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Integra ELT now has a
10-year standard warranty
From the pilot's perspective in a Hawker 850XP, LoPresti
Aviation's BoomBeam HID lighting offers a brighter field of
vision than stock lighting.
Founded by Roy LoPresti in 1991, LoPresti Aviation built
on his experience as an aeronautical engineer and U .S .
Air Force pilot with 40 years of aircraft design, flight testing, certification and manufacturing experience. In previous
lives, he had been chief engineer of Grumman American
Aviation, president of Mooney Aircraft, vice president of
engineering at Beechcraft and senior vice president of engineering for Piper Aircraft .
Today, the company holds many FAA parts manufacturer approvals and STCs for drag-reducing, efficiency-enhancing modifications to a wide range of general aviation
aircraft . LoPresti also provides engineering design services
aimed at solving problems or to improving third-party products . In addition to landing and taxi light installations, the
company's core competency is aircraft performance improvement . LoPresti manufactures PMA replacement parts
and holds some 400 STCs for aircraft landing and taxi light
installations . The company's BoomBeam HID landing and
taxi lighting is its current main focus .
In fact, LoPresti Aviation was the first company to bring
high-performance HID lighting to aviation and specializes
in lighting and performance/efficiency solutions, which are
available for many popular types, including Citations, Gulfstreams, Hawkers, Falcons, King Airs, Barons, Beechjets
and most piston aircraft .
LoPresti told attendees at the 2016 AEA Convention
that his company's HID lighting systems enhance night
operations and provide a greater and brighter field of
vision for landing, taxi and visual recognition, both on
the ground and in flight. Daytime operations also are enhanced by the intensity of HID lights when compared to
conventional recognition systems . The HID lighting systems offered by LoPresti feature extended operational reliability and longer life than the ones they replace . Among
other benefits, that means reduced downtime for system
bulb or lens replacement .
For more information, visit loprestiaviation .com .
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Formed in 2014 and bringing together well-known brands
like Boatracs, Kannad, McMurdo, SARBE and Techno-Sciences Inc., McMurdo today is what it calls the industry's first
"end-to-end emergency readiness and response ecosystem ." Its branding and products include distress beacons,
satellite connectivity infrastructure, monitoring/positioning
software and emergency response management solutions .
The company's various operations can point to nearly
150 combined years of experience .
Fabrice Mouton, McMurdo Group's aviation sales manager, announced a new 10-year standard warranty on the
company's Kannad line of Integra emergency locator transmitters . The new warranty period replaces the previous twoyear guarantee and is a major industry reliability milestone,
helping aircraft operators and manufacturers optimize and
control long-term costs . The new 10-year warranty applies
to all Kannad Integra ELTs purchased through McMurdo
authorized retailers, dealers and distributors on or after
April 20, 2016 . Integra ELTs purchased before this date, but
within the last two years, will have their warranty extended
for an additional 24 months . To qualify for the 10-year or
two-year additional warranty, owners must register their
Integra ELTs online at the company's website .
Mouton also introduced attendees to the company's
new Kannad Integra Smart Pack . The Smart Pack includes an Integra ELT, a universal mounting bracket,
RS232 GPS cabling, a sub-D nine-pin connector and the
company's RC200 remote control panel, helping facilitate
For more information, visit mcmurdogroup .com .
The Rockwell Collins avionics product line includes
a wide range of products and services for general and
business aviation . At the 2016 AEA Convention, the
company's principal marketing manager, Chuck Wade,
updated attendees on the latest developments to its
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