Hawker 700 Cockpit update including EFIS, FMS, TAWS, AHRS, TCAS and more.

 

MID-CANADA MOD CENTER



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Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) is focused on providing industry leading avionics expertise to the corporate and 2nd tier commercial aviation markets. Avionics sales, service, repair, design, certification and installation - it’s all that we do!

In business since 1996 (AMO #59-97) we are specialists in WAAS FMS with LPV, cabin entertainment and communication systems including the latest satcom and Wi-Fi applications and cockpit redesign/modernization. We are also experts in TCAS, EGPWS, TAWS, RVSM and EFB applications. Look no further than MC2!

Located in the North End Business Aviation area of Lester B Pearson International Airport (LBPIA) - CYYZ, our facilities are easily accessed by air or road, fully secure and central to many other related aviation support providers. If your aircraft is in need of avionics “help”, we would love to chat with you.

News

B737-200 Avionics Upgrade

Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA – Bill Arsenault, President of Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) is pleased to announce the completion of yet another company first - this one involving an extensive cockpit update and redesign to a “classic” of the industry – the Boeing 737-200. The project was completed earlier this summer and the aircraft returned to service with a specialized Canadian based charter and cargo operator. It has been proving its value since that date and the next in a series of updates is scheduled to be modified in late summer. The core of this mod involved replacing the existing and now obsolete legacy HSI/ADI suite with four large format flat panel integrated smart displays and associated control panels. The EFI-890R Advanced Flight Display from Universal Avionics selected and incorporated into this update offers flexibility as a stand-alone Primary Flight Display (PFD) or Multi-Function Display (MFD). The units are large, 8.9-inch diagonal LCD high-resolution, high-contrast displays and provide superior readability throughout a full range of ambient lighting conditions including bright sunlight and dim nighttime environments. Extremely wide viewing angles are also accommodated. The backlight system also works with reduced power requirements and produces a lower unit operating temperature for superior reliability. In addition to this, the existing vertical and directional gyros were removed. Dual Honeywell Laseref Inertial Reference Sensors were installed and interfaced to both the new and existing systems. The resulting modernization provides large format flat panel integrated smart displays that are coupled to the existing autopilot and flight directors and provide accurate and reliable sources of heading and attitude with reversionary display capability. All required ancillary hardware and adapters were included in this MC2 modernization. The existing radios, audio systems, Flight Management System, EGPWS and weather radar were retained. A second UNS-1LW SBAS Flight Management System was also installed. About this mod: The aircraft involved in this mod is a B737-200 Combi – a true “workhorse of the north” - providing charter and service to remote communities in both standard airports and unimproved fields. Safety first and efficiency second were the demands placed on MC2 for this modernization. The resulting project went from concept – through design, specification, and sales of the new components – to finish with installation and certification, all within a tight timeline. In speaking about this modification, Bill Arsenault said – “We have a unique track record when bringing new technology to older cockpits. MC2 have become champions in the process of extending the life of classic aircraft like these. Improved efficiency and operational flexibility – especially in aircraft working the North in such varied operational situations – have become industry trendsetters for MC2. The opportunity to once again help out an operator in this manner brings us pride and satisfaction regarding the advanced level of avionics support and engineering we offer all our clients.”

Ramping Up Growth at MC2

Bill Arsenault, President of Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) is pleased to announce the completion of the next stage in the evolution of Mid-Canada Mod Center and Kitchener Aero Avionics under a common and single brand – MC2. The new “brand” will be front and center to their participation at this week’s CBAA Convention and Exhibition, being held at the Region of Waterloo International Airport – June 12 – 14. In speaking about this change, Bill Arsenault said – “The past year has been one of internal reflection, and consultation with our customers and business partners – we looked at what we do well, where we can improve, and what we can leverage to provide better service and manage even greater growth. We have built our business over the last 40 years with two separate, mutually supportive business units. As we consolidate our business into a single operating entity under the MC2 banner, with two mod bases, we are streamlining our systems and functional responsibilities into dedicated roles that will allow us to provide more responsive customer service. Improved, consolidated MC2 service will continue to be seen in every facet of our support service, repairs, engineering, quality control and sales, from each of our Toronto and Kitchener locations, as well as every facility we visit to service our national MC2 customer base. Today we are excited to announce that our new brand – MC2 - will be common to both facilities and all that we market and do. This transformation provides MC2 with a stronger foundation to meet our customer needs as we launch this new chapter of MC2 growth. For additional information please contact: Bill Arsenault: Tel: (905) 673-9918 Email: bill@midcanadamod.com