Maxcraft Response To The COVID-19 Pandemic

We are closely monitoring the very rapid developments regarding COVID-19 Pandemic.

Of course, our priority is the health and safety of our employees as well our public duty. As a federally regulated essential service, we continue to work hard to keep commercial aircraft flying.

Due to the dynamic nature of this we are constantly modifying our operations. Stay tuned to this site for up to date details.

As of March 25th

Assessment
As a provider to the critical infrastructure segment of air transportation, Maxcraft is considered an essential business. Customers aircraft we are currently working on provide air ambulance, military support, United Nations missions, and fire fighting. Our component repair division keeps aircraft flying around the world, including many in the supply chain. We understand our responsibility to support this service but also the need to look after our employees and community.

Operations
For the health and safety of our employees, customers, and community, Maxcraft Avionics is running a reduced operation.

  • We have closed our operation to the public and the door is locked.
    • If you have a legitimate requirement to visit our operation you can call ahead or ring the doorbell.
    • If you have any symptoms or concerns, please stay away to keep our team healthy.
  • Shipping will continue through the rear door but we will remain behind the counter.
    • We will not sign for any shipments.
    • In addition, we are not opening any non-critical packages for 24 hours.
  • We have put in place specific hygienic protocols.
    • High touch surfaces such as door handles, light switches, counters, etc are wiped down every day
  • We have spaced out all workstations and are practising social distancing measures to combat and slow the transmission of the virus.
  • Non-essential business travel beyond the lower mainland is suspended.
  • We have reduced our workforce where possible.
    • When able, some others are encouraged to work from home.
  • Any employees who have shown any symptoms or have been exposed to virus have been asked to self-quarantine.
  • Any employee who feels uncomfortable in our working environment can stay home.
  • Any aircraft delivered will be done so outside our hangar.
    • Maxcraft alone will transfer the aircraft inside
    • We then stand down for 24 hours before proceeding to work on the airframe
    • Any high touch surfaces will be wiped down.

In summary, Maxcraft Avionics continues to run our business to service the aviation community and is closely monitoring the World Health Organization (WHO) and local health agencies for the latest developments of guidance and protocols.

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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Flying Through Life – Zen Pilot offer

Flying Thru Life

Special Offer to get a Zen Pilot Zulu 3!

To help celebrate Robert DeLaurentis’ Pole to Pole flight, happening now, and his mission of oneness for humanity, from now until April 20, 2020 Lightspeed Aviation is offering a free DeLaurentis Adventure Flight Bag with your purchase of a Zen Pilot edition of the Zulu 3.

In addition, for every Zen Pilot Edition of the Zulu 3 purchase, Lightspeed will donate $100 USD to the DeLaurentis Foundation.

For a limited time, you can receive a free DeLaurentis flight bag from the Lightspeed Adventure Flight Bag Collection with your purchase of a Zen Pilot edition of the Zulu 3.

The DeLaurentis flight bag is no longer available to the public; this promotion is your last chance to access these remarkable bags.

Zen Pilot Robert DeLaurentis is on a mission to fly from one pole to another.

Robert and his team are dedicated to connecting the South Pole to the North Pole, and to connect everyone in between along the way. His vision? Uniting citizens of the world. His mission? One Planet, One People, One Plane: Oneness for Humanity.

Visit the Flying Thru Life website to learn more about Robert’s journey and track his progress across the globe.

 

 

 

Call our team 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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Upcoming Northwest Aviation Conference & Tradeshow in Washington

Visit us in Puyallup, Washington on Feb 22 – Feb 23, 2020!

We are excited to once again have our Maxcraft team in Puyallup for the 37th annual tradeshow.  Come visit our Booth #307 and see our new booth design!

