FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Aurora, Oregon, March 6, 2012 – Pacific Coast Avionics Corporation, located on Aurora State Airport in Aurora, Oregon has announced the completion of a contract to upgrade the panels on a fleet of three Cessna Caravans. The Caravans are owned and operated by Westwind Air which has a number of parachute jump schools located around the United States.
Commenting on the upgrades, Dewey Conroy, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Pacific Coast Avionics, said, "Westwind Air keeps these airplanes busy and frequently moves them around the country for maximum utilization. They wanted a modern avionics suite in the airplanes to help accommodate their busy schedule and to provide added safety when repositioning the aircraft between school locations. Our technicians and installers worked with the customer to come up with just the right solution."
The upgraded panels consist of dual screen Aspen EFIS PFD/MFD systems, dual Garmin Mode S Transponders with Traffic Avoidance, a GNS-530W GPS/Nav/Com, and a Garmin-GMA 340 Audio Panel. The new avionics and existing instrumentation was all installed in a custom-designed, laser-engraved instrument panel. The panel upgrade package was identical for all three aircraft.
Commenting further on the project, Conroy said, "The variety of products and the level of technology available today provides a wide range of effective, affordable panel upgrade options. We can completely customize an upgrade to make sure that the panel capability matches the customer’s mission requirement."
Pacific Coast Avionics is headquartered in a 14,000 square foot facility at Aurora State Airport which can accommodate a wide range of personal and business aircraft up to and including business jets. Pacific Coast Avionics is an FAA approved Repair Station, No. OPXR455L, Airframe and Class 1, 2 Limited Instrument.
For complete details, contact Dewey Conroy, Vice President and General Manager at 503-678-6242 or fax 503-678-6292. You can also visit the company web site at www.PCA.aero. To download a hi-res image of the Cessna Panel Upgrade visit http://www.bkads.com/pca/Cessna_Caravan.jpg