Mid-Canada Mod Center Completes Certification


LAS VEGAS—17 NOVEMBER 2015—TrueNorth Avionics today announced the receipt of a supplemental type certificate (STC) for its Optelity Cabin Gateway Pro communications system.  The STC, developed and certified on a Gulfstream V (G-V) aircraft, was completed by Mississauga, Canada-based Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2).

“It is crucial to provide a business jets with the entire system including the components and certification package, but also the means of maintaining their investment in cabin communications, which means Optelity Care, our membership-based support program.” said Mark van Berkel, TrueNorth CEO. “Mid-Canada Mod Centre is an important long-time partner with a stellar reputation when it comes to STCs. We are always proud to work with Bill and his team and are delighted they have achieved this success with the Optelity Cabin Gateway, it’s another step forward for this connectivity system.”

The STC was developed and completed by Mid-Canada Mod Centre on a G-V aircraft. The aircraft owner, already a Simphonē system user, made the move to TrueNorth’s Optelity Cabin Gateway Pro system, which offers a smaller footprint, all the inflight connectivity options the owner needed, and a streamlined upgrade path.   

“Our track record for developing STCs and working with partners like TrueNorth on these programs is a source of great pride. Together, we help owners to extend and enhance the value of their current aircraft,” said Bill Arsenault, vice president, Mid Canada Mod Centre. “In our experience, the Optelity Cabin Gateway was designed for ease of installation and certification, making the job easier for us.” 

“With Optelity, we’re taking a fresh look at how people can stay connected when they have to fly. Our Optelity Care program will help Optelity product owners to avoid the frustration associated with the constant churn of mobile devices, while having a reliable, predictable maintenance program,” added van Berkel.

About the Optelity Cabin Gateway: TrueNorth Optelity Cabin Gateway has a small footprint and conforms to the ARINC 600 2MCU form factor. Weighing-in at approximately 7.3 lb (3.3 kg), the component is lightweight and highly integrated. It offers Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) and two(2) channels of Iridium voice. The Cabin Gateway has an integrated PBX and an advanced IP- based router. Along with Voice over IP (VoIP) support, it is compatible with smartphones, laptops, tablets and phablets, and integrates with TrueNorth Stylus Wi-Fi, Corded Ethernet and Classic Ethernet Handsets.

About Mid-Canada Mod Center: Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) has been in business since 1996 (AMO #59-97). Their primary focus is in providing industry-leading avionics expertise to the corporate and 2nd tier commercial aviation markets. MC2 specialties include ADS-B, FANS, SBAS-FMS with LPV, cabin entertainment and communication systems including the latest in Satcom, Wi-Fi applications and cockpit redesign/modernization. They are also experts in TCAS, EGPWS, TAWS, RVSM and EFB applications. Located in the North End Business Aviation area of Lester B Pearson International Airport (LBPIA) - CYYZ, the MC2 facilities are easily accessed by air or road, fully-secure and central to many other related aviation support providers. They also provide 24/7 AOG service. Visit midcanadamod.com to learn more.

About TrueNorth: We design and build the technology that powers the connected aircraft and addresses the rapidly changing landscape of mobile devices today and into the future. We are trusted by more Fortune 100 business jet operators for inflight communications systems than any other, and leading avionics manufacturers rely on our expertise to enable their own connectivity systems. Optelity, our newest product family is the ultimate in upgradable, while our cockpit communication systems enable safety and efficiency. With effortless connectivity for smart phones and other mobile devices, our systems deliver high fidelity voice, GSM, Wi-Fi, and enterprise E-mail capabilities. Only TrueNorth provides app-based, ready-to-upgrade solutions that empower people to stay connected to what matters whenever and wherever they have to fly. Visit TrueNorth truenorth.aero, on Facebook and LinkedIn, and follow us on Twitter.


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