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Bell 429: Nose and Aft mounts

Nov 29, 2010

Meeker Aviation and AirFilm Camera Systems are pleased to announce our newest product, both nose and aft mounts for the Bell 429.

 

Nose Mount

  • max payload weight 120lbs
  • will accomodate all the most popular sensor/cameras/searchlights
  • uses existing aircraft hole patterns
  • easily installed and removed
  • designed to use our family of Dovetails / Quick disconnects / Vibration isolation devices
  • two mounting surfaces, in front and behind landing light

Aft Mount

  • max payload weight 75lbs
  • will accommodate all the most popular sensor/cameras/searchlights
  • uses existing aircraft hole patterns
  • low weight / drag
  • designed to use our family of Dovetails / Quick disconnects / Vibration isolation devices
  • can be used with clamshell doors

 

Both mounts to be FAA and EASA approved


Bell Medium Nose Mount: 412 / 212 / 210 / 205 / UH-1N / Huey II

Feb 18, 2010

Meeker Aviation and AirFilm Camera Systems are pleased to announce the successful completion of the FAA / STC test flight of their new Bell Medium Nose mount for the: 412 / 212 / 210 / 205 / UH-1N / Huey II

The nose mount offers these distinct features:

  • max payload weight 135lbs
  • will accommodate all the most popular sensor/cameras/searchlights
  • uses existing aircraft hole patterns, does not require removal or relocation of avionics
  • easily installed and removed
  • designed to use our family of Dovetails / Quick disconnects / vibration isolation devices
  • FAA and EASA certification pending

We would like to thank the FAA Long Beach office and LA County Fire Dept Air Operations who assisted on this project.

For information on any of our products, contact: ph: 604-644-1125


Vibration Isolators

May, 24 2009

 

  • V15 for Flir Starsafire and Wescam MX15 series camera up and down
  • V12 for Axsys V9 and Spectrolab SX-16
  • custom applications by request

For information on any of our products, contact: ph: 604-644-1125


UNIMOUNT

May, 24 2009

 

  • can be used, camera up or down configurations
  • vehicle / marine / airborne
  • can be installed on standard seat track
  • designed for all common camera types

For information on any of our products, contact: ph: 604-644-1125


Isolation collars

May, 24 2009

 

  • DRS 207 and 410
  • Flir: Talon / 9HD / ZSQ3
  • IAI Tamam Pop 200/300

For information on any of our products, contact: ph: 604-644-1125


Camera spider / adaptors

May, 24 2009

 

  • MX15i / Di
  • Polytech 275 and 350 spiders
  • Swesystems 300 and 400 adaptors
  • LEO III
  • call for other models

For information on any of our products, contact: ph: 604-644-1125

 

 


MI-17 Nose mount

May, 24 2009

 

  • attaches to existing radar nose structure
  • payloads to 125lbs
  • call for details

For information on any of our products, contact: ph: 604-644-1125

 

 


EUROCOPTER EC-120 NOSE MOUNT

May, 24 2009

 

  • no airframe mods necessary
  • combined forward nose mount and mid belly microwave downlink mount
  • camera payloads up to 125lbs
  • downlink pods to 45lbs
  • designed for long lens cameras
  • FAA and EASA STC, 2010

For information on any of our products, contact: ph: 604-644-1125


AS-355 Twin Star: Belly sensor mount

May, 24 2009

 

  • attaches to airframe cargo swing hardpoints
  • no airframe mods necessary
  • FAA and EASA certification 2010
  • designed for popular microwave downlink pods / lidar sensor, etc

For information on any of our products, contact: ph: 604-644-1125


BELL / AB: 412/212/Super Huey nose mount

May, 24 2009

 

  • no major airframe mods
  • field installable
  • camera / searchlight / sensor payloads, 125lb max

For information on any of our products, contact: ph: 604-644-1125

 


S-70 Sponson Mount

Nov 24, 2008

Meeker Aviation and AirFilm Camera Systems are pleased to introduce the latest addition to our line of products, our new Blawkhawk / S-70 sponson mount.

The sponson mount features:

  • max payload weight 125lbs
  • two piece modular mount, allows payload arm to be removed or installed as needed
  • compatible with most common sensor / searchlight payloads
  • tie down ring, wire deflector built in, original crew step compatible. additional crew step when payload installed
  • bolts direct into existing fastner location
  • designed to use our family of Dovetails / Quick disconnects / vibration isolation devices

For information on any of our products, contact: ph: 604-644-1125


EC-135 and EC-145 (UH-72) utility step mounts

Nov 15, 2008

Meeker Aviation and AirFilm Camera Systems are pleased to announce we have received two new EASA/STC's, EASA.IM.R.S.01490 and EASA.IM.R.S.01489 for our EC-135 and EC-145 (UH-72)utility step mounts.

