Maxcraft Avionics Announces a Partnership with Air Tindi

MAXCRAFT AVIONICS ANNOUNCES A PARTNERSHIP WITH AIR TINDI FOR FLIGHTDECK MODERNIZATION OF THEIR DASH 7 FLEET OF AIRCRAFT

Transforming a legacy instrument panel of a capable airframe to a state-of-the-art glass flightdeck 

(Yellowknife, NWT at NATA Conference) April 30, 2024 – Maxcraft Avionics Ltd, one of the largest avionics facilities in Canada, has teamed up with Air Tindi to retrofit their DHC-7 fleet of aircraft with a Garmin Flightdeck suite consisting of:

  • Dual Garmin G700TXi Primary Flight Displays
  • Dual GTN 750Xi GPS/Nav/Com/MFDs
  • Dual GTX3000 ADS-B diversity transponders
  • GTS8000 TCAS II correlated traffic
  • GWX75 weather radar
  • TAWS-A terrain awareness
  • Dual GDC7400 air data computers
  • Dual GRS7800 precision attitude heading reference systems
  • Collins ALT-4000 radar altimeters

The Dash 7 first flew in 1975 with 113 aircraft built as a 4-engine turboprop regional airliner with STOL performance. This program will greatly extend the operational life of Air Tindi’s DHC-7 fleet, with reduced maintenance costs, enhanced situational awareness and substantial weight savings.

Importantly, Maxcraft has listened to many Northern operators requiring a solution for dealing with limitations of magnetic compass referenced operations. Maxcraft liaised with Garmin to provide a “DG Free Mode”on the Garmin suite that allows operations North of 65 degrees latitude. This feature was instrumental in Air Tindi’s decision to go with a Garmin Flightdeck and will be equally valuable to other operators requiring Free-Gyro Mode operations.  Maxcraft’s Design Approval Organization (DAO) is developing the integrated design package and the required STC approvals for this platform. Target for completion of the first aircraft including certification is Q4, 2024.

“The DeHavilland DHC-7’s are true workhorses; with this flightdeck modernization program, we are delivering system reliability and improved functionality to the pilots,” stated Daryl MacIntosh, President of Maxcraft Avionics.  “The additional connectivity to a multitude of avionics in the cockpit increases situational awareness and redundancy,” added Daryl.

According to Air Tindi, CEO, Chris Reynolds, “Maxcraft has been working with us for the last year to find the right solution for us. We anticipate significant benefits with this retrofit and are pleased to partner with Maxcraft on this initiative.”

About Maxcraft Avionics Ltd.

Maxcraft specializes in avionics system design, installation, and maintenance serving Business Aviation, Police/EMS, Commercial and Special Mission operators for fixed wing and rotorcraft platforms. In addition to certification as an Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO), Maxcraft is also certified as a Design Approval Organization (DAO) in Canada. For over 35 years their team has provided operators/partners worldwide with unique and fully approved avionics solutions.

www.maxcraft.ca

About Air Tindi

Over 35 years, Air Tindi has established itself as a core part of Northern Canada, operating from their base in Yellowknife, NWT. Air Tindi is dedicated to serving the unique needs of Northern Canada, offering vital connections not only to remote communities but also to a diverse range of customers. With a diverse fleet of aircraft, including six Dash 7s, Air Tindi is committed to continuously investing in and enhancing their aircraft to ensure the highest standards of service and reliability. Their operations encompass daily scheduled flights, Air Ambulance services, and tailored charter flights catering to various sectors including mining, tourism, and government. At Air Tindi, every flight is a step towards strengthening the bonds and meeting the needs of the communities and customers they proudly serve.

www.airtindi.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Media Contact:

Joanna Miles
Maxcraft Avionics Ltd
joanna@maxcraft.ca
604-465-3080 ext 221

Maxcraft Press Release Air Tindi DHC 7_ May 1_24

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Bose A30 Headset Spring Promotion

For a limited time only, you can receive a free  Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker in white (a $149.00 CDN value) with purchase of a Bose A30 Aviation Headset.

 

 

 

 

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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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Electronics International Spring Rebates

EI is launching a special Spring Rebate on their most popular instruments  from  March 1-31, 2024.

Huge savings from $20 to $2,000 USD rebates!

All you need to do, is purchase the eligible items and fill out the rebate form below!  Its that easy!

This is a limited time offer mail-in rebate starting March 1 – 31, 2024.

