Lightspeed Rebate

spirit-of-1776-180x150pxThe Spirit of 17★76 Promotion is a rebate to kick off the summer!

Anyone purchasing a Lightspeed Aviation headset within the 17 days is eligible for a mail in rebate of $76USD from Lightspeed Aviation.

To receive your rebate, submit your form along with a proof of purchase.

Remember, this is a limited tiZulu-PFX-headbandme offer starting from June 22, 2018 until July 8, 2018.

Call or stop in and see your Maxcraft team to see our display of Lightspeed headsets!

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 inReach® Mini Lightweight and Compact Satellite Communicator with GPS

Maxcraft is excited to see a new product in the satellite tracking market, this time from Garmin.inreach mini  The compact communicator, is small, lightweight and offers great coverage, perfect for a pilot.  Read more details about this product from Garmin below:

“Garmin is pleased to announce inReach Mini, a smaller and more compact satellite communicator with available two-way messaging and a 24/7 SOS function when combined with an inReach subscription to access the Iridium® satellite network. Measuring just under 4 inches tall by 2 inches wide and weighing 3.5 ounces, inReach Mini can easily be carried in a flight bag, backpack, aircraft, boat or glovebox. No more worrying about spotty coverage or being within range of a cell tower — the inReach Mini works anywhere when using the Iridium satellite network

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For the ultralight experience, inReach Mini encompasses it all, from messaging to tracking to declaring an SOS. It can be used on its own or paired with a compatible device. For example, a pilot can leave inReach Mini securely fastened to their flight bag while using their D2™ Charlie aviator watch to not only track their flight, but also remotely control their inReach Mini to send and receive messages.inreach mini3

A pilot will also have the ability to send and receive messages conveniently through their Garmin Pilot™ app right from the cockpit. Garmin Pilot seamlessly allows the user to access their mobile device’s contact list for quick access without manual entry. It also leverages the GPS sensor from inReach Mini to drive a georeferenced aircraft position symbol on the app’s moving map. Using the web-based MapShare™ page created for each inReach account, inReach Mini also has the ability to provide tracking for those wanting to follow the flight.

For adventures outside the cockpit, the Earthmate® app also easily pairs with inReach Mini® via Bluetooth® technology1 to provide access to georeferenced maps, aerial imagery, and U.S. NOAA charts. The Earthmate app allows all of the inReach features to be accessed through the paired mobile device, so a user can reach anyone in their contact list.inreach mini4

Like all inReach devices, a user can hit the SOS button in case of emergency, which sends a distress signal to GEOS, a 24/7 international emergency response coordination center. GEOS will track the device that triggered the SOS and send the necessary emergency responders to the exact location. GEOS will deliver a confirmation that help is on the way and also continually update the user on the status of the response team. GEOS will also reach out to the user’s emergency contact and alert them of the situation.

Every inReach device also gives users access to a cloud-based website to create preset messages, sync and manage their device settings, update firmware, link social media accounts, store unlimited location tracking data and more. To receive weather forecasts, the optional service provides detailed weather updates directly to inReach Mini. Users who choose either the basic or premium package offered for land or marine forecasts will know the conditions for a current location, a waypoint, or future destination.inreach mini5

To access the Iridium® network and communicate with an inReach Mini device, an active satellite subscription is required. Depending on the frequency of use, a variety of airtime plans that range from flexible month-to-month options to an annual contract package are available for individuals or professionals. Service starts at $11.95USD per month and all subscription options can be found by visiting Garmin.com/inReach. Small but mighty, inReach Mini is impact resistant (MIL-STD-810F) and water-rated to IPX72, so it’s built tough to withstand extreme conditions. inReach Mini includes an internal, rechargeable lithium battery for up to 50 hours of use at the default 10-minute tracking mode and up to 20 days at the 30-minute interval extended tracking mode3.”

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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ICOM mail-in rebate

 A25N and A25C Icom Radiosicom a25

Maxcraft is excited to announce ICOMs spring special $50 USD off their new A25N and A25C icom handheld radios.  Offer is only valid until June 30, 2018.  Call us or visit us at Maxcraft Avionics to get your new radio now for Spring/Summer flying!

