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Last week’s Aerospace Maintenance Competition provided an uplifting look into the future of aviation and aerospace maintenance. Fourteen teams competed in the School Division of the 2015 Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC); a skill-based event that took place during last week’s 2015 MRO Americas.

Zack Wessels, RF System Lab borescope expert, was onsite at AMC for the duration of the event and was extremely impressed with the caliber of teams competing; especially the college teams. “It was great to see a high-level of teamwork and problem solving skills from the teams in the school division… it was an exciting look into what to expect from future AMTs/AMEs,” said Wessels.

RF System Lab sponsored the event and also donated a VJ-Advance video borescope that was awarded to the winning college team. After a grueling two-day competition, Salt Lake Community College was crowned the winning team for the School division. In addition to earning the title of First Place Team in the School division, Salt Lake Community College took home a plethora of prizes, including the high-quality VJ-Advance articulation video borescope.

We would like to congratulate Salt Lake Community College on their victory, as well as all the other teams who came out to compete in this year’s AMC!

For more information on RF System Lab and the VJ-Advance video borescope, visit our website or call (231) 943-1171 to speak with one of our borescope experts.

With the Aerospace Maintenance Competition quickly approaching, RF System Lab is gearing up to prepare for our first year of sponsorship for this skill-based competition. We’ve talked to many of the schools competing, who are looking forward to have a chance at winning the VJ-Advance video borescope, and have connected with fellow sponsors to spread awareness about AMC.

ARSA logo

ARSA logo

One sponsor we’d like to highlight is the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA). The ARSA is a repeat sponsor of AMC and are an extremely important part of the Aviation Maintenance industry. We at RF System Lab are proud to be sponsoring AMC along with such an influential and integral association.

The ARSA produced an informational and interesting video, developed as part of the Leading Edge video series. The video was distributed to public TV stations in all 50 states and is hosted by former football coach and sports broadcaster Jimmy Johnson. This seven minute video gives a great inside look at the men and women who keep the skies safe.

You can view the video on the AVMRO website.

We look forward to co-sponsoring the Aerospace Maintenance Competition with ARSA and all the other sponsors on-board. Make sure you stop by and check out this skills competition during MRO Americas – April 14-16, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, FL.

The 2015 MRO Americas, taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, FL on April 14-16, will host the Annual Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC).  AMC is a skill-based competition where teams of certified Aircraft Maintenance Technicians, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, international and domestic Armed Forces personnel involved in aircraft/spacecraft maintenance, and students enrolled in either FAA, EASA, CASA, or equivalently authorized schools will compete to show off their aerospace maintenance skills.

Teams of five are divided into competition categories of Commercial Aviation, General Aviation, Space, School, Military, and MRO/OEM. They then compete in a timed competition against other teams in their category by testing their knowledge and skills in 16 scheduled events that highlight the principles of the AMT and AME craft and profession.

RF System Lab is proud to be a sponsor of AMC 2015. In addition to their sponsorship, we are donating a VJ-Advance articulating video borescope to the winning team in the School category. Out of the 42 teams competing in this year’s AMC, five of those teams are made up of students working to obtain certification through aviation schools.

We are excited to be able to provide the winning students an opportunity to enhance their studies with the VJ-Advance. At RF System Lab, we understand the importance of hands-on learning and experience with tools regularly used in the aviation maintenance industry; which is why the video borescope company is thrilled to be able to provide the winning school with a VJ-Advance articulating video borescope.

Borescope expert Zack Wessels will be onsite at the competition to provide information about the VJ-Advance to interested parties. We will also have VJ-Advance video borescope demos available at booth #2943 in the MRO Americas Exhibit Hall.

More information about the Aerospace Maintenance Competition can be found at the event website. More information about RF System Lab and the VJ-Advance video borescope can be found at www.rfsystemlab.us or by calling 855-787-3091.

We at RF System Lab are proud to announce new borescope inspection camera customers.  Our latest clients include companies in a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, casting, manufacturing, and aviation.

We are proud to add the companies listed below, as well as many other impressive industry leaders, to the roster of satisfied customers in October.

