Honeywell commemorates golden anniversary of TPE331 engine at AirVenture 2016

     With more than 500,000 people and 10,000 planes in attendance, the EEA's annual AirVenture Oshkosh is renowned as one of the most popular airshows and aviation conventions in the world. 


     This year was no exception, extremely successful in turnout and visitor engagement with the event's numerous exhibits. Included in these exhibits was Honeywell's display of of one of their very first turboprop engines, the iconic TPE331, in celebration of its 50th year in production. Originally designed specifically for military use, the engine was eventually developed for civil aviation as well, with its first certified model presented for commercial use in 1965. The TPE331 series now boasts 18 models and more than 100 possible configurations, powering countless single-engine aircraft across the globe. With over 120 million hours of flight time logged to date, more than 13,000 have been delivered since its initial design finalization. The product is hailed by many as the most provenly reliable of any turboprop engine model, with notably greater fuel efficiency and lesser operating costs than competing market models.

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     With an utterly simplistic design, this engine proudly presents with 1000+ shaft horsepower, and has been lauded by aviation consumers and enthusiasts time after time. Aviation International News readers gave the TPE331 the highest rating in product support six years in a row, and Twin Commander likewise named a recent edition the "best new product" of 2013. A spokesperson reinforced Honeywell's pride in the engine's massive historical success, and assured future continuity of the product's reputation in years to come:

"[Our company] continues to work with airplane manufacturers across the aerospace industry to ensure the TPE331 will meet the needs of the aviation community for the next 50 years." 



ICON A5 to be auctioned off for Young Eagles

 ICON Aircraft is offering one of its new amphibious light-sport aircraft for auction at the annual Experimental Aircraft Association‘s Gathering of Young Eagles during this year’s AirVenture.
The July 28 Gathering of Eagles is part of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the 64th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention, which will be held July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The Gathering of Eagles fundraiser usually attracts more than 1,000 people to support EAA’s youth aviation education programs.
The ICON A5 was first announced as a 2016 auction lot at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 by ICON officials as well as EAA CEO/Chairman Jack Pelton and Sean D. Tucker, legendary air show pilot and chairman of EAA’s Young Eagles program.
“I had the opportunity to fly this airplane last year, and ICON has given us a flying machine that is superb for flying adventure and excitement,” Pelton said. “As EAA aims to grow participation in aviation, innovative aircraft such as the ICON A5 will inspire more people to be part of the world of flight. We’re very excited to have this airplane as part of the Gathering of Eagles auction on July 28.”
Bidding on the airplane will take place live at the auction, as well as through telephone bids. It will be part of an extensive auction lineup that in past years has included one-of-a-kind collector Ford Mustangs specially built by the Ford Motor Company, as well as flying experiences with aviation personalities. Additional auction lots are currently being accepted through EAA’s donor relations office.
This article is from General Aviation News.


Cutting-Edge A350 XWB arrives in the United States

Atlanta is first of five U.S. cities to see the A350 XWB on its Americas Demo Tour

As it touched down in Atlanta, the newest commercial aircraft in the world, the Airbus A350 XWB, kicked off the U.S. leg of its tour of the Americas. The demo tour features a flight test version of the aircraft, which Airbus is showing off to investors and airlines in Atlanta, Newark, Chicago and Milwaukee before the general public can experience the A350 XWB at EAA’s AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
While it is in Atlanta, Delta Air Lines employees will tour the aircraft, familiarizing themselves with its layout and features. For many of them it will be their first opportunity to get a closer look at what will become the newest member of its fleet in 2017, when Delta accepts the first delivery of its 25 A350 XWBs. Delta currently operates Airbus A319, A320 and A330 aircraft, with additional outstanding orders for each type. 
The A350-900 that is in the U.S. this week is a flight test aircraft featuring a two-class cabin. It seats 42 in lie-flat, business-class seats, which are four abreast, and 210 economy-class seats. For passengers, the aircraft will provide new levels of comfort, with extra space in all classes. It features wider panoramic windows, larger overhead stowage compartments and the latest in-flight entertainment and connectivity. 
The A350 XWB also features the latest in aerodynamic design, carbon-fiber fuselage and wings, and new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. These technologies translate into a 25-percent reduction in fuel burn and emissions as well as lower maintenance costs. 
As of the end of June 2015, the A350 XWB had won 781 firm orders worldwide from 40 customers. Currently, three North American customers have orders for a total of 82 A350 XWBs. 


