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AMI Aviation Adds TCAS II to its Garmin® G950™ Beech 1900D Modernization Program

For Immediate Release:

Press Contact:
Dave Doucette
President
AMI Aviation Services, LLC
407-585-6130
contact@amiaviation.com

AMI Aviation Adds TCAS II to its Garmin® G950™ Beech 1900D Modernization Program

SANFORD, FL (January 14, 2015) – AMI Aviation Services, LLC (www.amiaviation.com) is now offering optional TCAS II capability in its Garmin G950 System upgrade for the Beechcraft 1900D.  AMI’s parent company, AeroMech Incorporated, issued the amended supplemental type certification (STC) via its FAA Organizational Designation Authorization (ODA), a highly select appointment that allows proven companies to self-issue FAA STCs with minimal FAA involvement.  In addition to TCAS II, AeroMech also added a fuel totalizer function as well as options for a Garmin Radar Altimeter (GRA™ 5500), access to Iridium on-demand global weather information and text/voice communications (GSR 56), and removal of the second standby battery for additional cost and weight savings. 

“Beech 1900D customers requiring TCAS II to operate, particularly large fleet operators in Africa and Europe, now have a viable go-forward solution to replace obsolete and end of life cockpit displays and avionics with an extremely cost effective, fully warranted, all glass solution familiar to today’s pilots,” said Dave Doucette, President of AMI Aviation.  “As an added benefit, the upgrade saves approximately 250 pounds that now can be used for an extra passenger, more fuel, or cargo.  I would like to thank our partners, SEARCA, Garmin, and AeroMech, for working with AMI to bring this solution to market.”

AMI Aviation Services, LLC will complete the G950 upgrade at its Orlando Sanford International Airport facility as well as provide the STC to qualified Garmin dealers worldwide, including our knowledgeable STC partner SEARCA in Bogotá, Colombia, as part of a complete FAA PMA kit designed to minimize downtime.  This upgrade removes the end-of-life factory installed EFIS 84 system, legacy navigation and communication radios, as well as other analog instrumentation, and replaces it with a modern, proven, and affordable fully integrated three-display Garmin G950 System with all new shelves and wiring.  The G950 System, similar to the G1000® System but without Garmin autopilot integration, significantly reduces maintenance costs and provides a completely new level of situational awareness, enhanced capabilities, adaptability to new technology, and increased dispatch reliability.  

About AeroMech Incorporated

AeroMech Incorporated, an FAA STC ODA, specializes in aircraft engineering and certification services, including RVSM, for aircraft OEMs, modification shops, and owner/operators.  Since its inception in 1995, AeroMech has completed over 175 STCs, 450 flight-tests, and successfully certified more than 7,500 commercial, military and business aircraft through 19 regulatory agencies worldwide.  For more information, visit www.aeromechinc.com or contact AeroMech at +1 425.252.3236.

About AMI Aviation Services, LLC

AMI Aviation Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of AeroMech Incorporated, is an FAA part 145 Repair Station with Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) specializing in the design, fabrication, kitting, installation, modification, and repair of complex aircraft electrical harnesses and avionics systems.  Experienced on commercial, military and general aviation aircraft, the firm’s repair station operations specifications allow AMI Aviation to install and repair avionics systems in most fixed or rotary-wing aircraft at its hangar on the Orlando /Sanford International Airport (KSFB) or offsite with no geographical limitation utilizing its “go teams”.  For more information, visit www.amiaviation.com or contact AMI Aviation at +1 407.585.6130.

About SEARCA

Servicio Aereo de Capurgana – SEARCA S.A., based in Bogota, Colombia with additional operations in Medellin, Barranquilla, and San Andres Islas, is Colombia’s largest operator, providing total national and regional coverage, serving government agencies, oil and energy companies working in Colombia, as well as several airlines and tourism industry operators.  SEARCA’s fleet consists of 25 turboprops - 19 passenger aircraft, 5 Hawker 400A’s and a Gulfstream G200.  SEARCA S.A., an approved repair station and engineering/maintenance service provider, performs high level maintenance for its own fleet and for 3rd party operators, including Garmin Integrated Flight Deck retrofits, up to the G1000 system.  For more information, visit www.searca.com.co, or contact SEARCA Engineering Department at +1 (305) 280 6256 or +57 1 413 9315 and ingenieria@searca.com.co.

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