maintenance, and/or Operations Managers to assist them in how best to structure their avionics repair strategy. Mitchell will work with the existing Maxcraft team in helping to advise operators on how best to meet the many new worldwide avionics mandates.

“I am extremely pleased to have Mitchell join our sales team,” said Director of Business Development Steve Nunn. “His background, experience, and connections in the industry will be crucial to Maxcraft’s continued growth in the corporate aviation segment.”

Mitchell will work out of the Maxcraft YVR-Vancouver office. Read the full press release here.

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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L-3 wins the Editors’ Choice Award

FLYING Magazine awarded L-3 Communications the Editors’ Choice Award for the Lynx multi link surveillance system.

Maxcraft Avionics has been a enormous supporter of the L-3 Lynx.  Maxcraft installed the first in Canada, and has installed many since.

lynx award

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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BOSE A20 promotion

The holiday specials

Bose is having an aviation headset holiday promo. For a Bose-A20-Headsetlimited time offer, you can receive a gift from Bose with a purchase of a headset, only until Jan. 9, 2015.

Call us or visit our webstore now to get your holiday spirit on!

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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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We bring you TANGO!

A new wireless headset by Lightspeed!tango_launch_300x250px

The first premium wireless aviation headset, Tango blends outstanding noise cancelation, renowned Lightspeed comfort, and wireless convenience.

With no cables to get in the way and critical controls — including volume and ComPriority™ — located on the headset, Tango creates an entirely new level of flying enjoyment and untethered freedom.

Lightspeed

Some major features are:

  • Lightspeed Link™ technology — At the heart of Tango is Lightspeed Link. Developed by Lightspeed engineers to ensure the reliable communication pilots demand, Lightspeed Link is not Bluetooth or WiFi, but incorporates existing technologies chosen for both signal reliability and audio quality for the aviation environment. The Lightspeed Link connection is so robust, as many as six Tango headsets can be operated in the same aircraft, letting everyone onboard experience the true freedom of wireless flight.
  • Panel interface — The panel interface is the vital hub of the Lightspeed Link system, routing communication between the headset, the intercom, and auxiliary devices. Wrapped in an attractive and durable case, it houses the lower cable, which is adjustable to 31 inches. Weighing just under 9 ounces and with multiple mounting points, no upper cables, and critical controls located on the headset, the panel interface can be mounted conveniently and securely in any aircraft.
  • 21st century power — In yet another Lightspeed first, Tango is the first aviation headset powered by rechargeable lithium ion batteries, a power source trusted in countless critical applications. Lightspeed’s rechargeable lithium ion batteries deliver twelve hours of continuous operation while offering earth and wallet friendly reusability in a compact size.The Tango dual-port wall charger can quickly charge both the headset and panel interface batteries at the same time, providing 75% charge in less than an hour and a full charge in two hours. The batteries can also be charged while the headset is in use or easily replaced on the go. The battery for the headset and panel interface are interchangeable, and spare batteries can be purchased separately.
  • Built-in redundancy — The panel interface also stores the backup cable, instantly available for uninterrupted communication, in the event the batteries become depleted.
  • Outstanding quiet — Tango delivers the advanced noise cancellation you expect from Lightspeed.
  • Remarkable comfort — Tango features plush ear seals with large openings and nearly 10 square inches of surface area for a better seal and greater distribution of side pressure.
  • FlightLink compatible — Capture and retrieve incoming and outgoing communications with Lightspeed’s free FlightLink recording app for the Apple® iPad® and iPhone® via the supplied patch cable.
  • Choice of auxiliary inputs — Enjoy excellent call clarity, music fidelity, and access to critical alerts from aviation apps on mobile devices using either the supplied patch cable or Bluetooth®.
  • ComPriority™ — Never miss important radio communications with patented ComPriority, which lowers the volume of any auxiliary device automatically during radio or intercom transmissions.
  • Auto Shutoff™ — Lightspeed’s proprietary Auto Shutoff feature saves battery life by automatically shutting down the headset and Panel Interface power when not in use.
  • Reversible microphone — A unique design allows microphone placement on the left or the right.
  • Included — Custom molded carrying case, music patch cord, cord clip, two lithium ion batteries (only one included with LEMO panel power headsets), two charging cables, dual-port wall charger.
  • Available Configurations — Dual GA battery power (rechargeable lithium ion); LEMO panel power*; U-174 (heli) battery power (rechargeable lithium ion).

    *Panel power is only provided to the panel interface. The headset still requires a rechargeable lithium ion battery (included).

