Cessna Encore Upgrade to radios, RVSM, FMS and panels.

Mid Canada Mod Center

MID-CANADA MOD CENTER

Aircraft – Boeing 737 Cockpit Overhaul

Older Systems and Items Removed:
- standard Boeing 737-200 suite of avionics
- system of Nav/Com DME and Audio system,
- low cost GPS systems were added as well as TCAS.
- Air Data systems were also original and did not meet RVSM specifications.
- radios were older, airline standard Collins and Honeywell VOR/ILS receivers, Collins ADF Receivers, Collins VHF Communications, Garmin GPS receiver, Gables Audio systems, Collins DME’s and Honeywell TCAS II with Mode S Transponders.
- Electro-mechanical control heads that supported these radios were also removed
- Honeywell C6 Compass systems as well as VG-311 spinning iron vertical gyros all came out.


Equipment Installed:

Air Data

- dual I. S. & S. digital air data system with the approved STC.

Navigation/Communication

- Dual Universal UNS-1L Flight Management Systems
- RTU-4210 Radio Tuning Units
- VHF-22C VHF Com’s
- VIR-32 VOR/ILS Receivers
- ADF-462 ADF Receivers
- DME-42 DME’s
- ALT-4000 Radio Altimeters
- Collins TDR-94D Mode S Transponders
- Dual Baker B1045 Audio Panels
- Aircell ST-3100 Iridium Satcom System

Flight System and Display

- Dual AHC-3000A Attitude and Heading Reference Systems
- Four display Collins FDS-2000 Flat Panel LCD EFIS
- Universal MFD-640 Multi-function LCD Display
- Dual Davtron M800 Clocks

Hazzard Awareness and Display

- Universal Class A TAWS with display on MFD-640
- Collins WXR-701X Weather Radar with Forward Looking Windshear Detection
- Collins TCAS-4000 TCAS II

Standby Instrumentation

- L3 Avionics GH-3000 ESIS with Air Data Computer and Magnetometer
- system is powered from its own emergency battery and provides the crew with standby attitude, Air Data and magnetic heading for a period of 3-5 hours.

Switching/Reversionary system

- the complete switching system was redesigned to give each pilot the option of selecting off-side equipment in the event of failures. 
- two new switching and annunciation panels were developed, built and located in areas that effectively reduce pilot workload and increase situational awareness. 
- The switching system also now allows autopilot coupling of either pilot’s EFIS and Navigation sensors including Flight Management System.
- The interface to the autopilot from the UNS-1L FMS’ was also enhanced through the addition of 3 dimensional coupling. This allows the autopilot to fly pseudo localizer and glideslope FMS approaches.

Instrument Panels

- All pilot and copilot instrument panels were re-built to accommodate the newer instrumentation.
- The newer systems and equipment actually cleaned the panel up extensively as the total number of instruments was reduced and replaced with newer EFIS displays that combine the functions of radio altitude, radio magnetic and Horrizon Situation displays.
- All the remaining panels were refurbished to look like new or at least overhauled.