** all rebates will be paid by cheque in US dollars

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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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Bose Spring Promo!


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For a limited time, end users will receive a SoundLink Revolve+ Bluetooth® speaker with the purchase of one Bose A20® Aviation Headset. You can also receive 10% off the second and subsequent purchase of the Bose A20® Aviation Headset (when purchased together on the same receipt).

This promotional offer is only April 8, 2018 through May 5, 2018. Call or visit our team at Maxcraft.

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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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AEA International Convention & Trade Show

AEA 61st annual convention; a chance to learn the latest in avionics!AEAConvention2018_1140

Our industry association, the Aviation Electronics Association (AEA), has this year’s convention in Las Vegas happening from March 26 -29. Nearly 2,000 avionics manufacturers, repair stations, installers and other general aviation professionals have converged at this convention. As always, Maxcraft will be attending and is sending two of our employees to learn about new products and the future of our industry. This annual event offers a way for manufacturers, distributors, technicians and business leaders to connect and learn about regulatory issues impacting their business. Stay tuned for our MaxNews edition in early April for new product announcements!

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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GFC 600H Helicopter Flight Control System

GFC 600H cGarmin Unveils the GFC 600H Helicopter Flight control System

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Maxcraft is once again pleased to announce this new product from Garmin, a GFC 600H flight control system for helicopter owners and operators.

Read more below about this helicopter-tailored product, the GFC 600H from Garmin.

Garmin is pleased to announce the GFC™ 600H flight control system for helicopter owners and operators — a breakthrough in cost-effective technology that reduces pilot workload, improves mission effectiveness, and can enhance safety. This attitude-based (AHRS-derived) flight control system boasts a number of helicopter-tailored features, including a stability augmentation system (SAS), dedicated return-to-level (LVL) mode, Helicopter Electronic Stability and Protection (Garmin H-ESP™), hover assist as well as overspeed and low speed protection. GFC 600H can operate as a full-featured standalone flight control system, but also offers integration with compatible flight displays, including our G500H and G500H TXi flight displays, instruments and navigation sources.

With its advanced AHRS technology and redundant, cross-checking sensors, GFC 600H was designed for smooth handling. GFC 600H includes SAS that provides inputs to help stabilize the helicopter while hand-flying. The corrections provided by SAS serve to improve the helicopter’s basic handling characteristics by maintaining a commanded attitude. Designed with the pilot in mind, its cyclic-mounted trim controls allow for seamless interactions without taking a hand off the helicopter flight controls during basic operations, including system initialization of the SAS in attitude mode, adjustments of the pitch and roll trim, and much more. While flying with SAS, the pilot can easily “fly through” the flight control inputs for smooth maneuvers beyond the preset trim condition.

The flight director can be displayed on an optional G500H or G500H TXi flight display to help guide the pilot’s hand-flown inputs toward the desired flight path, including heading, altitude, vertical speed and airspeed modes. For enroute and approach navigation, the system uses guidance from a compatible Garmin navigator, such as the GTN™ 750/650 series, to automatically fly approaches and search and rescue patterns. Additional vertical and lateral modes include altitude hold, altitude select, vertical speed, indicated airspeed and heading select.

Thanks to the hover assist mode, the system will also automatically detect a hover condition and provide flight control inputs to help maintain position over the ground. When equipped with the available yaw axis control, GFC 600H will also hold heading in hover.

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As a standard feature, Garmin H-ESP helps the pilot remain within an appropriate envelope when hand-flying the helicopter. Should the pilot exceed predetermined pitch, roll or airspeed limitations, H-ESP provides a corrective force on the flight controls proportionate to the exceedance. H-ESP works in all modes — even when the pilot is hand-flying the aircraft with the system not engaged — and can be manually disabled to allow for maneuvering flight as needed. In potentially disorienting situations, GFC 600H features a dedicated LVL mode that can be engaged by the pilot to automatically initiate recovery from unusual attitudes and return the aircraft to straight-and-level flight, helping to avoid a potential loss-of-control scenario.

