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MRO Americas 2016

RF System Lab will be exhibiting at the 21st annual MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition, presented by Penton’s Aviation Week, on April 5-7, 2016 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, TX.

The Aviation Week MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition will explore the future of aviation and defense maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) through a series of drill-down discussions and networking opportunities. Drawing 10,000 industry and government professionals, the event features the industry’s largest exhibition floor, which showcases 700+ solution providers to communicate actionable solutions, build contacts, and exchange ideas.

Borescope expert Zack Wessels will be representing RF System Lab in the exhibit hall at booth #3927.  He will be offering free demos of the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) articulating video borescope and answering questions about how the joystick-controlled, 4-way articulating VJ-Advance can help aviation professionals confidently complete equipment inspections.  The VJ-Advance’s numerous features can make your job faster and easier for any aviation professional looking to add a high-quality inspection camera to their arsenal; especially the 3.9mm diameter borescope, which is the perfect fit for Pratt & Whitney Engines.

During the event, industry leaders from the airlines and MRO supply chain as well as military professionals will discuss a number of the key dynamics shaping the commercial airline business today. Kevin McAllister, President and CEO of GE Aviation Services, will deliver the event’s opening keynote address.  Scheduled speakers and a complete agenda are available at aviationweek.com.

To learn more about the Aviation Week MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition or to register, visit www.aviationweek.com/events/mro or call or call +1.646.392.7883.  On Twitter, follow @aviationweek, @avweekevents, #MROAM, #MROMIL. To learn more about all Aviation Week events, visit http://www.aviationweek.com/events.

RF System Lab offers the industry’s only no cost, no obligation borescope trial.  The company will send you the VJ-Advance video borescope so that you can use it while completing inspections in your own facility in order to be sure that it suits all of your requirements.  Visit Zack Wessels at booth #3927, or contact RF System Lab today at (231) 943-1171 to arrange to receive your demonstration unit.

heli_expo_picturesHAI Heli-Expo is the world’s largest trade show dedicated to the international helicopter community.  The massive 2016 event took place earlier this month in Louisville, Kentucky. RF System Lab was proud to attend for the 6th time this year and be one of over 700 exhibitors to engage with approximately 20,000 helicopter professionals.  This year’s event included 57+ helicopters on display, over 100 education courses, safety sessions, workshops, and forums.

Casey O’Tool and Jess Kuznicki, RF System Lab’s borescope experts, were on-site to provide information and showcase to attendees, who also got a chance to experience hands-on demonstrations of the VJ-Advance articulating video borescope.  O’Tool and Kuznicki are confident that our VJ-Advance video borescope can make any job easier; whether you maintain Pratt and Whitney PT6 turbines, GE 90 engines, and everything in-between, or you perform airframe component, FOD, or airworthiness inspections. Remote Visual Inspection (RVI) anywhere within an aircraft maintenance facility, or on a flight line, is never a problem with the VJ-Advance video borescope because it’s battery powered, completely portable, and lightweight.

Hundreds of AMTs and aerospace technicians have chosen the VJ-Advance aviation borescope because they have found that it delivers the right mix of features, quality, and price.  The ergonomic layout and pistol-grip design, makes all of the functions easy-to-use – including joystick controlled four-way articulation, photo capture, video recording, and LED brightness.

If you were unable to attend this year’s HAI Heli expo, you can find highlights of the show, videos, pictures, and more at #HAI_EXPO16 on Twitter.  You can also test drive the VJ-Advance video borescope with a free trial. To make the decision process easy, we offer the industry’s only no-rep, no-cost, no-obligation demo program so you can evaluate the VJ-Advance line of video borescopes in your facility doing your inspections before you decide to buy.

For more information about RF System Lab and the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope, call us at (231) 943-1171 or visit our website www.rfsystemlab.us.heli_expo_pictures_4

RF System Lab borescope experts Casey O’Tool and Jess Kuznicki are heading to the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky for the 2016 HAI Heli-Expo from February 29 – March 3, 2016.  The Heli-Expo is the world’s largest tradeshow dedicated to the international helicopter community featuring 1.2 million square feet of space with 700+ exhibitors, 57+ helicopters on display and over 100 education opportunities including education courses, safety sessions, workshops, and forums; some designed specifically for maintenance professionals.

