Hospitality

February 25, 2008 - 12:38pm

Aircraft accessories provider Precise Flight (Booth No. 1421) of Bend, Ore., has received a supplemental type certificate for its high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting for the Robinson R22 series. According to Precise Flight v-p Scott Philiben, the HID lighting is “a great fit” for Robinson helicopters, providing illumination in low-visibility situations and dense urban environments.

February 25, 2008 - 11:29am

Air ambulance operator Guardian Flight has purchased its first helicopter, a Soloy-modified Eurocopter AS 350BA, on display here at the Soloy Aviation Solutions booth (No. 713). The Soloy SD1 modification replaces the AS 350’s original Turbomeca Arriel engine with a Honeywell LTS101-600A-3A. Guardian Flight is headquartered in Fairbanks, Alaska, with satellite bases in Ketchikan, Dutch Harbor and Sitka.

February 23, 2008 - 10:26am
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Half a continent away from its builder’s growing U.S. base in Philadelphia, an AW109 Grand looks sleek and businesslike even with its feet out feeling for terra firma here in Houston.

February 19, 2008 - 10:34pm
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Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway personal transporter and a jet pilot himself, might have had the airshow venue in mind. With acres of ground to cover, the gyrostabilized Segway provides quiet, reliable wheels to get around. And its electric motor is carbon-emission friendly.

February 19, 2008 - 10:34pm
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Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway personal transporter and a jet pilot himself, might have had the airshow venue in mind. With acres of ground to cover, the gyrostabilized Segway provides quiet, reliable wheels to get around. And its electric motor is carbon-emission friendly.

February 18, 2008 - 11:35am

Geneva Aviation (Booth No. 2263) has received FAA certification for the latest version of its P132 avionics switch panel. According to the Kent, Wash.-based manufacturer, the new console significantly expands the space available in Eurocopter AS 350-series helicopters for equipment used by law enforcement and news channels. The unit is compatible with the wiring changes in the latest versions of the AS 350B2 and B3 models.

February 17, 2008 - 5:46pm
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Singapore’s Black Knights carves an arc in the skies above Changi as they demonstrate their skills for the airshow crowd. The Black Knights fly F-16 fighters.

February 6, 2008 - 10:58am
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Attention Iron Chefs. Here’s a challenge for you. Try putting together those beautifully prepared and eminently eatable dishes in a kitchen the size of an apartment closet, with just enough counter space to open a can of soup. Or take a shot at whipping up a soufflé at 8,000 feet, or building an intricately stacked entrée at the same time you’re creating a sauce, grinding coffee beans and serving drinks to a dozen demanding passengers.

February 5, 2008 - 5:15am

Traditionally, helicopters have been used to rescue people who, for varied reasons, have become unwillingly isolated from their fellow man. Snatched from the jaws of danger, these victims of fate are hoisted aloft, thanks to a set of whirling rotorblades and a skillful pilot, and deposited into the waiting, grateful arms of their fellow humans. Rescued from the terrible isolation of the wilderness, returned to the safety of civilization.

February 4, 2008 - 8:14am

Major interior components were recently checked for fitting in the cabin of the fourth Hawker Horizon (RC-4), planned for use in the super-midsize business jet’s certification program. “The rough fit of the interior components substantiated what we have been saying all along,” said Brad Hatt, president/general manager of Raytheon Aircraft’s Hawker Division.

 
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