29-Aug-2011 Source: Rebtech
As the result of a competitive bid award by the Virginia State Police Aviation Unit, REBTECH has teamed with Paradigm Aerospace Corporation (PAC) to provide the first night vision compatible cockpit and cabins for the agencyâ€™s Bell 407 helicopters.Â Installation of the REBTECH night vision Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) was completed at the PAC facility located in Mount Pleasant, PA.Â North Texas based REBTECH is providing the STC package as well as the night vision compatible instrumentation and avionics modification.Â The collaborative effort is the first both for REBTECH and PAC.
REBTECH president, Richard Borkowski commented, â€œParadigm was awarded the contract to provide the REBTECH NVG conversion and we have had a smooth and productive relationship with PAC.Â We appreciate both the confidence that PAC and the state of Virginia has in REBTECH, our products and support.â€
Formed in 1984, the Virginia State Police Aviation Unit primary mission is to provide medical evacuation, search and rescue and law enforcement operations.Â The addition of night vision compatibility provided by REBTECH will improve safety and mission readiness for the departmentâ€™s fleet of 407s. The third aircraft is currently undergoing the night vision modification with the fourth and final aircraft being completed in June 2011.
REBTECH, a division of REB Technologies is a global industry leader providing advanced military and civil night vision aircraft lighting systems.Â Based in Bedford, Texas, the company has extensive experience developing night vision lighting for cockpit, cabin and crew stations as well as night vision systems for external airframe applications.Â REB Technologies has several FAA approved supplemental type certificates (STC) and has performed lighting modifications and installations for military and civil customers in over 8 different countries.Â REB Technologies provides FAA approved instrument repair, overhaul and modification in addition support of developmental requirements for REBTECH and their customers. REBTECH offers additional design, engineering and developmental services for military or civil aircraft applications upon customer request.Â For further information regarding REBTECH night vision capable lighting systems, please contact Richard Borkowski at 817.285.7740