The step mounts provide an unprecedented 1/2/3 or 4 simultaneous payload capacity, other distinct features:

  • max single payload weight 125lbs
  • 4 styles of payload arms to accomadate all the most popular sensor/cameras/searchlights
  • available in left / right or set as well as standard length boarding step version
  • designed to use our family of Dovetails / Quick disconnects / vibration isolation devices
  • proven and tested on four continents.

For information on any of our products, contact: ph: 604-644-1125

 


Utility Step Mounts

May, 2008

Meeker Aviation and AirFilm Camera Systems are pleased to announce we have received two new FAA/STC's, # SR02137 LA and SR02138 LA for our EC-135 and EC-145 (UH-72)utility step mounts.

The step mounts provide an unprecedented 1/2/3 or 4 simultaneous payload capacity, other distinct features:

  • max single payload weight 125lbs
  • 4 styles of payload arms to accomadate all the most popular sensor/cameras/searchlights
  • available in left / right or set as well as standard length boarding step version
  • designed to use our family of Dovetails / Quick disconnects / vibration isolation devices
  • proven and tested on four continents.
  • EASA certification pending

We would like to thank the Long Beach FAA ACO, Socal Edison and everyone who assisted on these projects.

 

 


Quick Disconnect Device

April, 2007

Meeker Aviation Services LTD

Available Now from Meeker Aviation:

  • Vertical payload loading / confined spaces
  • Pilot friendly design, no tools or safety wire required.
  • Similar fit and function of original quick disconnect.
  • Compatible with most existing dovetail and bolt patterns.
  • 6" diameter - low profile design.
  • Optional carry handles.

 

 


EUROCOPTER EC-135 / EC-145 MULTI-PURPOSE STEP MOUNT

April, 2007

We are pleased to introduce our newest mount. The step mount expands the capability of both the EC-135 and EC-145 models. Available in left / right and lightweight original step replacement versions, the step mount is the most capable and cost effective method of installing all the most popular sensors on these airframes

The mounts offer the following distinct features:

  • 150lb payload capacity on front hardpoint, including qualified payloads: Cineflex HDTV, FLIR StarSafire series, Ultra and Ultramedia series, LEO, Wescam MX-12 and 15, Gyrocam, Polytech, Taman, Thales and Spectrolab
  • 100 lbs payload capacity on aft hard point, for microwave downlinks, various flir camera�s and searchlights.
  • All aluminum tube and billet, bolt-together construction. No welds.
  • Easy to install, mount bolts directly to airframe. Install or remove in minutes.
  • Basic step weight: 25lbs.
  • Unobstructed view, excellent for surveillance, ENG, film work.
  • Available in step only lightweight version, direct replacement for factory steps.

 


FAA/STC # SR 01785 LA for our new AS-350 / 355 Lower Left Hand Singlepole camera / sensor mount.

June, 2005

Meeker Aviation and AirFilm Camera Systems are pleased to announce we have received FAA/STC # SR 01785 LA for our new AS-350 / 355 Lower Left Hand Singlepole camera / sensor mount. Designed and manufactured by AirFilm and sold through Meeker Aviation. We would like to thank the Long Beach FAA ACO, Corporate Helicopters of San Diego, and Helinet for their assistance on this project.

The mounts offer the following distinct features:

  • 150lb payload capacity, including qualified payloads: Cineflex HDTV, FLIR StarSafire series, Ultramedia series, LEO, Wescam MX-12 and 15, Gyrocam, Polytech, Taman and Spectrolab.
  • All aluminum tube and billet, bolt together construction. no welds.
  • Easy to install, mount bolts directly to airframe. Install or remove in minutes.
  • Mount weight, 44lbs.
  • Unobstructed view, excellent for surveillance, ENG, film work.

 

 

FAA/STC# SR01784LA for our new AS-350/355 Lower Left Hand Down Post Camera/Sensor Mount.

May, 2005

Meeker Aviation and AirFilm Camera Systems are pleased to announce we have received FAA/STC# SR01784LA for our new AS-350/355 Lower Left Hand Down Post camera/sensor mount. Designed and manufactured by AirFilm and sold through Meeker Aviation. We would like to thank the Long Beach FAA ACO, Corporate Helicopters of San Diego, and the Texas DPS for their support on this project.

The mounts offer the following distinct features:

  • 120lb payload capacity, including sensors such as FLIR StarSafire series, Ultra 7000-8000 series,Wescam MX-12, Model 12DS series, Polytech and Taman sensors.
  • Solid billet aluminum, bolt together construction. No welds.
  • Easy to install, mount clamps directly to airframe. No fasteners added or removed from original airframe. Install or remove in minutes.
  • Mount weight, 6lbs.
  • Optional Gen II dovetail certified, eases removal and installation of payload.