Lazydays Partners With SUN ‘n FUN On Fly-in

Lazydays RV has partnered with SUN ‘n FUN on the 41st Annual International Fly-In & Expo, according to a press release.
The SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo will take place April 21–26 at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, Fla. All proceeds will benefit the Aerospace Center for Excellence on the Sun ‘n Fun campus. The facility boasts aviation-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculums through year-round programs and activities, and is also home for the Central Florida Aerospace Academy.
Lazydays will provide 20 RV units to serve as mobile offices and hospitality stations to accommodate the SUN ‘n FUN staff throughout the six-day event. In addition, Lazydays will be setting up an on-site RV display and sale with 15 units on “Rocky Road” near the RV campground. The exhibitor area will feature a Lazydays booth with prizes and giveaways for guests from noon until 2 p.m., on April 25-26.
“This event features one of the best airshow line-ups and camping expos in the nation and we are excited to partner with them,” said John Lebbad, chief marketing officer for Seffner, Fla.-based Lazydays. “It’s such a great partnership for us as we are always honored to work with like-minded organizations as we both strive to provide the ultimate traveling experience while ensuring a family friendly atmosphere.”
“The SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo is the premier springtime destination for aviation enthusiasts from all over the world,” said Greg Gibson, director of pperations. “One of the best experiences to be had is RV’ing to Lakeland and camping right here on the SUN ‘n FUN grounds. Having an expert RV organization like Lazydays as a partner truly validates this experience, and the products and services they represent complete the picture of quality that we want our visitors to feel.”

This article originally appeared on RVBusiness.com.


New Schweiss Hydraulic Doors Emergency Capabilities

Schweiss Hydraulic Doors can now be opened or closed during an unexpected power outage with a remote-operated DC Battery-Motorized back-up control system. All you have to do is simply press “Up,” and your hydraulic door opens. They are also engineered with a no extra cost drill-driven backup system which uses a screw gun 7/16” socket hex head, and hydraulic tractor fittings come standard with each Schweiss Red Power pump hydraulic unit.
Emergency door lowering can also be as simple as turning a screw on the pump. Your large moving door will close at a controlled, safe speed, no matter the situation or emergency. It’s that easy, no mess, no oil drains back into the tank.  Schweiss Doors has been at the forefront of providing Hydraulic and Liftstrap Bifold doors for agricultural uses throughout Canada and the U.S. Farmers and ranchers have found that the dependability and superb craftsmanship that goes into both these styles of doors and their components has answered their every need.

Our hydraulic door pump unit gives you faster door speed when opening and closing giving a cycle time of approximately 30 seconds, it is the most efficient pump on the market. You don’t want a slow door that lets the heat out of your building in the winter or air conditioning out in the summer. The uniquely designed Schweiss pump unit is contained all in one unit and can be top or underhung and mounted on your building wall, floor, under a bench or in a back room.

The unique hydraulic pump system uses a fast and quiet, fan-cooled LEESON 1,800 rpm motor available in 2 h.p to 10 h.p., depending on the size and weight of your door.  Schweiss doesn’t use undersized motors that can get hot and burn out.  Big doors are a large moving end or sidewall. Two powerful cylinders carry the entire weight of the door. Schweiss cylinders won’t bend, break or bow. Another important feature that you won’t find on other hydraulic doors is the recent introduction of spherical bearings. These bearing are located between the teardrop area and cylinder plate at each end of the doors’ cylinders — a perfect answer to a safer, stronger and longer-lasting door.  Schweiss hydraulic door “added-strength” frames have double end hinges and more hinges per door, which means they don’t have to support as much weight per hinge.  For more information on hydraulic door backup systems, call Schweiss Doors at 800-746-8273 or visit our website at www.schweissdoors


Schweiss Doors Makes Any Container

Shipping and commercial containers come in many forms and sizes, but many don’t have door accessibility. Even dealing with conventional containers with a door located at the end can be a hassle. Now Schweiss Doors can make any container, whether it be for backyard storage, rail or ship transport, much more user-friendly by fitting it with one or more hydraulic doors on the sides or both ends for increased, easy access.

