Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Schweiss Doors Specializes in Floatplane Hangar, Marina and Boathouse Doors

Wind, waves or weather . . . If youʼre living near the waterʼs edge and going through the
hassle of tieing down your floatplane, seaplane or watercraft to a dock or shore in windy
waters or rainy, cold weather, Schweiss Doors has the perfect solution for you.

Schweiss Doors has built several floatplane hangar doors, boathouse and marina doors that have made pilots and boat owners across the United States and abroad the envy of the lake. It doesnʼt matter if you prefer a one-piece hydraulic door or a bifold liftstrap door, they both work very fine. And youʼll wonder why you waited so long to take advantage of this luxury, or should we say necessity.

If your hangar is at the waterʼs edge, these Schweiss doors can be installed year round.  Installing a boathouse door is obviously a little more complicated than doing one on dry land, but Schweiss Doors personnel have the experience and know-how to have it done or guide you on the installation process whether it be in the summer or winter.

If you have a new or existing boathouse or hangar, Schweiss Doors can also give you all the dimensions prior to installing a Schweiss door so that the opening can be made to the exact size and specifications so the door can be put on in a matter of a few hours or more.  Schweiss hydraulic and bifold liftstrap/autolatch custom made doors are also made to accept a number of different exterior claddings from lightweight aluminum siding to heavy wood planking. Our heavy-duty hydraulic pumps and cylinders with top quality top or bottom mount motors and bifold door liftstraps and autolatches can easily lift and tightly secure any size door you might need.

Youʼll more than likely want to include a remote door opener to make dry docking your air or watercraft even easier. Makes sense doesnʼt it, youʼve got a automatic door opener on your garage, airport hangar or shed, why not have one on your boat house and floatplane hangar? Most floatplane and seaplane pilots build a rail system into their hangar to pull their planes in and another option is to build your hangar large enough to park your boat right next to your plane.

Marinas throughout the U.S.A. and abroad have also found that Schweiss doors are ideal for their off-season storage facilities and the doors can be windrated to withstand hurricane-force winds.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Open House at Fullerton Airport (KFUL)

Fullerton Municipal Airport Opens Doors to the Public

Airport Day 2014 will take place on Saturday, May 10th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission and parking are free.  The airport will feature static displays of vintage and modern
aircraft, aircraft fly-by’s,aviation related displays and booths, and classic automobiles.
Commander Chuck Street will serve as master of ceremonies.

Airplane and helicopter rides will be available for a donation.

Airport Day is designed to showcase the airport and the important role it plays in providing service not only to Fullerton,but to neighboring communities throughout Orange County.  The Orange County Fire Authority, the Anaheim Police Department and the California Highway Patrol will participate by showcasing their air operations based at the Fullerton Airport. 

Further information about Airport Day 2014 may be obtained by calling the Fullerton Municipal Airport office at (714) 738-6323 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Persons requiring special accommodations to attend the event are asked to contact the Airport no later than May 1, 2014.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

New Schweiss Liftstrap Conversion Kit Now Available for Your Tired Old Hangar Door

Other than aircraft owners who need bifold or hydraulic doors for their new or existing hangars, the next most frequent request that Schweiss Doors receives is from hangar owners who want to upgrade their doors with a Schweiss Bifold liftstrap retrofit conversion to replace outdated cable lift systems. A majority of these requests are for doors made by other manufacturers.

Schweiss Doors has been happy to accommodate all these requests which have been coming in from throughout the United States and abroad. A liftstrap conversion kit is now available that comes with easy do-it-yourself install instructions, or Schweiss Doors can do the retrofit for you.

For years, bifold doors have been lifted and lowered by the conventional means of unsafe steel cables.  Schweiss revolutionized this process with the invention of its patented liftstraps. Ninety-six percent of Schweiss Door customers are now demanding these strong polyester lift straps.


Liftstraps give you more lifting ability. The strength-to-weight ratio on the straps is 29,000 lbs. tensile strength, compared to a 1/4 inch cable which only gives you a 7,200 lb. rating. They vastly outlast cables, you no longer have cables or pulleys to adjust and cables have been known to break, causing damage to expensive aircraft and machinery. Schweiss liftstraps never rust, tangle or overwrap and are guaranteed for 10 years. As your bifold door opens, liftstraps wrap around the lift drum increasing the size of the lift drum and thereby causing your door to open faster.

Liftstrap doors can be ordered with auto latches and remote openers, so with just a push of a button your bifold hangar door is automatically secure, sealed tight from weather, water and wind.

Here’s what some Schweiss Doors satisfied customers are saying:

• “It was more a safety issue for me to get liftstraps. I had to replace my cables a couple of times.”
• “My door was bought from another company that went out of business. The door now works better than when it was new.”
• “I can’t say enough about your liftstraps, I wish I would have done it originally. Our hangar door now definitely lifts smoother with a uniform lock and a better fit when it locks.”
• “I would never have cables. Straps are the only way to fly — no noise, no creeps, no crunches. I’ve had them for 10 years and my straps don’t look any different than the day they were put in.”

