Cessna Citation II cockpit including Collins ProLine 21 big-screen EFIS and Avionics Systems, ACASS and TAWS.

Mid Canada Mod Center


New Dealer Agreement with Satcom Direct

Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) are pleased to announce the signing of a new official dealer agreement with leading technology and service provider Satcom Direct.

Satcom Direct provides global satellite communications to business, military and general aviation clients along with land mobile and maritime customers. The company is well respected for a variety of services and perhaps is best known for their success in pioneering 10-digit dialing service to aircraft in flight. Branded their Global One Number service, the technology allows callers on the ground to reach any handset onboard an aircraft in flight by dialing a single telephone number regardless of where the aircraft is located.

406 ELTs Become Mandatory in 2013 for the Caribbean and Mexico!

If you fly into or out of the Caribbean or Mexico, this information is for you. 406 ELTs will be required for flight operations in the Bahamas by February 1 of 2013. And Mexico will require this mod by June 1, 2013. Civil Aviation authorities in the Dominican Republic and The Caymans Islands have obtained a waiver from the 406 ELT requirement. The Dominican Republic waiver is indefinite, however the Cayman Islands waiver is only valid through December 1, 2013. It may or may not be extended after that. If you operate in the regions noted, in order to be legal, you must install a 406 ELT. Mid-Canada Mod Center will be pleased to help you update and meet this requirement. Just give us a call or drop us a note.
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New Regulations for Terrain Awareness Warning Systems (TAWS)

On Wednesday, July 4th, 2012, Transport Canada issued the long expected and final amendments to the CARs affecting what aircraft do and do not require TAWS (Terrain Awareness Warning Systems).

The new TAWS regulations apply to virtually all commercial air taxi, commuter and/or airline operations. These fall into the CARs Subparts 703, 704 and 705. The new regulations will also apply to private operators of turbine-powered aircraft with 6 or more pax seats.

The new regulations are effective immediately for airplanes manufactured on or after July 4, 2012. They also apply to newly manufactured aircraft that enter Canada on a leaseback arrangement.

Aircraft manufactured before July 4, 2012 have two (2) years after the date of Final Rule to have a TSO C151b compliant TAWS Systems installed and Transport Canada certified. All TAWS Systems must be compliant with the EAA requirement within 5 years of the date of Final Rule.

MC2 has a new website! - June 4, 2012

Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - Bill Arsenault, VP is pleased to announce that the company has just launched their new web site – http://www.midcanadamod.com. “The new site features a fresh, current look and feel,” says Arsenault. “It’s easier to use with the latest site navigation tools and the graphics showcase just some of our latest achievements. The new design is also easier for us to update and keep current – allowing us to better inform clients of the changes and developments in the avionics world.” The new MC2 site covers all current capabilities, sales, service and repair proficiencies. Also presented are recent company media releases, special events, white papers and newsletters on industry trends and information. The latest rule making initiatives from Transport Canada, that is applicable to the avionics world, is also integrated into the information presented.

Project/Media Update - First “out-of-country” application for Citation II Mod and STC developed by MC2 - Nov. 14, 2011

Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA – The Dutch National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) operates two research aircraft to test new technology and procedures. One of these aircraft is a Cessna Citation II that is owned and operated jointly with the Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering. This Citation has been extensively modified by NLR and Delft University of Technology to serve as a versatile airborne research platform and flight/airspace inspection platform. The flight envelope of the Citation II allows a wide range of operations to be performed. The cabin can accommodate a maximum of eight observers in addition to the two pilot cockpit crew.