Save in May with Aspen Avionics

Aspen Avionics is offering all ADS- B integration unlocks at no charge with the purchase of any of the following discounted display systems:

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aspen logoWith the sale of the most feature-rich system on the market, the Evolution 2500, you will also receive FREE synthetic vision and FREE ADS-B unlocks on all three units and just to make it interesting, the MFD1000 will also include the external battery for FREE!

This offer is only valid for the month of May, 2017.

Call or come see our Maxcraft 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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Garmin introduces G5 as a DG/HSI for Certificated Aircraft

Dual G5 Installations Offer Added Redundancy with Dual ADAHRS and Batteries and the potential to eliminate the failure-prone vacuum system.

Maxcraft is pleased to announce that Garmin is now offering the G5 electronic flight instrument for installation as a replacement directional gyro (DG) or horizontal situation indicator (HSI) in type-certificated fixed-wing general aviation aircraft.  When paired with select VHF Nav/Comms or GPS navigators, the G5 can be considered primary for displaying magnetic heading, VOR/LOC guidance and /or GPS course guidance as well as distance and groundspeed. Please note that the G5 for Certificated Aircraft AML STC does not include support for autopilot interfaces.

Replace a Legacy DG with an Affordable, Modern Glass Solution

GMU 11

  • 3.5″ sunlight readable crystal display (LCD)
  • Replaces the aircraft’s exciting DG/HSI
  • Utlizes the new GMU 11 magnetometer
  • Dedicated rotary knob allows pilots to easily select and adjust course and make heading bug selections
  • Back up battery
  • Approved for flight under VFR and IFR conditions

Connect a GPS Navigator for HSI Functionality

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  • When paired with the GTN, GNS or non-WAAS GNS via the GAD 29, the G5 will be approved as a primary source to display vertical and lateral GPS/VOR/LOC course deviation when available as well as groundspeed and distance to the next waypoint
  • A single magnetometer is capable of supplying magnetic heading information to 2 G5 electronic flight instruments simultaneously

Dual G5 Installation Options Offer Added Redundancy

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  • A wide range of flexible panel configuration options along with the reliability associated with a modern electronic flight instruments
  • Up to 2 G5 displays can be incorporated into a single aircraft panel in several approved combinations, including the attitude, DG/HSI or turn coordinator positions
  • A secondary G5 can revert to display attitude information in the unlikely event of a failure in the primary attitude indicator position
  • G5 DG/HSI enables the manual selection and interchange between the attitude indicator and DG/HSI display
  • In dual G5 configurations, customers receive dual ADAHRS and dual back-up batteries, offering safety-enhancing redundancy

Click here to watch an amazing video on Garmin’s Electronic DG and New Audio Panels

Contact the Maxcraft team for more information on pricing 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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Lightspeed 2017 Tango Spring Promotion

Buy ntango-battery-promo-mar2017ow and receive a Tango Bonus Pack that has two extra Tango rechargeable lithium ion batteries and a Tango accessory wall charger absolutely free.

Double your flying range without recharging!  With the wall charger you no longer need your headset and and panel interface to charge your batteries, allowing you to leave the headset in the plane or hangar.

Tango-BatteryPromo_Asset-thumbnailTogether, this bundle has a retail value of $105 USD. Purchase now, and send in your form for your bonus pack.

Promotion ends Monday, May 8, 2017

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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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Garmin introduces G3X Touch 7″ Portrait Display

Maxcraft is thrilled to announce a new addition to the Garmin G3X Touch family – the 7″ G3X Touch portrait display!G3X Touch 7

Pilots now have three display formats that can be selected. First generation G3X customers, the new 7″ portrait display offers an easy upgrade path as the existing footprint is easily adaptable to the new display and includes most of the same great features as the popular G3X touch 10.6″ and 7″ display.  the new GMU 11 magnetometer also allows for more flexible and cost effective installation options for experimental amateur built and light sport aircraft.

Most Scalable Flight Display system for Experimental Aircraft

  • Systems support seamless integration throughout the cockpit as up to four G3X Touch displays of varying sizes can be incorporated into a single aircraft
  • 7″ display can be used as a PFD (primary flight display) or MFD (multi function display) when paired with multiple G3X Touch displays
  • Dual concentric knob and dedicated nearest, direct-to, menu and back buttons
  • Integration options include the display of engine indication systems (EIS) information, ADS-B traffic and weather, SiriusXM aviation weather, transponder, remove COMM radio, audio panel, autopilot and more
  • Additional features include built-in Bluetooth, wireless flight plan transfers, connectivity with Connext, synthetic vision (SVX) and worldwide IFR/VFR charts
  • Easy to upgrade using all of the existing sensors and pin-compatible connectors, no need to replace any equipment behind the panel

Call  or email our Maxcraft team for more information about the G3X Touch!

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 GMA 345/342 Audio Panels

GMA345Garmin announced the new GMA 345 and the GMA 342 designed for fixed-wing aircraft.  The GMA 345 features Bluetooth audio connectivity and a front mounted USB charging port, while the GMA 342 contains a dedicated 3.5mm audio jack that allows pilots to connect a mobile device directly to the audio panel. These panels contain state-of-the-art sound quality and additional features such as:

  • advanced auto squelch
  • music bass boost
  • advanced equalizer settings
  • 3D audio processing and more

Innovative Features at an Affordable Price

  • home theater like music effects
  • advanced auto squelch automatically adapts to the noise level within the cockpit
  • built in digital clearance recorder
  • connect a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth
  • incorporates 3D Audio processing into the GMA 345/342

Installer Friendly, Slide-in Replacement for the GMA 340

  • slide-in replacement for the popular GMA 340 audio panel , other brands include: PMA 8000, KMA 30, AMX 240
  • transitioning to the new audio panel is seamless and straightforward
  • computer not required

GMA 345/342 Satisfaction Guarantee Program for Slide-In Installations

  • After installation of the Garmin GMA 345 or GMA 342 if you are not satisfied with this product you may elect to have the GMA 340 or slide-in compatible third-party audio panel that was removed then re-installed and receive a complete refund of the purchase price, including a re installation credit of GMA 345 or GMA 342

Please contact our Maxcraft team for more details on the new audio panels and guarantee program.

