The Los Angeles Police Department is continuing an intensive avionics upgrade campaign for its air operation with selection of an airborne radio package from Toronto-based Technisonic Industries (Booth No. 2356).
Wireless health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS) are flying in four U.S. military rotorcraft on an experimental basis.
Iacobucci subsidiary MGS (Modular Galley Systems) has introduced an executive version of the new microwave oven it originally designed for the Airbus A350.
Lexavia, with a 20-year record of providing customized flight displays for civil and military aircraft, has become the newest player in the infrared enhanced vision system (EVS) marketplace. Examples of the new Lexavia Integrated Systems EVS offerings are being demonstrated at NBAA Booth No. 7922. The Pensacola, Fla.-based company has decided to direct its varied design and manufacturing resources toward a new approach to EVS marketing.
Since almost one third of helicopter accidents with fatal casualties are caused by impact with obstacles and cables, developing and improving anti-collision systems against low-visibility obstacles is clearly a key objective for avionics specialists. Finmeccanica’s Selex Communications has had success with various military users of its laser obstacle avoidance and monitoring (LOAM) system since introducing it in 2000.
Aero Dynamix (ADI) has been granted EASA Part 145 approval following the completion of the first EASA STC approval for a night-vision lighting system on an MD902 helicopter.
Max-Viz, a designer and manufacturer of enhanced vision systems (EVS) with uncooled infrared sensors for airborne applications, is at Heli-Expo’10 (Booth No. 1628) to talk about its helicopter applications. Last year was an exceptional year internationally for EVS, said v-p of sales Bill Harwood. He noted that Poland ordered 23 Max-Viz EVS-1500 systems for its EC135s.
Italy’s Elettronica has entered the last phase of development of its directional infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) system for the anti-missile protection market, and is due to complete ground tests and flight trials by the end of 2009. The project was launched in 2007 to create a system that would protect aircraft from infrared-guided (“heat-seeking”) surface-to-air missiles, and in particular, man-portable air defense systems.
Airborne Law Enforcement Services (ABLE) of Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, Calif., will be the first customer for FLIR Systems’ Ultra 9HD airborne thermal imaging system. An Ultra 9HD mounted on one of ABLE’s EC 120s is on display at FLIR’s Heli-Expo booth (No. 3928).