For more information on Schweiss doors and liftstrap retrofit conversion kits, visit the Schweiss website at www.schweissdoors.com or call 800-746-8273.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Wind, waves or weather... Schweiss doors are ideal for boathouses

Imagine having a fun family day on the water in your favorite fishing or speed boat. As the sun is
setting or a sudden thunderstorm or high winds force you off the lake, you now have to rush to get your boat tied up and unloaded.



You’ll be the envy of the lake with a remote opening Schweiss hydraulic 
or bifold door on your boathouse or marine storage facility.

Or, you can do what others have done and have a Schweiss hydraulic or bifold door mounted to
your new or existing boathouse that has a remote control opener so all you have to do is push a button, drive your boat in or out and shut the door behind you.

Installing a boathouse door is obviously a little more complicated than doing one on dry land, but Schweiss Doors personnel have the experience and knowhow to have it done or guide you on the installation process whether it be in the summer or winter.

If you are building a new boathouse, Schweiss Doors can also give you all the dimensions prior to building so that the opening can be made to the exact size and specifications so the door can be put on in a matter of a few hours or more. Schweiss hydraulic and bifold doors are also made to accept a number of different exterior claddings from lightweight aluminum siding to heavy wood planking.

Our heavyduty hydraulic pumps and cylinders and top quality top or bottom mount motors and
bifold door liftstraps can lift any size door you might need.

Your new door will close tightly against waves, wind and weather and protect your watercraft from all the elements or intruders. Marinas throughout the U.S.A. and abroad have also found that Schweiss doors are ideal for their storage facilities and can be windrated to withstand hurricaneforce winds.

You’ve got a automatic door on your garage, hangar or shed, why not on your boathouse too?

Learn more about Schweiss Doors at: www.schweissdoors.com or call (800) 746-8273.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

New innovative Schweiss Moving Gate gives versatility

Schweiss one piece hydraulic and patented lift strap bifold doors have been on the market for years. Schweiss now has a newcomer on the scene — the Schweiss Moving Gate.

The Schweiss Moving Gate still utilizes the patented liftstraps, but instead of folding like a bifold door or outward like a hydraulic door, it lifts straight upward. The gate is a perfect solution for a room divider and cladding materials can come in multiple applications or combined with metal, glass or other materials to your liking.

A perfect example of this was a first-of-its-kind Schweiss “Gate” built by Schweiss Doors for “The Paw,” an upscale dog and cat resort. The owner of the 27,000 sq. ft. luxury pet resort needed a room divider gate, wall if you wish, to separate a 96 ft. room in half for dog training and handling purposes. Who you gonna call? Schweiss Doors.

What made this Schweiss 46 ft wide, 1,500 lb. multiple-function designer gate different was how Schweiss Doors built it to his personal gate design. Yenish wanted a quiet and smooth operating Schweiss gate that stood about head high with the top half of seethrough polycarbonate panels and below that utilized steel paneling.

This particular Schweiss gate allows humans and animals to see across to the other side of the room without having to raise the Schweiss gate. A push button control on the side wall lifts the Schweiss gate conveniently out of sight and the Schweiss gate lifts in less than a minute.

Schweiss Doors designed it to lift straight up to the high ceiling, up and out of the way when not in use. Five popular patented Schweiss Bifold liftstraps and a 2 h.p. top-mounted Schweiss quality electric motor easily and quietly lift the Schweiss Moving Gate.

The owner was absolutely needing a safe gate that would not cause harm to humans or animals in the public facility. He also noted that it was reasonably priced and comparative in price to a pocket door, but much easier to use. He enjoyed working with the professional Schweiss design team to get this Schweiss designer gate done.

The Schweiss gate now virtually gives animal resort two rooms to work in, or when in the up position, a larger size room. “If You Can Think It — Schweiss Doors Can Build It!” Learn more about Schweiss Doors at: www.schweissdoors.com or call (800) 746-8273.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Avinco Celebrates 10 Years as the Pre-Owned Helicopter Specialists


MONACO – March 2013
This year Avinco proudly celebrates its 10 year anniversary as one of the world’s leading pre-owned helicopter specialists. Avinco is a 20-strong company, with operations in Monaco, Ireland and Germany, complemented by representatives worldwide. Avinco has steadily grown despite various industry upheavals.
Avinco has successfully transacted over 220 helicopters in its 10 years in business, with more than 50% on trade.

2012 transactions included 21 helicopters sold- covering Asia, South America, North America, Europe and Africa.

