Pacific Coast Avionics completes panel upgrades

Pacific Coast Avionics, located on Aurora State Airport in Aurora, Oregon, has completed a contract to upgrade the panels on a fleet of three Cessna Caravans. The Caravans are owned and operated by Westwind Air, which has a number of parachute jump schools located around the United States.

“Westwind Air keeps these airplanes busy and frequently moves them around the country for maximum utilization,” said Dewey Conroy, vice president and COO of Pacific Coast Avionics. “They wanted a modern avionics suite in the airplanes to help accommodate their busy schedule and to provide added safety when repositioning the aircraft between school locations. Our technicians and installers worked with the customer to come up with just the right solution.”

The upgraded panels consist of dual screen Aspen EFIS PFD/MFD systems, dual Garmin Mode S Transponders with Traffic Avoidance, a GNS-530W GPS/Nav/Com, and a Garmin-GMA 340 Audio Panel. The new avionics and existing instrumentation was all installed in a custom-designed, laser-engraved instrument panel. The panel upgrade package was identical for all three aircraft.

Pacific Coast Avionics is headquartered in a 14,000-square-foot facility at Aurora State Airport that can accommodate a wide range of personal and business aircraft up to and including business jets. Pacific Coast Avionics is an FAA approved Repair Station, No. OPXR455L, Airframe and Class 1, 2 Limited Instrument.

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