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MaXus Air STC

Air Conditioning & Heating STC for PA-46

Be the Coolest plane on the block… Literally!

Cutter Aviation is proud to offer the next remarkable feature to the Meridian MaXus line of upgrades. The MaXus Air Climate Control System is now available for the PA46-500TP. The system is a complete redesign for optimum performance, reliability, and comfort.

  • More than 4 times the airflow
  • 4 times the cooling capacity
  • Supplemental Aft Heat
  • Automatic Dual Zone controllers
  • Outstanding performance and reliability

Larger Air Vents

Providing more than 4 times the air flow and efficiency of the original system for comfort while on the ramp, during taxi or in flight. BTUs increase from stock of 3,500 to 16,500.


AFT Cabin Environmental Control

Independent temperature control for passengers along with independent fan speed adjustment.

Auxiliary Cabin Heaters

Supplemental heating in the AFT cabin contributing to the existent environmental system providing climate comfort in all weather.

Modified Empennage Panel

New inlets installed to maximize the efficiency and airflow to condenser assembly increasing its performance.

Comparison Table OEM MaXus Air
Climate Control System Installed
Dual Zone Cabin and Cockpit Cooling  
Dual Zone Cabin and Cockpit Heating  
Independent Forward and Aft Fan Speed Controls  
Cabin Auxiliary Heat (To keep cabin and cockpit equally comfortable)  
Additional Exterior Inlet and Outlet for proper Condenser Airflow and Heat Exchange  
All New Modern Style Hoses and Fittings  
ECU has complete diagnostics  
Forward Vents enlarged for maximum airflow to the cockpit  
Forward and aft solid-state programmable environmental
control units with full auto temperature settings
 
Dedicated Cockpit Evaporator located near Cockpit for
maximum cooling
 
Dedicated Cabin Evaporator located in cabin for maximum cooling  
All New Vapor Cycle Components, Dryer Receiver, Trinary Switch  
On-demand condenser operation with soft start technology  
New High Efficiency Condenser with Brushless Motor Fan Assembly rated for 25,000 operating hours  
New High Efficiency Forward and Aft Evaporators  
Redesigned Condenser Plenum for proper positive airflow  
All new wiring harness for installed components  
Designed for Reliability and Maximum Performance  

 

Testimonial

“We recently installed a MaXus Air upgrade in our 2008 Matrix. It has transformed the way we think about using the airplane. Before the MaXus Air installation, I would insist on early morning departures so my passengers and I could be reasonably comfortable. We always flew with the window shades down and often with heat shields blocking the cockpit side windows just to keep cabin temperatures somewhere approaching acceptable. Cabin temperatures even at altitude could easily be uncomfortable on sunny days. The MaXus Air system effectively addresses all the factory deficiencies increasing airflow, cooling capacity, and reducing the distance cooled air travels before entering the cabin. The MaXus Air system adds to the utility of our Matrix by significantly increasing the comfort level of passengers and crew while giving us the confidence to schedule flights on hot summer days. Worth every penny.”

Coley Bailey, N6076U

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    Will D. Cutter

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    Will D. Cutter is the Regional Maintenance Sales Manager for Cutter Aviation Addison and San Antonio, TX locations. He is the dedicated point of contact for client ownership experience and is in charge of expediting post-sale maintenance to include managing and coordinating action plans with approved service centers.

    Will brings a valuable mix of industry knowledge to this role, particularly in the area of piston and turboprop products. Prior to joining Cutter Aviation, Will worked for Piper Aircraft, Inc. as a Marketing Analyst in their Digital Marketing division. Will gained in-depth understanding of Piper’s competitive advantages, target markets and client base while developing a new Customer Relationship Management system. Will also supported Piper’s marketing efforts through website curation and advertisement creation. Life-long exposure to the aviation industry coupled with his previous experience makes Will a remarkable addition to the Cutter Aviation team.

    Will is an FAA rated private pilot, currently pursuing his Instrument Rating and is looking forward to being certified to fly every aircraft Cutter Aviation sells. As a graduate of The University of Arizona, Will received a Bachelor of Science Degree with a concentration in Economics.

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    James Fisher is the Engine Program Sales and Client Relationship Manager for Cutter Aviation. James brings with him 25 years of solid aviation experience. Fisher began his career as an A&P mechanic and has held management positions with increasing responsibilities throughout the Aviation Industry. He held several positions in his 15 years at Pratt & Whitney Canada as an Engine Line Manager, Materials Manager, Operation Manager, and Continuous Improvement Manager for ACE (Achieving Competitive Excellence). In his last position as Director of Maintenance for N1 LLC his duties included setting up a heavy maintenance shop for the Honeywell HTF 7000, developing a Mobile Repair Team (MRT), implementing logistics, and managing the Fleet Maintenance Program for all Flexjet Aircraft in Arizona. He was also responsible for managing the operations of the repair station in West Virginia.

