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Heli-Expo 2019: Essex and Ace getting grips to Black Hawks

5th March 2019 - 17:00 GMT | by Helen Haxell in Atlanta


Platform controls and aircraft component manufacturer, Essex Industries is showcasing its Ergonomic Collective Grip at HAI Heli-Expo 2019.

The current status of the grip is patent pending. Bob Hale, business segment manager at Essex Industries, commented how the grip is part of a package with Aero Aeronautics.

Ace Aero is upgrading the Austrian Armed Forces Black Hawk Fleet further to a deal sealed in June 2017, which covers nine Sikorsky S-70A-42 Black Hawks. In February 2019, Vienna awarded further aircraft to the direct commercial sale contract.

Hale said how the grip would provide pilots with ‘functionality for the fingertips'. The grip

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Helen Haxell


Helen Haxell

Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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