posted on February 21, 2013 14:29
Bedford, Texas - REBTECH, one the first civil and military aviation night vision lighting providers in the world has announced the initial night vision compatible conversion of an AS350B3 owned and operated by longtime helicopter training provider, HeliStream. Based in Costa Mesa, California at the John Wayne airport, HeliStream has been offering comprehensive flight training, FAR Part 133, 135, 137 and other specialized helicopter operations since 1982.
REBTECH delivered the FAA supplemental type certificated (STC) equipment as well as integration support from its main offices located in Bedford Texas, a Dallas/Ft. Worth area suburb. As a component of the cockpit and cabin night vision modification, REBTECH also modified the aircraft external lighting as part of the overall night vision goggle (NVG) compatible STC developed and manufactured by the company. REBTECH supports a worldwide civil and military aviation night vision client base with specialized lighting for rotorcraft and fixed wing aircraft in varied and diverse mission profiles. The company also offers 24 hour support for lighting equipment and services.
The addition of a NVG compatible lighting both inside and outside of the AS350B3 AStar will allow HeliStream to provide specialized NVG training for both initial pilot transition and recurrent training. HeliStream plans to further equip other model type helicopters to offer additional customer specific training.
REBTECH is a night vision equipment and services provider for the flight training departments of Bell Helicopter, American Eurocopter, Night Flight Concepts, and Mauna Loa Helicopters.
REBTECH, a division of REB Technologies, Inc. is a global industry leader providing advanced military and civil night vision aircraft lighting systems. Based in Bedford, Texas, the company has extensive experience developing night vision lighting for cockpit, cabin and crew stations as well as night vision systems for external airframe applications. REB Technologies has several FAA approved supplemental type certificates (STC) and has performed lighting modifications and installations for military and civil customers in over 8 different countries.
REB Technologies provides FAA approved instrument repair, overhaul and modification in addition support of developmental requirements for REBTECH and their customers. REBTECH can provide additional design, engineering and developmental services for military or civil aircraft applications upon customer request.