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AUSTIN, TX, March 30, 2017

DAC INTERNATIONAL INC. (“DAC International”), a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, announced today that it has received Transport Canada Part 25 Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate for the Esterline CMA-6800 Display for the Hawker 800/800XP, Bombardier’s Challenger 601-3A/3R, Bombardier’s CL-215-6B11, Dash 8–100/200/300, Cessna Citation 650, Dassault Falcon 900, and the Gulfstream III.

“The product provides our customers with an easy cost effective display that eliminates the obsolescence associated with aging CRT’s. “We believe the CMA-6800 offers our customers a simple replacement solution for the legacy ED-800’s on many of the above platforms worldwide. This will save substantial weight thus reducing operating costs and further extending the life of their existing cockpits,” said DAC International’s President Cisco Hernandez.

The CMA-6800 Electronic Display System was designed as a modern form, fit, function replacement to the legacy Honeywell ED-800 Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) displays. The STC number is SA17-27.

About DAC International Inc.

DAC International Inc., a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, is a worldwide distributor of avionics, test equipment, data converters and aviation supplies. The company has an FAA approved manufacturing and development facility, holding several STC’s, PMA’s and TSO’s.  Products are compliant with DO-160, MIL-STD-810C and MIL-STD-461F, containing software that meets the objectives of DO-178B, Levels A thru E.  For more information on DAC International or its products and service offerings, including Esterline products, visit www.dacint.com.

About Esterline Avionics Systems Esterline Avionics Systems has achieved an international reputation for innovation and excellence in the design and manufacture of electronics products for the military and commercial aviation markets its focus is on delivering innovative cockpit systems integration, avionics and display solutions to its customers worldwide. Esterline Corporation (NYSE:ESL), is a specialized aerospace and defense company headquartered in Bellevue, WA, that employs over 13,000 people worldwide. www.esterline.com/avionicssystems

 

Southbury, CT – February 27, 2017. FltPlan Go, FltPlan.com’s free EFB app for iPad, now supports DAC International’s GDC64 Tablet Aircraft Interface Unit (TAIU). FltPlan Go users can transfer a wealth of information, including GPS position, heading, altitude, speed, and track information as well as onboard XM Satellite weather information, including U.S. and Canadian radar, lightning, echo tops, and CIP from the panel into the FltPlan Go app.

The GDC64 connects directly to the aircraft’s power buss and is Part 25-approved. The unit features four ARINC 429 ports allowing for seamless transfer of this complex, real-time data to the FltPlan Go app. The wired connection of the GDC64 offers the added benefit of serving as a safe and approved power supply.

“We are very excited to offer FltPlan Go users access to mission-critical radar and weather information through the GDC64. We believe that the GDC64 offers is a great choice for panel to tablet connectivity,“ said Sarah Wilson, FltPlan.com principal. “Our objective is to offer as many connectivity options to our users as possible and the GDC64 is unique in its combination of power supply and data transfer capabilities.”

The free FltPlan Go app, featuring GDC64 support, is currently available for download from the Apple App Store.

About DAC International Inc.
DAC International, a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP is a worldwide distributor of avionics, test equipment, data converters and aviation supplies. The company has an FAA approved manufacturing and development facility, holding several STC’s, PMA’s and TSO’s. Products are compliant with DO-160, MIL-STD-810C and MIL-STD-461F, containing software that meets the objectives of DO-178B, Levels A thru E.

For more information on DAC or its products and service offerings, including Esterline products, visit www.dacint.com.

About FltPlan.
FltPlan was established in 1991 and has grown into the largest flight planning company in North America. FltPlan’s 158,000-plus active, registered users file more than 55% of all N#-registered flight plans and more than 70% of all N#-registered flight plans for jets and turboprops. The FltPlan System includes free, web-based flight planning and filing integrated with the free FltPlan Go mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows devices, along with a full range of premium services including SMS, Pre-Departure Clearances (PDCs), eAPIS and APIS for Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean, Premium Flight Tracking, a DCM Call Sign Program, Handling Services, and Runway Analysis. FltPlan recently introduced FltLogic, an integrated flight scheduling program, and FltPlan Manager, an administrative-level program that allows for streamlined management of multiple FltPlan user/aircraft accounts. With more than 24 years of flight planning and filing experience, FltPlan strives to make planning simple and cost effective while providing outstanding 24/7/365 customer support.

For additional information about FltPlan, contact Support@FltPlan.com.

AUSTIN, Texas, January 3, 2017 – DAC INTERNATIONAL INC. (DAC), a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, announced today that it has received a Supplemental Type Certificate for the Esterline CMA-6800 Display for the Sikorsky S76B/C Helicopter. The STC includes the S76C+ and S76C++ models.

“The product provides many benefits as a form fit function replacement for the Honeywell ED-800 product line.” said DAC International’s President Cisco Hernandez. “We believe the CMA-6800 offers our customers a simple replacement solution for the aging ED-800’s on many of the S76 platforms worldwide. This will save substantial weight thus reducing operating costs and further extending the life of their existing cockpits.”

The CMA-6800 Electronic Display System was designed to replace the aging Honeywell ED-800 Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) displays.

DAC expects to have EASA and ANAC approvals very shortly.

About Esterline Avionics Systems Esterline Avionics Systems has achieved an international reputation for innovation and excellence in the design and manufacture of electronics products for the military and commercial aviation markets Its focus is on delivering innovative cockpit systems integration, avionics and display solutions to its customers worldwide. Esterline Corporation (NYSE:ESL), is a specialized aerospace and defense company headquartered in Bellevue, WA, that employs over 13,000 people worldwide. www.esterline.com/avionicssystems

 

AUSTIN, Texas, December 15, 2016 – DAC INTERNATIONAL INC. (DAC), a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, announced today that it has extended their agreement for the distribution of the Esterline CMA-6800 Display. Esterline Avionics Systems is a major supplier of cockpit avionics systems and advanced displays to the aerospace market, including airframe manufacturers, airlines, military agencies and government customers around the world.

