The F-16 and Proven Aircraft Technical Coordination Groups (TCGs) are part of the AFMC managed Technical Coordination Program (TCP). TCGs provide follow-on sustainment support services (technical, engineering, and logistics assistance) for aircraft, missile, precision attack pods, and related equipment owned by various Partner Nations (PNs).
MRO Americas connects customers, clients, and colleagues from across the aviation aftermarket sector.
This 360° networking and learning experience incorporates drill down and informative conference sessions with an unparalleled exhibition floor providing numerous social and business opportunities. The event delivers a comprehensive mix of innovative products, technologies, offerings, and services. MRO Americas is where the industry comes together, year after year, to engage, develop, discuss and grow!
Laboratory Testing Solutions, Leading European Airline
The Honeywell/Sperry ADT-222A used to be the workhorse of any PART 145 avionics shop for years. As an Air Data Tester, it is respected worldwide for its accuracy and reliability, but the instrument has been getting old in recent years, and some companies are finding them difficult and costly to repair and re-certify.
This was the case in early 2019 when Laversab were contacted by a leading European airline. The airline had two ADT-222A’s, which were beginning to prove problematic and costly to maintain. They had, in fact, made the decision to retire one of their units as a result and were entering into a competitive tender process with several OEM’s to replace both units in their Avionics Workshops.
The airline was seeking replacement equipment that met or exceeded the required specifications of the spectrum of aircraft instruments – Altimeters, Vertical speed indicators, Airspeed indicators, Pressure Gages, Angle of Sideslip (AoS) & various other transducers and sensors. They routinely test, repair, and recertify these instruments across their fleet of A330, B737, B747, B777, B787, & Embraer 175/190.
The chosen test solution also had to offer them portability by freeing them from the confines of external Pressure and Vacuum lines systems. Some of the Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) tested and repaired in their workshops required testing in an environmental chamber, so the final solution needed to support this requirement. The units also required calibration under ISO 17025 certification.
The airline approached Laversab as part of this tender process with regard to our rack-mounted Model 6580 ADTS. We provided a comprehensive information package, competitive pricing, and world-class ongoing Customer Support to that leading airline.
After further discussions between the two companies, Laversab had a Model 6580 ADTS sent from Houston to Europe to perform a demonstration and enable a period of evaluation at the airline’s facilities in Western Europe.
The Laversab Model 6580 is a rack-mount unit with built-in pressure and vacuum pumps featuring quiet operation. This test set can be used to test and calibrate altimeters, airspeed/Mach indicators, Climb indicators, Flight data recorders, Air data computers, and EPR indicators. The high accuracy of these units meets all RVSM requirements. The High Accuracy version is able to meet the most stringent levels of accuracy possible with pressure accuracy down to 0.002 inHg on altitude ranges of -4k to 100K ft.
Each Model 6580 includes one pressure pump and two vacuum pumps for higher reliability. The pressure system includes a membrane dryer and filter to provide clean dry air to the entire system. All the pumps have a minimum of 5000 hours of operational life which offers their users years of reliable, accurate and trouble-free testing capabilities.
The demonstration conducted by our EMEA Business Development Manager included a full explanation of the system capabilities and functions, including the ability to load and save up to 20 test profiles.
After a detailed period of assessment and reflection on the tenders, the airline announced they wished to proceed with the purchase of two units from Laversab and required a comprehensive (and free as part of the Laversab Advantage) training program to be completed when the units arrived.
The two 6580’s arrived in Europe in December 2019 and our EMEA Business Development Manager was at the airline’s facility within a few days to undertake the training program for thirteen Technicians and Engineers carried out over two groups.
The training took each group through the basic set up and operation of the Model 6580. During an interactive session, all attendees used the equipment to ensure they were comfortable with the operation. The groups also connected a series of altimeters, vertical speed indicators and other sensors to the ADTS. They collectively carried out the CMM test procedures to ensure the processes were easily translated to functional operation of the ADTS. The group thereby confirmed that the CMM test procedures could be fully completed in every regard.
After the training sessions were complete, our Business Development Manager followed up with the airline a few weeks later to ensure everything was ok. The airline reported that the workshops and their technicians were successfully using the equipment, and they thanked Laversab for our cooperation and support.
Do you need to replace your old avionics workshop or Ramp Test Sets? Laversab offers equipment to meet your every Air Data Test need, backed by unsurpassed Customer Support. Talk to your local Business Development Manager today, and we can provide you with the Laversab Advantage.
The annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show is the largest gathering of general aviation avionics manufacturers, distributors and government-certified repair stations in the world. It also is the platform of choice for the introduction of new avionics products and services coming to the marketplace.
The AEA Convention is the preeminent venue dedicated solely to the general aviation avionics industry. The event’s primary focus is providing avionics professionals with educational and marketing opportunities between equipment manufacturers, distributors, and government-certified repair stations. The general aviation avionics community knows the AEA Convention is a must-attend gathering for growing their businesses, training their technicians and meeting with their dealer network.
PBExpo is not just another aviation tradeshow. It’s a technology show for the aviation marketplace.
Join the only interactive environment that integrates the aviation, aerospace and defense industries with technology and eCommerce solutions.
Bringing together buyers and sellers in the aviation, aerospace, and defense supply chain is the ultimate goal of PartsBase. In addition to providing efficient e-commerce solutions for buying and selling aircraft parts, PartsBase understands face-to-face interaction is vital for building long-term business relationships. PBExpo expands the current virtual community into a live, interactive tradeshow.
The goal of PBExpo is to showcase innovations we at PartsBase, discuss with our clients on a daily basis and provide them education and resources to implement in their business.
By attending PBExpo, you’ll hear from key industry experts and insiders discuss trends including the use of Big Data in the aftermarket, the aviation industry’s new & best practices for inventory optimization, latest technology innovations for Aviation B2B, E-Commerce, Digital Marketing and Cyber Security.
Looking for your next aircraft, vendor, mentor, job, or professional development or employment opportunity? You’ll find them all in Anaheim at HAI HELI-EXPO! Endless networking and 100s of education courses with 18,000 industry professionals and 700 exhibitors.
The mission of the Aircraft Electronics Association is to be a worldwide, self-sustaining organization committed to enhancing the profitability of its members
ADIPEC brings together professionals with real buying power, in 2018 US$17.99 billion of business was concluded onsite at the event. The oil and gas industry convenes in ADIPEC to not only decide on the future of the industry but to purchase for now, meet with existing connections and make new ones for current business requirements.
ATCE is SPE’s annual meeting of members and features groundbreaking papers and special technical events designed to accelerate the application of innovations in every technical discipline. Attendees come from around the world to keep up with the latest technologies, industry best practices, and new product launches.
The Mexican Petroleum Congress is the largest event of this kind in Latin America that brings together the largest oil corporations in the world; it will be the focus of attention of the whole world and it will have to be the space where alliances and new business models will emerge that will benefit the country in the new environment.