26-Feb-2015 Source: Breeze-Eastern
Breeze-Eastern Corporation (NYSE MKT: BZC), the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist, has established an advanced innovation and new product development organization called Breeze Tech Works.
Company CEO and President Brad Pedersen said the Tech Works mission is to rapidly bring to market customer-driven product improvements and next-gen technologies.
“We are taking a fresh view at everything we do and applying the principles of rapid innovation to help customers advance the safety and effectiveness of the rescue mission,” Pedersen said. “Lots of people talk about innovation, but for us, challenging the status quo is becoming a way of life.”
Breeze Tech Works is based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and led by Brad Repp, vice president of Product Development. His team is currently focused on engineering and flight test activities required to begin production of the MissionView™ Situational Awareness System, as well as other new product enhancements that Breeze-Eastern will preview to customers in its private Innovation Room at Heli-Expo 2015.
“We’ve made it our mission to reinvent products that have changed very little in the last 50 years,” Pedersen said. “The development of MissionView and Tech Works are big steps that will lead to big leaps ahead.”
Throughout 2014, Breeze-Eastern briefed its global customer base about MissionView, which integrates state-of-the-art sensor systems, camera and a lighted hook with modern tablet computers to provide helicopter crew members easy-to-understand real-time streaming video and other information critical to the rescue mission. Development of a brushless DC motor for Breeze-Eastern legacy hoists is also underway.
Visit Breeze-Eastern in Exhibit 4032 during Heli-Expo 2015, March 3-5 in Orlando, Fla.
Breeze-Eastern Corporation is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance lifting and pulling devices for helicopters, military cargo aircraft, and other aerospace/defense platforms, including rescue hoists, winches and cargo hooks, and weapons-lifting systems.