De Havilland Canada partners with Universal Avionics, acquires Mid-Canada Mod Center
November 7, 2023 By Wings Staff
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited selected Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems company, as lead supplier of integrated flight decks for De Havilland Canada’s CL-215T and CL-415 firefighting aircraft. The Universal Avionics flight deck system will support aerial firefighting operations with flight display, flight management, data communication, and connectivity systems.
This solution, explains De Havilland, builds on the history and ruggedness of the CL-215 and CL-415 and will increase the functionality and effectiveness of the firefighting aircraft family, which will now feature Universal Avionics’ navigational instruments for enhanced safety and improved situational awareness.
In addition, De Havilland announced its purchase of Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) and Avionics Design Services (ADS), which have worked on Universal Avionics installations, upgrades, and modifications for decades.
MC2 and ADS collectively hold facilities in Ontario at Toronto Pearson Airport and the Region of Waterloo Airport, and other engineering team members located in Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta. They are also a Transport Canada Design Approval Organization that develops Supplemental Type Certificates and Repair Design Approvals for MC2 and ADS and its customers. The company will operate as a subsidiary of De Havilland Canada.