Knowledge is power – and safety

  • Come visit Maxcraft and talk to the experts about your avionics questions.
  • Learn from fellow pilots, mechanics, aircraft owners and aviation speakers.
  • Two days of over 60 hours of aviation seminars, 122,000 sf displays.
  • This event has grown to over 75 hours of safety seminars and 122,000 sf of aviation displays with an annual attendance of over 10,000!
  • Access to the wide knowledge base of National industry and government experts. Each year our team designs a unique series of FAA approved seminars spanning both days of the event. Saturday’s seminars will allow for the 8 hour refresher requirements.

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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Lightspeed “Passive to ANR” Aviation Promotion! 

Beat the mid-Winter blues with the return of a proven Lightspeed Aviation promotion winner – the passive David Clark Trade Up promotion.

Lightspeed is offering the passive David Clark Trade Up promotion.  Make the switch from passive David Clark to the comfort and performance of Lightspeed Zulu 3.

 

 

 

This offer is available from Monday February 7, 2020 until Friday March 9, 2020.

Ongoing instant rebate of $150 credit USD when you exhange your working David Clark passive headset toward a new Zulu 3, and this offer is to receive an additional $50 USD rebate directly from Lightspeed by producing a valid serial number, proof of purchase and 3 question survey.

David Clark Passive to Zulu 3 pricing example:
New Zulu 3 price: $1095.00 CDN
DC passive credit: -$197.00 CDN ($150 USD)
Final price: $898.00 CDN

Call us or stop in and see our team 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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Press Releases from Maxcraft Avionics

Maxcraft Avionics released two press releases this week:

  • Maxcraft Avionics has achieved the first FAA STC authorizing the Garmin750H Navigator in AS365() Dauphin Helicopters.

(Vancouver, BC) January 28, 2020 – Maxcraft Avionics Ltd, one of the largest avionics shops in Canada, has achieved the first FAA STC authorizing the Garmin GTN725H or GTN750H Navigator to be installed in a series of Airbus Helicopter Dauphin models including SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2 and AS-365N3. The system is fully approved to conduct LPV and LNAV/VNAV coupled approaches. This new FAA STC # SR04413NY follows Maxcraft’s initial Canadian TCCA STC # SH19-9.  Read more here.

  • Maxcraft teams up with Canadian Helicopters for Astronautics AFI 4700 Retrofit.

(Vancouver, BC) January 29, 2020 – Maxcraft Avionics Ltd, one of the largest avionics shops in Canada, has teamed up with Canadian Helicopters to retrofit the Bell 212 and the Sikorsky S-61 with Astronautics AFI4700 RoadRunner® Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI). It’s form-fit-function EFI that is designed as a replacement for Attitude Director Indicator and Horizontal Situational Indicator primary flight instruments. Read more here.

Visit our website to read about more press releases here. Or call us 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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Introducing the GI 275 Electronic Flight Instrument

Maxcraft is happy to announce the new Garmin GI 275 series of Electric Flight Instruments.  This is a direct replacement for many instruments, whilst keeping the look of your original 6 pack!

Read about this product below from Garmin:

Garmin is pleased to introduce GI 275, a powerful electronic flight instrument that directly replaces legacy primary flight instruments in the cockpit. GI 275 is suitable as a direct replacement for a variety of instruments, including an attitude indicator, attitude directional indicator (ADI), course deviation indicator (CDI), horizontal situation indicator (HSI), multi-function display (MFD) and engine indication system (EIS)1. Capable of serving as a 4-in-1 flight instrument with attitude, airspeed, altitude and heading information, GI 275 can also be installed as a standby to a number of glass flight displays and is available with a 60-minute back-up battery. Lightweight and compact, the GI 275 is intentionally designed to take advantage of the common 3.125-inch flight instrument size, reducing installation time and preserving the existing aircraft panel. It’s also compatible with a variety of third-party autopilots and does not require a separate interface adapter, further reducing installation labor. GI 275 has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval and is available immediately for installation in more than 1,000 single-engine and multi-engine aircraft models.

