Construction of Wing Aviation, which started last September at Montgomery County Airport in Conroe, Texas, is now slated to finish in the fall instead of this month, as originally scheduled. The new facility will include a 40,000-sq-ft maintenance hangar and a 14,000-sq-ft paint hangar. Wing’s new 12,000-sq-ft terminal building will house crew and passenger lounges, a conference room, flight-planning room, showers, gym and other amenities.
West Bend, Wis.-based EMS-Link, with help from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, and other partners, plans to introduce a program for remote monitoring of the vital signs of passengers or crew of corporate aircraft. According to CEO Paul Egan, EMS-Link allows real-time transmission of a patient’s vital signs over any standard narrow-band telephone connection.
SIKORSKY S-76A++, GALVESTON, TEXAS, MARCH 23, 2004–The NTSB has concluded its on-scene investigation of the accident that sent S-76A++ N579EH into the Gulf of Mexico, killing all 10 on board. Ninety percent of the helicopter had been recovered at press time.
Construction of Wing Aviation has begun at Montgomery County Airport in Conroe, Texas. The new facility, scheduled to be in operation by next April, will include a 54,000-sq-ft hangar for airframe and avionics maintenance, custom refurbishing and detailing. Wing intends to specialize in Gulfstream maintenance. In addition, the company will provide complete line services, according to president John Wing.
An airborne telemedical emergency-assistance kit is an item often overlooked in the interior completion and refurbishment process, particularly on smaller aircraft. Now ER-Link of West Bend, Wis., is offering a solution in the form of an FAA-approved kit designed specifically for use in small business aircraft. It offers the advantage of simultaneous voice and data transmission.
Wreckage of an Era Aviation Sikorsky S-76 was found late last month, two days after it crashed into the Gulf of Mexico about 60 miles south of Galveston, Texas. Several bodies were also recovered. The twin-turbine helicopter, carrying two crew and eight passengers, was en route from Galveston to an oil platform when it went down.
The FAA said it has no objection from an “airspace utilization standpoint” to a plan to develop Air Rice Airport, a private facility near Katy, Texas, into a public-use business aviation airport. The private developers have renamed the field South Waller County Airport and hope to start construction within six months to extend the runway.