Thursday, April 30, 2015

GULF COAST AVIONICS Completes GarminG1000 panel
upgrade on a Colombian Army King Air B200


First-of-its-kind project was done in collaboration with

Corporación de la Industria Aeronáutica Colombiana in Bogotá.



Lakeland, FL (April 30, 2015)  — Rick Garcia, President and CEO, Gulf CoastAvionics Corporation announced today that the company has recently completed itsfirst Garmin G1000 panel upgrade on a Colombian Air Army King Air B200.

“This project had many unique aspects to it,” Garcia said.“It was our (GCA’s) first Garmin G1000 installation in a King Air B200 and itwas the first time we ever did an installation in cooperation with the Corporaciónde la Industria Aeronáutica Colombiana (CIAC) in Bogotá, Colombia.”

“Its ultimate success is a true testament to not only thetechnical knowledge and experience of our team here in Lakeland, but also thecooperative efforts by them and the installers at CIAC,” he said. “It was amarvelous team effort.”

Andy Smith, GCA’s Installation Sales Manager explained thatall of the B200’s panel design, engineering and wiring harness fabrication wasdone at the company’s facility in Lakeland then shipped down to CIAC’s aircraftmaintenance center in Bogotá.

“We went down to CIAC’s facility early on then workedremotely with their technicians on-site,” Smith said. “They handled all of thehands-on part of the installation and did a great job. I went back down when itwas completed for the final configuration.”

“As any shop can attest, installing a G1000 avionics suiteis not an easy task – especially the first time,” he said. “After seeing thefinished panel, my hat went off to the guys at CIAC. They did a tremendous jobwith the project.”

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