This year, Casey and Jess are looking forward to returning to the Heli-Expo for the fifth time and will be presenting the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) articulating video borescope in booth 9346.  The VJ-Advance has become a favorite with top names in aviation, especially the 3.9mm diameter borescope, which is the perfect fit for Pratt & Whitney engines.

Aviation professionals looking to add a high-quality inspection camera to their arsenal can stop by the RF System Lab booth for a hands-on demonstration of the VJ-Advance video borescope and experience the ease of joystick-controlled articulation.  Casey and Jess will be available to answer any questions about remote visual inspection for helicopters and provide details about how the VJ-Advance is a must-have addition to any quality control and maintenance program.

Interested attendees can begin the 2016 HAI Heli-Expo experience by visiting their website. Take a look at the HAI Heli-Expo schedule to check out 100+ events that offer attendees the chance to meet with peers, discuss current issues, and stay up-to-date in a changing industry.

RF System Lab is looking forward to presenting the VJ-Advance at this year’s conference in booth 9346.  If aviation maintenance professionals are unable to attend this event but still want to test out the VJ-Advance, they can take advantage of the no-cost, no-obligation demo offer by clicking here.

More than 27,000 key aviation professionals including current and prospective business aircraft owners, manufacturers, and customers gathered in Las Vegas to attend NBAA’s 2015 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition.

The 2015 NBAA convention featured over 1,100 indoor exhibitors including RF System Lab’s Jess Kuznicki and Zack Wessels at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  This event also included nearly 100 business aircraft on display at Henderson Executive Airport and dozens of education sessions.

Jess and Zack had a great experience presenting the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope to new and existing customers in the rapidly growing small business jet engine industry.  Attendees were able to see the easy to use VJ-Advance video borescope in action with hands-on presentations.

There’s no other aviation show that matches this massive event.  It was the strongest edition of the annual show since 2008 with guest speakers including FAA administrator Michael Huerta, Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin and Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.).  There were even some VIP guests including new business aviation advocate and country musician Dierks Bentley and “Miracle on the Hudson” pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.  The booth was extremely busy and provided a great opportunity to network with extremely qualified customers.

We will see you in Orlando, Florida at the next NBAA – Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition: November 1-3, 2016.

If you couldn’t make it to this show but are interested in viewing all of the features of the VJ-Advance video borescope for yourself, contact us about our no-cost, no-obligation, on-site demo program or call us today at 231-943-1171.

Last month, Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) was named champion of the college division at the 2015 Aerospace Maintenance Competition. Along with the glory, prizes, and bragging rights that come with that victory, SLCC was also given a VJ-Advance video borescope, compliments of RF System Lab.

We at RF System Lab are strong believers in hands-on education, which is why we are ecstatic that we had the opportunity to donate a VJ-Advance articulating video borescope to a deserving school. We had the chance to speak with Jaime Horning, Assistant Professor & AMT Advisor at the Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program at SLCC, about their AMT program, SLCC’s approach to hands-on learning, and how the VJ-Advance will impact their curriculum.

SLCC’s Aviation Maintenance Program has been around for approximately 30 years at the current facility, located in West Salt Lake City, Utah.  This phenomenal facility gives students a lot of hands-on, real-world experience, as well as the opportunity to complete the program for their Airframe and Powerplant certificate.  Additionally, many elective courses are available, allowing students to enter the field above entry-level.

A breakdown of SLCC’s program is as follow: Lectures take place in a classroom environment with some minimal hands on such as drafting and wiring.  There are three lab arenas used for several hands-on tasks.  The first arena is for reciprocating engine teardown and overhaul, magneto overhaul and carburetor overhaul along with other required tasks per SLCC’s CFR 147 Curriculum.  The second arena is for composite repair, sheet metal fabrication, and painting.   The third arena is a turbine engine teardown lab.  SLCC also has a hanger that houses various aircraft that the students work on to gain hands-on experience on actual aircraft.

While SLCC currently uses several different types of borescopes to perform turbine engine inspections and reciprocating cylinder inspections in power plant courses, the addition of the VJ-Advance video borescope will help to strengthen SLCC’s NDT coursework.

“The VJ-Advance video borescope is, hands down, the easiest borescope to use and the image clarity is remarkable.  It is an asset to be able to take pictures during the inspection and use the images from the flash drive to present during lecture,” explained Jaime Horning.

