posted on March 05, 2013 14:39
Euless, TX – Aero Dynamix and Bristow Academy are excited to announce an agreement where Bristow Academy will use Aero Dynamix night vision systems to enhance its night vision training program, as well as offer the installation of Aero Dynamix night vision systems to its customers worldwide. Both companies are industry leaders in night vision applications – Aero Dynamix as a provider of NVIS lighting systems for aircraft, and Bristow Academy in military and civilian pilot training for NVG operations.
Aero Dynamix has been a provider of integrated night vision lighting systems for military and civilian aircraft since 1994. The company has FAA Part 21 manufacturing authority for thousands of NVG compatible products including Edge Lit Panels, instrument overlays, and other lighting components. The company is also an FAA/EASA certified repair station (C73R723N/EASA.145.6260) and is the only NVIS lighting provider that is approved by most major avionics manufacturers for NVG modifications and repairs without voiding the factory warranty.
Bristow Academy trains civilian and military helicopter pilots to operate safely at night while using helmet-mounted NVG. The NVG program includes two courses, an initial course and a refresher course. The company has 20 NVG qualified Flight Instructors, six NVG-compatible Schweizer 300 CBi and five NVG-compatible Bell 206-B3 helicopters at its Titusville, Florida campus where NVG flight training is offered. All of these training aircraft are equipped with Aero Dynamix NVIS lighting systems.
“Safety of flight is of paramount importance to both companies,” says Dennis Trout, Aero Dynamix General Manager, “which will result in the most well equipped and well trained NVG operators in the world.” “Bristow Academy is excited to collaborate with Aero Dynamix,” says Samantha Willenbacher, Bristow Academy Director, “as it will bring us the opportunity to provide enhanced services to our custom,ers in the rotary market.”
About Aero Dynamix, Inc.
Aero Dynamix, Inc. is the industry leader and principle innovator of integrated Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) solutions for commercial and military aircraft. The company specializes in complete and fully integrated cockpit modifications for night vision applications and has completed over 500 STC’d cockpit upgrades. Aero Dynamix headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Euless, Texas. For more information: www.aerodynamix.com
About Bristow Academy
Bristow Academy, located in Titusville, Florida; New Iberia, Louisiana, and Gloucester (UK), is the only helicopter flight school approved to provide helicopter flight training to commercial pilot level by the U.S. Federal Aviation
Administration and the European Joint Aviation Authority. The Academy trains students from helicopter industry or related companies and pilots from a wide variety of foreign and domestic government agencies. For more information: www.heli.com
About Bristow Group
Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) is the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry based on the number of aircraft operated and one of two helicopter service providers to the offshore energy industry with global operations. The Company has major transportation operations in the North Sea, Nigeria and the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and in most of the other major offshore oil and gas producing regions of the world, including Alaska, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Russia and Trinidad. For more information: www.bristowgroup.com