Upcoming Tradeshows — Where We Are We Going To Be??

Trade shows  provide us with a unique opportunity to meet face to face with our many vendors, and past/current/future customers, allowing us to hear what our customers want and need. On the other side of the coin, it also let’s us show off our products and solutions to potential customers who may not know what options are out there for their aircraft. We both attend and exhibit at a wide spectrum of trade shows and conferences throughout the year. From the largest trade shows in the industry such as HAI Heli-Expo, and the NBAA Business Aviation Convention, small general aviation conventions, and even niche trade shows that cater to a very small part of the aviation industry, we leave every conference with new knowledge on available products and services, as well as a better understanding of our customer base.


Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show (Feb 25-26, 2023)

Maxcraft will once again be exhibiting at the Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show (NWAC) at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup, WA. The NWAC gives us the opportunity to meet with members of the general aviation community, and aircraft owners to learn more about their needs in the cockpit, and introduce them to the best avionics suited to how and why they fly.

The NWAC attracts over 10,000 people annually, from pilots and aircraft owners, to mechanics, and students, the NWAC has something for everyone interested in Aviation. With 122,000 square feet of aviation displays, the NWAC is a great way to learn about the latest innovations in aviation, and network with like-minded aviators.  With over 75 hours of safety seminars, the short drive south from the Lower Mainland will pay for itself in knowledge. You can learn more about the Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show here.


Helicopter Association of Canada 2022 Convention and Trade Show (Nov 2- 4, 2022)

Last week, Steve and Daryl will be manned the Maxcraft booth at the Helicopter Association of Canada’s 27th annual convention and trade show in Calgary, Alberta on November 2-4, 2022.

At Maxcraft, we pride ourselves on being industry experts on a wide array of rotorcraft such as the Sikorsky S61, and Bell 212. Shows like this let us promote our many innovative supplemental type certificates (STCs) for airframes big and small for all sorts of equipment, many of which are unique to Maxcraft. You can view our list of issued STC’s here.

HAC typically sees a gathering of 500-600 attendees from almost every sector of the helicopter industry. With workshops, talks, and plenty of networking time, this annual conference  is one of the highlight events for Canadian helicopter operators.


2022 National Business Aviation Association – Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) (Oct 18-20, 2022)

Maxcraft is sending Steve (Director of Business Development) and Marnus (Business and Commercial Specialist) to attend the NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (BACE) in Orlando, Florida from October 18th until the 20th.

BACE gives us an opportunity to meet with many of our vendors on the corporate aviation side of the industry, as well as many owners and operators of business aircraft which keeps us up to date with the latest trends and innovations business aviation customers are searching for.

With special events and dozens of education sessions covering topics of interest to all attendees, from those considering the use of an airplane to support their business needs, to those who have long used an airplane to help their business succeed.

As the most influential business aviation trade show in the United States, the 2022 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) is the single-most-effective marketplace, offering an unmatched platform for:

  • Showcasing aviation products and services
  • Meeting qualified buyers
  • Reinforcing customer relationships
  • Getting critical business done for the year ahead
  • Being seen as a leader in the industry

Running from Oct 15-Oct 20, this show offers courses, workshops and new knowledge of Business Aviation.


Aerial Firefighting Conference (September 20, 2022)

Maxcraft Avionics’ President, Daryl MacIntosh will be exhibiting at the one day Aerial Firefighting Conference on September 20th 2022 in Kelowna, BC.

The Aerial Firefighting Conference will let us show off the many avionics upgrades available to expand the capabilities of existing aerial firefighting aircraft, as well as our specialty of integrating these systems together to get the most out of them while also creating a seamless end user experience. With the aerial firefighting industry requiring continuous availability throughout the fire season, many of the upgrades we offer can decrease the possibility of costly downtime and repairs while the aircraft is deployed.

This year marks the third annual Aerial Firefighting Conference organized by WINGS and HELICOPTERS magazines. This conference gathers aerial firefighting leaders, and aviation suppliers from across North America to display and discuss new technologies relevant to aerial firefighting. Along with plenty of opportunities for networking amongst attendees, the conference will also feature presentations on a wide variety of topics concerning operators of aerial firefighting fleets, including trends, procedures, and government regulations. This conference gives leading operators a chance to discuss common problems impacting the industry, and to work together to solve them.

