Sunday, January 1, 2012
Balanced Cockpit Solutions for Night Vision
|Balanced Cockpit Design for Bell 429|
Founded in 1994, Aero Dynamix, Inc. (ADI) is the industry leader and principle innovator of “INTEGRATED” Night Vision Instrument Systems (NVIS) solutions for both commercial and military aircraft. Focused on quality, service and customer satisfaction, ADI specializes in complete cockpit modifications designed to achieve a “BALANCED SOLUTION” that is optimized for both NVIS and daylight readability performance. To date, Aero Dynamix, has earned 25 multi-ship Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) on 36 different aircraft model types in addition to three EASA validations. ADI has completed over 500 cockpit modifications without certification issues. Each civil aircraft modified by ADI is fully certified and STC’d by the FAA, thus meeting or exceeding all regulatory standards.
|Aero Dynamix Certified FAA/EASA Avionics Repair Station|
Product offerings include Edge Lit Panels (ELPs), NVIS panel overlays, NVIS instrument modifications and repairs for a wide range of avionics manufacturers. ADI is also a stocking distributor for L-3 Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) and certification repair station for L-3 and ITT NVGs, offering 48-hour turnaround time on NVG re-certification. ADI currently employs approximately 100 full-time night vision professionals who all work at one location in a new 23,200-square-foot facility located in Euless, Texas that incorporates the very latest in high-tech manufacturing technology and equipment. At its new facility, ADI has complete manufacturing and instrument modification/repair capabilities that are all accomplished to strict adherence to the guidelines established by the FAA and its Quality Assurance Department. ADI recently achieved internal certification under MIL-DTL-7788G for Edge Lit Panel manufacturing and is pursuing QPL-7788 certification for its ELP products.
Aero Dynamix, Inc. is a certified FAA/EASA avionics repair station (C73R723N & EASA.145.6260) with Part Manufacturing Approval (PMA) for thousands of NVIS products. Since avionics equipment oftentimes require internal light source modifications in order to achieve NVIS compatibility and performance without sacrificing daylight readability, ADI works closely with avionics and equipment OEMs such as Garmin, Honeywell and Aspen Avionics, just to name a few, to achieve maximum lighting performance in such a manner to ensure the OEM warranty service is maintained. All assembly, modification and repairs are performed in-house and are subject to a thorough and comprehensive FAA/QA process to ensure both physical appearance and technical performance of each and every product going out the door.
|Aero Dynamix Manufactured NVIS ELPs and Overlays|
ADI has full-time Engineering and Research & Development departments with a complete in-house NVG test lab, which includes a Radio Spectrometer for measuring light transmissions. ADI also has an in-house FAA certification team that includes a Designated Engineering Representative (DER), Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) and a full-time NVG qualified DER pilot.
ELPs and NVIS Overlays are manufactured in-house with capabilities that include water cutting, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining, silk screen, laser marking, a robotics aided paint facility, and a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), which allows ADI to perform automated parts inspections (first article inspections) on manufactured products.
Dennis Trout, General Manager of Aero Dynamix, states: “As the industry leader, we will continue to grow and support our customers in a way that no other company can.” Trout also stresses that crew safety, mission performance and total life-cycle support to the customer is crucial to and entrenched within the Aero Dynamix brand and company culture.