What the First Dash 8 Hydrogen-Electric Flight Means for Aviation

The aviation industry is taking another big step towards sustainable air travel with the successful test flight of Universal’s hydrogen-electric system on a De Havilland Canada Dash 8-300, nicknamed Lightning McClean.

Hydrogen fuel cells are a pivotal advancement for electrical power flight. As the technology is developed further, larger aircraft and longer flights could be electrically powered. This trailblazing trial marks a critical juncture, as the aviation sector strives for sustainable air travel.

Flight Operations in Antarctica: One of the World’s Most Challenging Environments

Operating flights in Antarctica is unlike most other places on Earth. Logistics are hampered by extreme cold, wind, and limited infrastructure. However, with careful planning and execution, these trials can be conquered.

Whether flights are to transport scientists and supplies to scientific bases, or charter tourism flights, they all operate in an extreme environment. In this article, we look at a few of the challenges and how operating flights in this environment is different.

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Dallas Executive Airport Crash – Loss Felt Throughout the Industry

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families of the victims from and those who witnessed the tragic aviation accident at the Dallas Executive Airport on Saturday, November 12, 2022. The aviation community, while vast and global is also tightly knit and accidents such as these send a shock throughout the industry. Eve Storm, START PAC President & CEO

European Rotors 2022

Team START PAC are at the European Rotors event in Koelnmesse Convention Centre North, hall 8, in Cologne, Germany. After a successful debut in 2021, European Rotors are back with 3 days full of industry insight, innovations and more. Come and see us over on stand #1505 to discuss how START PACs range of mobile ground power products and advanced lithium starting units can benefit your business. EUROPEAN ROTORS has lifted off with an overwhelmingly successful live debut in 2021! Join us now for the 2nd edition of the one and only European event where you will meet the entire VTOL community and grow your business! The European Helicopter Association (EHA) and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have teamed up to create an exceptional showcase for the European VTOL branch: Industry, operators and the regulator are coming together and discussing the future of vertical flight. EUROPEAN ROTORS is […]

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Dubai Heli Show 2022

Team START PAC had a great time at the Dubai Heli Show this year. We got to touch base with existing customers and made new connections with forward-thinking aviation businesses. Thank you to all who attended and we look forward to next years’ event. Find a ground power solution for your business, please click here.

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NBAA 2022, Orlando, Oct 18-20th

START PAC are excited to be attending NBAA 2022 this year. This is one of the biggest aviation events of the year, where we get to meet customers old and new, and genuinely have a fantastic time networking with like-minded aviation professionals from across the globe. If you’re attending NBAA and you’re on the market for high quality mobile ground power solutions, or even if you just want to come and say hello and talk to us about all things aviation, be sure to come and see Eve, Francois and the START PAC team over at booth 3481 this year. “Let’s connect! The 2022 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) is the topflight intersection between embracing future-forward and innovative perspectives, and exploring the leading marketplace for modern high-tech aircraft, as well as business aviation’s best products and services. Immerse yourself in the world of single-engine piston aircraft, turboprops, business […]

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InnoTrans 2022 – Start Pac Locomotive Solutions

START PAC’s rail division is excited to be exhibiting at the thirteenth InnoTrans 2022 event, being held in Berlin Exhibition Grounds from September 20th to the 23rd, 2022. Come and visit us to learn about how our ultra heavy duty diesel locomotive starting unit solutions can solve your maintenance team’s engine starting problems, and help reduce downtime and operational costs. Every two years, Berlin hosts InnoTrans, the world’s largest trade show for transportation technology. The InnoTrans event takes up all 42 halls of the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, subdivided into the five trade show categories of Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors, and Tunnel Construction. Click here to learn more about InnoTrans 2022. View our range of 24v – 72v locomotive engine starting power supplies here.

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Helitech World Expo 2022

START PAC are looking forward to this years Helitech World Expo, to be held at the ExCel centre in London, on the 7th & 8th September 2022. If you’re on the market for high quality mobile and portable ground power solutions, be sure to come and see the START PAC team over at Helitech this year. For more information on the Helitech World Expo click here. View our range of mobile aircraft GPUs View our range of mobile aircraft starting units View our range of aircraft maintenance power supplies

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The Airborne Public Safety Association (APSA) APSCON 2022

Team START PAC having a great time spotting our units in operation at APSCON 2022 event. Be sure to come and say hi and talk to us about our ground power solutions, essential for reliable operation in public safety. Learn more about APSCON here –

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France Air Expo 2022

START PAC was delighted to participate to the number 1 French general aviation show : France Air Expo 2022. The 3 day even took place at Lyon-Bron airport, and it has been a great opportunity to meet with like-minded aviation enthusiasts and to showcase START PAC product line to pilots, future pilots, aeroclubs, flight schools, MRO maintenance teams and more. Big thank you to all that attended France’s #1 aviation event, we look forward to meeting you all again next year. “Discover over three days at Lyon-Bron Airport, the industry’s latest developments and innovations in general and business aviation through the companies showcasing their latest products and services. A key event for general and business aviation in Europe and a can’t miss event for pilots, owners, professionals and enthusiasts. General aviation is one of the most important markets in Europe, and Aero Expo in France is here so all the […]