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CemAir to Launch Service with Garmin G950™ Modified B1900D Aircraft

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CemAir to Launch Service with Garmin G950™-Modified B1900D Aircraft

Bonaero Park, South Africa (July 8, 2015)Cemair (Pty) Ltd (“CemAir) today announced it will be the first operator to launch passenger service in South Africa using 19-seat Beechcraft 1900D Airliners retrofitted with the Garmin G950™ Integrated Flight Deck (IFD).  The G950 system offers a new level of safety-enhancing situational awareness tools, solves avionics obsolescence issues, improves dispatch reliability, and expands the operational life and capabilities of this venerable aircraft.

“The G950 upgrade provides next generation avionics capability, including ADS-B, with an impressive feature set at a fraction of the cost of traditional flight deck retrofits,” said Miles Van der Molen, CEO.  “It’s a complete avionics modernization with all new wiring replacing unreliable and obsolete parts.  And it saves 220 pounds.  In addition to the operational benefits, G950 offers significant safety improvements resulting from the large 15-inch moving map, TCAS II traffic system, weather radar, and Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS).  Passengers and crew can expect fewer delays as a result of the more reliable avionics.”

The G950 modification was completed by AMI Aviation Services, a Garmin G1000® qualified dealer, at its Orlando/Sanford International Airport facility in the United States (KSFB).  AMI Aviation’s parent company, AeroMech Incorporated, engineered and received supplemental type certification (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the modification.  Both companies, in conjunction with Garmin, are now working to integrate the G950 system into B1900D autopilot-equipped aircraft, a solution that is expected to be ready in early 2016.  “AMI Aviation is pleased to see the first G950-equipped 1900D Airliner flying in South Africa, a market that holds tremendous opportunity for our solution.  We would like to thank CemAir for trusting us to modify their first aircraft and we look forward to working with them on modifying the rest of their 1900D fleet” said Dave Doucette, President of AMI Aviation. 

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 or contact AeroMech at 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 or contact AMI Aviation at 407.585.6130.

About CemAir

CemAir is a specialist aircraft leasing company, operating a large fleet of twelve CRJ 100/200 LR Airliners, nine Beech 1900D aircraft, and one Dash8 100. CemAir’s mission is to offer premium aviation customers, recognised first world aviation standards, in some of the most challenging operating environments on earth. Having extensive experience throughout Africa and the Middle East, the company is able to offer dedicated flight services with the flexibility to meet changing needs in a dynamic environment. CemAir offers humanitarian organisations and resource companies a transport solution in these difficult environments that allows them to get their work done safely and quickly. For more information, visit or contact CemAir at +27 (0)11 395 4473.

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