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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Electronic International New Year Rebate

Maxcraft is proud to offer this New Years rebate from Electronics International Inc.  with rebates offered from $20 – $1,600!

Starting Sunday, January 1st, 2023, some of the most popular instruments will have rebates! To qualify for these great savings, purchases must be made between January 1st and January 31st, 2023.

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

The completed rebate form must arrive at Electronic International before May 31st, 2023.

EI-January-2023-Rebate

Call us or visit our Maxcraft team 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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Garmin Holiday Promotions 2022

Aviation Holiday Promotions by Garmin

You can save on some the of the best aviation gifts for the holidays!  These gifts are the perfect stocking stuffers for your aviation lover.

This is a limited time offer, effective November 11 – December 25, 2022

Aera 660 & Aera 760Save $75.00 – $100.00 USD

Fly confidently with our rugged, reliable, purpose-built GPS that includes our latest in-flight features, including IFR approaches, arrivals and departures, plus our familiar touchscreen interface.

 

 

 

D2 Air X10 (Black and Ivory) Save $50.00 USD

Get aviation tools you’ll want preflight, in-flight and postflight — plus health and fitness features and the convenience of making calls from your wrist when paired with your compatible smartphone.

 D2 Mach 1 (Titanium and Leather) – Save $100.00 USD

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.

 

 

Note: the in-Reach Mini offer is effective November 11 – November 28, 2022

in-Reach Mini – Save $50.00 USD

Go off the grid but stay in touch with two-way messaging by connecting to a reliable satellite network. Perfect for your most remote adventures.

 

 

 

 

 

Need more information? Call us or visit us at Maxcraft Avionics and see our items on display.

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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EI Fall Rebates

 

 

Electronics International Inc. is offering a fall rebate!

This mail in rebate is for a limited time only.  Purchase your item between October 10th – October 31st, 2022 to qualify. (all rebates in US$)

 

 

 

 

View the products here included in this rebate below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call our team at Maxcraft Avionics for more information on these products.

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 Tradeshows — Where We Are We Going To Be??

Trade shows  provide us with a unique opportunity to meet face to face with our many vendors, and past/current/future customers, allowing us to hear what our customers want and need. On the other side of the coin, it also let’s us show off our products and solutions to potential customers who may not know what options are out there for their aircraft. We both attend and exhibit at a wide spectrum of trade shows and conferences throughout the year. From the largest trade shows in the industry such as HAI Heli-Expo, and the NBAA Business Aviation Convention, small general aviation conventions, and even niche trade shows that cater to a very small part of the aviation industry, we leave every conference with new knowledge on available products and services, as well as a better understanding of our customer base.

Aerial Firefighting Conference (September 20 2022)

Maxcraft Avionics’ President, Daryl MacIntosh will be exhibiting at the one day Aerial Firefighting Conference on September 20th 2022 in Kelowna, BC.

The Aerial Firefighting Conference will let us show off the many avionics upgrades available to expand the capabilities of existing aerial firefighting aircraft, as well as our specialty of integrating these systems together to get the most out of them while also creating a seamless end user experience. With the aerial firefighting industry requiring continuous availability throughout the fire season, many of the upgrades we offer can decrease the possibility of costly downtime and repairs while the aircraft is deployed.

This year marks the third annual Aerial Firefighting Conference organized by WINGS and HELICOPTERS magazines. This conference gathers aerial firefighting leaders, and aviation suppliers from across North America to display and discuss new technologies relevant to aerial firefighting. Along with plenty of opportunities for networking amongst attendees, the conference will also feature presentations on a wide variety of topics concerning operators of aerial firefighting fleets, including trends, procedures, and government regulations. This conference gives leading operators a chance to discuss common problems impacting the industry, and to work together to solve them.

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 from Lightspeed Aviation

The Delta Zulu Aviation Headset – Better hearing. Smarter tech. Safer pilots.

 

Built- in carbon monoxide sensor, HearingEQity and more!

A new era in safety wearable communications devices

Read all about the features of the new Delta Zulu headset from Lightspeed below:

Improved pilot safety

Built-in carbon monoxide sensor – Always on and always monitoring cabin carbon monoxide, the new CO sensor is optimally calibrated to provide audible and visual warnings at preset or user defined CO thresholds.

