Cessna Citation II cockpit including Collins ProLine 21 big-screen EFIS and Avionics Systems, ACASS and TAWS.

Mid Canada Mod Center

MID-CANADA MOD CENTER

Media Release - July 1, 2009

Mid-Canada Mod Center participates with Universal Avionics in FMS Upgrade Incentive Programme
Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA – For those considering an avionics upgrade to their current aircraft, the timing could not be better! Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) is participating in the recently announced Universal Avionics WAAS/SBAS-FMS Upgrade Incentive Program. This will be of  considerable value to the corporate aviation community. Through this offer, important tradein allowances for any competitor TSO’d FMS or GPS will be applied toward the purchase of a new Universal WAAS/SBAS-FMS product. Depending on the model being purchased, credit allowances  will range from $6,000.00 to $10,000.00 ($US) off of the OEM product list price.

Media Release - August 26, 2009

MC2 Puts New True North Avionics Satcom and Rockwell Collins installations into yet another industry first!
Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA – Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) is a leader in airborne communications, especially Satcom system installation/certification for a large variety of corporate and commercial aircraft. Over the years, MC2 has worked with just about every form of Satcom on the market. One recent and notable accomplishment or “firsts” at MC2 has involved TrueNorth’s Simphonē Chorus system and Rockwell Collins most recent Satcom technologies in a Challenger 604. The project was completed under an LSTC however MC2 are in the process of developing this into a Canadian STC and then will have it imported and approved by the FAA once issued.

Volume 4 Issue 2 - May 1, 2009

Mandatory ACAS/TCAS – Are You Ready?
Airborne Collision Avoidance Systems (ACAS) and Terrain Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS) are by no means new to our discussions. The systems have been in wide use and acceptance for many years. In point of fact, Canada is well behind the rest of the world in the mandated use of such equipment. On July 1st of this year the use of ACAS/TCAS will become a mandatory item on commercial aircraft that previously did not require such.

This change has been under active discussion since at least 2000. The CAR’s were amended to include an ACAS rule in July of 2007 giving operators up to 2 years to comply on older aircraft. That compliance date expires this July 1st. For those operators hoping for a reprieve or last minute exemption, the simple fact is that July 1st is now the date and after that, you will be required to have the appropriate ACAS/TCAS modifications installed, approved and functional on your aircraft.

Volume 4 Issue 1 - March 6, 2009

WAAS 101
One of the more popular acronyms in our industry today is WAAS - Wide Area Augmentation System. This term relates to a space-based (GPS) augmentation system aid that has been developed to augment the accuracy of GPS in an aircraft and much more.

WAAS improves accuracy, integrity, and availability of the GPS signals. It provides correctedGPS signal data that reduces errors which may be caused by temperature, baro mis-set effects, ionospheric conditions, solar activity or atmospheric conditions.

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