Extant Components Group Holdings has entered into a licensing agreement with Universal Avionics Systems to provide support for Aero-M and Aero-I series satcom products. Extant, through its subsidiary Symetrics Industries, will provide exclusive unit repair and exchange services and related technical support.
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.”
InspecTech Aero Service has enhanced its iShade dimmable windows. According to the company, the windows now have a neutral gray color tint appearance, greater light transmission in the clear state and more light blockage in the dark state. Light blockage is now 99.96 percent when opaque and in the clear state the window admits light equivalent to a traditional window environment.
Involvement in the European Space Agency’s Intermediate Experimental Vehicle program to devise re-entry technology for low-earth orbit programs has given Aero Sekur an opportunity to take its expertise in the use of lightweight, flexible structures literally into the realms of rocket science. The company was selected for the work in November 2009 and is due to complete the project by the end of this year.
Lou Martin & Associates, a San Antonio-based supplier of cabin shell packages and window shading systems (Booth No. 4989), is now offering a “next-generation E3 Shade” that integrates the pleated variant with the dimmable window technology of InspecTech Aero Service.
Aero Specialties of Boise, Idaho, which manufactures its own line of ground-support equipment (GSE) and distributes equipment from other manufacturers, is showing six new GSE products here (Booth No. 1811). Two of them are manufactured by Aero Specialties and the others by Eagle Tugs, TLD, JetGo and Wainbee.
Anglo-Italian Aero Sekur is seeking partners for the next phase of development of its Spacecrew Emergency (SPEM) module after tests performed at the CIRA (Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali) plasma wind tunnel proved the thermal integrity of the atmospheric re-entry pod.
Freedom Aero Service, a new repair station opened by people who used to work for Weco Aerospace Systems in Lincoln, Calif., received FAA certification on January 29. Freedom Aero offers business jet and helicopter electrical and electronic component and instrument repair and overhaul and is a dealer/distributor for Goodrich Power Systems, Edmo and Tesla Industries products.
Thrane & Thrane introduced an Iridium satcom system filter to eliminate the effects an Inmarsat satcom system might have on an Iridium system installed in the same aircraft. It will enable the simultaneous use of Inmarsat and Iridium voice/data communication systems.
Purveyors of electronic flight bag (EFB) tablet computers are introducing new models and capabilities for the new year, with three notable models worthy of consideration for business jet operators in the market for the latest technology.
Chicago-based navAero has developed the t•BagC22 EFB as a class-2 device using a commercial off-the-shelf remote computer and a separate display.
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