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HANGAR TALK Women In Aviation,


International Receives Bequest From Aviation Pioneer


Women in Aviation, International (WAI) recently announced that the organiza- tion has received a bequest of approximately $203,000 from


promoter of general aviation who was instrumental in the turnaround of the bankers’ atti- tude toward the financing of general aviation aircraft, leading to many years of service on the board of a local bank. “This bequest to our organi- zation will be used to further the work of WAI to provide opportunities for women and men seeking careers in avia- tion,” said WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. "Through the gift she has provided, Arlene’s strong spirit will live on through the individuals who will directly benefit from her generosity. We are thankful to Arlene and Herb for remembering WAI in their trust.”


the estate of Arlene Elliott who passed away in January 2010. This is the single, largest bequest ever received by WAI. Along with her husband Herb, Arlene Elliott founded Elliott Aviation in 1936 which today has more than 250 employees in seven states. Mrs. Elliott was inducted


into WAI’s Pioneer Hall of Fame in 1999. At that time, she was honored as a steady


At the time of her passing, Arlene’s son, Wynn Elliott, President and Chief Executive Officer of Elliott Aviation said, “My mom was a loving wife, and a wonderful mother, grand- mother and great-grandmother. But more than that, she was truly an aviation pioneer and one of the first great women in the industry.”


Brazil’s ANAC Certifies AFS Inlet Barrier Filter For EC130 And AS350B3 Dual Hydraulic Helicopters


Aerospace Filtration Systems


received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) for an Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for the Eurocopter EC130 B4 and Eurocopter AS350B3 helicop-


ters with dual hydraulic systems. Donaldson Inlet Barrier


Filter systems are already in use on Eurocopter AS350 and EC130 models worldwide, pro- viding reliable performance to operators worldwide, perform- ing law enforcement, air med- ical, firefighting, news gathering and utility missions.


The Donaldson system fea-


tures a sealed intake plenum that replaces the inlet screens, sand filter/particle separator or alternate barrier filter.


Air Evac Lifeteam


Receives HAI Operator Safety Award For Third Consecutive Year


For the third consecutive year, Air Evac Lifeteam has been awarded the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Operator Safety Award. The HAI Operator Safety


Award annually recognizes the safe operation of helicopters by its regular members. HAI pro- vides this award to regular members whose safety statistics for the previous calendar year


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