DAC INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS WITH ABC COMPLETIONS ON EFB TABLET INSTALLATION
DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has successfully collaborated with ABC Completions Inc. a privately held Canadian corporation, on its system to convert an existing EFB mount into an iPad tablet mount.
The Federal Aviation Administration recently approved ABC Completions’ Supplemental Type Certificate for the iPad and iPad Air as a Class 2 Electronic Flight Bag. DAC International is providing two GDC-64 TAIUs that supply electrical power to the tablets for recharging the tablet battery, as an interface to the aircraft’s FMS for display of aircraft’s position and for presentation of graphical weather from an optional XM weather receiver.
“We are excited to be part of this project,” said General Manager of DAC International Francisco Hernandez. “ABC Completions’ iPad mount is just one of many types of quality solutions DAC International has supported or spearheaded in its quest to continue to provide the latest technology solutions for the cockpit.”
Gary Nash, President of ABC Completions is happy to be partnering with DAC International to be the first to bring this technology to market. “We have created a top quality solution for flight crews to enjoy the benefits of a Class 2 EFB for a very competitive price.”
DAC INTERNATIONAL ADDS NEW SALES REPRESENTATIVE
DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has added Hayden Clarke as its new Sales Representative.
Mr. Clarke will be supporting DACs European Marketing and Sales division and will be responsible for the General and Business aviation sales development in Europe. His duties include working with all of DACs current dealers and customers to grow DACs existing base in Europe. Additionally, he will be assisting with the company’s push into the helicopter modification development programs.
Previously, Mr. Clarke has held several positions within the aviation industry. Most recently, he was the sales coordinator/executive with Trig Avionics. He holds an Airport Transport Pilot License for both fixed wing and rotorcraft. He will be based in the south of England.
DAC SIGNS DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH MID-CONTINENT INSTRUMENTS AND AVIONICS
DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced today that it has reached a distribution agreement with Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, an industry leader in the overhaul/exchange, repair, design and manufacturing of aircraft instruments, avionics and advanced power solutions.
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics serves 57 countries and operates one of the largest instrument overhaul and exchange programs in the world, supporting a customer base that includes original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), fixed base operators (FBOs), flight schools and government agencies. The company manufactures more than 20,000 units each year, including its True Blue Power product line of USB charging ports, inverters, emergency power supplies and advanced lithium-ion main ship batteries.
“We are thrilled to be named as a distributor for Mid-Continent,” said DAC International General Manager Cisco Hernandez. “Their quality products are ideal solutions for our commercial and military customer base.”
THALES’S LIVEAERO™ AND GREENWICH AEROGROUP COMPLETE SUCCESSFUL FIRST FLIGHT FOR HELICOPTER SATELLITE CONNECTIVITY
LiveTV Satellite Communications, a Thales company and Greenwich AeroGroup, have achieved another joint milestone in inflight integration by demonstrating their LiveAero™ connectivity solution on a Sikorsky S-92® helicopter in-flight.
LiveTV Satellite Communications and distributor Greenwich AeroGroup were chosen by Sikorsky to install and deliver LiveAero’s system to Sikorsky S-92 custom-equipped helicopters to be used primarily for search and rescue missions. LiveAero is the only true global broadband connectivity system that is unaffected by helicopter rotors and weather. The system offers three voice and one data/Wi-Fi channels that can all simultaneously be used for voice, data and compressed video transmission anywhere around the globe on fixed wing and rotorcraft. The system can support critical mission data requirements such as texting, emails, internet surfing, aircraft health monitoring,VPN/Cloud connectivity, patient life signs/triage information and more during all stages of flights, on and offshore.
Thomas Tully, Engineering Project Manager for Sikorsky Aircraft, said, “We were able to demonstrate in flight that the Safe Triage System has the ability to capture and transmit all vital signs via wireless peripherals directly to emergency medical centers to aid in intelligent diagnosis.”
“This confirms that the technology provides the rotorcraft industry with a very stable, high availability data link,” said Thales LiveTV President Glenn Latta.
The Thales breakthrough uses a multi-element seven-panel phased-array antenna to communicate with Iridium’s network of 66 Low-Earth Orbit satellites (LEO) in orbit and manage the bandwidth between satellites. The flight testing included Iridium space vehicle passes at a variety of azimuths, showing continuous connectivity throughout the flight envelope.
DAC SIGNS DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH ESTERLINE CMC ELECTRONICS
DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced today that it has reached a multiyear distribution agreement with Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC), a Montreal-based designer and manufacturer of flight management, navigation and other high-tech avionics systems.
Esterline CMC Electronics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bellevue, Washington-based Esterline Corp., and has operations in Montreal, Quebec, Ottawa, Ontario and Chicago. Under the agreement, DAC will serve as an international distributor of CMC’s new CMA-6800 LCD displays, helping promote the product and arrange maintenance and other after-market support for the units.
“We are glad to join forces with CMC, which has produced high-quality avionics for decades and expands the options available to our customers,” said DAC General Manager Cisco Hernandez. “CMC will be a valuable partner for DAC.”
