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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.

On March 25th and 26th, 2014, Aviation Pros LIVE will take over the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event features stimulating keynote and guest speakers, an international maintenance competition, industry focused networking opportunities, the event’s first annual golf tournament and even a chili cook-off. The Aviation Pros LIVE slogan says it all: “You Power Aviation. We Power You.”

This year’s conference speakers include keynote speaker Ralph Hood, whom Oprah Winfrey described as a very “funny man.” Guest speakers include Tom Hendricks, President and CEO of National Air Transportation Association, Rosemary A. Vassiliadis, Director of Aviation at Clark County Department of Aviation and Rick Angor, Senior Manager of GSE, Southeast Region at Southwest Airlines. This knowledgeable and entertaining group of speakers is sure to provide some thought-provoking presentations.

RF System Lab is exhibiting at this show for the second year in a row, and we are excited to have Sales Consultant and borescope expert Edward Thomas representing us. Since the introduction of the VJ series of borescopes in 2008, the aircraft maintenance industry has been the leading adopter of this ground-breaking technology. The key application for which the VJ-Advance borescope is being used is aircraft turbine engine inspection; making Aviation Pros LIVE a great chance to give aviation professionals the opportunity to demo the VJ-Advance video borescope.

RF System Lab is looking forward to exhibiting for our second year at Aviation Pros LIVE. Stop by booth #330 to meet Edward Thomas, sales consultant from RF System Lab starting at 10am on Tuesday, March 25th, and test the ground breaking VJ-ADV Video borescope yourself.

To learn more about Aviation Pros LIVE, view their event information here.

See the VJ-Advance in the Sands Expo and Convention Center during these dates and times:

Opening Time: Exhibits open 10:00am on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Conference Dates: March 25-26, 2014
Venue: The Sands Expo and Convention Center

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