Airborne Avionics recently became members of Aircraft Electronics Association which is a worldwide business association for the avionics industry. Being members will keep us abreast of all the latest happenings in the avionics world - knowledge, which naturally, we will be able to pass onto our customers !!
VH-NNN Bell 212 Refurbishment Complete - July 2012
From May 2011 until July 2012 Oz Choppers and Airborne Avionics staff have been working on their very first COMPETE refurbishment of a Bell 212.
All mechanical components and all avionics, were "brought back to new" completely, along with a brand new external paint scheme (completed in-house) and internal linings and upholstery.
A lot was learnt along the way and there was help from outside expert contractors - but we have the end result - as you can see below on the news item.
Congratulations to everyone at OZ and AA for their dedication, hard work and expertise - great result !! Now for the next one !!
Postscript: VH-NNN was subsequently sold to Kestral Aviation (based in VIC) for their national fire fighting contracts.
VH-NEN Bell 212 Refurbishment Complete - 24 December 2012
Well we've done one - now its time to do the next one !!
And what do you know - Commercial Helicopters is offered a fire fighting contract for a Bell 212 in Tasmania starting early in the New Year 2012 !!
Not one to shy away from a challenge, Mark accepts the contract which of course puts the pressure on the boys at OZ and AA to produce their 2nd completely refurbished 212 in the one year !!!
VH-OZC is on it's way to ANTARTICA
Talk about making things happen.. after receiving an email request on Wed the 13th of Feb for helicopter support in the Antarctic (required to start by 19th Feb). Mark set the wheels in motion to make it happen!!
From Weds 23th through to Sat 16th it was all hands on deck to get the paperwork, safety equipment, survival gear, engineering tools & staff organised & on their way to Hobart.
There the helicopter would be loaded onto a ship supported by a pilot and an engineer. It is now making it's way to Antarctica to enable the unloading of supplies & french nationals for their stint "down South" before the winter sets in. Watch this space for photos.