Horning went on to state that the addition of the VJ-Advance will change the course of SLCC’s AMT program, exposing students to the exact equipment that they will be using in the field.  He added that because AMT students at SLCC will have been trained using equipment like the VJ-Advance, employers will not have to not spend time and resources to train entry level A&P’s on how to use specific equipment; a benefit for both parties.

“The students at Salt Lake Community College Aviation Maintenance program are excited that they have a new tool to use,” Horning stated.  “Especially knowing that they are up to date with current equipment and that when they get out in the world of aviation they are well-prepared due to the equipment they’re exposed to and the quality of instruction they receive at SLCC.”

One of the most attractive features of SLCC’s AMT Program is the emphasis on hands-on learning with current technology.  SLCC understands that hands-on training is a key element to what future AMTs will do in their craft as a professional aircraft mechanic.  The program’s goal is for students to be employable and to excel in their career in the aviation maintenance industry.  That is why, especially with the way the aviation industry is moving to more advanced technology, it is crucial for SLCC’s program to stay up to date with the most current information and technology.

“It is so vital to allow students to practice what they learn in the classroom.  We all take pride in what we do in the world of aviation,” acknowledged Horning.

RF System Lab is excited for the future of SLCC’s aviation maintenance students and is looking forward to learning how the addition of the VJ-Advance video borescope to their AMT program helped to impact their professional development.

Schools interested in learning more about how the VJ-Advance video borescope can assist their aviation programs can visit the RF System Lab website to learn about the no-cost, no-obligation demo program.  For more information about RF System Lab and the articulating VJ-Advance, call one of RF System Lab’s borescope experts at 888-747-6526.

SLCC’s Aviation Maintenance Program has been around for approximately 30 years at the current facility, located in West Salt Lake City, Utah. This phenomenal facility gives students a lot of hands-on, real-world experience, as well as the opportunity to complete the program for their Airframe and Powerplant certificate. Additionally, many elective courses are available, allowing students to enter the field above entry-level.

A breakdown of SLCC’s program is as follows: Lectures take place in a classroom environment with some minimal hand on such as drafting and wiring.  The are three lab arenas used for several hands-on tasks.  The first arena is for Reciprocating engine teardown and overhaul, magneto overhaul, and Carburetor overhaul along with other required tasks per our CFR 147 Curriculum.  The second arena is for composite repair, sheet metal fabrication, and painting.   The third arena is our Turbine engine teardown lab.  SLCC also has a hanger that houses various aircraft that the students work on to gain hands-on experience on actual aircraft.

While SLCC currently uses several different types of borescope equipment to perform turbine engine inspections and reciprocating cylinder inspections in Powerplant courses, the addition of the VJ-Advance video borescope will help to strengthen SLCC’s NDT coursework.

“The VJ-Advance video borescope is, hands down, the simplest borescope to use and the clarity is remarkable. It is an asset to be able to take pictures during the inspection and use the images from the flash drive to present during lecture,” explained Jaime Horning.

Horning went on to state that the addition of the VJ-Advance will change the course of SLCC’s AMT program exposing students to the exact equipment that they will be using in the field. He added that because AMT students at SLCC will have been trained using equipment like the VJ-Advance, employers will not have to not spend time and resources to train entry level A&P’s on how to use specific equipment; a huge benefit for both parties.

“The students at Salt Lake Community College Aviation Maintenance program are excited that they have a new tool to use,” Horning stated. “Especially knowing that they are up to date with current equipment and that when they get out in the world of aviation they are top-notch due to the equipment they’re exposed to and the quality of instruction the receive at SLCC.”

One of the most attractive features of SLCC’s AMT Program is the emphasis on hands-on learning with current technology. SLCC understands that hands-on training is a key element to what future AMTs will do in their craft as a professional aircraft mechanic. The program’s goal is for students to be employable and to excel in their career in the aviation maintenance market. That is why, especially with the way the aviation industry is moving to more advanced technology, it is crucial for SLCC’s program to stay up to date with the most current information and technology.

“It is so vital to allow students practice what they learn in the classroom. We all take pride in what we do in the world of aviation,” acknowledged Horning.

We are excited for the future of SLCC’s aviation maintenance students and is looking forward to learning how the addition of the VJ-Advance video borescope to their AMT program helped to impact their professional development.

Schools interested in learning more about how the VJ-Advance video borescope can assist their aviation programs can visit the RF System Lab website to learn about the no-cost, no-obligation demo program. For more information about RF System Lab and the articulating VJ-Advance, call one of our borescope experts at (231) 943-1171.


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