FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pacific COAST AVIONICS completes Another All-Garmin
panel upgrade on a Beechcraft King Air B200
Advanced Garmin G600 with Synthetic Vision, dual GTN750 touchscreensand
GDL88 ADS-B gives this 23-year old King Air 21st centurycapabilities.
Portland, OR. November 06, 2014 — Dewey Conroy, Vice President and COO ofPacific Coast Avionics Corporation announced today that the company recentlycompleted its latest complete panel upgrade on a Beechcraft Super King AirB200.
“This King Air is owned and flown by Rick Coulter. Being inthe software business, he makes frequent trips to the Bay Area and with thetraffic and airspace congestion challenges in California, he needed moresituational awareness capabilities to ease his workload,” Conroy said. “Welooked at a lot of options, but it became clear that dollar-for-dollar thisconfiguration gave him all the capabilities he needs now, along with theflexibility to grow in the future.”
“The first time Rick saw the new panel, he really couldn’tbelieve it was his King Air,” he added. “Sitting in the left seat, you’d neverknow this is a 23-year-old airplane. He’s very happy and I’m extremely proud ofthe work our guys did in creating this panel.”
Conroy explained that the all-new panel features:
• Garmin G600 EFIS with Synthetic Vision
• Dual Garmin GTN750 touchscreen GPS/NAV/COMs
• Dual Garmin GTX330/ES Mode S/ES Transponders
• Garmin GDL88 ADS-B
• Garmin GMA350 Audio Panel
• Garmin GWX70 Digital Weather Radar.
“We worked with Rick to design the panel to his exactspecifications. We kept some of the original analog instruments, but moved themaround to optimize the new Garmin digital displays,” Conroy said. “Then we didthe CAD design, cut the metal and power-coated the new metal panel in-house. Wealso built new wiring harnesses to ensure optimum performance and reliabilityof the new avionics.”
“This King Air now has three, full-color MFD’s, EFIS withsynthetic vision, dual WAAS GPSs for LNAV/LPV approaches, and is fully ADS-B compliant,”he said. “It is now a much more capable and safer airplane that it was when itrolled out of the Beech factory in 1991.”
While this was another extremely sophisticated Garmin panelupgrade that Pacific Coast Avionics completed on a King Air, the scale andrelatively short turn-time of the seven-week-long project did not intimidateConroy’s team.
“We have over 160-years of combined technical experience inour shop and we’ve done custom panels for a variety of high-end homebuilts tocabin business aircraft,” he said. “Other than it was a legacy King Air, thisproject held very few surprises for our guys. They really enjoy these types ofchallenges.”
About Pacific Coast Avionics
Founded in 1991, and located at Aurora State Airport, justsouth of Portland Oregon, Pacific Coast Avionics is a major supplier of avionics, instruments, and pilot supplies tocustomers worldwide, and represents all major manufacturers by providing sales,service and installation support. Its 14,000 square foot facility canaccommodate a wide range of aircraft up to and including business jets. PacificCoast Avionics is an FAA approved Repair Station, No. OPXR455L, Class 1, 2/LimitedInstrument. For a copy of the PCA catalog or for more information, visit: www.PCA.aero.
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