Precise Flight (Booth No. 2030) of Bend, Ore., has gained STC approval for the company’s high-intensity-discharge (HID) Pulselite landing light for the Robinson R22 and R44. Precise Flight’s neighbor, Leading Edge Avionics, will be the first to install the HID Pulselite kit for the Robinson helicopters. HID lighting produces more light, lasts longer and uses less energy, said Scott Philiben, Precise Flight v-p of sales.
HAI Convention News » February 26, 2006
Vancouver Island Helicopters has signed up for Aviall’s Logistics and Inventory Flight Team (Lift) helicopter support program, which the operator said is already proving its worth by helping reduce inventory and operating costs. Aviall (Booth No. 3721) created Lift exclusively for the helicopter market as a way of offering inventory services customized for individual operators.
Sterling Helicopter (Booth No. 2635) has broken ground on a new maintenance facility in Croydon, Pa., the company announced. The 25,000-sq-ft hangar and maintenance site will serve helicopters ranging in size from the Bell 206 to the Agusta A139. Expandable to an additional 15,000 sq ft, the facility will include an inventory department for parts delivery, Sterling said.
Aero Maintenance Group (AMG) announced it has acquired Dallas-based Flite Components Inc., an FAA-certified repair station with more than 50 years of experience in the repair, overhaul and distribution of rotable components for aircraft.
At last, a moving-map display for helicopter passengers.
Alpharetta, Ga.-based Flight Display Systems approached the design of its new helicopter-specific moving map with some experience, according to the company.
When HAI Convention News reported on Enstrom Helicopter at last year’s Heli-Expo, the Menominee, Mich. company, founded in 1959, was on the heels of losing a $75 million U.S. Department of Homeland Security competition. Since then, Enstrom has focused on developing additional accessories for its aircraft and increasing its global presence. The 121 employees of Enstrom (Booth No.
Sikorsky received a contract for 2007 delivery of an S-76C++ to LG International at last week’s Asian Aerospace 2006 trade show in Singapore. “The S-76++ sets the standard for quiet, comfortable and efficient corporate and VIP transport,” said Steve Estill, Sikorsky v-p for worldwide sales.
FH1100 Manufacturing Corp. of Century, Fla., has selected an EFIS cockpit from Chelton Flight Systems (Booth No. 2821) as standard equipment on all new 2006 Model FH1100 helicopters. The Chelton FlightLogic system will also be available for retrofit on FH1100 helicopters produced before this year.
Air Alpha A/S of Odense, Denmark, is awaiting delivery of a full-motion Bell 222 flight simulator built by Fidelity Flight Simulation of Pittsburgh. The simulator features Fidelity’s six-degree, all-electric motion base, an enhanced LCD mosaic wall external visual display and full type replication of the Bell 222 helicopter.
Bond Air Services has announced a contract for two night-vision-equipped Eurocopter EC 135T2 helicopters that will operate a 24/7 service for police in the Strathclyde district of Scotland. The aircraft will be the first NVIS EC 135T2s to operate in the UK.