Bath Iron Works Logo

Bath Iron Works Logo

One of our customers, representing the manufacturing industry, is Bath Iron Works.  Bath Iron Works is a full-service shipyard specializing in the design, building and support of complex surface combatants for the U.S. Navy.  They had been using a competitor’s scope, but after it recently broke and required over $10,000 in repair costs, they decided to purchase the affordable VJ-Advance video borescope for their weld integrity inspections.  Our low repair costs and loaner program – we ship a borescope out to you, free of charge, to use while your scope is being repaired – made the purchasing decision easy.

Skilled Manufacturing

Skilled Manufacturing Logo

From the casting industry, Skilled Manufacturing is another company among our newest customers.  Skilled Manufacturing, a company founded on the principles of hard work and ingenuity, is dedicated to continuous process improvement.  When they needed a precise and high-quality video borescope to check that their metal castings were free of burrs and had a smooth surface, they chose the VJ-Advance video borescope.  With a high-resolution on-board camera and video functionality, the VJ-Advance was the ideal choice for Skilled Manufacturing’s toolkit.

Provincial Aerospace

Provincial Aerospace Logo

Another new VJ-Advance customer is Provincial Aerospace, who uses the VJ-Advance video borescope for inspections of small turbine and turbo-prop engines.  Provincial Aerospace is a global leader in Airborne Maritime Surveillance and a company that offers unparalleled experience and service to their clients, which is why they needed a video borescope that could ensure their reputation is upheld.  The 3.9mm VJ-Advance is the perfect solution for turbine engine inspection needs.

 

We are excited to have one of the premier aircraft repair and maintenance facilities in Southwest Florida, Switlik Aviation, as a new customer.  Switlik Aviation’s owner, Ed Switlik, is one of the most experienced professionals in the aviation industry, and we are

Switlik Aviation Logo

Switlik Aviation Logo

grateful that after extensive research, he selected the VJ-Advance video borescope for his aviation inspections.

We at RF System Lab would like to extend a thank you to our newest clients, as well as all additional clients not listed here.  If you would like to demo the VJ-Advance video borescope, you can sign up for the no-cost, no-obligation demo program.  For more information on RF System Lab, please visit their website or call 888-747-6526.

RF System Lab is excited to introduce its new and improved website.  The new RF System Lab website was designed with the user in mind and has been created using the latest site design platform, allowing optimal presentation on all mobile devices and web browsers.  Whether you’re viewing the site on a widescreen, a tablet or a smart phone, it will cater to your device so that you can easily access essential product information.

RF System Lab Logo

RF System Lab Logo

RF System Lab’s new site provides visitors a chance to effortlessly view product testimonials, borescope inspection photos, and detailed product descriptions and images.  Another benefit of the site is the Success Stories page, which provides case studies and testimonials from satisfied RF System Lab customers. Categorized by industry and application to allow users to easily find the most relevant information, there are borescope case studies pertaining to: aviation/aerospace, automotive, industrial pumps, and more.

The new website provides a fresh, updated look and feel for all of the information from the previous site, in addition to a variety of new features.  With the improved functionality and user-friendly navigation, visitors are able to search for anything from VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope product details to case studies with ease.  Drop-down menus are clearly marked, and application menus include industry-related graphics to ensure that visitors efficiently find the information they’re seeking.

Another notable change to the Applications pages is that all descriptions have been modified to include even more industry-specific information, enabling current and potential borescope users to read exactly how the VJ-ADV can assist with the application that applies to their field.  At the bottom of a number of application pages is a link to the relevant case study with VJ-ADV video borescope inspection photos, providing even more validation of the benefits of remote visual inspections (RVI).

In addition to the impressive attributes already listed, the new website’s homepage features the VJ-ADV video borescope with an animated distal tip designed to represent the joystick-controlled, 360 degree articulating camera available on all VJ-ADV models.  Another addition to the RF System Lab homepage is the free demo unit button, which directs users to a brief form submission that allows them to request a free demo of the VJ-ADV video borescope without having to fill out endless pages of personal information.

Social icons for all of RF System Lab’s active networking platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Google+, and YouTube, are clearly displayed on all web pages, allowing visitors to reach out and connect with RF System Lab.  Users will be quickly redirected to the social site of their choosing by just clicking the appropriate icon at the top of the page.

The new website is a true representation of RF System Lab’s capabilities, high quality products and commitment to customer service.

Visit the new RF System Lab website here and feel free to provide feedback on one of our various social platforms.