GFC 600H cGFC 600H features a stack-width mode controller with push-button controls and a night vision goggle (NVG) compatible display. Its robust architecture allows for both 2-axis and 3-axis configurations. Integrated “smart” servos provide pitch and roll inputs as commanded by the system, and the available third servo and collective sensor provide yaw axis control capability and smooth flight control adjustments when the pilot moves the collective. Digitally controlled, high-torque servos allow for faster, crisper, more powerful response, which enables GFC 600H to perform with smooth efficiency and advanced capability.

With its extensive features and advanced technology, GFC 600H will offer unprecedented value in a flight control system for helicopters. Initial FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the Airbus AS350 B2/B3 is expected in fourth quarter 2018.

Call or visit Maxcraft Avionics to know more about this product.

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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Finally the awaited G500H TXi Helicopter Flight Displays

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Garmin Introduces G500H TXi Flight Displays HTAWS, WireAware™, Garmin HSVT™, NVG Compatibility & more

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Maxcraft is excited to announce Garmin’s new product, the G500H TXi.  We had been hoping for this since the announcement of the G500/G600 TXi for fixed wing aircraft in October 2018.

This is a product that all helicopter pilots/owners will want to learn more about.  Read below what Garmin has to say about the new G500H TXi.

This is a new generation of touchscreen flight displays for helicopters. Built on the proven capabilities of the original G500H series, G500H TXi offers a vastly expanded array of features, options and panel possibilities that bring a new level of reliability, adaptability and affordability to helicopter operations. Designed specifically for FAR Part 27 VFR helicopters, G500H TXi boasts a bright LCD design — including a large 10.6-inch display and two versions of 7-inch displays, available in portrait or landscape orientation — and features traditional concentric knobs for added versatility and convenience.

Optimized for Helicopter Operations

G500h txicFor helicopter-specific mission readiness, G500H TXi can be equipped with a five-color Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System1 (HTAWS), WireAware wire-strike avoidance technology and Garmin HSVT 3-D synthetic vision. G500H TXi also supports multiple video input options, night vision goggle (NVG) compatibility and a graphical map overlay within the horizontal situation indicator (HSI) for most display formats. For helicopters already equipped with the original G500H series flight displays, full G500H TXi compatibility with existing system sensors makes for an easy, cost-effective upgrade path.

G500h txi bVibrant, State-of-the-art Touchscreen Displays

The system’s familiar user interface and best-in-class graphical display capabilities enable pilots to access and process more high-value flight information at a glance. G500H TXi incorporates a clean-sheet touchscreen design with modern processors that support improved map and chart rendering, faster panning and contemporary single-finger zoom and pinch-to-zoom gestures. Through any combination of the touchscreen or dual concentric knobs, pilots can quickly access and view flight information at a glance. Modernized displays and large fonts offer improved readability, while the intuitive user-interface helps reduce overall pilot workload. To support night operations, enablements are available to add NVG compatibility.

Greater Scalability and Configurability

Offering an impressive array of display G500h txid.options, G500H TXi is available as a 10.6-inch horizontal format display that can accommodate PFD information and an MFD side by side within the same unit. Similarly, the 7-inch portrait format displays can be individually dedicated to PFD with the HSI map or MFD functions. Another option, where panel space is limited, allows the 7-inch landscape format display to serve as a dedicated PFD with instrument tapes, a half-arc HSI and optional Garmin HSVT™ 3-D synthetic vision. The system can be mixed and matched with up to two of the high-resolution touchscreen displays, and for added versatility and convenience, most control functions can be accessed by the traditional concentric knobs or touchscreen inputs.

 Forward-looking Terrain Awareness

For the ultimate in hazard avoidance solutions, G500H TXi supports high-resolution, five-color HTAWS when paired with an HTAWS-equipped GTN™ or GNS™ series navigator. Using WAAS GPS position information compared with the system’s internal databases, HTAWS offers forward-looking avoidance capability to predict in advance where potential hazards may exist to help pilots maintain safe separation from nearby terrain, towers or obstacles.

