MC2 Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Avionics Design Services Ltd.

15 October 2018– TORONTO – Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Canadian avionics design firm Avionics Design Services Ltd. (ADS)

The merger with Avionics Design Services, including its full team of experienced avionics design engineers, offers an exciting opportunity for MC2 to strengthen and expand its service offering in avionics system design and installation by providing its corporate and commercial customer base with a full range of integrated avionics system support. MC2 President Bill Arsenault highlights that “beyond the obvious fits from both technical and design skill standpoints, MC2 and ADS share a common corporate culture, with a focus on delivering the best tailored solutions for our broad range of customer needs. The addition of Robert (Bob) Gow, President of ADS, both as a shareholder and key part of our senior management team adds depth and accelerates our plans for long-term growth. Bob will oversee all aspects of MC2 design services, adding greater direct value to all of our customer relationships.”

Bob Gow, Founder and President of ADS is delighted to become an integral part of MC2’s team and ongoing growth. “We’ve worked very closely with MC2 for many years and have a longstanding relationship with Bill and the rest of the MC2 team. We’ve partnered with MC2 on projects and co-developed numerous leading edge STCs. Their focus on quality delivery aligns perfectly with our own long-term objectives.”

Bill Arsenault proudly reflects that “this fusion of forces builds on the history, successes and cultures of both companies, and most importantly, provides our respective customers with a more efficient, integrated model that can react even more effectively to all of their avionics needs.”

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.

About ADS

ADS are experts in avionics systems approvals in all types of aircraft. For over 20 years they have been providing design and approval services to the aviation industry for everything from in-flight entertainment to data acquisition to major avionics upgrades. Their client base ranges from small avionics shops to major airlines and manufacturers. The firm has in-house delegates for DAR (Delegated Airworthiness Representation) and DAO (Designated Approval Organization). They are also a CGA (Controlled Goods Approval) certified company.

Look for MC2 at the 2018 NBAA-BACE – Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition – October 16–18, 2018, in the Ontario Pavilion located at booth #2212 – South Hall A.

Media Contact

Bill Arsenault
Tel: (905) 673-9918