We are extremely pleased to continue our relationship with Esterline.” said DAC International’s President Cisco Hernandez. “We believe the CMA-6800 offers our customers a simple replacement solution for the aging ED-800’s currently in the field today, while lowering operating costs and further extending the life of their existing cockpits.”

DAC distributes the CMA-6800 Product line in aftermarket pursuits. DAC currently holds a AML STC that includes the Hawker 800/800xp/1000, Bombardier’s Challenger 601-3A/3R, Dash 8-100/200/300 and its 415 Superscooper, Cessna Citation 650, Dassault Falcon 900, Fokker 50 and the Gulfstream III. In addition the S76 STC is expected in late December to early January 2017 time period. The CMA-6800 Electronic Display System was designed to replace the aging Honeywell ED-800 Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) displays. DAC partnered with Peregrine to complete the engineering, test and certification activity required for this STC.

In addition to the certification listed, DAC has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval and ANAC Approvals.

About DAC International Inc.

DAC International, a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP is a worldwide distributor of avionics, test equipment, data converters and aviation supplies. The company has an FAA approved manufacturing and development facility, holding several STC’s, PMA’s and TSO’s.  Products are compliant with DO-160, MIL-STD-810C and MIL-STD-461F, containing software that meets the objectives of DO-178B, Levels A thru E.

For more information on DAC or its products and service offerings, including Esterline products, visit www.dacint.com.

 About Esterline Avionics Systems Esterline Avionics Systems has achieved an international reputation for innovation and excellence in the design and manufacture of electronics products for the military and commercial aviation markets Its focus is on delivering innovative cockpit systems integration, avionics and display solutions to its customers worldwide. Esterline Corporation (NYSE:ESL), is a specialized aerospace and defense company headquartered in Bellevue, WA, that employs over 13,000 people worldwide. www.esterline.com/avionicssystems

AUSTIN, Texas, August 25, 2016 – DAC International announced today it has received Mexican DGAC Approval for the Part 25 Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate for the Esterline CMA-6800 Display. The AML includes the Hawker 800/800XP/1000, Bombardier’s Challenger 601-3A/3R, Dash 8–100/200/300 and its 415 Superscooper, Cessna Citation 650, Dassault Falcon 900, Fokker 50 and the Gulfstream III.

“This will allow our Mexican customers the opportunity to install the new display and meet the applicable specifications for safe operation in accordance with the Standards, Procedures and Regulations required by the Direcci6n General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC)” said President of DAC International Cisco Hernandez.

The CMA-6800 Electronic Display system was designed to replace the aging Honeywell ED-800 Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) displays. DAC International partnered with Peregrine to complete the engineering, test and certification activity required for this new STC.

In addition to the platforms listed, DAC International is expecting to add additional aircraft types within the next few months to the AML list.

Kimberly-Clark Professional, a division of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, today announced the strategic addition of DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, to its global aviation distributor network. DAC International joins an extensive list of established partners for Kimberly-Clark Professional’s critical task wiping products and personal protection solutions for the aviation industry. The announcement was made today at the 2016 HAI Heli-Expo trade show and exhibition, which is taking place this week in Louisville, Kentucky.

DAC International can be seen at HAI Heli-Expo 2016 at Booth 509. Among the Kimberly-Clark Professional solutions to be featured in the DAC International booth are its Jackson Safety G29 Solvent Protection Glove, engineered to provide greater hand protection and improved dexterity for aviation works using solvents, hydraulic fluids and petroleum or synthetic engine oils. The glove has been tested and approved for use with Eastman SKYDROL®. Also on display, the Kimtech A2 Aviation Wipes for Abrasive Surfaces, with low-lint properties that reduce the risk of contamination when preparing composite surfaces for bonding and painting.

“This relationship with Kimberly-Clark Professional supports our initiative to further support our customers with optimized consumable solutions used within the aviation industry and around the globe.” says Cisco Hernandez, Vice President and General Manager of DAC International. “We understand that aviation customers require precision products for their most stringent and routine critical tasks – partners like Kimberly-Clark Professional can help us deliver on those critical needs.”

In addition to providing precision performance products for aviation, DAC International through Kimberly-Clark Professional, offers the Efficient Workplace program, an on-site assessment that helps aviation companies identify simple ways to make their facilities healthier, safer and more productive.

“DAC International has delivered year-over-year growth by connecting aviation customers with innovative solutions that meet their specific requirements,” said Stephen Burn, Global Aerospace Marketing Leader for Kimberly-Clark Professional. “DAC International is an ideal distribution partner for Kimberly-Clark Professional, with the capability to deliver on the needs of general aviation operators, tier 1 and maintenance & repair organizations alike.”

November 19, 2015 – DAC International announced it is now a U.S. distributor for Nichigo G-Tape. The Japanese product is an environmentally friendly pressure-sensitive tape with a variety of aviation applications. It is also hand-tearable and easily removable.

Unlike duct tape, G-Tape is reusable and does not leave any residue behind, making it ideal for protecting aircraft interiors during assembly and maintenance or as masking for painting. In addition, the tape has a higher tensile strength and dimensional stability than normal gaffer or duct tape products.

“This is a new and exciting product to be representing,” said Cisco Hernandez, Vice President and General Manager of DAC International. “Gaffer or duct tapes are often made with rubber-based products, but Nichigo G-Tape is an eco-friendly tape that is halogen-free and lead-free.” The tape is available in a wide range of adhesive strengths, ranging from removable to permanent, depending on application. DAC can also supply double-sided tape for tasks such as carpet bonding.