February 22, 2009 (2)
REB Technologies (REBTECH) Receives EC145 Night Vision Certification STC for Texas DPS
22 February, 2009 – Bedford, Texas — Named as the preferred provider for Texas Department of Public Safety, REB TECH has recently completed night vision conversions for the state’s new EC145 and five AS350B2’s. The EC145 supplemental type certification (STC) was approved by the FAA recently and the aircraft has been placed in service for the state of Texas. Working in conjunction with the completion vendor, Metro Aviation, the company provided the night vision capable equipment and technical support to complete the five new aircraft. The night vision capable aircraft include cockpit and cabin lighting systems, instrumentation, avionics, and mission related equipment for the EC145 and AS350’s.
Company president, Richard Borkowski, commented “We’re proud to have been chosen to provide the night vision lighting modification for the five new aircraft that are so important to the residents of Texas. There is no doubt that these are some of the most sophisticated law enforcement helicopters in the world and we consider ourselves fortunate to be associated with such a premier organization.”
“We use the REB Tech NVIS lighting modifications in our EC-145 as well as our AS-350s. The modifications are clean and efficient and don’t require the use of floodlights in the cockpit. We’re able to fly during the day unaided and at night with the goggles. I’m proud of our fleet–we now have some of the most technically advanced cockpits of any law enforcement agency in the world.” said Chief Pilot, Bill C Nabors,Jr. commenting from the DPS Aircraft Section in Austin, TX.
REBTECH will be on exhibit at the Heli-Expo 2009 in Anaheim, CA on 22-24 February on booth #2004 (Hall C ) .