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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Maxcraft Avionics Receives STC for Garmin GTS800 Traffic System and Garmin HTAWS in the Airbus Helicopters EC-135

Vancouver, BC, March 2017 – Maxcraft Avionics Ltd announced that they have received Transport Canada STC SH17-13 for installation of the Garmin GTS800 Traffic System with dual directional traffic antennas, and STC SH17-14 for installation of Garmin HTAWS in the Airbus Helicopters EC-135.

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Garmin GTS800 Traffic Alerting System

When flying in busy airspace, converging in sometimes less-than-ideal visibility conditions – pilots need every possible advantage to “see and avoid” traffic conflicts. Alertness and vigilance are essential. But for enhanced safety, nothing beats having an extra set of “electronic eyes” to help detect and display the position of any transponder- equipped aircraft approaching on a potential collision course.

The GTS800 provide performance suited to light helicopters, 40 watts of transmit power, a +/- 10,000-foot vertical separation maximum, and a typical active interrogation range of 12 nm in the forward direction. Passive surveillance is provided with available 1090 MHz extended squitter ADS-B “In” capability.

Garmin HTAWS enablement for GTN Navigators

HTAWS is an option available to provide operators with visual and audible alerts of potential terrain and obstacle conflicts along the flight path.  Garmin HTAWS incorporates a high-resolution, five-color terrain scale, voice callouts, optional radar altimeter input, and in addition Garmin’s HTAW’s offers a Reduced Protection (RP) mode that allows low-level operations with minimal alerting while continuing to provide terrain and obstacle protection.

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.

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Maxcraft Avionics Receives STC for Category “A” Urban Operations from Ground Level and Elevated Heliports

Vancouver, BC, January 2017 – Maxcraft Avionics Ltd announced that they have received Transport Canada STC SH16-53 for Category “A” Urban Operations from Ground Level and Elevated Heliports. Sikorsky S76C+/C++ aircraft equipped with this STC can achieve operational approval for takeoff and landings at H1 designated heliports.

Multiple Canadian EMS rotorcraft operators faced suspension of H1 heliport operations at critical care infrastructures. Helijet voluntarily stopped landing at up to seven BC hospital helipads in its Sikorsky 76C+ air ambulances when questions were raised by Transport Canada. This was resolved through extensive work between Helijet, Transport Canada, and the Design Services team of Maxcraft Avionics. “This outcome is a real credit to the hard work and collaboration of our government and service-partners to put patients’ interests first,” said Linda Lupini, executive vice president of Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and BCEHS. “

HighligBCAS C+151-11-409hts:

  • Take–offs and landings are approved during the day and night operations.
  • Ground Level and Elevated Heliport minimum sizes are reduced.
  • A Radar Altimeter scaling control for the EDZ-756 EFIS may be added where existing Rad Alt Indicators don’t meet minimum requirements.
  • Vertical visibility windows related to Offshore Heliport operations are not required.
  • A training program must be implemented for operational approval.

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.

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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Zulu 3, Lightspeeds newest headset

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 Maxcraft is proud to be a dealer for Lightspeed.  We are excited to announce the launch of Zulu 3, the newest in a line of legends.

Zulu 3 is a worthy successor to the Zulus that came before it, retaining the features that made them great while adding new features that increase comfort, durability, and value:

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More comfort

New contoured ear seals are designed to hug the curve of the jaw, reducing side pressure to get a more natural fit for more comfort and stability
These ear seals create 30-50% more space for the ear than other ANR headsets — a key feature of long-term user comfort
A free taller head pad option ensures maximum comfort and performance on smaller head shapes (ordering instructions are in the User Guide)

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Zulu 3 is outfitted with new cables built around a Kevlar core, which are stronger, lighter, and more flexible than standard cables — and have proven themselves on both Zulu PFX® and Tango®
The more durable cables complement the other premium materials used in the rest of the headset construction, including the magnesium cups, sliders, and the stainless steel headband

More support

Zulu 3 will be backed by an industry-best 7-year warranty (the industry standard is 5 years)

No compromises

Zulu 3 still has the award winning Lightspeed ANR and all of the most popular features such as Bluetooth for phone and music, Auto Shutoff™, and ComPriority™
It also has an exclusive user adjustable mic gain adjustment to get the audio and side tone just right for all voices

 

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Call us or come in and try out our Lightspeed products.  Our staff will happily help you with the difficult decision…..which one?

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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Tango Bonus Pack Promotion

tango-battery-jan-2017Thinking of buying a new Tango headset?

Buy now and receive two extra Tango rechargeable lithium ion batteries and an accessory wall charger absolutely free.

Double your flying range without recharging!  With the wall charger you no longer need your headset and and panel interface to charge your batteries, allowing you to leave the headset in the plane or hangar.

Together, this bundle has a retail value of $105 USD. Purchase now, and send in your form for your bonus pack.Tango-bonus-pack-redemption or click here.

Promotion ends Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

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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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Lynx and ForeFlight Are Now Compatible

Maxcraft Avionics is pleased to announce that L-3 and ForeFlight now talk to each other! We did the first Lynx install in Canada (see project and video here) and we were hoping back then that these two companies would team up on their award winning products.

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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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