Rebate fillable form

Items included in rebate are:

  • CGR-30P/C Premium, Basic, Complete, Combo, Twin
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  • FP-5L Fuel Computer
  • SC-5 Super Clock
  • P-300M Magnetic Float Fuel Sensor
  • TR-1 Premium, Combo

Purchase any of the items through Maxcraft, and we will fill in and mail in your rebate form.

Call or come see our team at Maxcraft 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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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 GTR 205 and GNC 215 from Garmin

Maxcraft received this news and immediately had to share with their customer’s.  Garmin has introduced a new GTR 205 and GNC 215, the new generation of COMM and NAV/COMM radios, available to order now and ship within weeks!

Read more from Garmin below:

Designed for both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, the GTR 205 and GNC 215 are versatile radios that can serve in a variety of aircraft types and panel installations. The 1.3-inch height form factor matches previous-generation SL30 and SL40 radios, enabling
easier upgrades and creating more room in space constrained panels. Pilot-selectable 25 kHz or 8.33 kHz channel spacing provides global capability. Both radios feature a sunlight-readable color LCD display, indicating the currently tuned active and standby frequencies, as well as their station ID – such as “KOJC TWR” or “KSLE ATIS”1 . The vibrant display as well as the dual concentric knob and backlit keys mimic those found on other modern Garmin avionics products, providing an intuitive user interface and  simplifying product operation.

GTR 205 COMM Radio

Adding advanced communication capabilities to any panel, the GTR 205 is an optimized and cost-effective solution. The 2,280-channel capable VHF COMM radio comes standard With 10 watts of power, and a 16 watt option is also available. For operators requiring NVIS compatibility, there is an option for that as well. Additionally, pilots can monitor a standby COMM frequency while tuned to the active frequency, allowing them to perform
various tasks such as listening to ATIS transmissions without leaving the active ATC Frequency.

The worldwide frequency database makes it convenient to find frequencies by searching an
airport identifier. Frequency memory and instant recall make tuning to the most often or recently used frequencies quick and efficient, plus holding down the volume knob will quick-tune to the emergency channel 121.5. To assist with approaches, holds or other
assigned maneuvers, the GTR 205 includes a built-in timer, with the option to count up or count down.

GNC 215 NAV/COMM Radio

The GNC 215 NAV/COMM radio offers all the same COMM features as the GTR 205, while also adding full VHF navigation capabilities, including VOR/ILS with localizer and glideslope. Navaid lookup allows the GNC 215 to find the desired frequency from its built-in worldwide database when entering a navaid, and the Automatic Station ID feature will automatically decode a station’s Morse code to provide positive visual identification.

The GNC 215 also has the ability to monitor the standby VOR frequency while displaying the received radial and features a supplemental CDI display for a VOR or localizer. These NAV/COMM products interface with most CDI, HSI and autopilot systems, as well as most Garmin flight displays to show the Nav indicators in the primary field of view.

Need to know more?  Call or visit our Maxcraft team!

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 Season Factory Sale!

My Go Flight / Flight Flix

 

We are announcing My Go Flight and Flight Flix 2023 holiday promotion!

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  • Promotional dates, December 4-20, 2023

 

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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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Lightspeed Holiday Promotion

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For every Lightspeed Delta Zulu headset you purchase between November 17, 2023 to January 2, 2024, you will receive a FREE  3-piece Lightspeed Battery Charger Bundle!

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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 Holiday Gift!

Bose is offering a holiday promotion on their very popular Bose A30 Aviation Headset!

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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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MTP136D from AEM

Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM) just announced at the HAC (Helicopter Association of Canada) conference in Vancouver the release of their new MTP136D radio

This new Panel-Mount Forest Service Radio is a modern panel-mount radio for special-role and multi-mission platforms. Designed with the U.S. Forest Service and aerial firefighting operators in mind, the MTP136D is a Project 25 Phase 1 compliant VHF/FM solution for digital and analog communication on all channels across the 136MHz to 174MHz frequency band.

The radio features a large NVIS-compatible screen displaying all channel and operational information, and was developed in consultation with tactical aerial firefighting agencies.

The MTP136D boasts a robust design to ensure high performance in demanding firefighting environments. The MTP136D is easily integrated for tactical systems, upgrades, and a plug-and-play replacement for existing legacy radios.

Read AEM full press release here:  PR_2023_MTP136D_Announcement

 

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 Holiday Promotions!

Garmin announces aviation holiday promotions just in time for Christmas!  Save on the best aviation gifts for pilot enthusiast, or the perfect gift for yourself.

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With classic style and a vivid AMOLED touchscreen display, this premium aviator smartwatch offers advanced tools for flying — plus health and fitness features that enhance your pilot life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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