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Volume 3 Issue 1 - December 30, 2010

FAA NPRM regarding some TCAS units from ACSS
On Tuesday, December 28, 2010, the FAA issued Federal Register Volume 75, Number 248 Proposed Rules. Pages 81512-81514 as follows: 14 CFR Part 39 Docket No. FAA-2010-1204; Directorate Identifier 2010-NM-147-AD RIN 2120-AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Various Aviation Communication & Surveillance Systems (ACSS) Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) Units.
Action: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). Excerpts from the summary information is as follows:

Volume 5 Issue 1 - September 1, 2010

Wi-Fi - Fact and Fiction
The term Wi-Fi is by no means new or unknown to most of us today. The technology is in wide use from the home to office, from the shopping mall to the café, most airport lounges and even in public areas of common city streets. We are now quite comfortable with the concept and the devices that are supported by it. It has become common and considered normal in our daily activities and communication models.

Start by getting the Common Terms Defined…
In general terms Wi-Fi, WLAN and Internet are not directly transposable - but for many, when they first come to chat about adding this capability to their aircraft, think that they are. Here are basic definitions and differences.

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.