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WESTERN AIRCRAFT ADDS TO AVIONICS AND TURBOPROP SUPPORT TEAM

Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has added Derek Freeman as its Avionics Sales Manager.

Mr. Freeman will be responsible for the quoting and selling of MRO avionics services to existing and new customers. In addition to his sales duties, he will also serve as Western Aircraft’s avionics engineer.

With more than 30 years in aviation, Mr. Freeman most recently served as a Senior Avionics Engineer for Kelowna Flightcraft and prior to that as Facility Manager for Triumph Instruments in Burbank. He holds a degree from Harare Polytechnic in Zimbabwe and possesses numerous aircraft avionics and electrical certificates and licenses.

Western Aircraft has also added Jay Reeder as its Turbo Prop Sales Account Manager.

Mr. Reeder will be responsible for the quoting and selling of MRO services to existing and new customers by providing quotes and other MRO related service information. Additionally, he will serve as a point of contact for turboprop customer questions and quote inquiries.

Mr. Reeder most recently served as the Material Operations Coordinator for EuroTec Vertical Flight Solutions and prior to that Vice President of Reeder Flying Service. He holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Utah State University and is a licensed single engine aircraft pilot.

 

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DMA-AERO AND DAC INTERNATIONAL INTRODUCE A NEW REVOLUTIONARY MULTI-PORT RVSM AIR DATA TEST SET

DMA-Aero recently announced the release of its new RVSM compliant MPS49 Air Data Test Set which is applicable for all types of civil and extended range, fixed or rotary wing aircraft.

The MPS49 has three independent channels for Altitude, Airspeed and Angle of Attack and is RVSM compliant with a recommended calibration cycle of up to 18 months, thus
reducing maintenance costs. Calibration is performed via the instrument’s keypad or touch
screen and is fast and simple since no mechanical adjustments are required. And while DMA has produced three-channel angle of attack test sets for more than 15 years this Air Data Set is different.

“The MPS49 is not only compact like its predecessors but it offers something unique,” said President of DMA-Aero Robert Knowles. “This product features an exclusive isolation function for multiple PS, PT and AoA ports with automatic line switching to generate independent calibration and leak testing for each ‘Smart’ probe.”

Additional features include a 5000 hr. warranty on the internal pump, USB port, Encoding Altimeter option, and wireless, Bluetooth and GPIB interfaces all covered by a standard two- year warranty.

DAC International is DMA’s United States distributor for its Air Data Test Sets.

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DAC INTERNATIONAL ADDS REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has added Bradley Sutphin as a Regional Sales Manager.

Mr. Sutphin will be handling the sales responsibilities for the Midwestern United States. His duties include working with all of DACs current dealers and customers to grow DACs existing base and product lines.

Mr. Sutphin has held several positions within the aviation industry. Most recently, he was the Category Manager with Aerospace Products International and also served for several years as Director of Sales for Avionics International Supply, Inc.

He holds an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences from Westwood College of Aviation Technology and is a licensed Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Technician.

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WESTERN AIRCRAFT NAMED CESSNA AUTHORIZED FACILITY

Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has been named a Cessna Citation Authorized Independent NDI (Non-Destructive Inspection) Facility.

“This certification allows us to perform NDT inspections and testing on all models of Cessna Citation aircraft,” said Western Aircraft’s Director of Aircraft Services Tracy Kalbfleisch. “And we have a mobile inspection team that can be dispatched anywhere a Citation owner/operator requires this service.”

Western Aircraft has the ability to complete testing using Eddy Current, Ultrasonic, Bond Testing and Liquid Penetrant methods. The NDT testing can be performed in Western’s lab, on-wing or in the field.

Western Aircraft is the only full-service repair station in the Northwest United States that holds the Cessna Citation Independent NDI Facility Authorization.

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PROFESSIONAL AIRCRAFT ACCESSORIES RECEIVES DGCA APPROVAL

Professional Aircraft Accessories, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has been approved to perform maintenance on Indonesian registered aircraft.

The approval from the Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) grants Professional Aircraft Accessories the ability to perform maintenance services related to landing gear components, accessories, instruments, radio and non-destructive testing.

“We are focused on delivering the best service possible across the global aviation marketplace,” said President of Professional Aircraft Accessories Dave Miller. “This approval demonstrates our well-known repair and overhaul capabilities across a broader international market and our commitment to quality maintenance support worldwide.”

Professional Aircraft has a broad range of domestic and international customer bases that includes aircraft brokers, commercial airlines, corporate flight departments, fractional fleets, independent MROs, Original Equipment Manufacturers, parts distributors, regional airlines, U.S. military and foreign military aircraft fleets.

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WESTERN AIRCRAFT IS NAMED AN AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR BENDIXKING AEROVUE

Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has been selected as one of BendixKing’s AeroVue™ Authorized Dealers capable of installing and servicing the new systems on the King Air 200/B200. This authorization was added to Western Aircraft’s current agreement with Honeywell/BendixKing as an expansion of its avionics modification programs.

Derived from the category-defining Honeywell avionics systems used worldwide in thousands of large business jets and air transport aircraft, the new BendixKing AeroVue Integrated Flight Deck (IFD) offers a sophisticated avionics platform, including an industry-leading Flight Management System, digital autopilot, SmartViewTM Synthetic Vision, and INAVTM functionality with electronic charts displayed on three large 12” advanced LCD screens.

“With more than 30 flat panel retrofits completed on turbo-props at Western Aircraft, we are thrilled BendixKing has chosen us to support the new AeroVue™ product line,” said President of Western Aircraft Jeff Mihalic. “This avionics suite is technologically advanced, competitively priced and an ideal solution for our King Air customers.”