Suitable as a replacement to many aging flight instruments and gyro-based attitude indicators on the market — such as the popular KI-256 — GI 275 gives aircraft owners the benefits of a modern and reliable flight instrument. GI 275 boasts a standard 3.125-inch form factor and rear-mount design that minimizes panel modification. Its bright, high resolution touchscreen display and wide viewing angle offer superior readability in the cockpit.

A dual concentric knob allows pilots to access a variety of key functions within the flight instrument, such as adjustments to the baro setting or airspeed bug. Highly scalable, aircraft owners can start with a single GI 275 and add up to a total of six in a single panel, paving the way for incremental upgrades and an array of individualized panel configurations.

Several variants of GI 275 are available to meet the needs of more than 1,000 business and general aviation aircraft models. The GI 275 Base variant can be utilized as a dedicated EIS or CDI/MFD with features such as traffic2, weather2, terrain, SafeTaxi® airport diagrams, and more. The GI 275 ADAHRS variant includes a built-in ADAHRS and backup battery,
making it capable for use as a dedicated 3-in-1 flight instrument with attitude, airspeed and altitude. When connected with an optional magnetometer, this variant can serve as a dedicated HSI or 4-in-1 flight instrument with attitude, airspeed, altitude and heading information. The GI 275 ADAHRS+AP variant is also available, which carries the capabilities of the ADAHRS variant and adds the ability to interface with many popular legacy autopilots.

Primary Attitude Indicator

When installed as a primary attitude indicator, GI 275 offers improved reliability, potential weight savings and reduced maintenance compared to failure-prone vacuum-driven attitude indicators. In addition to serving as primary for attitude information, pilots can also view primary altitude, airspeed and heading3 information on the instrument. Optional SVT™ overlays a rich, 3D topographic view of terrain, traffic, obstacles, airport sign posts and more all within the GI 275 attitude display. With SVT, the GI 275 also displays a flight path marker, which considers crosswind, angle of attack and other factors to show precisely where the aircraft is flying. GI 275 is compatible with the GFC™ 600 autopilot — as well as an array of thirdparty autopilots — and can replace the primary attitude indicator installed with these autopilots. GFC 500 compatibility is expected later this year.

GI 275 flight instrument is also approved for installation as a dedicated standby flight instrument to Garmin glass flight displays and is capable of serving as a back-up to a variety of third-party flight displays on the market. When installed as a standby to G500 TXi, GI 275 is capable of displaying additional multifunction display features. For back-up navigation information, a built-in VFR GPS enables convenient direct-to navigation guidance, displaying aircraft position information on a moving map.

Course Deviation Indicator (CDI) & Horizontal Situation Indicator (HSI)

When installed as a CDI or HSI, the GI 275 flight instrument is designed to accept a variety of GPS or navigation inputs, allowing up to two GPS sources and two VHF navigation sources. The GI 275 features an Omni Bearing Resolver that allows the flight instrument to interface to a variety of legacy navigation sources without the need for an expensive adapter. With an optional magnetometer, it is also capable of providing magnetic-based HSI guidance. Vertical and lateral GPS, VOR/LOC and glideslope deviation can be viewed on the GI 275. CDI source selection can be accomplished through the touchscreen interface, while course and heading selection is completed by using either the touchscreen or dual concentric knob. When pilots replace an older mechanical CDI or HSI, GI 275 doubles as a modern digital indicator and adds MFD-like capabilities
such as a moving map, weather2, traffic2 and terrain.

