It remains to be seen exactly what impact Thursday’s intentional crash of a single-engine Piper Dakota into an Austin, Texas IRS building will have on any new general aviation security restrictions. However, industry leaders are cautioning against overreaction.
HAI Convention News » February 21, 2010
Heli-Lynx of Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada, will unveil the newest variant of its FX series of modified, single-engine helicopters at 3 p.m. today at Booth No. 3745.
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Aviation consultancy Conklin & de Decker Aviation Information is marking its 25th anniversary at Heli-Expo by donating $2,500 to the Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) scholarship fund.
“This is a great opportunity for us to give back to the industry, and we are excited to support the scholarship program at the Helicopter Foundation,” said Bill de Decker, president and co-founder of the company.
Goodrich (Booth No. 3207) has designated Precision Aviation Group (PAG) as an authorized repair center to provide MRO services on its electrical-power products. PAG provides parts and MRO services for helicopters and airplanes through Precision Heliparts and Precision Avionics & Instruments in Atlanta and Precision Heliparts-Canada and Precision Accessories & Instruments in Vancouver, Canada.
Veracity Aviation (Booth No. 12), an authorized Robinson Helicopter service center in New Braunfels, Texas, announced at Heli-Expo the completion of installation and flight testing of its new PT360 gimbal mount for video cameras.
Latitude Technologies (Booth No. 2125) is announcing EASA certification of its SkyNode S200 satellite communication system for Eurocopter AS365 and EC155 helicopters. Airlift, Latitude’s Norwegian dealer, completed the STC and installation of the Iridium-based aircraft-tracking system last year on a Eurocopter AS332 Super Puma based near and above the Arctic Circle.
Uniflight, (Booth No. 1117) of Reading, Pa., an authorized Bell Helicopter (Booth No. 628) and American Eurocopter MRO provider, announced at Heli-Expo the launch of Uniflight Northeast, established to serve fleet operators in this region of the U.S.
Air Comm has unveiled the first digital climate-control system for helicopters at Heli-Expo. The system will allow crew and passengers to dial in desired temperatures throughout the aircraft. Simply called the Digital Climate Control System, it automatically engages air-conditioning and heating as required to maintain the selected temperatures. It features separate zones and controls for cockpit and cabin.
The U.S. Navy’s 27-page request for information (RFI), titled “Presidential Vertical Lift Platform Analysis of Alternatives Request for Information,” clearly states that it is for planning purposes only. “This is NOT a request for proposals. NO SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS EXIST AT THIS TIME,” it emphasizes.
Here are some of the basic defining capabilities the RFI provides (all performance figures are for sea level and 95 degrees F).