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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Hot Products September 2011

REBTECH Makes Six Bell 412s NVG Compatible

Night vision technology innovator and service provider REBTECH recently converted six foreign military Bell 412 aircraft to night vision goggle (NVG) compatibility. The company provided the custom conversion kits as well as installation at the customer’s location. In addition to the modification of all instruments, radios and displays in the cockpit and cabin, REBTECH designed and installed dual-mode covert and NVIS friendly position, anti-collision and searchlight. The design was based off of the REBTECH Bell 412 supplemental type certificate (STC). REBTECH, best known for custom tailored night vision solutions for fixed and rotary wing aircraft around the world, has the capability to design, manufacture and install comprehensive military and civil NVG systems for any mission type required. Based in Bedford, Texas, REBTECH utilizes a highly experienced staff with an extensive background in lighting technology and worldwide military and civil night vision operations. As a component to providing comprehensive customer support, REBTECH not only offers installation services but also provides AOG support for all installed equipment offered by the company. The main offices of REBTECH also include an FAA FAR Part 145 repair station with aircraft instrument inspection, repair, and modification with overhaul capability as well as STC project design and approval services. REBTECH, 1-817-285-7740 or visit www.rebtechnvg.com

Stay Connected When it Matters Most with Polycon

Becker Avionics now offers the Polycon wireless solutions for search and rescue (SAR), emergency medical services (EMS), law enforcement and special mission operations. The Polycon wireless intercom extension system provides the capability to rotary and fixed-wing operators to have audio communications between crewmembers in and away from the aircraft. The Polycon system eliminates communication restrictions by providing seamless hands-free, wireless communications to all crewmembers to effectively perform their mission. Pilots and off-aircraft flight paramedics preparing a patient for transport and evacuation can remain in constant communication while on the ground or in flight during a hoist rescue mission (up to 15 nautical miles). The Polycon System has been developed for the rigorous demands of SAR teams, operating in extreme conditions. Its rugged construction with long-range capability and semi duplex communication integrates the external operating crew as a component of the aircraft intercom system and provides increased situational awareness and safety. The mobile transceiver is waterproof up to three feet, with its integral microphone built into the mobile transceiver; helmet removal is not required to speak to casualty/patient. The system (RTCA DO-160D qualified) is flying on the most popular SAR helicopters such as the EC135, EC145, AS332L2 / EC225, S-76, S-92, and AW139. Becker Avionics, 1-954-450-3137 or visit www.beckerusa.com/polycon

Uniflight Adds Avionics Installation

Helicopter specialist, Uniflight, LLC will now offer an expanded aircraft avionics installation, modification, inspection and repair for law enforcement, air medical, corporate and utility helicopter owners and operators. Uniflight’s flagship facility, based in Grand Prairie, Texas, and satellite facilities including their newest location Rostraver Airport (KFWQ) in Westmoreland County near Pittsburgh in Belle Vernon, Pa; a facility at Griffiss International Airport near Rome, N.Y.; and a location at the Reading Municipal Airport in Reading Pa., provide extensive support of helicopter inspections, repairs, overhauls, completions, reconfiguration and modification capabilities with complete services from aircraft painting, to interior appointments. Uniflight has expanded their support to include avionics capabilities in the 15,000 square foot facility at Rostraver Airport equipped with the latest technology in avionics repair, design, integration and installation. Uniflight will also send Avionics teams to their customer ‘s locations. AutoCAD as well as structural and electrical analysis are also offered services of Uniflight with comprehensive DAR and DER capability. Particular emphasis on reducing aircraft downtime with on time delivery is a widely known and well deserved reputation for the company. Uniflight offers solutions for customer aircraft evaluation, concept, design, implementation, flight test and final delivery. Military and civil helicopter customers around the world rely on Uniflight to continually deliver the finest helicopter services and support with unparallel customer satisfaction. Uniflight, 1-972-623-3444 or visit www.uniflight.com

Alpine Air Now Supporting AS365, EC155

Now celebrating 15 years of quality parts supply, Zürich, Switzerland-based Alpine Air Support is a stocking distributor for the Eurocopter AS365 and EC155 Dauphin helicopters. With notably long lead times and poor product support from the traditional OEMs, Alpine maintains a large pool of exchange components to keep Dauphin operators and maintenance centers supplied with rotable parts, instruments and avionics which can be shipped immediately to any worldwide destination. Alpine owns complete undercarriage sets, autopilot systems and all the associated electromechanical actuation equipment tagged by the factories such as Goodrich, Safran (Sagem Avionics) and Thales. Large fleet operators can now also benefit from Alpine’s extensive consignment pool stocking arrangement which directly competes with the OEM’s PBH schemes for only a fraction of the cost with far clearer visible overheads and instant availability. Alpine is quality approved to ASA-100 standard (FAA 00-56A). Alpine, 1-207-513-1921 (U.S.) and +41 (0) 52 345 3605 or visit www.alpine.aero

EuroAvionics Releases EuroNav7 SA System

The moving map and situational awareness system specialist EuroAvionics takes another leap forward. The Level C EuroNav7 system is the new benchmark in terms of airborne situational awareness (SA). The heart of the system is the all-new RN7 processor box that remains all legacy EuroAvionics configurability and flexibility to connect third-party avionics but which is perfected to offer the most performing, low-weight, low-power and low-cost certified platform for true on-board SA. In combination with the EuroNav7 application the highlights are the integrated HTAWS function, Dual-Head Graphics, ARINC708 interfacing for weather radar, HD video interfacing, internal DVR, 3D, optional JeppView module, etc. And, all developed as per Do-178B and Do-254 Level C to be really trusted. The next-gen RN7 computer with EuroNav7 SA application is a no-nonsense product that has already been selected by several helicopter and fixed-wing OEMs to enhance their aircraft’s operational safety and mission efficiency. EuroAvionics, +49 (0) 72 31 58 6780 or visit www.euroavionics.com

FEC Heliports Add Crash, Rescue Equipment Lockers

The provision of crash and rescue equipment at helicopter landing sites is strongly recommended by civil aviation authorities. The supply of adequately stocked lockers is an appropriate precautionary measure to help prevent lives being lost if simple ancillary rescue equipment is not readily available when needed. In addition to all the necessary tools and safety equipment required, recommended practice is that at least two, positive pressure, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) sets complete with ancillary equipment and reserve cylinders should be provided. At an elevated heliport, the rescue equipment should be stored adjacent to the heliport and be easily accessible. If your facility does not have crash and rescue equipment lockers, Heliportsequipment.com can supply them as either a complete package comprising of all the necessary tools and safety equipment as per recommended practices or individual items as needed. FEC Heliports, +44 (0) 1494 775226 or visit www.heliportsequipment.com

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