More Universal Avionics SBAS-FMS Upgrades for Calm Air
NEWS RELEASE FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT: Stacy Honda, Universal Avionics, 520.295.2300 or firstname.lastname@example.org Bill Arsenault, Mid-Canada Mod Center, 905.673.9918 or email@example.com More Universal Avionics SBAS-FMS Upgrades for Calm Air Three Additional Aircraft with Authorized Dealer, Mid-Canada Mod Center, for SBAS-FMS Upgrades TUCSON, AZ – Calm Air International LP is continuing to upgrade their ATR fleet and simulator with Universal Avionics SBAS-Flight Management System (FMS). Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2), a top Universal Avionics Authorized Dealer, is currently installing dual UNS-1Lw SBAS-FMS on three more of Calm Air’s ATR-42 twin-turboprop aircraft. These three aircraft will now be fully-compatible with Calm Air’s ATR-42 and ATR-72 aircraft that have been previously upgraded. Calm Air operates primarily in northern Manitoba and the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, offering scheduled, chartered and freight services with a main base at Thompson airport (CYTH). Calm Air notes that their ATR’s are ideal for operating into remote communities and special tourist locations. With Universal Avionics UNS-1Lw SBAS-FMS, the Calm Air ATR fleet has gained critical operational efficiencies including the ability to use the growing number of RNAV (GNSS) LPV approaches in the north, and no longer needing to deal with database limitations of legacy systems. Gaining LPV approach capability means that Calm Air has improved dispatch reliability, and averted flight delays and missed approaches. “Having an ATR-42/72 full-flight simulator equipped with Universal Avionics SBAS-FMS located in Canada is also important for Calm Air”, said Norm Matheis, Universal Avionics Regional Sales Manager for Canada. “This was the last important piece for Calm Air Flight Operations” he added. “MC2 is well recognized for bringing modern efficiency and safety to many older aircraft types,” states Bill Arsenault, MC2 VP. “Our track record for developing STCs and working with a key OEM like Universal Avionics in such areas is a source of pride. Together, we help owners realize additional and extended value in their current airframes. Working with Calm Air and their ATR fleet enables us to once again, offer extended, significant life, operational safety and efficiency to all ATR operators.” Throughout 2015, ATR operators may for a limited time, trade-in their legacy FMS for a new SBAS-capable Universal Avionics FMS, as well as the in-place trade-in credit offered for legacy Universal Avionics non-SBAS FMS. The 2015 program is focused on helping operators with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out compliance. Operators that equip their aircraft with Universal Avionics SBAS-FMS also experience many powerful integrated features, ease of use and the extraordinary support provided by the company. To learn more about this incentive program, visit uasc.com/trade-in/fms. To learn more about Universal Avionics SBAS-FMS, stop by the company’s Booth 621 during the 2015 Regional Airline Association (RAA) Annual Convention while exhibit halls are open May 12th-13th. *** About Universal Avionics Systems Corporation Universal Avionics is a leading manufacturer of innovative avionics systems offered as retrofit and forward-fit solutions for the largest diversification of aircraft types in the industry. Markets served include Airline (regional / commercial), Business, Special Missions, Government / Military, Helicopter and OEM. To learn more about Universal Avionics, visit uasc.com/company/about.aspx. About Mid-Canada Mod Center Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) has been in business since 1996 (AMO #59-97). Their primary focus is in providing industry-leading avionics expertise to the corporate and 2nd tier commercial aviation markets. MC2 specialties include ADS-B, FANS, SBAS-FMS with LPV, cabin entertainment and communication systems including the latest in Satcom, Wi-Fi applications and cockpit redesign/modernization. They are also experts in TCAS, EGPWS, TAWS, RVSM and EFB applications. Located in the North End Business Aviation area of Lester B Pearson International Airport (LBPIA) - CYYZ, the MC2 facilities are easily accessed by air or road, fully-secure and central to many other related aviation support providers. They also provide 24/7 AOG service. midcanadamod.com.Download PDF
Datalink Requirement Comes to the North Atlantic
In case you missed it - from AIN today - All aircraft operating in the North Atlantic organized track system between FL350 and FL390 must now be equipped with Fans 1A or its equivalent, controller pilot datalink communications (CPDLC) and automatic dependent surveillance contract (ADS-C), as Phase 2A of the North Atlantic datalink mandate took effect last week.The mandate is part of an initiative created to help cope with the ever-increasing volume of air traffic, while enhancing communication, surveillance and ATC-intervention capabilities across portions of North Atlantic.Phase 2B, which begins Dec. 7, 2017, will apply to the same altitudes as 2A but will cover the entire ICAO North Atlantic region. When Phase 2C takes effect on Jan. 30, 2020, it will include earlier phase requirements but add all altitudes above FL290. Exceptions to the Phase 2 equipment requirements include areas of existing radar coverage, the New York Oceanic flight information region and the airspace north of 80 degrees north latitude.If you need to talk about this requirement please contact Bill Arsenault at MC2.