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Early this month, Aviation maintenance professionals took over Portland, OR for the NBAA MMC (Maintenance Management Conference).  The conference brought together high-caliber educational programming, many networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall full of products and services specifically for business aircraft maintenance and support.

RF System Lab‘s Jess Kuznicki, an expert in the topic of borescopes for aviation, showcase the VJ-Advance articulating video borescope in the exhibit hall and was able to meet many extremely qualified individuals; a sign of a great show. In fact, the RF System Lab booth was located right next to West Star Aviation, a current customer.

“NBAA MMC has all of the aviation-industry professionals that you’d ever want to talk to…all under one roof. It’s the perfect show for us,” stated Kuznicki.

This year’s NBAA MMC boasted a high-record attendance, which could be because of the excellent educational sessions offered, in combination with fun, social opportunities. Gulfstream’s Casino-themed social event was a huge hit and a great way to catch up with fellow business-aviation enthusiasts.

RF System Lab will be in attendance at next year’s show. If you missed the chance to visit the RF System Lab booth at the 2015 NBAA MMC, you should still try out the VJ-Advance video borescope at your own facility – free of charge. Sign up for RF System Lab’s no cost, no obligation demo program so that you can try out the VJ-Advance video borescope on your own equipment.

2,300+ exhibitors is an impressive number. Combine that with an attendee count of around 100,000, and you’ve got the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), which took place last week at NRG Park in Houston, TX. Despite the turmoil that the Oil and Gas industry has been facing as of late, OTC 2015 was as well-attended as ever.

RF System Lab snagged a booth in this sold-out exhibit hall and had a great experience. While the show’s main focus is offshore drilling, there were plenty of land-based oil and gas companies present, which allowed RF System Lab’s Senior Sales Consultant, Casey O’Tool, to present the VJ-Advance articulating video borescope to maintenance professionals involved in all aspects of the petroleum industry. The lightweight, portable VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope, which runs on standard AA batteries, is a great tool for both onshore and offshore maintenance needs. Weighing in at less than two pounds, the VJ-ADV is easily transported to offshore rigs for remote visual inspection (RVI) of welds and other internal parts. The VJ-ADV’s high-resolution image capture allows maintenance professionals to confidently confirm that internal areas are free of cracks and corrosion and that welds are properly sealed.

With a show of this size, it’s nearly impossible to see everyone you’d like to, but O’Tool managed to catch up with current customers and make many new connections while exhibiting at OTC. “It was a good chance to check out some of the newest technologies available for offshore rigs, and also a prime opportunity to discuss the importance of video borescopes in oil and gas maintenance. Condition based equipment maintenance (CBM) is huge right now; using NDT methods to extend time between equipment overhauls is an efficient way to save time and money,” said O’Tool. “OTC gave me the opportunity to speak with like-minded professionals about the importance of minimizing downtime and having the proper resources to allow them to do so.”

RF System Lab would like to offer maintenance professionals in the oil and gas industry, as well as a variety of other industries, the chance to try out the VJ-Advance video borescope at their own facilities. Learn more about our no cost, no obligation demo program to see how the VJ-ADV can maximize efficiency and minimize downtime by visiting the RF System Lab website.

The Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association (RACCA) Annual Conference took place in Scottsdale, Arizona the last week of April. Casey O’Tool, RF System Lab’s Senior Sales Consultant, was in attendance at this year’s conference for the first time and had nothing but great things to say.

While RACCA is a smaller event (with around 200 people registered), the attendees are the exact end-users that any exhibitor would want to reach. Casey O’Tool had a great experience as one of the table top exhibitors and got the opportunity to present the VJ-Advance video borescope to some extremely qualified companies, including some current customers such as Prime Turbines, Embraer, and Vector Air.

RACCA is a clear favorite among company executives. “It had a really nice ‘vacation-like’ vibe, while still offering a wide variety of informational technical sessions featuring the most pressing topics. I can see why it’s a well-liked show,” explained Casey O’Tool. Some of the big issues being covered included the Pilot Shortage and emerging issues with the next generation of aviation professionals. RACCA also threw a fun poolside barbeque one of the nights of the conference, where O’Tool had the chance to network with fellow exhibitors and attendees.

Overall, RACCA 2015 was a small-scale show that had a big impact with those in attendance. We’re looking forward to next year!

If you were unable to make this year’s RACCA and are interested in finding out more about how the VJ-Advance video borescope assists with internal inspections of aircrafts, visit the RF System Lab website or call one of our borescope experts at 888-747-6526.

Electric Power 2015 took place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL last month. While it is not one of the largest tradeshows that RF System Lab attends, this year’s exhibit hall was packed full of power gen professionals – both attendees and exhibitors.

RF System Lab’s Borescope Expert, Jess Kuznicki, was onsite presenting the VJ-Advance video borescope at booth #346 and had excellent feedback about this year’s show. He got the chance to connect with many end users and was happy to report that while the show is called “Electric Power,” it is a popular show for gas & nuclear power professionals as well. He was able to catch up with one of our current customers, including the representative from Duke Energy.

Another highlight from thsi year’s show was the networking event put on by Industrial Info at The Capital Grille, which was a great chance to chat with other exhibitors and attendees in a less structured setting. The complimentary meal and beverages were a nice way to end a busy day on the tradeshow floor.

If you were unable visit RF System Lab’s booth at Electric Power to test out the VJ-Advance video borescope, we’d like to offer you a chance to try out the VJ-Advance at your own facility — for free!  Click here to learn more about our no cost, no obligation demo program, or call (231) 943-1171 to speak with one of our borescope experts about your RVI needs.

We’ll see you at Electric Power 2016!

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the Regional Airlines Association (RAA) Annual Conference; an exciting milestone for any industry event. RF System Lab is excited to exhibit at RAA’s 40th year on May 11-14 at the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, OH.

The event is packed full of networking opportunities, educational meeting tracks, Q&As, keynote speakers, and an exhibit hall featuring airline suppliers, new technological advances, and service providers.

To kick off the conference, RAA is hosting their traditional golf tournament on Monday, May 10th as a way to network and chat with peers in the industry before the conference kicks off on Tuesday. RAA is also throwing a closing night “Journey Back to 1975” themed 40th birthday bash on Wednesday, May 13th at Pickwick & Frolic, called “Cleveland’s most vibrant and electric restaurant and club.”

After he finishes on the golf course, RF System Lab’s Chad Parker is going to be onsite at the conference exhibit hall at booth #210. We will be providing attendees with the latest advances in remote visual inspection (RVI); specifically video borescope technology. The groundbreaking VJ-Advance video borescope will also be one of the impressive products featured in RAA’s “Innovation Hour.” Stop by booth #210 for a demonstration of how the features of the VJ-Advance make RVI of aviation components stress-free. Attendees will also be able to try out the VJ-Advance for themselves and watch a live demo of an internal inspection.

Don’t miss your chance to visit the RF System Lab booth #210 starting on Tuesday, May 12th at 2:00pm for a chance to demo the groundbreaking VJ-ADV.

You can view the 2015 Regional Airlines Association Annual Conference website here.

If you go…
Venue: Cleveland Convention Center
Conference Dates: May 11-14, 2015
Opening Time: Exhibits open 2:00pm on Tuesday, May 12th.
Booth: #210


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