Rocky Mountain Aircraft has just completed a major inspection and avionics upgrade project to one of our B1900 aircraft prior to its sale to Tropic Air.
This tip to tail phase inspection, along with a replacement engine will enable the new operator to quickly integrate the aircraft into their fleet with minimum delay. The main factory legacy avionics equipment has been removed and a Garmin G950NXi Integrated Flight Display System installed along with ADS-B Transponders and TCAS II.
The new integrated avionics system will add operational flexibility, weight savings and eliminate the parts obsolescence issues with the legacy systems. The G950NXi Integrates virtually all avionics, bringing high-resolution glass displays, faster processing, smooth flight control, and HSI mapping to the flight deck.
Not only does the Garmin G950 NXi suite bring the latest avionics capabilities to the Beech 1900D cockpit, but it also removed, approximately 250 lbs. of hardware and wiring. That’s enough weight savings to carry an additional adult passenger. Or more baggage and freight. Or more fuel, for longer flights or multi-leg routes.
Our avionics department has completed many G950/1000 installations but this was the first on the B1900. As with any first-time major project, there was a steep learning curve and a few surprises encountered. However, the confidence to complete future B1900/G950 modifications quickly and professionally is now high and we are looking forward to the next aircraft.
This pressurized, spacious and fast turboprop will now be operating in a region of the world much different than the wild expanse of Canada, as it starts its’ Island hopping routine in the Caribbean.
With our aircraft operated by various airlines in Canada from coast to coast to coast. The B1900 is Rocky Mountain Aircraft’s second most numerous leasing aircraft after the Twin Otter.
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