Off to Luxembourg!!!
Wow, how exciting!Â On request, we sent one of our staff, Ali Miri, an experienced Avionics Aircraft Maintenance Engineer,Â to go work on a Bell 412.
Ali had the pleasure of flying into this beautiful country, which neighbors Belgium,France and Germany, and experience Luxembourg for the first time. Some interesting facts: Â its home to over 450,000 residents; has foreign residents representing more than a third of the Luxembourg Population and Luxembourg residents have the highest income per capita of any country in the world.
Â Ali was able to give us a little of his story:
I left Vancouver Wednesday night andÂ arrived on a Thursday evening into Luxembourgâ€™s Findel Airport.Â Whilst their national airline flies to 21 European destinations,Â there are no direct flights between North America and Luxembourg.Â My flight was about 14 hrs long with a stop at London Heathrow Airport.
I was asked to work on Â the GPS system inÂ a Bell 412 Helicopter to fix. This CHC helicopter was shipped from YVR on a Boeing 747 to Luxembourg. Â It was then being assembled there Â to fly to Liberia for transportation to offshore oil and gas platforms and vessels.
The aircraft was placed in a larger outdoor tent due to limited space and supported by LAR (Luxembourg Air Rescue).
At the end of my excursion, we test flew the Bell412 over the city with the KLN900 (GPS) for testing.
While there I was able to enjoy the food and their beer. I discovered that Luxembourg is a trilingual country; German, French and Luxembourgish are official languages.
The weather was bearable as the temperatures were around +5, but as the day turned into evening the temperatures dropped to -10.
Overall, it was a great trip and a great experience!Â And after a long week away, Ali was back with us sharing his adventure! Â We look forward to writing about more adventures from our staff and their personal experiences.
Maxcraft AvionicsÂ is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionicÂ system upgrades like the Garmin GTN series, including installation of everything from a basicÂ VHFÂ Radio and simple Garmin portable GPS all the way toÂ TCAS, EFIS,Â and autopilotÂ systems. We have the largest avionics facilityÂ in Canada and we have over 20,000 unique part numbers in ourÂ in inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.