The FAA’s updated Advisory Circular AC 120-61B provides information to help air carriers augment–but not alter or amend–existing programs to inform crew members about radiation exposure. The AC explains the differences between the natural sources of radiation in the atmosphere as well as the average annual exposure a human experiences from those sources.
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.
Electromagnetic (EM) compatibility testing, which has become increasingly important with the advent of new technologies such as fly-by-wire controls, the saturation of airspace with high-frequency EM emissions and the decision by some airlines to allow mobile phone calls aboard their aircraft has prompted Alenia Aeronautica to build Europe’s largest anechoic chamber.
Flight services provider Arinc has added an automatic radiation calculating feature to its Arinc Direct flight solution package. Portfolio subscribers will be able to use the feature free of charge to track the potential radiation exposure of their flight crews.
Max-Viz, has expanded the list of helicopters on which its EVS-1000 thermal imaging system has been certified since Heli-Expo 2006, announcing the addition of the Bell 206 and LongRanger series, the 407, 412 and 412EP.
In an age of global travel, pure water that is free of microorganisms is a major concern. With that in mind, Indianapolis Jet Center of Whitestown, Ind., has become the exclusive provider of the IJC-2 ultraviolet water disinfection system from the American Ultraviolet Company.
An InfraTek infrared de-icing system is under trial and now open at Norway’s Oslo Gardermoen Airport. Operated by SAS Ground Services, the facility consists of a tent-like structure under which aircraft taxi for a dose of radiant heat waves that melt snow and ice from all of the airplane’s surfaces. InfraTek developer Radiant Energy says that if the system meets Oslo’s economic and environmental requirements it will be put into permanent use.