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.
*Post July 4th*Canadian Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition (July 11-13, 2023)
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Northern Air Transport Association Annual Conference (May 1-3, 2023)
Steve and Marnus spent May 1 -3 in Yellowknife, YT attending the Annual Conference of the Northern Air Transport Association. This conference lets us meet with the many air operators serving Canada’s north. Many of these operators are faced with distinctive challenges operating in such remote locations, coupled with the constant risk of weather changing for the worst in a matter of moments.
As the lifeline for Canada’s isolated communities, Northern operators often have unique avionics need to ensure they are able to safely navigate in areas far away from population centers, and in weather many other operators would choose to avoid. This conference allows us to meet with these operators and learn about these needs, and discuss possible solutions to their avionics problems.
Annual Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Show (April 24-27, 2023)
Maxcraft has once again made the trip to our industry’s top trade show, which was held in Orlando, Florida this year. The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) represents nearly 1,300 companies in over 40 countries, these companies range from maintenance organizations, avionics manufactures, distributors, and repair shops. AEA has been holding this valuable conference since 1957 making 2023 the 66th
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.