Tanis Aircraft Products has released a video “Just Plug It In” highlighting the safety benefits, functionality and features of the company’s helicopter preheat systems. According to Tanis, its preheat technology allows an operator to warm critical driveline components and fluid reservoirs before flight. The two-minute video identifies wintertime hazards that affect safe operation relating to fluids, critical driveline components and battery efficiency.
A contingent of U.S. Air Force flight attendants participated in this year’s NBAA Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians conference, not just to learn from their peers but to share their own experiences using dry ice as a cooling medium to keep food safe on long trips. It turns out that a sufficient quantity of dry ice allows for weeks of operation and proper food storage. There are important safety considerations when using dry ice.