On April 8th through April 10th, in Orlando, Florida, hundreds attended the 53rd Annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show; founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) represents more than 1,300 industry affiliates associated with the general aviation avionics and electronics systems. During the tumultuous week, Mid-Continent's MD835 Emergency Power Supply was introduced, having recently received TSO certification from the FAA. Rigorous RTCA DO-160 environmental testing and DO-311 testing for Rechargeable Lithium Systems was conducted to receive TSO approval.
One of the most interesting conversations to be had in any helicopter-oriented environment occurs whenever Frank Robinson is part of it. At the 2010 Heli-Expo, Frank Robinson updated an enthusiastic crowd on the much-anticipated R66 turbine helicopter. Expo attendees had the opportunity to get an up-close look at the five-place helicopter on display. He also sat down with ANN to talk about all manner of future possibilities for the immensely popular Robinson Helicopter line.