Avionics News February 2013 - 66
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Maxcraft Avionics Ltd.
AVGROUP announced JIM SPENCER is joining the team
MAXCRAFT AVIONICS LTD., an established
avionics company located on Pitt Meadows Airport
near Vancouver, British Columbia, announced it
received a Transport Canada supplemental type
certificate for installation of a Class A terrain
awareness warning system into the Hawker Beechcraft
1900C and 1900D aircraft.
The Maxcraft solution also meets the new Transport
Canada requirements for enhanced altitude accuracy
as referenced in the Transport Canada Advisory
Circular for TAWS. This approved solution offers the
Sandel ST3400 TAWS Class A display, integrated
with existing compatible GPS receivers, such as
the Garmin GNS400/500 and GTN650/750 series
navigators, or can provide a new dedicated WAAS/
GPS sensor, if required. Existing dedicated and
compatible air data sensors from existing GPWS
systems may be retained when viable, or replaced with
a dedicated Sandia Aerospace SAC 7-35.
This STC offers two approved configurations:
1) RMI replacement.
2) TCAS control display replacement.
“This is a cost-effective solution for Canadian
1900C/D operators, which not only meets current
regulatory requirements, but also eliminates
the risk/expense of future compliance costs for
enhanced altitude accuracy by 2017,” said DARYL
MACINTOSH, Maxcraft president.
For more information, contact Maxcraft Avionics at
604-465-3080 or visit www.maxcraft.ca. q
at Avgroup’s new Wichita, Kan., location. His focus will be on
customers in the northwestern states of North America and in
Spencer’s 20-plus years of experience with Matrix Aviation
and extensive avionics background align well with Avgroup’s
“We are excited to welcome Jim to the Avgroup team,”
said STEVE PILLER, Avgroup’s president. “His avionics
background and knowledge of the region will add a new
dimension to our strong sales team as we head into 2013.”
For more information, contact Avgroup at 770-454-7500 or
visit www.jetparts.com. q
UNIVERSAL AVIONICS’ long-time customer, Horizon Air,
has hit a new milestone; all 48 of its Bombardier Q400 aircraft
were modified with wide area augmentation system using dual
Universal Avionics UNS-1Ew flight management systems.
All aircraft are now WAAS, required navigation
performance 0.3 authorization required and Cat III, two
engine- and single engine-capable.
“The completion of the final WAAS upgrade for the Q400
fleet marks an important milestone for our friends at Horizon,”
said SCOTT CAMPBELL, Universal Avionics’ director of
airline and military sales. “We’re extremely proud to be part of
this innovative and cutting-edge team.”
“Transitioning from the UNS-1E to the UNS-1Ew FMS
has been painless,” said PERRY SOLMONSON, director of
flight standards and training at Horizon Air. “Our flight crews
operationally understand the UNS-1E and the UNS-1Ew is
a logical transition. The FMS works so well, our operating
procedures advise pilots to fly FMS-based approaches, RNP/
LPV, at all airports where minimums allow the flight to be
For more information, contact Universal Avionics Systems
Corp. at 520-295-2300 or visit www.uasc.com. q