Avionics News January 2016 - 35
WEBSITE: aeroteknic.com and
WHAT THEY DO: Aéro Teknic provides
maintenance and avionics services for
piston aircraft through light business jets.
FACILITIES: Three hangars with 17,000 square
feet plus 2,000 square feet of office space
FOUNDED: 2003 by Pascal Gosselin
AEA MEMBER SINCE: 2005
Aéro Teknic owner Pascal Gosselin flies
his father's MU-2 Marquise equipped
with a Garmin GTN 750 and Sperry
Canada-certified aircraft maintenance engineer. They
started in 2003 with just five employees. Gosselin bought
out his partner in 2007. Today, Aéro Teknic employs 10
maintenance technicians and apprentices, three fulltime avionics technicians and seven support staff. The
majority of Aéro Teknic's customers are private aircraft
owners as well as flight schools, including one that's colocated with the company.
"We've grown steadily over the years," said Gosselin,
who spends much of his time managing the company,
designing instrument panels, conducting test flights
and ferrying aircraft for customers. "We focus mostly
on installations of new avionics equipment. Our bench
work is restricted to 24-month IFR checks for ELTs and
altimeters, as well as RVSM recertifications for some jets
and turboprops. We don't do bench level repairs. Some
shops started 30, 40, 50 years ago and have accumulated
a lot of test gear. We started doing avionics later in the
game. I could see that avionics was going more and
more to basically unrepairable components. We send
equipment out to other AEA member shops for benchlevel repairs, which works well for us. We don't have to
invest in the equipment and tooling to repair one radar a
year. I'm definitely a believer in using specialty shops.
They are the experts in their domain."
For the Baron, Gosselin called on an AEA member
once again - Strong Aero Engineering in Northridge,
California - to re-engineer the antenna doublers on the
Baron 58P. There were various issues with the antennas'
positioning and documentation, according to Gosselin.
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