NEWS FROM LITE FLITE
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Thomas Knudstrup appointed as new CEO
As part of Lite Flites ongoing development and move towards future standards and requirements, Thomas Knudstrup has been appointed new CEO / Managing Director.
Former CEO Søs Holstein has handed over this position and is excited and says she is "confident that this change will be beneficial for Lite Flites customers and the company".
Besides running the business, Thomas will be in charge of personally testing all the new equipment :-)
New product: QRB Overhaul Kit, in-a-box
Our almost maintenance-free Quick Release Box, QRB, just needs an annual overhaul. A few parts are mandatory to change, and we are now introducing an overhaul kit that includes all these parts, easy to overview and handle. Everything is delivered in a small plastic box, including special grease, cotton sticks and pipe cleaners. Just ask for one P/N 80049090 per QRB. It's that simple.
New product: Sea Tray, 2nd generation
Sea tray, wet floor, rubber floor; Lots of names, same thing... Every rescue helicopter hoisting victims from the sea need to limit the amount of water entering the cabin, and a sea tray is one of the most common solutions.
This is our new RF welded Sea Tray for AW101, featuring self supporting sides, knee pads, weighted door flap, bottle holders and water proof pass-throughs for easy access to the seat rails. The design is based on long time experience by our valued customers.
We are looking forward to present this solution at RSM16, hosted by the European Rescue Swimmers Association (EURORSA) in Italy, this June.
Naturally, all rescue helicopter operators and manufacturers are most welcome to contact us for further information.
Lite Flite achieves EN9100 certification
It is with great pride that we can now announce, that we have been rewarded EN9100:2009 certification for our Quality Management System. As technical equivalent to the American AS9100C standard, it makes us a true quality supplier to the aerospace industry and SAR helicopter operators all over the world.
Generational change at Lite Flite
We are pleased to share an early Christmas gift with you: At Lite Flite we have initiated a generational change in management to secure a stable future for our customers, ourselves, and our common mission: To save lives! Thomas Knudstrup, whom you may already know, is the new co-owner.
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Search + Rescue Europe, April 2014, in Copenhagen
Lite flite sponsors this 3-day conference, April 7-9th, and we will be displaying our helicopter rescue equipment in the refreshment area. Like allways, the audience at this kind of event is dedicated and has a lot of experience. We are looking forward to meet, and listen to, new and current customers, as the experts they are.
Helitech International 2013
Lite Flite will be displaying at the Helitech 2013 event that will be held in ExCel, London, September 24-26. You are welcome to come and visit us at stand no. K02 and take a look at our helicopter rescue equipment.
Quick Release Box Mk-4 released
The Mk-4 version of our wellknown Quick Release Box (QRB) is now released. Factory new QRB's are now solid black with a number of vital improvements in relation to previously Mk-2 and Mk-3:
• Improved lifting plate with closed lobes
• New back plate with single flush hole
• Countersunk rubber protection plug
• Black ionized scratch resistant surface
The improved lifting plate with closed or interconnected lobes greatly
reduces the risk of foreign objects, like rubber plugs, getting trapped inside the QRB. This lifting plate represents such a great security enhancement, that we have chosen to make the upgrade mandatory.
EuroRSA 2012 in Aalborg
European Rescue Swimmers Association (EuroRSA) held the bi-annual summit in Aalborg, Denmark, in early May. During three sunny and beautifull days, some fifty-or-so rescue swimmers from all over Europe, Australia and United States shared their experience and knowledge. They even found time to play with the Danish EH-101 helicopters.
Lite Flite was invited to showcase the helicopter rescue equipment, which we proudly did, and we were very impressed by the meeting and the content. It was simply great fun and very informal !
New Lanyard Connector
In early february, we introduced the new lanyard connector, requested by a customer looking for an easier and safer way of keeping the helicopter winch man secured. It is nothing more but a short strap with a hook or carabiner that can be clipped on to the middle D-ring of the QRB suspension strap in one end, and a click lock tang for attaching our click lock lanyards in the other.
By using this little device and a hoist harness equipped with a similar tang, the winch man can be secured in the helicopter, without the need for a seperate gunner- or monkey belt. When returning from what may be cold water, the rescuer can be secured even before he re-enters the helicopter !
XL Hook Knife
Our new, extra large hook knife, is designed by request from the Danish Air Force SQ 722 SAR team. This hook knife features a 20 mm (0.8") opening, enough for cutting guide lines, heavy duty webbing or even the attachment loops at the top of fast ropes.
The hook knife is made from laser cut stainless steel and keeps 2 extra spare blades inside. The handle is designed just thick enough to ensure a good grip, and just thin enough to not being bulky in a narrow pocket.
New Rescue Harness
The new harness for rescue men, which we designed for the Scottish Coast Guard, was on display for the first time at Helitech 2011.
This extremely comfortable harness is constructed without shoulder straps. Due to the special design of the front part, the waist belt locks itself on to the hips in case of a head down position, preventing the rescue man to slide in the harness.
The harness features alpine style, fully padded, open leg straps and our unique elastic suspensions for walking or swimming. In addition, the harness has D-rings for auxillary equipment and a strap for radio attachment. For the safety of the winchman returning from the water with cold hands, we have added a click-lock tang and a D-ring as lanyard attachment points at the rear of the harness. All in all, a very versatile harness, specifically designed for demanding helicopter SAR crews.
• Newsletter #11, December 2014, English
• Nyhedsbrev #11, December 2014, Dansk
• Newsletter #10, February 2013, English
• Nyhedsbrev #10, Februar 2013, Dansk
• Newsletter #9, June 2012, English
• Nyhedsbrev #9, Juni 2012, Dansk
• Newsletter #8, April 2012, English
• Nyhedsbrev #8, April 2012, Dansk
• Newsletter #7, February 2012, English
• Nyhedsbrev #7, Februar 2012, Dansk
• Newsletter #6, October 2011, English
• Nyhedsbrev #6, Oktober 2011, Dansk
• Newsletter #5, December 2010, English
• Nyhedsbrev #5, December 2010, Dansk
• Newsletter #4, August 2010, English
• Nyhedsbrev #4, August 2010, Dansk
• Newsletter #3, February 2010, English
• Nyhedsbrev #3, Februar 2010, Dansk
• Newsletter #2, December 2009, English
• Nyhedsbrev #2, December 2009, Dansk
• Newsletter #1, October 2009, English
• Nyhedsbrev #1, Oktober 2009, Dansk