 

 


FAA/STC # SR01654LA for Bell 206A/B/B1 and 206L/L1-4 and 407 Nose camera mount.

April, 2005

Meeker Aviation and AirFilm Camera Systems are pleased to announce we have received FAA/STC # SR01654LA for our new Bell 206A/B/B1 and 206L/L1-4 and 407 Nose camera mount. Designed and manufactured by AirFilm and sold through Meeker Aviation. We would like to thank the Long Beach FAA ACO and Corporate Helicopters of San Diego for their support on this project.

The mounts offer the following distinct features:

  • 130lb payload capacity.
  • Solid billet aluminum, bolt together construction. No welds.
  • Easy to install, uses existing hole patterns. No permanent airframe modifications.
  • Specific camera adaptor plates come standard.
  • Optional light kit for night operations.
  • Optional counter weight assembly.

 


FAA/STC # SR01688LA for Bell 206B/206L/407 Belly Sensor/Downlink Mount

March, 2005

Meeker Aviation in partnership with Aeropacific are pleased to announce we have received FAA/STC # SR01688LA for our new line of belly sensor mounts for the Bell 206A/B and 206L / 407. these mount join our certified AS-350 and MD500/600 belly sensor mounts already available. We also thank Corona Police, Heli-Flite and Long Beach FAA ACO for their support on this project.

The mounts offer the following distinct features:

  • Qualified payloads include all popular brands of microwave downlink pods, mapping systems and flir sensors including: Skypod series, Troll, BMS, Nucomm, Mosiac Almis, N Systems, Lidar, Flir 8000 and Polytech
  • Milled from solid billet aluminum for unparalleled corrosion resistance, strength and durability.
  • Weight approx 12 lbs, payload:100lbs.
  • Modular construction, no welds.
  • Easily removed and transferred from aircraft to aircraft.
  • Optional adaptors allow for various payloads to be carried on the same mount.

 


Bell 206B/206L/407 Belly Sensor/Downlink Mount

September, 2004

Meeker Aviation is pleased to introduce the newest addition to their product line. Bell 206B/206L/407 belly sensor/downlink mount.

  • Designed to carry various payloads up to 100lbs, including:
  • a) BMS
  • b) L3 Skypod
  • c) MRC/RF Tech
  • d) NSI
  • e) Mosaic Mapping Systems
  • Attaches to existing airframe hard points, no airframe modifications required to install.
  • Easily convertible to various payloads by use of optional adaptor plates, including custom applications.
  • Mount constructed of billet aluminum, hard anodized finish provides excellent corrosion protection.

 


2nd Generation Dovetail

September, 2004

Meeker Aviation is pleased to introduce the newest addition to their product line. 2nd Generation Dovetail.

  • Pilot friendly design, no tools required for install or removal of payload.
  • Similar fit and function of original style of dovetail plates.
  • Compatible with existing upper (female) plates.

 


Bell Medium Mount for Flir/Nightsun Mount for: UH1/205/210/212/412

September, 2004

Meeker Aviation is pleased to introduce the newest addition to their product line. The Bell Medium Mount for Flir/Nightsun Mount for: UH1/205/210/212/412.

  • Mount installs to existing hard points, no airframe modifications required.
  • Mount can be installed on left or right sides
  • Installs in approx 5 min
  • Payloads of 100lbs +

 


AS-350 Series Forward Chin Post Mount

March 5, 2004
Meacham Field, Fort Worth. Texas

Meeker Aviation, in partnership with Airfilm, Inc. is pleased to announce the successful first flight of our new AS-350 series forward chin post mount. Testing was conducted on the mounts lead customer, Texas DPS new AS-350B2. In typical fashion the aircraft completion and mount install was brilliantly performed by Texas Aviation Services. The new post mount offers customers some distinct advantages over existing designs:

  • No permanent alterations to airframe, no drilling, special tools or hardware
  • Mount easily removed or installed in less than 5 minutes
  • Mount clamps to aircraft main structure, greatly improves rigidity over existing designs
  • Typical camera field of view forward of flight step
  • Compatible with Apical float steps
  • Mount to be STC / PMA�d to carry all the most popular camera / sensor payloads

Meeker Aviation would like to thank Texas DPS, Texas Aviation Services, and Fort Worth FAA FSDO for their continued support on this project.

