Valves

February 27, 2014 - 2:55pm

Owner/operators of Bell 206L series helicopters can install a new cylinder extension assembly from Tactair Fluid Controls, a subsidiary of Young & Franklin. The new cylinder extension assembly is detailed in a Tactair service bulletin (SB42C42642-67-04) and a Bell Helicopter information letter (206L-14-97), and its replacement is recommended for accomplishment during repair or overhaul of the hydraulic servo actuator. The improvement replaces the existing cylinder extension assembly with an upgraded component that is designed to increase the reliability and service life of the entire hydraulic servo actuator.

July 9, 2012 - 10:25am

Sierra Nevada Corp. has selected Parker Aerospace Gas Turbine Fuel Systems division’s thermal-management equipment to cool and heat its autonomous landing system (HALS) on Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. Sierra Nevada has a contract to fulfill the degraded visual environments (DVE) operational-needs statement issued by the U.S. Army aviation-networks mission-planning program directorate.

July 8, 2012 - 2:30pm

Canyon Engineering Products (Hall 4 Stand F7) has developed a line of dual- or multiple-port manual rotary-select valves that enable aircraft operators to isolate hydraulic pressure, at up to 5,000 psi, from specific systems to permit aircraft ground maintenance. The company’s rudder isolation valve, operating with 7.92 U.S. gallons per minute flow rate at up to 7.25 psi differential pressure, has an overall weight of 1.05 pounds, while another product is a three-port, two-position valve to isolate nosewheel door actuators for servicing.

November 16, 2011 - 12:49pm
The SmartStem system lets operators check the tire pressure without removing the

Crane Aerospace & Electronics will be offering an STC for its SmartStem wireless tire pressure system for the Dassault Falcon 20 and Falcon 50 starting next year. The STC retrofit kits will be available exclusively through Dassault Falcon Jet. Crane is in the process of certifying SmartStem on additional business, regional and large commercial aircraft.

November 16, 2011 - 12:49pm

Crane Aerospace & Electronics will be offering an STC for its SmartStem wireless tire pressure system for the Dassault Falcon 20 and Falcon 50 starting next year. The STC retrofit kits will be available exclusively through Dassault Falcon Jet. Crane is in the process of certifying SmartStem on additional business, regional and large commercial aircraft.

November 10, 2010 - 10:48am

The FAA has issued a final rule for an Airworthiness Directive for the Embraer Phenom 100 S/N 50000005 through 50000118, 50000120, 50000122 through 50000126, 50000128, and 50000131, certified in any category. The AD says it is prompted by failures of the flow control shutoff valve in the closed position.

September 14, 2006 - 4:56am

Bombardier Learjet 55, Van Nuys, Calif., July 15, 2006–Learjet N554CL, operated by Clay Lacy Aviation, suffered an in-flight fire while on approach to Van Nuys. The crew reported that the airplane had not “cooled off” during the flight from Las Vegas. When the airplane was about 500 feet above the runway, the bleed air r and emer press annunciator lights illuminated.

 
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