Medium Maxcraft

In
This
Issue


Upcoming
Events
 NAC
Northwest
Aviation
Conference
&
Tradeshow

Feb.
22

23,
2014

Puyallup,
Washington





 
Helicopter
Association 
International

March
2

5
Orlando
Western
Aircraft
Maintenance
Engineers
Association

March
18

20
Calgary,
Alberta
Aircraft
Electronics
Association
Convention
&
Tradeshow

April
8
-11
Dallas,
Texas


Avionic
Humour

 

 


Tower:
 “…and
for
your
information,
you
were
slightly
to
the
left
of
the
centreline
on
that
approach.” 



Speedbird:
 “That’s
correct;
and,
my
First
Officer
was
slightly
to
the
right”


 

Controller: “USA353
(sic)
contact
Cleveland
Centre
135.60.

(pause)



Controller:
 “USA353
contact
Cleveland
Centre
135.60!”

(pause)



Controller:
 “USA353
you’re
just
like
my
wife
you
never
listen!”



Pilot:
 “Centre,
this
is
USA553,
maybe
if
you
called
her
by
the
right
name
you’d
get
a
better
response!” 

 

 



L-3
Lynx,
Garmin,
Gogo,
King
Air
and
dual
helicopter
projects
February
2015
Greetings 


In
this
issue
of
Maxnews:
exciting
new
product
announcements
from
L-3,
Garmin
and
Gogo


Inflight
Internet.
We’ve
also
got
new
rebates,
details
on
our
recent
King
Air
and
Airbus/Eurocopter
projects
and
a
quick
summary
on
IFR
training
for
certain
members
of
the
Maxcraft
team.


New
Products




L-3
Officially
Launches
Its
Lynx
®

Line
of
ADS-B

L-3
Aviation
Products
officially
launched
its
Lynx®
MultiLink
Surveillance
System
(MSS)
line
of
Automatic
Dependent
Surveillance-Broadcast
(ADS-B)
products.
The
company
also
announced
that
it
has
submitted
for
Technical
Standard
Order
(TSO)
authorization
for
the
Lynx®
NGT-9000,
one
of
several
models
in
the
new
line.
Complete
details
on
the
Lynx
family
of
products,
including
models
and
specifications,
as
well
as
an
interactive
simulator
and
downloadable
app,
can
be
found
at
L-3Lynx.com. 

“The
Lynx
NGT-9000
is
unlike
anything
in
the
marketplace
and
delivers
a
unique
set
of
features
for
General
Aviation
pilots,”
said
Larry
Riddle,
L-3
Aviation
Products’
vice
president
of
marketing
and
sales
for
business,
regional
and
general
aviation.
“In
addition
to
getting
ahead
of
ADS-B
compliance,
the
unique
benefits
of
a
single-box
solution,
straightforward
installation
and
the
reasonable
cost
of
the
NGT-9000
make
it
an
ideal
product.”

 

The
Lynx
family
comprises
four
models,
including
an
ADS-B
In/Out
model
with
a
Wi-Fi
display
option
for
Personal
Electronic
Devices
(PEDs),
as
well
as
models
for
the
display
of
ADS-B
information
on
dedicated
cockpit
multifunction
displays
(MFDs).
All
Lynx
models
provide
ADS-B
Out
compliance
to
FAA
14
CFR
91.227.

 

The
most
notable
model,
the
Lynx
NGT-9000,
has
an
intuitive
touchscreen
display
that
is
a
form-factor
replacement
for
existing
transponders.
The
NGT-9000
offers
a
wide
array
of
features
and
is
the
most
logical
choice
for
pilots
looking
to
take
full
advantage
of
the
ADS-B
NextGen
flight
environment.
The
unit
also
supports
1090ES
(Mode
S
Extended
Squitter)
ADS-B
Out,
as
well
as
1090
MHz
and
978
MHz
(UAT)
ADS-B
In.
This
provides
ADS-B
traffic
(ADS-B,
ADS-R
and
TIS-B),
as
well
as
FIS-B
input. 




