Aero Dynamix has been granted an EASA NVG STC on a Bell 412EP. It is the first of two 412EPs Aero Dynamix will modify for Faroe Islands operator Atlantic Airways, which will use the modified aircraft for search-and-rescue missions. The NVG upgrades encompass internal NVIS avionics modifications, edge-lit panels, overlays and all other aircraft illuminated components. These upgrades are designed to balance cockpit illumination for both NVIS and daylight readability.
Cockpit lighting solutions provider Aero Dynamix received its AS9100 Rev C and ISO 9001:2008 certification. Being certified by an accredited AS9100 and ISO 9001 registrar provides organizations with a comprehensive quality management system focused on areas directly affecting product airworthiness, safety and reliability. The company plans to use the new certification as a spring board to growth opportunities in the aerospace NVIS and non-NVIS lighting arena.
Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU, Booth No. C2707) announced this week at Heli-Expo ’13 that it recently completed night vision cockpit modifications to a Eurocopter AS350B2 operated by Era Training Center. ASU maintenance director Chris Reber completed the modification on-site at Era’s facility in Lake Charles, La.
“Era Training Center needed its aircraft modified within a short period of time and wanted it done before Heli-Expo,” he said. “Through a collective effort, we streamlined our process and completed the modification in a little more than a month.”
Revue Thommen unveiled a new, compact searchlight with optional infrared (IR) filtering and laser-designator capability here at Heli-Expo.
The FAA is adopting an airworthiness directive for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada models 206, 206A, 206A-1, 206B, 206B-1, 206L, 206L-1, 206L-3 and 206L-4 with Aviation Specialties Unlimited night-vision imaging system lighting modified by STC SR01383SE. It requires determining the date of STC installation and whether the aircraft has an unfiltered turbine outlet temperature internal over-temperature warning light, and based on those findings, installing an NVIS filter. The U.S.
Universal Avionics is highlighting a new high-resolution, flat-panel display for helicopters and its Vision-1 synthetic vision system (SVS) with added guidance features this week at Heli-Expo. The EFI-890H with rotorcraft-specific symbology, including Vision-1+ SVS, is the centerpiece of a newly integrated digital flight deck destined for five Republic of Panama Bell 212s. The avionics retrofit system addresses the unique requirements of helicopter operators, including the capability for IFR operations in both Part 27 and Part 29 airframes.
Universal Avionics has come to Heli-Expo’12 featuring a new high-resolution, flat-panel display for helicopters and its Vision-1 synthetic vision system (SVS) with added guidance features. The EFI-890H with rotorcraft-specific symbology including Vision-1+ SVS, is the centerpiece of a newly integrated digital flight deck destined for five Republic of Panama Bell 212s.
Night Flight Concepts is showcasing new night vision solutions this year at its Heli-Expo booth (No. 7841), along with its new laser armor and laser defense systems for civil operators.
Aero Dynamix delivered certified NVG cockpit upgrades for two Toll Remote Logistics Bell 412s. Aero Dynamix (Booth No. 9258) modified the 412s with “internal NVIS [night vision imaging system] avionics modifications, edge-lit panels, overlays and all other aircraft illuminated components,” according to the company. “These upgrades are designed to achieve a balanced cockpit that is optimized for both NVIS and daylight readability performance.”
The FAA has issued a safety alert (SAFO 10022) for operators of aircraft equipped with night-vision imaging systems (NVIS), including night-vision goggles.
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