    James enjoys his leisure time watching or playing sports, specifically baseball.

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    Adam Parish is the Manager of Aircraft Services at Cutter Aviation Phoenix Sky Harbor. With over twenty-six years of accomplishments in avionics and maintenance sales, management, business development, STC development, avionics/maintenance installations and repair, he is an asset to the avionics team. Adam joined Cutter Aviation in 2003 with a position in Avionics Sales, and was eventually promoted to Avionics Sales Manager. He left the company in 2008 to pursue other opportunities and returned to Cutter Aviation in 2017.

    Previously, Adam was a Project Manager at Executive Aircraft Maintenance and a Director of Sales at Crownair Companies. He began his aviation career as an avionics and maintenance technician in the United States Air Force, working on heavy military refueling and transport aircraft as well as search and rescue helicopters.

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    Bruce Tanis as Manager of Aircraft Services for Cutter Aviation in San Antonio, TX. Bruce is responsible for managing all aspects of the maintenance operation including cost-effective utilization of department resources to meet or exceed service, avionics and aircraft upgrade requirements requested from Cutter Aviation’s maintenance customers.

    Bruce was raised around aviation and is the son of Peter Tanis, the inventor of the Tanis Engine Preheater. Growing up, Bruce’s family owned several FBOs and maintenance facilities where as soon as he was able to see over the engine cowling, he was helping in the shop.

    While attending school at Northwestern Bible College, Bruce worked as a line technician at Anoka County Blaine Airport. He later received an associate’s degree in Aviation Maintenance from Lake Area Technical College in South Dakota. After receiving his A&P License and becoming an IA, Bruce went on to work for several prestigious aviation companies which provided him with unparalleled experience in a wide array of airframes including Piper, King Air, Beechcraft, Honda, Hawker, TBM, Quest and Cessna aircraft as well as commercial airliners.

    Bruce has a Private Pilot License with SEL and MEL ratings. He is married and has two adult sons, who also followed in his family’s aviation path. When not working, he enjoys golf, playing music and most of all spending time with his grandkids.

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    Christopher Gradisar

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    Christopher Gradisar is Cutter Aviation’s Manager of Aircraft Services in Addison, Texas. Mr. Gradisar is responsible for managing all aspects of the maintenance operation including the successful implementation of maintenance work order projects and cost-effective utilization of department resources to meet or exceed the service, avionics, and aircraft upgrade requirements requested from Cutter Aviation’s maintenance customers.

    Mr. Gradisar began his career with Cutter Aviation in 2005 when he was hired as Chief Inspector for Cutter’s maintenance facility at Dallas Executive Airport. In 2012 Christopher accepted the position as Service Supervisor where he directed the day-to-day operations for the shop. He started his aviation career working as an A&P for an aircraft maintenance provider in Pueblo, CO and later moved to Dallas, TX and worked as a floor inspector with Raytheon Aircraft.

    Christopher enjoys working on home improvement projects in his spare time as well as sailing and racing his MacGregor 26S sailboat. Mr. Gradisar also enjoys spending time with his two grown children and 15-month-old granddaughter.

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    Kevin Fenske

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    Kevin Fenske is the Manager of Aircraft Service at Cutter Aviation Denver. Kevin found his passion for aviation at a very young age. As a boy, he could be found watching the airplanes flying over his childhood home, playing with toy planes and building aircraft models.

    When he was 15, he got his very first job in aviation, washing airplanes at a small, local airport. After high school, Kevin attended Blackhawk Technical College and received his A&P Certification while working at Wisconsin Aviation, where he stayed for a total of 25 years with different positions, such as lineman for five years, then as an A&P Mechanic, Lead Technician, Inspector, and finally Aircraft Maintenance Manager of the same facility that he washed his first plane.

    Kevin has always been dedicated to learning and furthering his knowledge, experience and expertise. In 2001, he and his wife decided to relocate to Northern Wisconsin to gain more experience with the TBM 700, a plane that he had yet to work on. Kevin worked as a Maintenance Manager for Rice Lake Air Center in Cameron, WI, for 3 years. He threw himself into learning everything he could about the TBM world.
In 2004, Kevin decided to move back to Watertown. He returned to his aviation family at Wisconsin Aviation. He brought with him the vast knowledge he had learned about the TBM and with it, more business for the company. Over the next 11 years, Kevin helped the company grow by facilitating training for his team, increasing shop productivity by 40%, and building strong relationships with customers and vendors.

    In 2016, Kevin and his family moved to Colorado and again, he stepped out of his comfort zone and was excited to take a job where he could learn about Pilatus aircraft. He quickly moved up from Lead Tech to Customer Service Manager to Maintenance Manager. He helped grow the company in a very short amount of time and developed strong relationships with his team, his customers and the Pilatus Network.

    In his free time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife and five kids. Learning to golf, and prepping for annual Elk hunts.

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