Garmin
is
pleased
to
announce
the
helicopter-optimized
GWX
70H
weather
radar
combining
range
and
adjustable
scanning
profiles
with
precision
target
definition
for
accurate,
real-time
weather
analysis
in
the
cockpit.  
Also
offering
horizontal
scan
angles
of
up
to
120
degrees
and
pilot
adjustable
sector
scanning
form
20
degrees
to
120
degrees.


 

The
GWX
70H
offers
significant
improvements
in
capability,
reliability,
and
cost
of
ownership.
The
GXW
70H
adds
industry
standard
environmental
features
that
provide
protection
from
the
elements,
further
aiding
in
reliability.

 

Advanced
features
for
compatible
displays
including
Turbulence
Detection
and
Ground
Clutter
Suppression.

 


All
models
are
compatible
with
Garmin
multifunction
displays
including
the
GTN
750,
GTN
725
G500H
and
certain
configurations
of
the
G1000H
integrated
flight
deck. 



 



Gogo
to
Bring
Its
ATG-4
In-flight
Connectivity
Technology
to
Business
Aviation

Gogo
Inc.
a
leading
provider
of
in-flight
connectivity
and
entertainment
solutions
to
the
global
aero
market,
announced
that
it
will
bring
its
next
generation
ATG-4
air-to-ground
connectivity
technology
to
business
aviation.
ATG-4
will
be
available
for
business
aircraft
via
a
new
equipment
package
called
ATG
8000.
First
shipments
are
expected
in
April
2015.


 


Particularly
well-suited
for
large
business
aircraft
in
corporate
shuttle
configurations,
ATG
8000
will
help
passengers
realize
a
significant
increase
in
connectivity
speed
and
capacity
when
compared
to
 the
company’s
other
Gogo
Biz
equipment
packages,
which
currently
include
ATG
2000,
ATG
4000
and
ATG
5000.

 



Garmin
updates
G1000
for
King
Air
C90
with
 


ADS-B
Out,
Baro-VNAV,
RNAV
and
more

Garmin
has
announced
new
capabilities
and
enhanced
operational
benefits
for
King
Air
C90
aircraft. 
The
latest
update
includes
NextGen
components
such
as
Automatic
Dependent
Surveillance-Broadcast
(ADS-B)
compliance,
user-defined
holding
patterns
and
the
approval
of
optional
equipment,
which
expands
global
operational
capability.

  • NextGen-Ready

    which
    includes
    Barometric
    Vertical
    Navigation,
    ADS-B
    Out
    Compliance,
    Area
    Navigation
    (RNAV)
    capability
    that
    includes
    the
    ability
    to
    fly
    procedures
    with
    Radius-to-fix
    (RF)
    segments
  • User-Defined
    Holds

    pilots
    can
    quickly
    build
    user
    defined
    holding
    patterns
  • Search
    and
    Rescue
    (SAR)
    Options

    auto
    generate
    flight
    plans
    for
    three
    search
    patterns:
    Parallel
    Line
    Search,
    Expanding
    Square
     
  • Industry-Leading
    Solid
    State
    Radar
  • Access
    More
    Airports,
    Remote
    Locations 



In
the
Hangar:
Beech 
King
Air 


When
publicly
showing
our
work
to
owners
and
operators,
there’s
a
strong
case
for
panel
pictures,
and
lots
of
them.
However,
while
theses
are
often
very
nice
to
look
at,
without
context
they
have
the
potential
to
mislead.
A
photo
of
some
GPS/NAV/COMs
and
a
primary
flight
display
tell
you
very
little
about
what
is
lurking
behind
the
panel
or
how
that
equipment
is
integrated
and
configured. 
Read
more

here
.