Suitable as a replacement to display primary engine information

When configured as primary to display engine information, GI 275 is capable of interfacing with single-engine and multi-engine normally aspirated or turbocharged aircraft with select powerplants, including Lycoming and Continental 4 or 6-cylinder engines. When GI 275 replaces mechanical gauges and is configured as primary for engine information, GI 275 can display RPM, manifold pressure, oil pressure and temperature, cylinder head temperature (CHT), exhaust gas temperature (EGT), turbine inlet temperature (TIT), fuel flow, fuel quantity, fuel pressure, volts and amps. Lean assist functionality is also available, so pilots can choose to operate rich of peak or lean of peak. GI 275 also features exceedance alerting, allowing installers to configure caution and warning alerts per the Pilot’s Operating Handbook (POH). Advisory alerts such as “high oil temp” or “high CHT” can be configured by the pilot. These exceedances, as well as additional engine data can be shared wirelessly with the Garmin Pilot™ app4 on Apple® mobile devices and can also be viewed on the flyGarmin® website for post-flight analysis. In multi-engine aircraft, dual GI 275 flight instruments are required to display engine information. To gather engine data, the GI 275 uses either the GEA™ 24 or GEA 110 engine interface adapters as well as the same engine sensors as TXi flight displays.

Multifunction Display

Depending on the configuration and installation, GI 275 is capable of displaying additional page functions and features beyond a traditional flight instrument. These features can include the following:
• A multifunction display (MFD) with a moving map can display terrain, obstacles, traffic2, weather2, airspace information, airways, and more.
• When interfaced to a GTX™ 345 or GNX™ 375, traffic information can be displayed on the dedicated traffic page or moving map.Patented TargetTrend™ relative motion technology and pop-up traffic alerts further enhance situational awareness.
• GI 275 can also be interfaced to a variety of traffic systems, including select Traffic Advisory (TAS) and Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS). Traffic advisories are displayed on the dedicated traffic page and moving map.
• SafeTaxi airport diagrams display runways, taxiways, Fixed Based Operators (FBO’s), hangars and more relative to the aircraft’s location on the airport surface.
• Terrain shading incorporates yellow and red contouring indicating that the aircraft is 1,000 and 100 feet above ground level (AGL) respectively. Terrain information — as well as obstacle and WireAware™ database information — can be viewed on the terrain and map pages.
• GI 275 uses its internal terrain and obstacle database to provide audible and visual terrain proximity alerts, including, “terrain ahead, pull up” and “obstacle ahead, pull up.”
• When paired with the GDL® 69 datalink receiver, GI 275 is capable of displaying SiriusXM® Aviation Weather. It can also display Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather from either a GTX™ 345 or GNX 375.
• An airport information page displays a variety of information, including frequencies, runway dimensions and more.
• GI 275 can be paired with the GRATM 55 or GRA 5500 radar altimeters — as well as other third-party products — to display radar altimeter readings on a dedicated page. Visual and aural annunciations are also available.

Built-in Wi-Fi® connectivity enables Database Concierge, the wireless transfer of aviation databases to the GI 275. Pilots also have the option of transferring databases to GI 275 by using a USB flash drive and the GSB™ 15 USB charger. Databases can also be synced among multiple GI 275 flight instruments in a single cockpit. When configured to display
engine information, GI 275 can wirelessly send engine data to display within the Garmin Pilot™ app4 on Apple® mobile devices. This data is also automatically synced and can also be viewed on the flyGarmin® website. Wireless flight plan transfer via BLUETOOTH® technology is available when GI 275 is paired with a GPS 175, GNC® 355 or GNX™ 375. Additional wireless functions include the sharing of GPS position and back-up attitude information with Garmin Pilot.

Don’t hesitate to call or visit our team for more details!

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 GTN 650Xi and GTN 750Xi Series

Maxcraft is excited to introduce the new and improved GTN series. With more pixels, more processing power, more speed and performance, Garmin GTN™ 650Xi/750Xi series brings exciting new growth capabilities to the industry’s premier line of GPS/Nav/Comm/MFD avionics.Read more details from Garmin below:

Introducing the GTN™ 650Xi series and GTN 750Xi series — the next generation of in-flight navigation technology. Designed as a direct slide-in upgrade to the previous generation GTN 650/750, pilots can preserve their panel and modernize the cockpit with the new GTN 650Xi and GTN 750Xi. Available in five different versions, the GTN Xi series matches its predecessor in providing options with or without Comm or Nav radios. The all-in-one GTN 750Xi GPS/Nav/Comm boasts a large feature-rich multifunction display and can integrate with new or existing remote-mount equipment such as a transponder or audio panel. Dual-core processors and modern hardware also prepare the GTN Xi series for future advanced capabilities. The GTN 650Xi and GTN 750Xi have received FAA STC approval and are available immediately for fixed-wing single-engine and multi-engine piston, turbine and experimental aircraft, with helicopter and business aircraft approvals soon to follow.

