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In order to maximize the availability of our Boeing 737-200s for last-minute trips, Nolinor Aviation recently made investments to update our avionics systems. This modernization will increase system reliability and minimize delays due to electromechanical and analogue equipment failures from the original avionics suite.

For the first time ever on a B737-200, all electromechanical navigational and flight instruments will be replaced with four active matrix LCD colour screens with LED blacklighting (Universal Avionics EFI 890R). These will be coupled with two solid-state inertial navigation systems (Honeywell Laseref V) and two LPV flight management systems (Universal UNS-1Lw). In addition, the transponder system will be upgraded to meet ADS-B OUT requirements.

The replacement of all gyroscope components streamlines the system architecture by eliminating a number of digital/analogue interfaces and increasing the stability of navigational instruments in remote areas. Meanwhile, improvements to the on-board navigation systems will increase the flexibility of operations in monitored areas.

This US$828,350 (CA$1,110,000) investment to modernize the avionics equipment of our first Boeing 737-200 (registration C-GTUK) will also reduce the amount of time required for maintenance troubleshooting thanks to the self-diagnostic capacity of the new on-board systems.

Nolinor Aviation is the first carrier in the world to install such sophisticated navigational systems in a Boeing 737-200. This first step towards the modernization of the avionics suites of our fleet will ensure the continued operations of Nolinor not only in the Arctic region, but also in large urban centres. Innovation is at the forefront of our company’s core values, focus and management.


See the press release