In
the
Hangar:
EC120B
and
EC130B4

The
two
helicopters
you
see
here
belong
to
two
different
clients.
The
black
EC-130
is
privately
owned
but
operated
by
Blackcomb/Omega
Aviation,
a
regular
commercial
client
of
ours.
The
EC-120,
is
also
privately
owned
but
is
managed
by
Chinook
Helicopters.
Despite
differences
in
ownership,
management
and
use
intended
use,
Maxcraft’s
technicians
have
fitted
these
aircraft
with
nearly
identical
avionics
packages. 


Glass
Panel
Upgrades
Now
Routine 


Upgrading
aircraft
with
glass
panel
technology
has
now
moved

well
beyond
the
early
adopter
stage.
These
types
of
upgrade
used
to
be
considered
somewhat
exotic
but
now,
with
the
passage
of
time
and
the
experience
gained
from
many
installations,
they
have
become
routine.
 


 

It’s
been
over
thirty
years
since
EFIS
became
the
standard
fit
in
larger
business
and
commercial
aircraft.
Many
of
those
aircraft
have
since
been
upgraded
to
newer
technology
systems
which
utilize
LCD
displays
to
replace
original
CRT
displays.
The
Universal
Avionics
EFI-890R
flight
display
system
and
the
Rockwell
Collins
Pro-Line
21
flight
display
system
are
both
very
capable
products
which
are
commonly
retrofitted
into
this
category
of
aircraft.
The
Garmin
G1000
has
been
a
common
retrofit
for
the
King
Air
series
of
turbo
props
since
2007. 

 

The
Sandel
Avionics
SN3308
electronic
horizontal
situation
indicator
(EHSI)
was
the
first
affordable
EFIS
technology
for
general
aviation
and
was
considered
revolutionary
when
introduced
in
1998.
By
2005,
various
general
aviation
manufacturers
were
delivering
new
aircraft
with
full
glass
panel
cockpits.
In
2008
the
EFIS
retrofit
market
really
began
to
take
off
with
Aspen
Avionics
introducing
their
EFD1000
primary
flight
display
system
and
Garmin
Avionics
releasing
their
G600
primary
flight
display
system.
Installation
of
these
products
was
greatly
facilitated
by
the
FAA
approved
model
list
supplementary
type
certificates
(AML
STCs)
that
these
manufacturers
provided.

  

Today
we’ve
reached
a
point
where
the
technology
offered
by
these
systems
is
considered
mainstream
rather
than
new
and
novel.
These
products
have
continued
to
evolve
with
the
addition
of
many
new
features
but
the
core
functionality
remains
unchanged.
Today
an
experienced
installer
is
better
able
to
devote
time
to
optimizing
the
configuration
of
each
system
where
in
the
early
days
more
effort
was
required
to
just
meet
the
minimum
functional
requirements.
As
I
look
into
the
future,
it
seems
likely
that
most
legacy
aircraft
will
eventually
receive
some
form
of
a
glass
panel
upgrade
or
they
will
slowly
lose
the
ability
to
operate
in
modern
airspace.
 
 
 
 
 
 



SPOT
LLC
,
is
a
wholly
owned
subsidiary
of



Globalstar,
Inc
.
and
is
the
leader
in
satellite
messaging
and
emergency
notification
technologies.
Globalstar
LP
was
founded
in
1991
and
then
incorporated
into
Globalstar
Inc.
in
2006. 
In
2007
they
introduced
Spot
Satellite
Messenger,
a
handheld
satellite
messaging
and
tracking
personal
safety
device,
through
their
latest
subsidiary
SPOT
Inc.,
later
renamed
SPOT
LLC.  

 


SPOT
LLC
announced
that
its
SPOT
products
have
been
used
to
initiate
over
600
rescues
in
2014
and
over
500
in
North
America.
Since
the
technology’s
launch
in
2007,
over
3,500
rescues
have
been
initiated
due
to
the
SPOT
product
family.


SPOT
is
approaching
their
1000th
life
save
in
Canada;
most
of
which
are
in
BC. 


