Houston Methodist Adds AirMed International Flights to Benefit Package

Air Med Houston.jpg Houston Methodist, one the nation's leading health systems and academic medical centers, has selected AirMed International to provide global air medical transport services for the hospital's more than 20,000 employees. The service is also being offered as a benefit option for the families of employees.

When Houston's Methodist's workforce are hospitalized anywhere in the world, AirMed International will provide bedside to bedside medical jet transportation back to Houston for continued hospital care. With global reach, AirMed International has flown more than 20,000 missions in all 50 states and over 150 countries on six continents.

"AirMed International is honored that the prestigious medical institution Houston Methodist has entrusted our company with the transportation and health care of their employees," said AirMed President Denise Treadwell. "It is also further testament to their foresight in being on the leading edge of innovative personnel benefit packages that encompass a full-range of support services."

Daher Delivers TBM 930 to Andrew McKenna

Andrew McKenna.jpg Daher today announced the delivery of a new TBM 930 very fast turboprop aircraft to McKenna & Associates, LLC, whose founder, President and CEO, Andrew McKenna, is an aviator and eminent
warbird pilot that frequently participates in memorial flight presentations, airshows and ceremonial events.

McKenna was aboard the TBM 930 on its ferry flight from Daher’s final assembly facility in southwest France at Tarbes to the United States.

The TBM 930 acquired by McKenna was sold through Columbia Aircraft Sales, one of the leading Daher Authorized TBM Distributors. In addition to offering sales and services for aircraft and avionics, Columbia Aircraft Sales also provides its expertise in insurance and financing, market research and analysis, and lifetime product support for the northeastern American region – covering an area from Virginia to eastern Canada.

Astronics Max-Viz 1400 High Resolution Enhanced Vision System Certified to DO-160G Standards

Astronics2.jpg Astronics Corporation announced that its Max-Viz 1400 Enhanced Vision System (EVS) for fixed and rotor wing aircraft has been certified to DO-160G standards by the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA). DO-160G is the industry standard for the environmental testing of avionics hardware and is recognized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as de facto international standard ISO-7137.

"This additional level of environmental compliance is further testament to the ruggedness and reliability of the Max-Viz 1400 EVS," said Elliott Troutman, Astronics Max-Viz Executive Vice President. "The Max-Viz 1400 meets or exceeds RTCA standards to include resistance to temperature, altitude, humidity, shock, vibration, water, sand and dust, fungus, magnetic effect, power spikes, audio and radio frequencies, lightening, icing and flammability."

The Max-Viz 1400 EVS is a lightweight, solid state, low power system with a high resolution 640x480 uncooled thermal detector. The sensor image can be presented on any video-capable display that accepts Composite video (RS-170) NTSC or PAL/Analog signals. The one and a half pound system features a digital image zoom capability, integral window heaters for operations from -55 to +70 degrees Celsius and pixel nonconformity correction.

David Thimm New Head of Marketing and Sales at Stemme AG


David Thimm.jpg As of October 2016 David Thimm has taken on new responsibilities at Stemme AG. As Head of Marketing and Sales, he and his team now manage the aircraft manufacturer’s international activities from its headquarters in Strausberg near Berlin.

In October 2015, Thimm joined the Stemme AG to manage the After Sales department. In this capacity he will continue to focus on making customer service more efficient and to increase the quality level. Over the past twelve months, this key position gave Thimm an opportunity to gain a comprehensive view of company structures and procedures.

“Service is the ideal place to become thoroughly familiar with the aircraft and get to know customers and their wishes,” said Thimm. He is now bringing that knowledge to bear in Marketing and Sales, strengthening the team consisting of Thilo Harsdorf (Marketing & Communication), Alexander Ludwig (Key Account Manager) and Sven Schmitz (Key Account Manager). David Thimm: “Professionally, for over 10 years I’ve worked in General Aviation, and in my personal life I’ve been drawn to flight since I was a teenager.

I’m looking forward to the challenges of the position as Head of Marketing and Sales, since the unique products and professional teams at Stemme AG provide a great basis for success.”

AviationManuals Marks 20th Year Serving Business Aviation


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AviationManuals, the leading provider of aircraft operations manuals and safety management system (SMS) software, is celebrating its 20th year of industry support.

In the past 20 years, the company, founded in 1996 as Assessment Compliance Group, shiny 3d number 20th made of silver chrome - china or platinum wedding anniversary has produced more than 4,000 manuals and supported more than half of IS-BAO registered operators. Based in the Washington, D.C. area, AviationManuals provides operations manuals and ARC, an SMS software, to business aviation flight departments, aircraft management companies and independent owner operators worldwide.

"Our mission is to simplify the development of manuals and the implementation of SMS systems for operators. We believe these are important tools for any operator and we pride ourselves in providing them affordably and expeditiously," said CEO Mark Baier. "We are unique in that our growing team of industry experts are full time employees which has allowed us to develop a culture of passion for keeping clients up to date with the newest standards and industry best practices."

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