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Conair completes three Turbo Commander avionics installations


September 8, 2020
Wings Staff

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Conair partnered with Eagle Creek Aviation for a major avionics upgrade project on Turbo Commander TC-690B aircraft. (Photo: Jeff Bough, Conair)

Conair Group Inc. completed an extensive avionics project on its fleet of Turbo Commander TC-690B aircraft. The project included the installation of the Garmin G950 flight deck and tactical radio packages on all three Air Attack aircraft.

Conair explains the G950 provides pilots the ability to scan and process data efficiently and accurately. The system assimilates flight-critical information including instrumentation, navigation, weather, terrain, traffic and engine data on a large 12-inch multifunction display and two 10-inch primary flight displays. The installations also included the Genesys digital autopilot DFCS2100.

The Garmin G950 flight deck is designed or pilots to easily scan and process data, including the capability to assess multiple environmental hazards simultaneously. (Photo: Conair)

“The Garmin G950 glass flight deck in our Twin Commander fleet improves the pilot and Air Attack officer’s ability to assess multiple environmental hazards simultaneously,” said Jeff Berry, business development, Conair. “The innovative tool offers greater simplicity in the cockpit, fully integrating with the aircraft’s Max-Viz camera system, providing more data on demand to the Air Attack team, within a clean, assimilated display.”

For the installation, Conair partnered with Eagle Creek Aviation, an established innovator in Twin Commander upgrades and modifications. Eagle Creek Aviation is a Garmin Service Center, Gogo Business Aviation dealer, multi-year FAA Diamond Award of Excellence recipient and an International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) accredited dealer and broker with nearly four decades of service.

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“The G950 will make it easy for Conair’s pilots to overlay graphical weather, lightning, traffic, terrain and other avoidance system advisories, which is essential when faced with unfavorable weather conditions resulting from major environmental fires,” said Randy Morelock, director of avionics, Eagle Creek Aviation. “We were privileged to have had the opportunity to complete such an extensive and important project for Conair.”