Imagine having to open a container door and then you fill it completely full from front to back. Then you remember you need to get something from the center. It’s really cumbersome and not easy to get things out of a container once it is stacked full. You could use the option of leaving an aisleway down the center, but that makes storage space even smaller.

Containers with side or endwall steel doors can easily be opened and closed for loading or unloading with a forktruck or other means. Container doors can be attached to all four sides of a container or even on the top of it. Schweiss Door engineers can work with you to design any configuration you might desire.

Schweiss one-piece hydraulic container doors are prehung on their own frame with the best compact pump on the market, strong cylinders and spherical bearings. They can be opened and closed by remote control quickly and quietly and have very few moving parts.  A hydraulic door which opens from the bottom up also provides a canopy or awning protecting the inner contents from excessive sun or inclement weather.

All Schweiss doors are custom made to fit your container to exact measurements. These doors can be designed with windows, walk doors or to accept any exterior cladding or insulation desired. When you close the container doors you can also be assured that your product is burglar-proof and secure, but easy to get to.

Schweiss doesn’t just make container doors, they can also build you a customized container or design a container for use at trade shows. A sidewall hydraulic door on a container can also serve as a display booth.  The beauty of this is the container is all self-contained and can be set up or closed down secure and fast.  When you arrive at a show site, all you have to do is open the door and you are in business. It’s ideal for companies marketing, displaying and selling their wares, and even for food vending containers on wheels. The possibilities are endless.


Beautiful Ohio airpark hangar accented by recessed bifold door

JT Strange and his family are in the process of building their new home alongside their just finished hangar in the Obannon Creek Aerodrome Airpark located in Goshen, Ohio. The newly-built hangar needed a big 45 ft. x 15 ft. 11” door for his Cessna 182T, which he also uses for business in nearby Milford, Ohio.
To fill that need he decided on a Schweiss bifold liftstrap/autolatch door. JT is a National Service Specialist and Consultant for Diamond Machine Tool in Milford, Ohio and uses his plane for business and pleasure purposes. He’s been flying for about five years.
Bob Beckman of R.D. Beck Services, LLC in Harrison, Ohio has been selling and installing Schweiss bifold and hydraulic doors since 1999. He said that JT Strange asked for a Schweiss bifold liftstrap/autolatch remote opening door to be installed by Beckman on his new hangar. He also requested that Beckman install the door and sheeting with black corrugated sheeting on a horizontal configuration instead of vertical as some others will do.
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Schweiss Doors has ‘Back-up’ systems for your door in case of power outage

Before placing an order for a hydraulic or bifold door, have you given any thought to how you would get that big, heavy door open in case of a power outage.

This is an important consideration, not only for knowing how you will get your door
opened or closed if you need to, but as a safety precaution as well.

Schweiss Doors, the leading manufacturer of hydraulic and bifold liftstrap doors, has you
covered on this. Schweiss has backup systems that come standard with your door and additional ones you may also consider.

Hydraulic tractor fittings come standard on all Schweiss hydraulic doors. In addition to
that the Schweiss hydraulic door can be opened or closed with a DC Battery-Motorized back-up control station that operates with the press of a button. The new compact hydraulic unit is also designed with a drill-driven back-up using a 7/16” hex head — just attach a socket to raise and lower your door at any time or from any position.

Emergency door lowering can also be as simple as turning a screw on the pump. Your
large moving door will close at a controlled, safe speed, no matter the situation or emergency. It’s that easy, no mess, no oil drains back into the tank.

All Schweiss bifold doors have an electrical disconnect to allow manual operation by an
emergency back-up system if power is lost. Bifold doors can be manually operated in the event of a power outage using an emergency back-up hand crank, powered generator, battery powered drill, tractor-powered hydraulic coupler fittings or 12 Volt D.C. emergency back-up.

Included is an electrical disconnect device to completely disable the door for service,
maintenance and emergency back-up operations. This will prevent the motor from operating when manually operating the door.

For years Schweiss has been manufacturing only the highest quality doors and we never
fail to innovate new products in the door market.

For more information on Schweiss Doors, go to www.schweissdoors.com or call us at