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WireAware™ Technology

In addition to the already extensive databases found in its fixed-wing counterpart, every G500H TXi system uses a helicopter-specific obstacles database featuring more than 200,000 additional low-altitude obstacles. For added protection, an expanded version features more than 700,000 miles of power lines, and our WireAware wire-strike avoidance technology uses this database to overlay powerline locations and relative altitude information on the moving map; WireAware also provides both aural and visual alerting when operating near power lines.

HSI Mapping and More

To provide even more situational Garmin_G500H_TXi_Cityawareness, G500H TXi includes HSI mapping capabilities that puts an MFD-like perspective map view within the HSI portion of the PFD. The HSI map view can also support the overlay of NEXRAD imagery and weather inputs from ADS-B and SiriusXM® datalinks. Designed to interface with a wide range of avionics equipment — including the new GFC™ 600H helicopter flight control system and the GTN series navigators — G500H TXi provides full touchscreen continuity between the navigation, communication and flight display functions in a panel.

Call or visit Maxcraft Avionics to know more about this product.

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 Puyallup Event

2018 Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show

Maxcraft Avionics is proud to be displaying a puyallupbooth at the 35th NW Aviation Conference & Trade Show.   Held at the Western Washington Farigrounds in Puyallup, Washington on Feb 24 and 25, 2018.

The Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show is an opportunity to support the aviation industry while gaining exposure with aircraft owners and pilots. This trade show has many features including:

  • Large exhibit area (122,000 sf)
  • 400+ display booths and static aircraft displays
  • National speakers – pilot, owner & maintenance tracks with 75+ hours of aviation seminars
  • Centrally located near Tacoma, Seattle and SEATAC more

For more information about this trade show click 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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The new IC-A25 aviation handheld

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Icom Canada is pleased to introduce the new A25 series handhelds. This powerful air band handheld comes with 6 watts of power and an IP57 waterproof rating. The easy-to-use interface and large 2.3-inch LCD display combine to provide stress-free programming and in-flight operation.

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 User friendly graphic screens
 Flat sheet keypad with 16 keys and a quad selector
 PC programmable
 2350mAh li-on battery with the ability to check battery condition on the battery             status screen
 VFO scan, memory-channel scan, priority scan
 “Flip-flop” channel recall stores the last 10 channels used

Navigation Features (IC-A25N only)

 Built-in Bluetooth for hands-free operation
 Built-in GPS with waypoint NAV
 Store up to 10 flight plans and 300 waypoints
 Multiple VOR navigation functions
 Near station function assists in accessing nearby ground stations
 Flight plans using Android/iOS apps

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The IC-A25C is a VHF Airband Handheld Transceiver, whereas the IC-A25N is a VHF Airband Handheld transceiver with features such as:

  • Intregrated GPS receiver
  • GPS/VOR navigation
  • Integrated Bluetooth

 

For more information on this new VHF air band transceiver, call us or visit our team at Maxcraft Avionics, or visit our 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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Avidyne Promo Extended

It’s official. The popular Avidyne GNS Trade-In Promo is Extended Through March 30 2018!

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We are happy to announce that the GNS Trade-In program has been extended through March 30, 2018.  With this Trade-In Program,  our customers can upgrade their old GNS530/430/W or GNS480 units for an Avidyne IFD550, IFD540, or IFD440 with Synthetic Vision and Hybrid Touch.  

This trade-in program provides an affordable way for legacy GNS owners to move up to a state-of-the-art IFD with Synthetic Vision and Hybrid Touch.

Program Details:ifd540-flight-planning-preview

Customers with a GNS530W can get as much as $8,500 USD in trade value with the purchase of an IFD550. There is also a trade-in offer for legacy GNS480 units with trade in value as high as $4,250 USD!

Great Time to Upgrade to IFD550 & Get Synthetic Vision!

With Synthetic Vision, ARS, and Hybrid Touch,  the IFD550 is a superb Navigator in General Aviation.  Avidyne Logo

Need to know more?  Call us or visit our team 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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