Military, Personal/Corporate, Products, Services

Hot Products May 2010

By Staff Writer | May 1, 2010

Aero Dynamix Receives STC for Bell 429 Night Vision Lighting System

Euless, Texas-based Aero Dynamix, Inc. (ADI) has been awarded an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for installation of a Night Vision Lighting system in a Bell 429. The HEMS aircraft, owned and operated by Air Methods Corporation, was outfitted with NVG-compatible lighting to provide safety enhancements for night flight operations. ADI now has 23 FAA-approved STCs covering 29 aircraft models. The Bell 429 STC (SR09566RC) was issued by the Fort Worth ACO, ASW-170, on March 12, 2010. Contact Aero Dynamix at 1-817-571-0729, ext. 110 or go to

Portapad Available From FEC Heliports


FEC Heliports Worldwide Ltd. has introduced its Portable Heliport (Portapad), a lightweight portable landing platform with a square deck and eight legs of adjustable length. The Heliport is constructed of aircraft-quality aluminum with stainless steel fasteners. The deck employs structural beams to support the helicopter with an expanded type aluminum extrusion between the beams for a walking surface. Features include: A strong, safe, reusable helicopter landing platform for unprepared areas; no environmental impact, aluminium is 95 percent recyclable; sizes for large and small helicopters; sling transportable; fast installation with little or no site preparation on virtually any terrain; strong, stable platform adds to helicopter landing safety; and an elevated deck of platform that keeps rotors and tail rotors safely above ground personnel. For more information, contact FEC Heliports at +44 (0) 1494 775226, e-mail or visit

Techtest Unveils 500-32 Series Survival ELT

Utilizing the latest design techniques, the 500-32 Series Survival ELT from Techtest is a simple, compact and lightweight unit. It is capable of transmitting on 406 MHz with options for the addition of 121.5 MHz and 243 MHz. To further improve location accuracy and detection time, versions are available featuring embedded 12-channel GPS with data burst transmission on 406 MHz. The ELT(S) is a one piece unit, waterproof to 10 meters, with the transmitter housed in a high impact, thermoplastic non-slip compact case. User replaceable batteries during operation are fitted as standard together with built-in self-test. Features include an LED and audible tone indicating live beacon transmissions. More details are available by calling Techtest Ltd. at +44 1568 708 744, sending an e-mail to or visiting

Cobham Avionics Offers DACS

DACS (Digital Audio Control System) is a communications management system able to distribute and control all audio in an aircraft, to/from all transceivers, receivers and audio warning sources. The integrated, multi-channel intercom system and programmable user definition allow the audio system to be configured to suit customer specific communication schemes. The major components in the system are Audio Control Panels (ACP51, ACP53), Audio Management Unit (AMU50), and Remote Memory (RM01). The primary component in the system is the AMU50. Connected to it are transceivers (up to eight), receivers (up to eight), Direct Audio inputs (up to six), and ACPs (up to six). Compared to an analog audio system, DACS provides simplified installation, improved performance (configurable, more features, reduced crosstalk, higher immunity to noise, etc.). All audio processing is completed in and connected to the AMU50, resulting in reduced installation and maintenance costs and a large weight savings. Contact Cobham Avionics of Prescott, Ariz. at 1-928-708-1550 or go to

Receive the latest rotorcraft news right to your inbox