STC for the Garmin G500H on Eurocopter AS355
Vancouver, BC, July 2012, Maxcraft Avionics Ltd., an established Avionics company located on PittMeadows Airport near Vancouver, B.C., has announced that they have received Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SH12-43 for installation of the Garmin G500H Flight Display System in Eurocopter AS355 models E, F, F1, F2, N, and NP rotorcraft.
Approval for the G500H allows installation of interfaced systems including Garmin’s Digital AHRS and ADC, 400W/500W Series Navigator, GTS800 Traffic Alerting System, FreeFlight RA-4500 Radar Altimeter, GTX Transponder and an interface to on-board NTSC or PAL video systems. This installation of the popular G500H system replaces the traditional 6 pack of analog instruments with a single LRU PFD/MFD glass display.
Maxcraft’s president,Daryl MacIntosh, stated “this installation provides significant safety enhancements and superb situation awareness at a practical cost”.
Future developments for this STC include:
- Garmin GTN 6XX/7XX Touch Screen Navigator integration
- Additional airframes including AS350/EC130, EC120 series
- FAA and EASA familiarization
About Maxcraft Avionics Ltd.
Maxcraft is a Canadian owned company that does avionics installation work around the world. It was founded in 1989 to originally address a need for competent avionics support services in the helicopter industry. The customer base grew over the years to include operators of all types of aircraft including private, commercial, business, charter, corporate, airline, police, military and air ambulance. With state-of-the-art shop facilities they 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 like the Garmin GTN series, including installation of everything from a basic VHF Radio and simple Garmin portable GPS all the way to TCAS, EFIS, and autopilot systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and we have over 20,000 unique part numbers in our in inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.