Western Aircraft has been an Authorized Service Center for Beechcraft and Honeywell for more than 26 years and has a long history of completing cockpit retrofits in turboprop and business jet aircraft.

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DAC INTERNATIONAL ADDS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today the hiring of Frank DeFeo as its Director of Business Development.

Mr. DeFeo will be responsible for securing new Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partnerships, growing DACs ECD manufactured products and acquiring new products for distribution.

Additionally, Mr. DeFeo is a retired military officer and pilot after 20 years of service with U.S. Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard. He has served in several key positions throughout his aviation career focused in flight operations, program management, corporate and military sales, logistics management and business development.

He has a bachelor’s of science degree in Geographic Information Science, Remote Sensing & Satellite Imagery from Park University and is an FAA certified airline transport pilot with airplane multi engine land and private pilot privileges. He is type rated in the CL600, GIV, GV and BBD700 aircraft.

Mr. DeFeo will be based Austin, Texas.

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DAC INTERNATIONAL COMPLETES VIBRATION TESTING

DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it recently completed vibration testing of its popular GDC64 iPad Tablet Interface Unit with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.

The GDC64 iPad Tablet Interface Unit transfers information from Sikorsky’s S-92® helicopter to the Flight Calculator Application iPad Function. Sikorsky announced at the 2014 Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo show that it had launched the company’s first iPad flight application for Sikorsky’s commercial S-92® helicopter platform. Known as iFly Sikorsky™, the application replicates common performance calculations described in the S-92 Rotorcraft Flight Manual.

In addition to performance calculations, iFly Sikorsky also has a configuration and weight and balance calculator utility. When initializing the application, an operator’s Sikorsky360.com user credentials are validated. Sikorsky360® is a proprietary online support capability with more than 4,000 registered users worldwide.

DAC worked with Sikorsky Aircraft to test the GDC64 to the requirements of DO-160G section 8 Category U Curve G2 to meet the rigorous demands of the helicopter market.

“We performed the tests per the DO-160G specification and it passed with no issues or anomalies,” said DAC International’s Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering Rick Horne.

The vibration tests were conducted in Texas at the Professional Test (EMI) Inc., Round Rock, test facility.

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GREENWICH AEROGROUP TO DEMO SAFE TRIAGE SYSTEM AT HELI-EXPO

The Safe Triage system is a touch screen medical device with a built-in knowledge base. It can secure real-time vital sign information and then transport the data securely to medical personnel on the ground. In Search and Rescue operations, providing critical information in a timely manner is becoming more and more of a necessity.

For the first time, Greenwich AeroGroup and LiveTV Satellite Communications will be demonstrating the Safe Triage system and video transmission via LiveAero at Heli-Expo. The Safe Triage system has the ability to capture and transmit all vital signs via wireless peripherals to aid intelligent diagnosis including: 12 Channel ECG, Blood Oxygen Saturation, Respiratory Rate, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Pulse Rate, Peak Flow and Temperature with optional Defibrillator. The system enables emergency medical staff on the ground to acquire accurate and real time vital information for a patient being transported to a medical center via helicopter.

LiveAero, developed by LiveTV Satellite Communications, a Thales company, is the only fixed wing and rotorcraft broadband data solution that works everywhere in the world, including remote, oceanic and polar regions, for passengers requiring smartphone, tablet or laptop connectivity. Based upon the Iridium OpenPortTM broadband technology, the system has Wi-Fi enabled, bi-directional effective data speeds of up to 300 kbps through built-in network optimization. The system also includes three separate voice lines for calls to be placed anywhere in the world. Connectivity is available in the air or on the ground and is not impaired by helicopter rotors or weather conditions.

Demonstrations of the system will be available at Greenwich AeroGroup’s booth #1546.

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VECTOR AEROSPACE JOINS GREENWICH AEROGROUP DEALER NETWORK FOR LIVEAERO

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services has joined Greenwich AeroGroup’s LiveAero Broadband SATCOM systems dealer network.

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America, based in British Columbia, Canada is an industry-leading provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for helicopter operators around the globe. The dealership agreement enables Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services in British Columbia to offer certification and installation services for the LiveAero system.

“We are delighted to add such a renowned helicopter service provider to the LiveAero dealer network,” said Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Greenwich AeroGroup Daniel Lafrance. “Vector’s global rotorcraft market reach is an ideal platform to promote and support LiveAero.”

“At Vector Aerospace we strive to offer our customers a multitude of leading edge technologies so they can excel in their market,” says Vice President of Operations Elvis Moniz, at Vector Aerospace in Langley, BC. “We are pleased to add LiveAero to our enhanced helicopter mission and communication solutions.”

LiveAero, developed by LiveTV Satellite Communications, a Thales company, is the only fixed wing and rotorcraft data broadband solution that works everywhere in the world, including remote, oceanic and polar regions, for passengers requiring smartphone, tablet or laptop connectivity. Based upon the Iridium OpenPortTM broadband technology, the system has Wi-Fi enabled, bi-directional data effective speed of up to 300 kbps through network built in optimization. The system also includes three separate voice lines for calls to be placed anywhere in the world. Connectivity is available in the air or on the ground and is not impaired by helicopter rotors or weather conditions.

Greenwich AeroGroup’s current dealers for the LiveAero product include Greenwich AeroGroup’s Summit Aviation in Middletown, Del.; and Western Aircraft in Boise, Idaho; Banyan Air Service in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Spirit Avionics in Columbus, Ohio; Jet Aviation in Basel, Switzerland, Dubai and Singapore; West Star Aviation in Grand Junction, Colo., East Alton, Ill., Columbia, S.C.: Pro Star Aviation in Londonderry, N.H; Aviation Partners Group with capabilities in Punta Gorda, Fla., Moscow, Russia and Kiev, Ukraine, and IDG Europe in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

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