With
hundreds
of
thousands
of
SPOT
units
in
service
globally
averaging
a
rescue
a
day,
SPOT
delivers
affordable
and
reliable
satellite-based
connectivity
and
real-time
GPS
tracking,
completely
independent
of
cellular
coverage. 
“SPOT
products
are
crucial
for
the
outdoor
recreation
market
and
aviation,
as
well
as
a
critical
government
and
enterprise
solution,”
said
Jay
Monroe,
CEO
and
Chairman
of
Globalstar.
“We
receive
reports
almost
daily
from
individuals
who
have
thankfully
had
our
products
when
they
needed
them
most.
Continuously
saving
lives
drives
us
to
keep
innovating
satellite
communications
solutions
that
reach
a
market
well
beyond
traditional
mobile
satellite
users.”

SPOT
LLC
announced
that
its
SPOT
products
have
been
used
to
initiate
over
600
rescues
in
2014
and
over
500
in
North
America.
Since
the
technology’s
launch
in
2007,
over
3,500
rescues
have
been
initiated
due
to
the
SPOT
product
family.


SPOT
is
approaching
their
1000th
life
save
in
Canada;
most
of
which
are
in
BC. 


With
hundreds
of
thousands
of
SPOT
units
in
service
globally
averaging
a
rescue
a
day,
SPOT
delivers
affordable
and
reliable
satellite-based
connectivity
and
real-time
GPS
tracking,
completely
independent
of
cellular
coverage.
#
of
SPOT
rescues





Need
to
know
more
about
the
SPOT? 


Check
out
their
website:
 
https://www.findmespot.ca/en/


Who’s
Who
in
Aviation?


For
some
time
now,
key
members
of
Maxcraft’s
management
have
been
working
on
IFR
ratings,
both
with
a
simulator,
and
in
Maxcraft’s
glass-panel



Cessna
182
.
This
is
meant
to
give
our
team
better
insight
into
the
challenges
that
our
IFR-rated
clients
face,
and
to
enhance
versatility
of
the
company
plane.
To
this
end,
Daryl
MacIntosh
(owner
and
founder)
and
Steve
Nunn
(director
of
business
development)
have
been
taking
IFR
instruction
with
Steve
Sanghera,
the
owner
of



Classic
Aviation
 


here
at
CYPK. 

 

Mr
Sanghera
is
an
instructor
with
over
thirty
years
of
teaching
experience
and
twenty-five
years
flying
commercially.
He
is
a
big
proponent
of
simulator
training,
as
well
as
an
expert
in


crew
resource
management
.
CRM
is
a
well-recognized
set
of
standard
operating
procedures
used
by
major
airlines
worldwide
and
has
been
proven
to
reduce
human
error
by
fostering
clear
and
unambiguous
communication
between
pilot
and
co-pilot
(or
any
crewmember,
for
that
matter).
 CRM
has
particular
relevance
to
the
Maxcraft
team,
first
in
that
Daryl
and
Steve
frequently
operate
Maxcraft’s
182
as
a
pair.
Second,
it
ensures
that
both
are
attuned
to
the
same
terminology
and
practices
as
many
of
our
commercial
clients.

 

In
December
Steve
completed
his
check
ride
with
Ron
Reynolds,
a
Transport
Canada
Pilot
Examiner
and
Chief
Pilot
at


SkyQuest
Aviation
.
Weather
was
particularly
nasty,
with
low
clouds
and
48
knot
winds
at
6000
feet.
Daryl
expects
to
complete
his
rating
in
the
near
future,
work
commitments
permitting.


Maxcraft
is
always
looking
for
skilled
technicans


As
you
can
see
we
are
busy,
as
we
continue
to
grow
our
business
we
are
always
looking
for
experienced
avionics
installation
technicians.
 If
you
are
interested
in
joining
our
winning
team
send
your
resume
to
Joanna
at

Customer
Service
.

Rebates
for
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products
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Save
Up
to
$50,000
on
King
Air
G1000
Upgrades

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20th
through
May
29,
2015. 

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rebate
from
Garmin.
 

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