October 22, 2009
Helicopter operators flying to oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico will soon have access to more weather information. All Weather Inc., a manufacturer of automated weather information systems and meteorological sensors, announced that significant milestones have been reached in the Gulf of Mexico relating to its work with ITT Corporation to supply 35 automated weather observation systems (AWOS).
All Weather Inc. will provide the installation of the FAA-certified AWOS systems to be located on oil pumping platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. All Weather Inc.’s effort includes site surveys, engineering, production, and installation over the next year, as well as maintenance of the systems for 15 years.
The remaining 21 of the 35 AWOS system sites in the Gulf are scheduled for installation and commissioning in the near future.
Jason Hall, president of All Weather Inc., said, “We are very happy with the progress in the Gulf to date and look forward to a rapid deployment of the remaining sites. We are committed to bringing accurate and current weather reporting to the aviation community especially for the hundreds of daily helicopter operations in the Gulf region.”
For decades, pilots have headed to Bay Bridge Airport in the Chesapeake Bay for scenic coastal flying and great seafood. Check it out after attending the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In on Oct. 4.
A state-of-the art medical facility on remote Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay serves as a lasting memorial to the late Dr. David B. Nichols’ dedication to providing medical care to the community for 30 years. Now, Nichols’ aviation legacy—flying a Cessna 182 or Robinson R44 to the island every Thursday to provide that care—is set in stone.
The first A-29 Super Tucano was delivered Sept. 25, a tangible victory for Embraer and workers in the new factory in Jacksonville, Florida.
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