Friday, December 14, 2012

Pacific Coast Avionics Provides Panel Upgrade for TAC AIR Twin Otters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, December 14, 2012, Aurora, Oregon    Dewey Conroy, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Pacific Coast Avionics has announced a contract for providing custom panel upgrades for three DeHavilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otters operated by TAC Air out of Coronado, California. The Twin Otters are utilized for jump flights and jump training by both civilian and military customers.


Commenting on the design and installation of the custom panels, Conroy said, “Since these aircraft are used primarily in a local flight environment, the emphasis was placed on safety of flight rather than more sophisticated long range navigation. The install package for these aircraft is indicative of our ability to match the equipment to the mission and provide the customer with the best value for his upgrade investment.”


The install package is standardized for all three aircraft and includes the following equipment:


• Aspen Avionics Evolution 2000 Dual Screen EFIS

• Garmin GNS-530W GPS/Nav/Com

• Garmin GMA-340 Audio Panel

• Dual Garmin GTX-327 Mode C Transponders

• Avidyne TAS-620 Traffic System


Commenting further, Conroy added, “We successfully integrated the new avionics with the existing avionics that remained in the panel and provided all the necessary interfaces with other instruments. In addition, the customer took advantage of our capabilities for CAD panel design, panel cutting, powder coating, and laser engraving to make the panel as new as possible.”


Pacific Coast Avionics is a major supplier of avionics, instruments, and pilot supplies to customers worldwide and represents all major avionics manufacturers by providing sales, service, and installations support. The company is located on Aurora State Airport just south of Portland, Oregon and its 14,000 square foot facility can accommodate a wide range of aircraft up to and including twin turboprops such as the Twin Otter. Pacific Coast Avionics is an FAA approved Repair Station, No. OPXR455L, Class 1 and 2 Limited Instrument.


For complete details, contact Dewey Conroy, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at 503.678.6242 or visit the company website at


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