Dassault has selected the Thales TopStart electric starter-generator system for the Falcon 5X. The equipment manufacturer claims the unit reduces weight and improves engine durability. The system marks the first time the Paris-based company has combined electric starting and power generation functions in a single unit for a business jet.
Enhanced performance, greater reliability and reduced operator maintenance costs are the primary selling points behind the “Mercury Mod” starter generator upgrade offered by Naasco Northeastern Corporation. In addition to celebrating the 18-year history of the upgrade, Naasco is sharing news about its upcoming “Mercury Mod-Phase Two” variant at Heli-Expo’13 (Booth No. C3924.)
There are bargains to be had at Heli-Expo ‘13, especially for operators of pre-owned or early model helicopters. “L.J. Walch is excited to be able to offer owners of Sikorsky S61 helicopters brand-new motor generators, manufactured fresh by Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing at a healthy discount,” said Bill Luty, manager for sales/special projects for L.J. Walch (Booth No. 3426).