Avionics News January 2016 - 69
CANADORE COLLEGE recently showcased its new
Advanced Composites Fabrication, Repair and Test Centre to
dignitaries, industry and the broader community.
The Centre features new lab space for composite materials
and nondestructive testing and is appointed with specialized
equipment that will enhance student instruction and industry
"The aerospace industry is changing daily, and we knew
that we had to meet this demand through facility and program
evolution," said GEORGE BURTON, president and CEO
at Canadore College. "Making change and having it stick
demands collaboration. In this way, we are very fortunate
to have the support of our governments, industry across
Canada and our community."
For more information, visit canadorecollege.ca. q
MAXCRAFT AVIONICS received FAA
validation of its Transport Canada STC SH0441 (FAA STC SR03573NY) for installation of
the Garmin GNS or GTN series navigators in
the Sikorsky S76A/C series of rotorcraft. The
applicability of this package has now expanded to
include GNS WAAS and GTN navigators, as well
as all Honeywell EDZ-705/756 EFIS, and SPZ7000 or SPZ-7600 DDAFCS systems.
According to the company, the GNS/GTN
navigators are ideally suited for the Sikorsky S76A
& C rotorcraft, offering an integrated VHF-COM
transceiver, VOR/ILS receiver, as well as GPS en
route, terminal and nonprecision GPS approach
When coupled with a reliable integration to the
aircraft, considerable panel and console space is
For more information, visit maxcraft.ca. q
Thomas Global Systems
THOMAS GLOBAL SYSTEMS signed an agreement with
Saab AB (Saab) in relation to Thomas Global's TFD-8601 LCD
cockpit display, a pioneering plug-and-play LCD replacement
for aging CRT displays in corporate and regional aircraft,
including the Saab 340.
Under the agreement, Saab will issue a service bulletin
providing for installation of the TFD-8601 in Saab 340 aircraft,
recognizing the significant benefits the new product brings to
aircraft operators, owners and lessors. Thomas Global and
Saab will cooperate closely in the marketing of the TFD-8601
to the global Saab 340 fleet.
"We are pleased to be working with Saab to extend the
benefits of our growing range of drop-in CRT-to-LCD display
products to Saab 340 operators," said ANGUS HUTCHINSON,
CEO of Thomas Global Systems. "As the original aircraft
manufacturer, Saab has a deep understanding of longterm fleet needs, so we are pleased to have Saab's close
cooperation with the integration of this solution."
For more information, visit thomas-global.com. q
CAPITAL AVIONICS completed development
and shipment of its CA-51DWX Weather Radar
Test Set in the fourth quarter of 2015.
"We are proud to have designed a
state-of-the art digital processing replacement
for previous generation
said AL INGLE,
the company, the CA-51DWX
Weather Radar Test Set provides for alignment
and testing of all magnetron-based radars found
in the industry.
For more information, visit capitalavionics.com. q