Avionics News January 2016 - 34
4920 Route de l'Aeroport
St. Hubert, QC Canada J3Y 8Y9
Aéro Teknic melds passions
for technology, flying
S T O R Y
C H R I S T I N E
t Aéro Teknic, a maintenance and avionics
service center in Montreal, Canada, owner
and president Pascal Gosselin eyes a
Beechcraft Baron 58P sitting in his hangar. In addition
to an all-new Garmin glass
cockpit, the 10-week
Baron project includes new
paint, a new interior and
an overhaul of the engines.
Gosselin wants to get it right.
"We're doing a complete
retrofit, removing every single
old wire," said Gosselin, a pilot with an airline transport
pilot's license and more than 2,400 flight hours. "We
sent out the electroluminescent panels to an AEA vendor
to relabel to reflect the new equipment to be installed.
The owner wants the aircraft to be perfect. He has a
Bonanza G36 and wants the same paint scheme on
his 58. When we're done, it will be the most beautiful
Located at Montréal/Saint-Hubert Airport, Aéro
Teknic provides maintenance and avionics services for
piston aircraft, turboprops and some light business jets.
It's an authorized service center for Cirrus and Piper in
K N A U E R
the Montreal area and the only factory-authorized Piper
service center in all of eastern Canada, according to
Gosselin. Aéro Teknic also is an authorized dealer for
most major avionics manufacturers, including Garmin,
Aspen Avionics, L-3 Aviation Products, Genesys
Aerosystems, FreeFlight Systems and Avidyne.
Prior to his aviation career, Gosselin
started as a dot-com innovator,
operating two of the first
Internet providers in
Canada in the early 1990s.
"I sold one of my
companies in 1999," Gosselin said. "I was already a
pilot and aircraft owner at that time. I thought the logical
thing to do was to combine my passion for computers
and technology and flying airplanes - avionics was the
perfect match. An opportunity presented itself when a
small avionics shop closed here at Saint-Hubert Airport.
This is a good airport, and it was suddenly left without
an avionics shop. It's one of the largest general aviation
airports in Canada and the oldest in the country as well
as one of the busiest."
Gosselin built a hangar and established a maintenance
and avionics business with the help of a Transport