U.S. Bank Multi Service Aviation has launched MSA Pay, the first mobile payment app that allows aviation pilots to pay for fueling and services directly from their phones. The app reduces paper and eliminates having to manage hardcopy receipts and invoices. With the app, pilots can notify a fixed base operator of their arrival details, special needs and service requests before landing. The FBO is then sent an electronic invoice through the app. Additionally, the app allows pilots to select destination FBOs, make or modify reservations, create pilot profiles and review invoices. The app is currently available in the App Store on iPhones, iPads or iPod touches. It will be available through Google Play in 2016. For more information, visit www.usbpayment.com/aviation-solutions.
LORD Corporation is now selling FAA-certified PMA parts, including TT straps. The straps attach the rotor blade to the hub while allowing reaction to the centrifugal load and have a three-year calendar life. They are in stock and available for immediate delivery directly to the market. LORD has been a trusted source for TT straps for more than three decades. For more information, visit www.lord.com/ttstrap.
Jerry Trimble Helicopters in McMinnville, Oregon, purchased an ELITE TH100 helicopter trainer to add to their flight school operations. The company offers training programs and is well-known for creating and hosting the annual “Touchdown Autorotation Compeition.” The ELITE TH100 is an FAA-certified Advanced Aviation Training Device for the maximum allowable credits for such a simulator toward private, instrument, commercial and ATP ratings. It is based on AS350 single-engine turbine helicopters. For more information, visit www.flyelite.com.