HearingEQity™ for custom sound – Based on results from a custom 12-frequency hearing test in the new Lightspeed app, HearingEQity automatically adjusts Delta Zulu to optimize every ATC call and conversation specifically for your individual hearing profile. Individualized profiles can be saved, and different headset users can switch profiles.

 

 

Greater personalization

The Lightspeed App – Allows you to check sensor data visually during flight, supplying you with instantaneous readouts and historical data. Review safety metrics from prior flights, record conversations, playback transmissions, draw diagrams, and archive flight recordings onto your phone or mobile device for post-flight briefing and training

Other modern conveniences and sustainability

UAC plug – Delta Zulu is the first headset to adopt the UAC plug, allowing you to connect to other devices directly from the headset for charging, audio, and data transmissions. It can also be charged while flying via USB. Delta Zulu has options for 4 cable configurations, from UAC to USB-A (included), USB-C, 3.5 mm and Lightning plugs (optional)

 

 

 

 

Changeable battery packs – Easy-to-replace battery pack gives you the option of using rechargeable lithium-ion batteries or AA batteries.

Community participation in safety

Personal Safety Data Partnership Program – An invitation to join the cause of reducing aviation accidents. By opting into the ANONYMOUS collection of sensor data from their headset, customers are providing data that will be used by General Aviation experts and scientists to improve the community’s understanding of safe piloting practices.

Watch the Introductory video 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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TRIG the new NAV/COM

Trig Avionics has announced the new TX56 Nav/Com.

The company is now shipping their slimline TX56 Nav/Com, which completes the Trig stack – ideally suited to GA, experimental and light sport pilot’s needs.

Read below the announcement from TRIG:

This is an important milestone, as the Nav/Com completes the Trig stack product line. The TX56 is a slimline unit, at only 33mm high this makes it easier to install, saving valuable space in any avionics stack.

Trig CEO Andy Davis said, “Trig’s Nav/Com product family has landed. Customers can now order their Nav/Com from our Approved Trig Dealers. We know customers are excited by the TX56’s space saving form factor and its compelling list of pilot friendly features.”

“CUSTOMERS ARE EXCITED BY THE TX56’S SPACE SAVING FORM FACTOR AND ITS COMPELLING LIST OF PILOT FRIENDLY FEATURES.”

The TX56 uses a bright high-resolution display, with the clearest presentation of Nav and Com information. The unit has a customisable frequency database which holds over 200 com and an additional 200 nav frequencies, loaded via a USB stick. Dual Watch allows the monitoring of two com frequencies at the same time. Monitoring of a second Nav VOR is also possible – improving navigational accuracy. Trig’s popular ‘Say Again’ feature is a single touch button which instantly re-plays the last received transmission, meaning you don’t have to transmit, ‘say again’. The Nav/Com includes a two-place intercom, with support for stereo music. All TX56 models have a built-in digital course deviation indicator (CDI). The Nav supports VFR and IFR navigation, including ILS approaches. Trig’s TI106, Course Deviation Indicator is also available, as the ideal panel mounted companion to any TX56 model.

Call or visit our team 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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EAA AirVenture July 25 – July 31, 2022

Another year has passed and the time has come for aviation enthusiasts from all around North America, and the world to gather in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the annual EAA AirVenture airshow and convention. AirVenture is a week long aviation celebration with daily airshow performances, seemingly endless displays of aircraft of all sizes from large military cargo planes, to ultra-lights, and everything in between. EAA AirVenture will see over 10,000 aircraft descend into Wittman Regional Airport, which for one week becomes the world’s busiest airport.

With EAA Airventure being one of the most important dates in aviation, many industry leaders choose to announce their latest and greatest products during the convention. We will be sure to post the biggest announcements from EAA AirVenture on this blog, so be sure to check back throughout the week. You can learn more about EAA AirVenture on the EAA website.

