Popular completion program will feature Simphone¯ OpenCabin airborne telecommunications system for voice and data

Ottawa, Canada (July 7, 2010) —TrueNorth Avionics, Inc., working with authorized dealer Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2), has been selected by Flying Colours to provide and install the revolutionary Simphone¯ OpenCabin airborne telecommunications system for that company’s Challenger 850 completion program. The industry’s first software-centric system, Simphone¯ OpenCabin uses a suite of enterprise-level applications (‘apps’) to bring advanced voice and data-management capabilities to business aviation, offering unlimited service life, built-in Wi-Fi and data routing, unmatched communications security and superior voice quality.

Sales, design and installation work for the Flying Colours Challenger 850 project is the responsibility of Mississauga, Ontario-based MC2, which has had a long and successful relationship with Flying Colours performing avionics updates, redesign and installation for cabin avionics/business communication systems. In addition, MC2 has been actively promoting True North’s products since 2009, when it completed the first certified installation of its Simphone¯ OpenCabin system in Canada. “TrueNorth technology is not only user-focused but also has proven itself from the standpoint of installation, integration ease and basically working as promised from day one. We have had great success with them and promote their products with confidence to our clients like Flying Colours,” stated Bill Arsenault, VP of MC2.

With facilities in Canada and St. Louis, MO, Flying Colours serves customers in North & South America, Europe, Russia, the Middle East and India, offering green completions, aircraft refurbishment and modification, executive conversions and maintenance, among other services.

“Meeting the needs of the discriminating operators who work with Flying Colours, Simphone¯ OpenCabin solves the problems of substandard voice and data management that plague many hardware-centric airborne phone systems,” said Mark van Berkel, TrueNorth’s president.