MC2 Completes a King Air 350 Aircraft Cockpit Modification for BIzav Operator

King Air 350 Cockpit Modernization

19 January 2019—TORONTO—Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) announced today the completion of a cockpit upgrade to a King Air 350 for a Bizav Operator. This is another company first.

Among the many benefits of this mod to the operator, the aircraft is now able to work comfortably into Northern Domestic Airspace.

“When we undertake a modernization and upgrade of this sort we always look to provide and integrated, one-stop solution for our clients,” said Bill Arsenault, President of MC2. “In this case the operator is working from a variety of environments that included access to Northern Airspace. This new cockpit provides all the required operational updates and capabilities including enhanced safety and efficiency.” 

About this mod

As with all MC2 mods of this nature, safety first and efficiency second were the focus of this upgrade. The project went from concept – through design, specification and sales of the new components – to finish with installation and certification.

The heart and soul of this mod is the Universal EFI-890R (replacing the existing Collins EFIS-85). This proven Advanced Flight Display (AFD) offers flexibility as a stand-alone Primary Flight Display (PFD) or Multi-Function Display (MFD), as well as a fully integrated PFD/Navigation Display (ND) cockpit system. The high-resolution, high-contrast display provides 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 EFI-890R replaces ADI, HSI, Radar Indicator, Altimeter, VSI, RMI and Airspeed Indicators with PFD and ND large multi-format displays. The original engine gauges were all retained and incorporated into the new avionics package. This mod also features Dual UNS-1Lw SBAS LPV FMS.

In addition, the operator gains many more benefits.  For example, it allows FMS Flight Planning, Fuel Management, Data Management, Navigation, Messages and more. Key additions to the new mod include the installation of two Collins AHC-3000A AHRS and AH-2100 Super AHRS (for flight into areas of mag unreliability). The resulting modernization provides a large format, flat panel design and benefits with integrated smart displays.

All required ancillary hardware and adapters were included in this MC2 modernization.

About Mid-Canada Mod Center

MC2 (AMO #59-97) is focused on providing industry leading avionics expertise to the corporate and 2nd tier commercial aviation markets. Our recent successes include ADS-B, other NextGen systems and integration, WAAS GPS, FMS with LPV, cabin entertainment and communication systems including the latest Satcom and Wi-Fi applications. We are industry leaders with extensive background in cockpit redesign/modernization and integration.

The YYZ office of MC2 is the corporate main office and is located in the North End Business Aviation area of Lester B Pearson International Airport (LBPIA) – CYYZ.

The YKF satellite is based in Hangar 53 on the north side area of the Region of Waterloo International Airport – CYKF – and is able to handle aircraft up to and including large Boeing aircraft.

Both locations provide 24/7 AOG service through a centralized system.

Media Contact

Bill Arsenault
Tel: 1 905 673 9918