During its evolution, Avinco has demonstrated its understanding of the worldwide market and adapted its offer and services. Avinco attributes its continued success to offering customers tailored solutions in a rapidly changing market. With access to a wide network, Avinco provides a reliable resource for buyers, lessees and aircraft owners while delivering qualified services in even the most complex scenarios.
This is possible through a mix of on-going market intelligence, extensive product knowhow, innovative financial structures/solutions, and the key ability to offer technical services that such as configuration modifications and equipment upgrades.

“Over the past decade, Avinco has taken great pride in making aircraft acquisition and disposal easier by offering tailored solutions to its clients, small and big alike”, says François Gautier CEO, “Though we expect a more favorable market in the second half of 2013, the first half should be as challenging as last year. According to our market analysis, Oil & Gas shows steady growth and new opportunities, and a growing market for mining with heavy utilities. The Corporate market promises limited scope this year again outside Russia and Brazil. In our view opportunities will lie with EMS replacements only in the USA.”

“Today’s market can be daunting and customers need a partner they can trust, “François Gautier concludes, “customers need to find finance, buy at the right price and be in a position to react quickly to market changing situations - that’s what we’re here for and that’s what we do best.“

Avinco continues to expand its leasing activities to offer an even wider range of services, as well as develop its helicopter Spare Parts sales activity. In addition to an extensive stock of Puma spare parts, it now offers a wide range of used BO105 parts, EC135 avionics and dynamic components for Gazelle, Lama, Alouette III, Ecureuil, Dauphin & Super puma, and more stock is planned for this year.

Avinco is in the process of re-launching its website, already one of the leading second-hand helicopter search engines. The new fully revamped website will offer an even more sophisticated facility for advanced aircraft search and seamless contact with Avinco, accessible in the office and on the go. Launch planned for March 2013.


About Avinco

Avinco is also a major player in the commercial aircraft industry offering remarketing, sourcing, lease management, technical and financial structuring services worldwide. Avinco has successfully sourced, traded or placed nearly 120 large commercial aircraft on all continents. This includes over 90 narrowbodies (A320 family, 737 family and E190s), several widebodies such as A330, A340, 747 and 777s, and a number of large corporate jets (ACJ, BBJ,etc..).
Separately Avinco has raised over $200m of debt to support various acquisitions.


For more information visit www.avinco.net

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Avemco Launches Safety Education Tour with Keynote at Northwest Aviation Conference


February 7, 2013— Avemco Insurance Company Vice President, Mike Adams, will present “Flying the Pacific Northwest: Findings Revealed from Avemco® Files” at the Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show on February 23, 2013 in Puyallup, Washington. 

As a leader in safety advocacy, Avemco will be launching their 2013 Safety Education Tour at the conference.  The tour will include speaking, webinar, online, print, events and presentations.  The focus will be to encourage all aviators to participate in relevant training, offer information compiled from claims data to help avoid accidents and provide expertise about insurance that will benefit aircraft owners and renters.

Over 12,000 pilots are expected to attend the annual Conference where Adams’ presentation will focus on general claims information from accidents occurring in the Pacific Northwest including those that didn’t make it to the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) files. 

“We’re excited to kick-off our 2013 Safety Education Tour in the northwest region of the US because it presents a set of unique challenges to new and skilled pilots. As we’ve seen through our claims data: weather, terrain and altitude are definitely factors and in this session you will also learn about claims that may surprise you.” notes Adams. 

Mike Adams is Avemco’s Vice President of Underwriting and has been with the organization for over 25 years.  Formerly the President of the Oregon Pilots Association, Adams is an instrument-rated pilot with over 750 hours.  As senior underwriting officer, his role is to determine the underwriting requirements for Avemco’s insurance policies and to help customers understand why many of these decisions are designed to help keep them safe. 

“The Pacific Northwest was the perfect backdrop for my formative flying years and I have a great appreciation and respect for the high level of flying skill needed for this area.  Our file case studies show  losses that could have been prevented with greater awareness and attention to issues like human factors, safety management and pilot/aircraft preparedness,” continued Adams. 

The 30th Annual Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show will be held in Puyallup, Washington February 23-24, 2013.  The Avemco presentation will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Room B/Pioneer of the Showplex on Saturday, February 23.  For more information on the Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show go to http://www.washington-aviation.org/NACoverview.html

Avemco Insurance Company, a leading pleasure and business general aviation insurer in the United States, has been insuring planes and pilots since 1961. Headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, Avemco is rated AA (Very Strong) by Standard & Poor's and A+ (Superior) by A. M. Best Company. Avemco has also earned prestigious recognition in the Anniversary Best Mark Program by the A.M. Best Company.  The Best Mark Program was created to distinguish insurance companies with at least a 25 year history of being rated A or higher.  For the latest rating, visit www.ambest.com.  Avemco is a wholly owned subsidiary of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCC) a leading international specialty insurance group.

For More Information Contact:
Lauretta Godbey, Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations Director
Avemco Insurance Company
Telephone: 301-694-4207
Email: lgodbey@ave.com
www.Avemco.com