Systems Upgrades - Avionics

Global Positioning System (GPS)
Aircraft Engineering Services

Global Positioning System (GPS)

Spar can install any approved GPS system required
in single or dual configuration, coupled to the Autopilot.

Spar Aerospace Limited (Spar) has a great deal of expertise in the field of avionics modifications to Transport Category aircraft. Spar employees bring the full value of this expertise to engineering, installation and TCA/FAA STA/STC approval services for systems such as the KLN-900 Global Positioning System (GPS) on Boeing 737 and 727 aircraft. Systems are installed on time, on budget and without interruption to ‘business as usual’ for the customer.

Other Systems Available:

Collins 4000, Honeywell HT9100, Trimbal 2100 I/O, Marconi CMA 900

KLN 900 Bendix Approach Certified GPS Navigation System

The KLN 900 incorporates the latest GPS satellite derived navigation technology and can easily be installed in the pedestal of most aircraft. This type of installation saves customers a significant amount of time and money.
Having the KLN 900 in your pedestal or panel is like having a large reference book at your disposal. Charts and radio frequency information is at your fingertips, and convenient controls make it easy to access primary source navigation and flight information.

Physical Dimensions

Width: 5.75 in. (14.6 cm)
Height: 3.75 in. (9.5 cm)
Length: 9.46 in. (24.0 cm)
Weight: 4.5 lbs. (2.0 kg)

Operational Characteristics

Temperature Range: 40°C to 70°C
Altitude Range: Up to 50,000 ft.
Power Inputs: 11-33 V dc at 3.3A max.
TSO: C129 A1

Computer Requirements for Database Updates:

IBM-compatible personal computer with a 3.5 inch floppy disk drive capable of reading 1.44 megabyte diskettes and having an RS 232 serial port.

KA92 Antenna

Width: 2.70 in. (6.86 cm)
Height: 0.70 in. (1.78 cm)
Length: 4.30 in. (10.92 cm)
Weight: 0.30 lbs. (0.136 kg)
Airspeed Rating: 500 KTAS


Aircraft Engineering Services

Spar Aerospace Limited (Spar), one of Canada’s largest and most experienced military aircraft maintenance and modification companies, has an Engineering Services team dedicated to providing engineering services to both the commercial and military aviation sector.

Spar’s engineering team focuses on the needs of the aircraft operator and the aviation industry in Canada. As part of Spar’s highly diversified operations, the engineering department is able to tap into the vast technical expertise that Spar has earned during more than 50 years working in the aviation industry.

Spar has been successful in obtaining a wide range of aircraft repair and modification approvals from both Transport Canada Aviation (TCA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The Engineering Services team is customer focused and offers timely, high quality solutions using advanced technology and expertise.

Engineering and Technology Services for the Commercial and Military Aviation Industry

The Engineering Services team supplies the following services to fixed and rotary wing aviation operators:

Design and Certification Services

Additional Services