 


Flir 6-axis Passive Isolation Mounting System

November, 2003

Meeker Aviation is pleased to introduce the newest addition to their product line. The Flir 6-axis passive isolation mounting system, designed specifically for the very popular FLIR Systems/Inframetrics MK II, III, 7000, MicroSTAR, 7500, SeaFLIR II, and the new Ultra series of gimbals. The isolation/mounting collar can dramatically improve the image quality by reducing airframe vibration transferred to the Flir camera. This reduction in vibration can result in extended camera life. Significant image quality improvements have been achieved in testing on Bell 407 / 206 series, Eurocopter EC-120, AS-350/355, MBB-105 and MD Helicopters 500/520 series, as well as the Cessna line of single engine fixed wing aircraft. The collar is designed to be a direct replacement for any current configuration of gimbal mounting and can be specifically tuned for each aircraft, either fixed or rotary winged for optimum picture quality. The isolation collar is currently in production and has been delivered to both international and domestic customers. Meeker Aviation would like to thank the various airborne law enforcement agencies who contributed to the design and testing of the isolation mount.

 


Isolation Collar for the FSI 7000/7500 and 8000 Series Infrared Sensors

September, 2003

 

  • Isolation collar significantly reduces and isolates vibration from the airframe to the gimbal, thereby providing for much improved picture quality.
  • Field adjustable, isolation collar can be "tuned " for each airframe to provide the optimum picture quality for airframe/mount combination.
  • Accepts all various dovetail, quick mount, and direct mount hole patterns.
  • Hard anodized machined aluminum body with stainless hardware.
  • Currently in use on Bell 407, MD 500/520, and Eurocopter EC-120 helicopters.

 


H-60 Firehawk Nightsun / Sensor Mount

September, 2003

 

  • Lower forward belly mount attaches directly to existing fastener.
  • Mount rated to 80 lbs.
  • Currently in development with LA County Fire and Air Methods.

Long Beach, California

December, 2002

Meeker Aviation is proud to announce they have received FAA Supplemental Type Certification No:SR01403LA. This STC allows for the installation of the new Spectrolab Nightsun II onto the Eurocopter AS-350 series of helicopters. The newest STC from Meeker Aviation enables operators of the very popular American Eurocopter AS-350 series aft searchlight mount to remove their existing searchlight and install the new Nightsun II. This approval marks the first FAA STC'd installation of the Nightsun II on any helicopter, anywhere. The Nightsun II by Spectrolab is soon to become the industry standard of searchlights, now held by its predecessors the SX-5 Starburst and SX-16 Nightsun. Meeker Aviation would like to thank the Los Angeles Police Department Air and Maintenance Units, Spectrolab, Eurocopter,and the FAA Los Angeles Certification office for the support on this project.


New EuroCopter AS-350 Astar Nightsun Mount First Flight

May, 2002

Meeker Aviation in partnership with Amtech Aeronautical are pleased to introduce a new aft searchlight mount for the Eurocopter AS-350 series helicopter. The mount designed by Amtech and sold exclusively through Meeker Aviation recently completed flight testing enroute to obtaining Transport Canada STC approval. Upon receipt of Canadian approvals, FAA STC approvals will be applied for. The STC covers the complete installation of either Spectrolabs SX-5 Starburst or SX-16 Nightsun searchlights. The new Nightsun II from Spectrolab will also be approved for installation on the mount. Meeker Aviation and Amtech would like to thank the RCMP Air Wing for their support on this project, as well as Western Avionics for the systems installation and integration.


Ontario, California - Press Release

March, 2002

Spectrolabs Nightsun II made its maiden flight today aboard the MD 500E of the Ontario police air unit, the lead customer. Nightsun II, the state of the art in airborne illumination was mounted to Meeker Aviations dual side mount, which also carries the Wescam flir sensor. The installation and integration of Nightsun II was accomplished by Van Isle Avionics of California, which recently completed an extensive avionics systems upgrade to the MD 500. After successful daylight test flights, the helicopter and light were returned to standard night patrol.

Nightsun II is the successor to Spectrolabs SX-16, the industry standard in searchlight technology. Nightsun II incorporates many innovative features and upgrades that will ensure its role as the new benchmark of airborne searchlight technology.


Long Beach, California - Press Release

February, 2002

Meeker Aviation in co-operation with Airfilm and Fox Consulting is proud to announce they have received Faa certification for the Eurocopter EC-120B Colibri side sensor mount.

(STC) No. SR01302LA.

Designed primarily to carry FLIR sensors and searchlights, the mount is capable of equipment loads of a maximum weight of 125 lbs, and a maximum diameter of 2.52 square feet front surface area. Currently in service with the Spectrolab SX-16 Nightsun installed, the side mount has proven itself operationally to have greatly reduced vibration levels and far superior fields of view than the current aft airframe located mounts. Meeker aviation would also like to thank the air units of Costa Mesa Police and San Bernardino County Sheriff for their input and support during the development of the side mount.