The product covered by the agreement, the CMA-6800 LCD display, is designed to smoothly replace aging CRT units in older business jets. The CMA-6800 weighs less, consumes less power and offers greatly reduced maintenance costs compared with the increasingly obsolete displays it replaces. The units use existing symbol generators and EFIS controllers, and do not require aircrew retraining.
DAC INTERNATIONAL ADDS EUROPEAN DIRECTOR
DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today the hiring of Karel van Meekeren as its European Director of Marketing and Sales.
Mr. van Meekeren will be responsible for the airline sales development in Europe and the Middle East. His duties include working with all of our current customers and DACs dealer network to ensure continued future growth. Additionally, he will be assisting with the company’s modification development programs and customized packages focused on complying with operational requirements and the lowering of operating costs.
Previously, Mr. van Meekeren held several positions within Fokker Services, based in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands. He has a degree in aeronautical engineering and marketing from Hoge School van Amsterdam.
Mr. van Meekeren will be based in Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands.
DAC INTERNATIONAL SECURES FOKKER 50 EASA APPROVAL ON UNIVERSAL FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH LPV
DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval and Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval on its UNS-1Lw Flight Management System.
The UNS-1Lw FMS and LP/LPV Monitor provides capability for point-to-point navigation as well as All ARINC 424 Leg types including RF, SIDs, STARs, holding patterns and instrument approaches. And the UNS-1Lw allows a seamless operation from take-off down to the landing phase.
“With the proliferation of LPV Approaches in the United States, Canada and Europe, operators can now benefit from increased operational flexibility under all types of weather conditions while enhancing safety,” said General Manager of DAC International Cisco Hernandez. “This STC is just one of many innovative technology solutions we continue to develop for our customers.”
DAC International currently offers integration packages for SBAS/RNAV including LPV Approaches for the ATR/42/72, DASH 8-100/200/300 and Fokker 50.
AERO PRECISION SIGNS C-130 COMPONENT REPAIR AGREEMENT WITH CASCADE AEROSPACE
Aero Precision, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, is pleased to announce the finalization of a long-term repair agreement with Cascade Aerospace Inc., an operating unit of IMP Group Limited. This partnership covers repairs on multiple mechanical and actuation components for C-130 aircraft owned and operated by Canada’s Department of National Defense (DND).
“This agreement strengthens an already solid and growing relationship between Aero Precision and Cascade,” said Aero Precision’s Director of Business Development Tony Schwarz. “Cementing the support channel with Canada’s Optimized Weapon System Support (OWSS) Manager for Hercules aircraft is a priority for us as we continue to enhance our capabilities to support C-130 operators worldwide.”
“We recognize the significant value of a long-term repair contract with Aero Precision,” said Cascade’s Marketing and Communications Manager Kim Tamminga. “This agreement will enable faster, more economical, and OEM certified repairs for Canada’s C-130H fleet.”
The agreement affords Canada’s DND, via Cascade, the assurance that all CEF Industries manufactured C-130 components will be repaired and certified by the OEM. This repair management model provides efficiency, competitive pricing and guaranteed quality of work for the end user.
SUMMIT AVIATION ADDS NEW BELL HELICOPTER AUTHORIZATION
Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has added the Bell 429 helicopter to its factory authorization.
Summit Aviation has been an Authorized Bell Helicopter Service Center for 25 years, providing maintenance, repair, inspection and modifications to various customer bases.
“We have an outstanding group of experienced and factory trained technicians,” said General Manager of Summit Aviation Ralph Kunz. “We have been a Bell service center for numerous years and adding the 429 to our list of capabilities further enhances the services we have to offer Bell Helicopter operators.”
Kunz said that in addition to trained technicians, Summit Aviation also maintains all required tooling and parts to support the Bell 429 airframe.
In addition to the Bell 429, Summit Aviation is a designated Gold Customer Service Facility for Bell 204, 205, 206, 407 and 412 model helicopters.
DAC INTERNATIONAL ADDS REGIONAL SALES MANAGER
DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today the hiring of Jennifer Sullivan as its East Coast Regional Sales Manager.
Ms. Sullivan will be responsible for the overall sales development on the East Coast. She will be working with all of our current customers including DACs dealer network and will ensure continued future growth. Additionally, Ms. Sullivan will be assisting with the company’s marketing communication programs in order to integrate its global sales and marketing initiatives. She will be based in Austin, Texas.
“We remain focused on looking for opportunities to continue to grow our sales in all areas of the world,” said General Manager for DAC International Cisco Hernandez. “We believe that Jennifer’s broad sales and marketing experience will benefit DAC as we continue our worldwide growth.”
Previously, Ms. Sullivan served as the South Eastern U.S. Sales Manager for Contractors Register, based in Austin. She has an undergraduate degree in business administration and marketing and an MBA in Business Management with a focus in marketing and advertising. She also holds a Private Pilot’s license and spends her free time flying rescue flights for the volunteer organization, Pilot’s N Paws.