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Kellestine takes charge of MC2 service department


February 4, 2021
Wings Staff

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With more than 30 years of avionics experience, Vince Kellestine previously managed MC2’s service department from 1997 to 2011. (Photo: Mid-Canada Mod Center)

Avionics veteran Vince Kellestine has returned to Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) to take charge of the company’s service department. A senior avionics technician, Kellestine previously managed MC2’s service department from 1997 to 2011.

Following an assignment in Thailand, Kellestine returned to Canada in 2014 and would maintain Bombardier CRJs and Beechcraft at Air Georgian. He followed-up that position at Onex Partners Group with daily and pre-flight inspections and maintenance on Gulfstream 650, GIV and other aircraft. With experience across a broad range of avionics systems, Kellestine holds a TCCA, AME CAT E license and a private pilot’s license.

“We’re pleased to welcome Vince back to lead our service department once again,” said Bill Arsenault, president of MC2. “With 30 plus years of experience, his deep understanding of avionics and the needs of aircraft owners and operators comes from years of supporting commercial and corporate aircraft across the spectrum from Boeing and Airbus to Bombardier, Gulfstream and Falcon, to Hawker, Citation, Learjet and others.

“Over the last three years, we have been reshaping and developing MC2 to better serve our growing client base,” continued Arsenault. “Vince re-joining the team is another key step in this endeavor and we are eager to see the effect of his leadership on this important department.”

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Founded more than 40 years ago, MC2 focuses on extending the operational life of corporate, commercial and special mission aircraft through avionics capabilities that include systems design, airworthiness, installation, repairs and 24/7 AOG service for flight deck and cabin avionics. Headquartered at Lester B Pearson International Airport (CYYZ), with a second facility in the Chartright campus at Region of Waterloo International Airport (CYKF), the company’s specialties include advanced flight displays, ADS-B, NextGen, SBAS FMS with LP/LPV, cabin entertainment and connectivity including Satcom and Wi-Fi applications.

“Joining Mid-Canada Mod Center again is a real home coming for me in a number of ways,” Kellestine said. “I have the opportunity to work with the best in the business, plus managing and developing the service organization is a challenge that I am keen to take on. Aircraft owners and operators need an organization they can trust, especially in these unprecedented times. It is my goal to ensure that with the team’s support, our clients will see immediate benefits.”