We carry Tango, Zulu.2 and PFX.  Visit Maxcraft to see our demo headsets.  Or go to our webstore and order direct at Maxcraft Avionics Webstore.

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 Sale

Another great headset offer from Lightspeed!

Lightspeed xmas 2015 promo

Starting now, Lightspeed is offering a free gift along with a superb savings with the purchase of a Zulu 2 or Zulu PFX.

This is a limited time offer ending January 4, 2016!

  • Save $125 CAD instant savings off the regular retail price of Zulu.2. Now for only $972.00
  • Save $170 CAD off the regular retail price of Zulu PFX. Now for only $1,227.00
  • receive a FREE Lightspeed Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) folio with each headset purchased!

 

 

 

The promotional gift

A $125 USD value, the exclusive Lightspeed Lightspeed gift 2015EFB folio is made from full-grain South American cowhide and loaded with thoughtfully designed features, including a tilt-up tablet stand that is fitted to hold most tablets including regular iPads, iPad minis and others, expandable phone pocket, and an opening for an ear bud cable, for convenient music listening while folio is fully closed and contents protected.

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 SPOT rebate

Personal satellite tracking has never been so affordable. Now for a limited time, SPOT GEN3 hardware — regularly $169.99, is FREE with qualifying tracking subscriptions.

SPOT holiday flyer 2015Starting October 21 through December 31, 2015, mail-in rebate offers are available on SPOT Gen3™, SPOT Global Phone and SPOT Trace.

Mail-in Rebate Offer Details:

bullet FREE SPOT Gen3 – $169.99 mail-in rebate when activated on Basic and Unlimited Tracking service at a minimum
bullet FREE SPOT Global Phone – $499 mail-in rebate when activated on Orbit 100/Galaxy 1200 or higher plans
bullet FREE SPOT Trace – $119.99 mail-in rebate when activated on Basic and Extreme Tracking service at a minimum

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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Garmin Expands Obstacle Database Coverage to Include Canada

aera_796_Canadian_ObstaclesGarmin is pleased to announce expanded availability of our comprehensive obstacle database to now include Canada for select Garmin portables and certified avionics. Man-made structures such as towers that are greater than 200 feet AGL are included within this database. Additionally, an obstacle database tailored to helicopter operators includes man-made structures that are greater than 10 feet AGL.

Customers can now download and install a U.S./Canadian combination obstacle database for the following portable and non-certified products:

  • GPSMAP 695/696
  • aera 500/510/550/560
  • aera 795/796
  • G3X and G3X Touch

An obstacle database that offers coverage tailored specifically to Canada is also available for the following certified avionics:

  • G1000, G2000, G3000 and G5000
  • GTN 650/750
  • G500/G600
  • GNS 430/530
  • GNS 430W/530W

The Canadian/US/Europe obstacle database is available today at $49.95. With a current subscription, its now included with your download. You can download the latest obstacle database via the flyGarmin website: www.fly.Garmin.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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Next generation of Electronic Delivery System Pulse Demand Oxygen 

Mountain High have announced the release of their next generation of EDS (Electronic Delivery System) Pulse Demand oxygen controllers, the O2D1-2G and O2D2-2G. mountain high 02d2 new

These changes are common to both the O2D1 and O2D2 family of EDS.

The new Pulse Demand System still incorporates all the benefits for the legacy controllers but with many improvements.  The EDS unit now incorporates a MIL spec ruggedized easy-to- grip rotary controls switch providing improved reliability, increased ease of function and visibility.  This switch also has very positive position detents for excellent tactile feedback making it resistant to changes from casual rubbing or bumping.

Manifold design is improved to allow for better breathing response and effort tracking.  This combined with a new circuit board, as well as a new micro-controller, gives improved power-conserving operations with even less RFI emissions, better respire-metric tracking and dispensing of oxygen in finer resolution resulting in smoother steps from altitude and breathing changes.

Other improvements include:  bi-color system battery status light, audio alerts and warnings are louder, 600 Ohm stereo external audio jack as well as a USB compatible external power port and abandoned unit auto shut off.

mountain high 02d1Maxcraft 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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Lightspeed Autumn Special

Instant savings on headsets

Autumn 2015

Autumn is in the air and that’s where you should be. Fly in greater comfort, quiet, and style!

Save $125 CAD on the Zulu 2 and $170 on the PFX.  Call us or come in and order yours now while the sale lasts. Offer expires  Monday, November 16, 2015.

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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