Pacific Avionics & Instruments delivers first Beechcraft 1900D Flight Deck Modernization

RICHMOND, BC, Aug. 30, 2016 /CNW/ - Pacific Avionics & Instruments ("PAI") announced today the approval of the Supplemental Type Certificate ("STC") for the Beechcraft 1900D Flight Deck Modernization.  This modernization provides Beechcraft 1900D aircraft operators the necessary requirements to fly in today's complicated modern airspace. This includes greater situational awareness and reduced pilot workload with features such as Impending Stall Speed Warning, display of Wind Vectors on each pilot's primary flight display ("PFD"), and integration of Traffic Collision Avoidance System ("TCAS")  display on top of map indications on each pilot PFD.  A further benefit is the full Digital Flight Director integration with Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance ("LPV"), Lateral Navigation with Vertical Guidance ("LNAV+V") path annunciations and display declutter at extreme attitudes.

This modernization program consists of:

  • Dual 8" x 10" Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 LCD displays as Pilot and Co-Pilot Primary Flight Display's ("PFD")
  • Garmin GTN 725 Wide Area Augmentation System ("WAAS") – GPS with moving map, second GPS optionally available
  • Electronic Standby Attitude Module ("SAM")
  • New audio switching panels
  • Integration with Rockwell Collins RTA-8X2 RADAR system
  • Dual digital Attitude Heading Reference Systems ("AHRS") and dual digital Air Data Computer ("ADC") units
  • Removal of all mechanical gyro's and electro-mechanical flight instruments

Launch customer North Caribou Air ("NCA"), with operations in Calgary Alberta, Edmonton Alberta and Fort St. John, BC, will be the first operator to be fitted with Pacific Avionics & Instruments certified Pro Line 21 IDS solution developed in partnership with Rockwell Collins ("RC"), specifically for the B1900D platform.

"This new system integrates smoothly with remaining legacy equipment enhancing operational capacity and safety at the same time reducing crew work load and operation costs," commented Gordon Bott, Vice President and General Manager of Pacific Avionics. "This provides our customers the total efficiency required to compete in today's marketplace."

PAI will conduct the modernizations at IMP facilities across Canada along with select partners in South Africa and the United States. Optionally a kit will be developed for installation by fleet operators.

About Pacific Avionics & Instruments

Located in Richmond, BC, Canada, Pacific Avionics & Instruments, since 1964, has been the industry leader in avionics and instrument repair, overhaul, modification / system design and installation supporting more than 24 manufacturers of fixed-wing and rotary aircraft. PAI is an operating unit within IMP Aerospace & Defence through its western Canada hub at Cascade Aerospace in Abbotsford.

SOURCE Cascade Aerospace Inc.

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For further information: Media Contact: Kim Tamminga, Cascade Aerospace, Direct: +604-557- 2646,; Sales Contact: Moises Bentivoglio, Director of Sales and Marketing,, Direct: +604-278-2105


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