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integrity of the traditional classroom.

weather, including day, night and Night Vision Goggle (NVG) operations.

The ground

instruction on NVG operations using NVIO™ is in accordance with the ground training requirements outlined in FAR Part 61.31(k).

The implementation of the CBT at Embry­Riddle is unique. The content including 3­D graphics is integrated real­time into a classroom environment. Instructors have the ability to take advantage of the FAA vet­ ted courseware and state­of­ the­art graphics while at the same time maintaining the

“With all of the technology available to Embry­Riddle, Night Flight Concepts is partic­ ularly pleased to have them recognize and select our NVIO™ NVG CBT,” stated Adam Aldous, President of Night Flight Concepts. “Embry­Riddle is an institu­ tion that promotes safety first. NVGs are playing an ever­ increasing role in night helicop­ ter operations. We are pleased to have NVIO™ NVG in our technology tool­kit. It provides not only a cool way to teach the class but automatically maintains a standardized approach to that training,” according to Assistant Prof­ essor Bryan Cox. ◆

lighting equipment.

Hoffman Engineering offers an extensive line of internal and external aircraft lighting

options and equipment for a multitude of applications for both civil and military aircraft applications. ◆

LifePort Awarded 1st Commercial STC

LifePort, Inc. announced recently it has been awarded a commercial Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to equip the Bell 407 helicopter with lightweight Ballistic Protection System (BPS). This is LifePort’s first STC approval for a BPS in a civil utility helicopter. LifePort is a Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) company – the aftermar­ ket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

Hoffman Engineering Receives FAA TSO for Aircraft Position and Navigation Lighting

Hoffman Engineering, based in Stamford, Connecticut, has announced the recent FAA TSO authorization of their LED stan­ dard and dual­mode aircraft navigation and position lights. The standard lights are func­ tional for daytime operations, while the dual­mode versions feature covert lighting for use with night vision devices dur­ ing night operations. The statement of conformance under TSO­C30c Type I, II and III, includes both navigation

and position lighting for civil and military fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

The newly designed and approved lighting applications offer superior lighting per­ formance as well as long life LED lamps, lightweight charac­ teristics and low power requirements. Designed to MIL­L­6503, and meeting the requirements of SAE AS8037 and SAE ARP5825 (dual­mode), these highly reliable and ruggedized navigation and position lights are available immediately. Original equip­ ment aircraft external lighting can easily be replaced with the new Hoffman Engineering


“We offer the most advanced and lightest custom armor solutions currently on the market. This STC allows us to provide ballistic protective flooring solutions directly to a civil OEM aircraft. We are very excited about this commercial application and fully expect

future OEM opportunities,” said Jeffery Jannitto, Sikorsky Aerospace Services’ Director of Mission Equipment. The armor systems provide

a multi­hit ballistic solution for the Bell 407 cockpit floor and crew seats backs and bottoms – ensuring maximum comfort and preventing personnel fatigue. LifePort’s BPS offers the lightest weight technology in composite armor solutions today. Delivery of 12 turn­key BPS kits for Bell’s 407 helicop­ ter platform is currently under way. OEM technicians will install LifePort’s kits directly on to the aircraft. A single­ engine civil utility helicopter, the Bell 407 is frequently used for corporate and offshore transport, for air ambulance and law enforcement missions and news reporting applica­ tions. ◆


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