Avionics News March 2017 - 82
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ASTRONICS, through its wholly-owned subsidiary
Astronics Max-Viz, announced its low cost Max-Viz
1200 Enhanced Vision System for fixed- and rotorwing aircraft has been certified to DO-160G standards
by the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics.
"This level of environmental compliance for our
lowest-priced certified EVS
further demonstrates the
system's reliability in all
kinds of weather and flight
conditions," said ELLIOTT
TROUTMAN, Astronics Max-Viz
executive vice president. "The MaxViz 1200 meets or exceeds RTCA standards to
include resistance to temperature, altitude, humidity,
shock, vibration, water, sand and dust, fungus, magnetic effect, power spikes, audio and radio frequencies,
lightening, icing and flammability."
For more information, visit astronics.com. q
awarded the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award by FAA Team
Program Manager CHRIS MANTHE. The award is given
to pilots who have shown professionalism, skill and aviation
expertise for at least 50 years. The presentation took place at
the Spencer Municipal Airport during an FAA Safety Seminar.
Hemme was presented with a plaque, certificate and
lapel pin, and his name will appear on the Roll of Honor that
is available on the FAA's website.
In addition to founding Spencer Avionics, Hemme serves
on the airport board at Spencer Municipal Airport.
A 1963 graduate of Iowa State University with a degree
in electrical engineering, Hemme started his aviation career
with Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He first received
his private pilot's license in 1965 and has kept it ever since.
Hemme won the spot landing contest at Spencer Municipal
Airport in 2015.
He founded Spencer Avionics in 1977 and retired in 1999.
For more information, visit spenceravionics.com. q
West Star Aviation
WEST STAR AVIATION named DAVID FEUERHAK
as avionics technical sales manager.
Feuerhak began his career in aviation in 1996 in the Army National Guard
and led a team of 12 technicians that
conducted board level electronics repair
of Army Aviation communication, navigation and aircraft survival equipment.
He started at West Star Aviation
and has served in various
positions within the company, from
avionics lead installer to avionics supervisor, avionics manager, and most currently, avionics system engineer before
accepting the position of avionics technical sales manager.
For more information, visit wsa.aero. q
SUMMIT AVIATION, a Greenwich AeroGroup company,
hired MATT TARCZYNSKI as a regional sales representative.
Tarczynski will be responsible for sales
of custom intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance platforms for law enforcement and government organizations utilizing rotor- and fixed-wing aircraft.
Before joining Summit, he spent
26 years with the Pennsylvania State
Police serving in various positions.
Tarczynski has a commercial pilot certificate with airplane single and multiengine instrument rating
and has flown more than 4,000 hours conducting personnel
transports, speed enforcement and criminal surveillances.
For more information, visit summit-aviation.com. q
SPENCER AVIONICS founder BILL HEMME was recently