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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uAvionix tailBeaconX STC

With the upcoming ADS-B mandate in Canada, Maxcraft is excited to share with you the newly approved, economical solution for general aviation and experimental aircraft. We believe the tailBeaconX will be a popular upgrade and compliance path to meet the Canadian satellite-based ADS-B tracking requirements.

uAvionix announced in early April it received the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) and initial Approved Model List (AML) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the revolutionary tailBeaconX 1090 MHz ADS-B transponder.

tailBeaconX is a highly integrated 1090 MHz ADS-B transponder that replaces a rear navigation light by combining it with ADS-B OUT / Mode S transponder, SBAS GPS, antennas, and rear LED position light. The initial STC-AML utilizes the uAvionix AV-30-C multi-function display to be installed as the control head. In this configuration, the AV-30-C is able to leverage the tailBeaconX SBAS GPS for its GPS track display. In the future, uAvionix anticipates adding additional means of control through uAvionix and third-party devices.

tailBeaconX is uniquely designed to meet the challenge of worldwide adoption of both ground and space-based ADS-B for Air Traffic Surveillance, including CANADA’s upcoming mandate over the next few years. NAV CANADA’s performance requirements “can be met either through antenna diversity (the use of a top and bottom antenna) or with a single antenna that is capable of transmitting both towards the ground and up towards satellites.” tailBeaconX is the only non-diversity solution, saving aircraft owners thousands of dollars for equipment and installation as compared to a full diversity system.

The Approved Model List (AML) for tailBeaconX contains over 550 aircraft make and models for which this STC is valid, including most major models from Cessna, Piper, Mooney, Beechcraft, and others. Additional models, including light twins, are expected to be approved in the next months.

For the Canadian market, tailBeaconX will initially be available for 336 models on the FAA AML, whose type certificates were accepted in Canada without the issuance of an equivalent TCCA type certificate (See the TCCA U.S. Eligible Aircraft List). STC validation for an additional 56 models has been filed with Transport Canada and is expected to be approved shortly.

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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Special Day for Tim Cole

One of Maxcraft’s long time customers and friend, shared his wonderful story with us. Read more below about Tim’s fantastic day.

May 14, 2022

A special day for me! On May 14, 1972, Fifty Years Ago, was the first day I flew CF-BXR a Grumman Goose, G21A serial # 1059. I flew this old girl in 1972/73 for Laurentian Air Services based out of Ottawa. I roamed mostly over Quebec and Labrador. During that time, in addition to landing in numerous lakes, I landed in the Atlantic Ocean, the Arctic Ocean & Hudson’s Bay. Today on the anniversary of my very first flight in this airplane we landed in the Pacific Ocean 50 years later to the day of my first flight! This was made possible by Captain Gordon Jenkins, a 26,000 hour veteran West Coast pilot, and Chief Pilot for Wilderness Seaplanes based in Port Hardy, BC. He invited me to ride right seat for him on a ferry flight from Everett, WA (KPAE) to Vancouver (CYVR) and Pitt Meadows (CYPK) in the same airplane, serial #1059 now US registered as N39FG. This beautiful old airplane, built in 1939, is in mint condition and is an award winner at Reno in 2019. It was a wonderful flight with water landings at YVR and YPK. It brought back so many fond memories of years gone by. Well wishers and cameras were bountiful on departure and at each stop. Prior to departure from PAE, I was joined by Allen Stayman of N. Seattle. As a child he and his siblings often rode as passengers in this airplane to their summer holiday camp in the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec. In addition when Allen was a teenager he worked as our dockboy in Northern Quebec in 1970. I hadn’t seen him since then, 52 years earlier. A special thanks to Steve Nunn who provided transport down to PAE in his amphib Cessna 206. Many thanks to Gord Jenkins and the owners of N39FG, it was wonderful experince for an old pilot. May you all have “Tight Floats & Tailwinds.”

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Tim on the dock today at YVR with #1059 N39FG

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tim on the dock at Parc la Verendrye, PQ in 1973 with #1059 CF-BXR with a new Laurentian Air Services paint scheme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#1059 N39FG with her current paint scheme as “Summer Wind” the oldest G21A still airworthy and still flying 83 years young.

 

 

 

 

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#1059 CF-BXR in her 1972 Laurentian Air Services paint scheme.

 

 

 

 

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Veteran Goose Pilot, Captain Gordon Jenkins at Pitt Meadows, YPK.

 

 

 

 

 

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Tim remembering the left seat 50 years later.

 

 

 

 

 

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Allen Stayman, a dock boy 52 years later and a retired US Senate Aide!

 

 

 

 

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Steve Nunn and his Cessna 206 with Gord Jenkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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