de Havilland “Boss” Beaver


When this 1950s vintage de Havilland “Boss” Beaver showed up in our hangar with its turboprop conversion, it was already and halfway towards being the most advanced Beaver around. With a new avionics suite and entertainment system, Maxcraft’s technicians took it all the rest of the way.   In response to the needs of our […]

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B100 King Air


Today on the project page we’ll be taking a quick look at a major upgrade for one of Maxcraft’s regular commercial clients: Jerry Visser of Island Express Air. Island Express Air provides scheduled flights across the Strait of Georgia with its capable fleet of Piper Navajos, servicing Vancouver, Abbotsford, Victoria, Nanimo and Tofino. Recently, Mr. […]

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Two Short Skyvans with GTN750, TCAS-I, and More


It’s always a pleasure to see unique or unusual aircraft come into the hangar, and these Shorts SC.7 “Skyvans” are no exception. The very look of these things stirs discussion, prompting questions from bystanders like “Why is it shaped like a brick?” and “Are you sure that thing can fly?” The answers are respectively “Because […]

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Ookpik DHC-3 Otter


The Aircraft and Owner This de Havilland DHC-3 Otter is owned and operated by Ookpik Aviation out of Baker Lake, Nunavut; where it provides service including much-needed off-strip charters, moving goods and people to remote locations in the roadless Nunavut. The DHC-3 Otter is a long-time mainstay of Canadian bush operations, having been in service […]

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Beech King Air


The nature of avionics installation is that almost all work is custom work. Every aircraft is different; every owner is different. This is exciting, not only because of the variety of work, but also because it means we’re often doing things that have never been done before, and in many cases developing unique STC’s (Supplemental […]

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Lear Jet 31-A

Lear Jet 31-A


The Aircraft and Owner Helijet Airways operates two LearJet 31-A aircraft as EMS air ambulances based at Vancouver International Airport. These modern well equipped jets are capable of transporting patients for long distances at a fast cruising speed of 515 mph (448 knots, 829 km/h). The Need A modern FMS capable of WAAS LPV approaches […]

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Beech 1900D


The Aircraft and Owner This Beechcraft 1900D was recently ferried all the way from from South Africa. It will be followed shortly after by two additional 1900D aircraft. They will all join a growing fleet of 1900Ds that are busy supporting Western Canada’s booming oil patch. Maxcraft Avionics worked on the aircraft at Langley Airport […]

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Cessna Citation Bravo


The Aircraft and Owner Blackcomb Aviation operates an executive air-transport charter service based at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). They recently acquired an additional Cessna Citation 550 Bravo. After importation the jet aircraft was immediately flown to Maxcraft’s hangar facility at Pitt Meadows Airport for refitting prior to beginning operational service. The Need The aircraft needed […]

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dhc-3


The Aircraft and Owner Owned by a private pilot, this de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Turbo Otter is one of a few aircraft which the owner flies out of Fort Langley Airport. The Need The primary need was to have the upgrade completed within 3 weeks as the owner wanted a Garmin G600 along with a […]

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RCMP

RCMP Twin Otters get a major upgrade in Avionics


Twin Otters get a major upgrade in Avionics The Otters were upgraded with the new Garmin GNS530/GNS430W WAAS, Sandel SN4500 EHSI, Honeywell EGPWS, Honeywell TCAS, Honeywell weather radar, Satellite tracking/communication, and more to optimize the safety and the capabilities of both aircraft.   The Aircraft and Owner These Twin Otters, known for being solid and […]

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