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April 1, 2010
Talk to people who have upgraded their rotorcraft from analog ‘steam gauges’ to all-digital ‘glass cockpits’, and their enthusiasm brings the J-word to mind time and again. The improvements in performance, ease of use, and maintenance are stunning; as the following stories clearly attest. Glass Cockpit Just Part of Transformed Bell 212 Located in Sudbury, Canada, Day Aviation flies...
March 1, 2010
Aero Dynamix Offers L-3 M949 Gen III Night Vision Goggles Night vision systems provider Aero Dynamix of Euless, Texas has become a full line distributor for L-3 Electro-Optical Systems’ M949 Generation III night vision goggles. The goggles are built to DO-275 standards with Class B filters, and versions with Class A and C filters are also available. The M949 has an image intensifier tube, interface...
March 1, 2010
Dubai-based Aerospace Consortium FZE has contracted SkyTrac Systems to supply satcom and flight...
February 1, 2010
Sherwin-Williams AfterGlo Now Available for Commercial Aircraft A specialized paint from Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings and Defense Holdings Inc. allows commercial helicopter rotors and aircraft propellers to glow in the dark. AfterGlo photo-luminescent paint kit AD110 is applied to the tips of main and tail rotors on helicopters, and along the edge of propeller blades on fixed-wing aircraft, making...
February 1, 2010
To the uninitiated, the small sprag clutch rotating along in the drive-train of a helicopter seems somewhat insignificant. Amidst the myriad of components that comprise a helicopter, it’s a relative unknown. But when the engine or drive-train fails on a rotary wing aircraft, the little clutch buried inside permits the autorotation that can keep the helicopter aloft and allow the pilot to guide the...
January 1, 2010
Military | Mission Equipment The Army’s OH-58 Kiowa Warrior armed scout helicopter—the most heavily used aircraft in Iraq and Afghanistan—is losing its distinctive mast-mounted sight. Brig. Gen. Tim Crosby, commander of the Army’s Program Executive Office for Aviation, said the sensor turret atop the mast will be replaced as part of “band-aid” fixes to keep the aging...
January 1, 2010
Military | Mission Equipment The U.S. Marine Corps’ MV-22B Osprey finally has a gun that can lay down 360 degrees of suppressive fire, filling a gap in the tiltrotor troop transport’s capabilities that was criticized by some in 2007, when the aircraft first deployed to a combat zone in Iraq. When the Marines began the Osprey’s second combat deployment this past November by flying 10...
January 1, 2010
By Douglas Nelms The U.S. Army’s first total fly-by-wire helicopter is still on schedule in its developmental testing (DT) phase, despite rumors that the program has been delayed by technical problems, according to Col. Neil Thurgood, project manager for utility helicopters. The UH-60 upgrade program was started in 2004, with the first of two prototypes flown in 2008. Those aircraft are now...
January 1, 2010
During the past 15 years, Aero Dynamix (ADI) has become a leader in the night vision modification industry. Currently the company employs more than 60 night vision professionals and is growing rapidly. As an FAA-certified Repair Station (C73R723N), Aero Dynamix offers a full line of services in the instrument/avionics repair field. They have 15 FAA-certified repair technicians on staff to meet customer...
January 1, 2010
Carl Zeiss Optronics designs, develops and produces state-of-the-art optronic instruments for military and civilian applications. They are used to monitor, identify and classify, as well as for precise measurement, evaluation and targeting. As a subsidiary of the globally recognized Carl Zeiss Group, the company has years of experience and know-how in optronics, highly accurate optics and precision...
January 1, 2010
Established in 1996, Alpine Air Support is an aftermarket helicopter parts supplier stocking the most widely utilized rotable, avionics and instrument parts for the AS365 Dauphin series of mid-size helicopters, including the EC155. Based in Zurich, Switzerland, in the heart of Europe, the company is focused on serving customer needs quickly and efficiently. To achieve this goal, Alpine Air Support’s...
January 1, 2010
Becker Avionics International develops, manufactures and distributes the latest communications, navigation, surveillance and search & rescue (SAR) equipment for airborne and ground applications. For more than 50 years, Becker Avionics has provided avionics equipment to general and corporate aviation, ATC, law enforcement and military organizations around the world. Becker Avionics is dedicated to...
January 1, 2010
In 1977, Aviation Instrument Services, Inc. (AIS) was founded with one goal in mind: to build a reputation of excellence in service. Just ask AIS’ customers and they’ll tell you that this company meets this goal—time and time again. “When AIS’s experience is joined with their buying power, their customer receives a level of value that is unbeatable,” says Dave Vorsas...
January 1, 2010
Aviall’s LIFT (Logistics and Inventory Flight Team) program offers a variety of services tailor-made for each helicopter operator. All services are designed to add value and reduce costs. The benefits include access to more than 230 product lines, local stocking of high-demand parts, inventory management, electronic ordering via the award-winning aviall.com website or EDI (electronic data interface)...
January 1, 2010
BLR Aerospace (BLR) designs, develops, manufactures and markets airframe aerodynamic enhancements for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. BLR’s 17-year history of aerodynamic innovation has produced nearly 60 FAA STC approvals for aftermarket aircraft modifications such as winglets, vortex generators, helicopter tailboom strakes and patented FastFin. Helicopter operators who would like a new aircraft...
January 1, 2010
Through two centers of excellence in Mineral Wells, Texas and Prescott, Arizona, Cobham Avionics delivers component and integrated system solutions for civilian, air ambulance, law enforcement, SAR, EMS, electronic news gathering, military and marine applications. With end-to-end avionics solutions, the requirements of a variety of airborne applications can be met through platform-specific implementation...
January 1, 2010
Leadership and growth have defined Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (now part of Donaldson Aerospace and Defense Group) since the company’s founding in 1999, and they continue to do so ten years later. The growth has been steady, often explosive, and today Donaldson is recognized as the industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of high-performance Inlet Barrier Filtration (IBF)...
January 1, 2010
2010 promises to be one of the most exciting years in recent history for Kaman Helicopters. If everything goes according to plan, Kaman Corporation’s high-profile helicopter division will experience significant change and growth in the year ahead. Big News for K-MAX The company’s greatest opportunity rests with the unmanned K-MAX helicopter. As this issue of Rotor & Wing goes to press, a...
January 1, 2010
The industry leader in aircraft climate control systems continues to advance its technologies, expand its reach, and introduce new products and services. Air Comm Corporation is a company on the move. The Boulder, Colo.-based firm reached new levels of success in 2009, and 2010 is shaping up to be another strong year. Recent milestones and achievements include: • Certification of a new heating and air...
December 1, 2009
A A&P Hydraulics, 9283 Industrial Blvd., Leland, NC 28451; Email: ap-hydraulics@mindspring.com; Web: www.ap-hydraulics.com; Phone: 910-371-1151 AAR Corp, 1100 North Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale, IL 60191; Email: paul.oppenheim@ aarcorp.com; Web: www.aarcorp.com; Phone: 630-227-2000; Fax: 630-227-2039 Acadian Composites, div. of Aeronautical Accessories, 301 W. Pont Des Mouton Road...
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