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EMTEQ Offers Certified Water Heater Modification Kit

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5349 S. Emmer Dr.
New Berlin, WI, 53151

Press release date: March 14, 2014

In Response to Transport Canada Civil Aviation Safety Alert

New Berlin, Wis., USA – EMTEQ has a certified water heater modification kit as a solution in response to the Transport Canada CASA 2014-01 issued on 28 of January, 2014.

A safety concern has arisen regarding aircraft equipped with General Dynamics Aviation Services (GDAS) (formerly KC Aviation) galley or lavatory water heaters installed under FAA STC SA696GL and/or SA4370SW with at least six known events.

These water heaters may have been installed on, but not limited to, Canadair Challenger, Gulfstream GII, GIII, GIV, Hawker 700/800 and in a wide variety of aircraft outside of the STC using a FAA Airworthiness Approval Tag 8130-3 and identified as assembly part number 444-0007 or installation part number 500-0120-7.0.

EMTEQ's Water Heater Modification Kit replaces heating and insulation components of GDAS water heater (P/N/ 444-0007). The kit will eliminate potential overheat and scalding hazards, and is a less expensive, less labor-intensive option to replacing the entire tank and heater.

Furthermore, EMTEQ's kit for Bombardier CL600 aircraft is Transport Canada (SA10-9), EASA (10029833) and FAA (ST6606NY) certified. The kit is also designed for Hawker 125, Dassault Falcon F50, F200, Gulfstream G1159/G1159B, GIV, Lockheed Jetstar, Jetstar 2, Jetstream 4101, and Sikorsky S76.

For more information on this kit, please contact EMTEQ's Winnipeg office at 1-204-783-5402,, or visit

As a global aerospace company, EMTEQ's commitment to the collaborative advancement of aircraft products keeps our customers at the forefront of technology. EMTEQ offers an extensive selection of innovative, value add products and services for both retrofit and forward fit applications in the commercial and business aviation markets. Products range from cables to integrated installation kits; from cabin power to LED lighting; and from structures to exterior lighting. From multi-faceted, complex programs to production overload needs, EMTEQ complements our products with comprehensive program management and full engineering, design, and certification services. Employing more than 600 employees worldwide, offices and manufacturing facilities are located in New Berlin, WI; Miramar, Florida; Great Falls, MT; Winnipeg, Canada; Montreal, Canada; São José dos Campos, Brazil; Bachenbülach, Switzerland. EMTEQ complies with EN/JSIQ/AS9100:2004, ISO9001:2008, or EN9100:2003 standards backed with FAA/EASA Part 145 Repair Stations and global technical support. Learn more about EMTEQ at

Press Contact:
Kimberly Hoogland

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