Modern processing power and state-of-the-art hardware within GTN 650Xi/750Xi supports faster map rendering and smoother panning throughout the touchscreen navigator. It boasts a large, ultra-high-resolution display and wide viewing angle that offers superior readability in the cockpit. The displays initialize within seconds of start-up, providing immediate access to frequencies and flight plan information, saving valuable time in the aircraft. Preserving the same form factor as the previous generation GTN 650/750, the 6-inch-tall GTN 750Xi and the 2.65-inch-tall GTN 650Xi offer an intuitive touchscreen design with a dedicated direct-to button and a dual concentric knob that provide added convenience when interfacing with the display.

Retaining all the features of the GTN 650/750, the GTN Xi series adds a vibrant display and vivid colors that enhance the contemporary look of the new navigators. When installed alongside a G500 TXi or G600 TXi flight display, the GTN Xi series brings a new level of modernization to the cockpit. Highly complementary, the GTN Xi and the TXi flight displays share similarities in display, appearance and hardware qualities. For example, both products feature an angular bezel with a flush glass display — so the pilot has a near-seamless experience when transitioning between the touchscreen flight display and the navigator.

Wireless connectivity is available with the optional Flight Stream 510, allowing pilots to connect their mobile devices running the Garmin Pilot™ and FltPlan Go applications to the GTN 650Xi/750Xi. When connected to the navigator, pilots can save time in the cockpit by wirelessly transferring aviation databases and flight plans from their mobile devices to the navigator. Flight Stream 510 also supports the sharing of traffic, weather, GPS position information and more. The GTN Xi series is also compatible with the cost-effective Garmin navigation database.

Designed as a direct slide-in upgrade to the previous generation GTN series, the GTN Xi series offers an easy upgrade path  with an existing GTN navigator. 

Additionally, new training offerings are now available. The GTN Essentials 2.0 e-learning Course provides instruction on best practices for operational use of the GTN series or GTN Xi series. This e-learning course is included with the purchase of a GTN Xi system

Learn more about this product from our team at Maxcraft.  Call us or visit our website!

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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Year-end Garmin Rebates

Happy Holidays from Garmin!

Maxcraft is pleased to announce rebates on all your favorite items just in time for Christmas; see list below:

 

 

 

Call us, or our visit our team to learn more about these great rebates ranging from $50 to $150 USD.

Also, as a reminder, Garmin has avionics upgrades and trade-in promotions until the end of the year.  Contact our team for more information.

  • GNS to GTN Upgrade Program
  • G500 to G500 TXi Upgrade Program
  • Promotional Pricing for G500 Txi SVT Enablement
  • GTX 345 and aera 660 Bundle
  • GTX 335 plus Altitude Encoder Bundle

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 savings with SPOT

SPOT “Adventuring for the Holidays” Promotion

Looking for the perfect gift this Christmas? Give the gift of safety and the convenience of remote communication to the Adventurer on your list.

Save your money on a SPOT item this season with an instant $50 off!

Now only $139.99!

This is a limited off and is only valid until January 7, 2020. Call our team or visit us at Maxcraft Avionics!

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 Holiday Promo

Free Bose Headphones with purchase of A20 Aviation headset

Purchase a Bose A20 Aviation Headset, and receive Bose Quiet Comfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones.   A value of $249.99 USD.  Additionally, you can receive 10% off the second purchase Bose A20 (when purchased together on the same receipt)

This offer is only valid until Saturday January 4, 2020.

Need to know more? Don’t hesitate to call our team or visit us at Maxcraft Avionics.

Redemption Form 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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