Eagle Creek Takes On Aerial Firefighting Upgrades

 - September 9, 2020, 11:59 AM
Canada-based Conair uses the Twin Commander 690 as part of its aerial firefighting fleet. (Photo: Eagle Creek Aviation)

Three Twin Commander 690s used in Conair’s aerial firefighting fleet now operate with new Garmin G950 flight decks and tactical radios following an extensive modification project by Eagle Creek Aviation. Integrating all primary flight, navigation, communication, terrain, traffic, weather, and engine instrumentation, the Garmin G950 panel includes a 12.4-inch multifunction display and two 10.4-inch primary flight displays.

“The Garmin G950 glass flight deck in our Twin Commander fleet improves the pilot and air attack officer’s ability to assess multiple environmental hazards simultaneously,” said Canada-based Conair’s Jeff Berry. “The innovative tool offers greater simplicity in the cockpit, providing more data on demand to the Air Attack team, within a clean, integrated display.”

Also included in the installations was the Genesys digital autopilot DFCS2100. Eagle Creek’s experience with the Twin Commander includes the development of the Dash 10T engine upgrade program and collaboration on Twin Commander’s Factory Grand Renaissance program.