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The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) annual convention is now underway.

Last night, NBAA led a “Parade Of Planes” through the streets of Las Vegas. The planes were towed from McCarran International Airport to the Las Vegas Convention Center in preparation for NBAA 2013′s indoor display. There will be nearly one hundred planes on display both inside and outside this year!

This year, our borescope expert, Edward Thomas is attending the show. He is excited to answer your questions about remote visual inspection and how the VJ-ADV can save time and money when used in aircraft inspections. Take a look at our upcoming trade show schedule and make sure to visit our booth. You are always welcome to call us too!

NBAA 2013 Factoids:

  • 1,100 vendors (highest count for convention)
  • First year planes will be displayed within the convention center
  • Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority estimates that NBAA will pump more than $40 million into the local economy

If you get a chance to attend this year’s NBAA, make sure to visit Ed at booth # C12140.

October 22, 2013 | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
October 23, 2013 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
October 24, 2013 | 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information on RF System Lab and the VJ-ADV video borescope check out our site!

Borescopes on Display at the 2013 Hercules Operator’s Council

Pack your bags and get ready to head to Atlanta, GA for the 2013 Hercules Operator’s Council.

Soldiers boarding a C130 Hercules aircraft.

RF System Lab will be there to give attendees a chance to experience our VJ-Advance video borescopes.   Joel Riling, Commander, US Navy (Retired) and Vice President of Government Programs at RF System Lab, will be on hand to demonstrate and explain how our borescopes can be used for many types of remote visual inspection (RVI).   Be sure to stop by and talk with Joel about your inspections for airframe, corrosion, engines and more.

The event takes place at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Convention Center in Atlanta.

Find Commander Riling in the Exhibit Area at these times:

Sunday, October 20, 2013 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Monday, October 21, 2013 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

We hope to see you in Atlanta!

If you can’t make it to Atlanta this time around, please feel free to contact Joel here BORESCOPES FOR MILITARY AND DEFENSE CONTRACTORS

Sean O’Connor knows a thing or two about the world of NDT (non-destructive testing) and RVI (remote visual inspection). As the General Manager of RF System Lab and co-designer of the VJ-ADV video borescope, it was no surprise when Aviation Maintenance magazine approached him to do an interview about borescopes and how they are an essential part of aircraft inspections.

RVI technology has improved greatly over the last decade. No longer are fiber optic-based scopes the preferred instrument for aircraft inspections. Newer direct video-based scopes (videoscopes) using high-end miniaturized cameras and micro LED illumination are now being adopted. The aircraft maintenance industry has lead the charge in adopting this new technology.

Learn more about using borescopes for aircraft inspections in “Borescopes: Seeing Your Aircraft Inside And Out” on Aviation Maintenance.

If you are planning on attending the 2013 AVM Summit, visit booth #31 to learn more about how borescopes can be used to save time and money when inspecting aircraft.

If you will not be able to make it to the event this year, but are still interested in the VJ-ADV video borescope, please call us at (231) 943-1171 or visit our website: RF System Lab Borescopes

I had a wonderful experience at the Regional Airline Association Convention in Minneapolis, MN.  This was RF System Lab‘s first time attending and exhibiting our VJ- ADV Video Borescope at this convention, and we will certainly be attending again next year.   The convention had a very diverse range of attendee’s and exhibitors, from the big companies like Pratt & Whitney and Bombardier to many single location exhibitors.

I was fortunate enough to attend several of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sponsored symposiums on a wide range of subjects including in-flight safety, overall airline operations, and aviation maintenance.  One of my favorite things about attending any type of convention is the opportunity to learn so much, and I feel like in the aviation industry, there is always something new to learn.

We had hundreds of people stop by the booth and check out both the 3.9mm outside diameter and the 6.9mm outside diameter.  Whether it was an Airline Execute, a Director of Maintenance, and Line Maintenance Manager, or someone in a Quality Control Department on the aviation production side, the positive response is really overwhelming.  People rave about the ergonomic pistol grip design, the seamless 4 way articulation through the joystick control, and the extreme portability.  I always enjoy hearing, “My first video borescope rolled around in a big suitcase.  I CAN’T BELIEVE HOW LIGHT THIS IS!”.  The Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) folks constantly told me how great the VJ-ADV would work on their PT6 and other high end turbine engine inspections.

One of my favorite parts of the Regional Airline Association tradeshow was passion the people had for aviation.  I heard more than once, not only do I work with in this type of capacity for the aviation industry, but airplanes are my hobby.  I own this type of plane, and always thought a high end borescope would be out of my budget.  Particularly when the pilots were referring to their personal reciprocating engines, they told me the 6.9mm outside diameter would be more than small enough to complete their inspections.

Overall, I would have to say it was an incredibly successful trade show for RF System Lab and the VJ-ADV Video Borescope.  I’m already looking forward to next year.

The introduction of RF System lab’s new VJ-Advance Video Borescope as a must have RVI tool for the US Military continues following high level interest in this new borescope technology at the 2011 F-16/Proven Aircraft Worldwide Review. 
The VJ-Advance Video Borescope is used by all branches of the Armed Services and the opportunity to demonstrate its capabilities to both US and Foreign Military customers made for a successful show. Military and commercial representatives from multiple nations were able to see how the full featured fully articulating VJ-Advance 6.9mm borescope borescope and the new 3.9mm video borescope provides exceptional portability, ease of use and amazing affordability. A great deal of interest was expressed for Foreign Military Sales (FMS).
RF System lab Military Sales  is effectively expanding maintenance applications for military units. Changing paradigms from the traditional remote visual inspection (RVI) use of borescopes for primarily turbine inspection, the VJ-Advance makes RVI more accessible to Airframe, Life support, Corrosion Control, Avionics and other maintenance personnel, because of the easy to use format and affordability. Specific applications where our borescope has been used are helicopter and jet engine maintenance work. The list of potential uses for the VJ-Advance expands as manufacturers seek RVI technology to accomplish nondestructive inspections (NDI) in the production of Carbon Fiber Fuel Probes and hard to inspect wiring bundles. Weighing only 23 oz. the VJ-Advance Video Borescope stores photos, videos and audio for easy download, as well as, instant viewing on the built in LCD display.
Make sure you visit the RF System lab display at most major military trade shows and see for yourself the amazing value of the VJ-Advance Video Borescope. The next scheduled show is the DOD Maintenance Symposium in Fort Worth, Nov 14-17.

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