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BAKER AVIATION REINFORCES FAA TOXIC SMOKE THREAT FROM LITHIUM ION BATTERY FIRES

 

June 2017–– Addison, Texas – Baker Aviation, a full service aircraft maintenance, management, and charter company in North Texas, announced that Eric Green has joined Baker Aviation Maintenance as Accountable Manager..

 

As a skilled aviation manager and U.S. Navy veteran, Eric Green brings extensive process and quality management expertise to Baker Aviation that includes ASA quality certification processes.

 

“Eric is a welcome addition to our growing Part 145 maintenance business here at Addison Airport,” commented Ray Goyco, Jr., President, and COO for Baker Aviation Maintenance. “Eric’s dedication and devotion to excellence, combined with his industry knowledge, aligns well with our culture of delivering unparalleled service and safe delivery of the aircraft, as promised. As we continue to grow and expand our maintenance business, we will continue to seek out highly skilled and prominent individuals in our industry, like Eric, to join our team,” added Goyco.

 

“I look forward to working with the Baker team to ensure our quality workmanship and superior service continues, as our business expands,” Eric Green stated. “My years of experience with aviation regulatory authorities is a good fit here and I am excited to be contributing to the greater success of Baker Aviation."

 

After retiring from the Navy, Eric began working with Recaro Aircraft Seating, as a Quality Inspector for both new production seats and the 145 Repair Station. He also managed the calibration, safety, and training programs.

A few years later, Eric joined Howell Instruments as a Field Engineering Associate and while there, he earned the title of FAA Designated Manufacturing Inspection Representative. Eric was also a customer liaison at Howell and coordinated the development and production of new jet engine test equipment and cockpit indicators. In 2013, after 2-years with Luminator as Certification Engineer and Departmental Manager, Eric returned to Howell Instruments as Ground Support Equipment Manager managing a large contract for a US Army GSE RESET program and worked to establish a GSE depot for the JSF. He was responsible for successfully obtaining ASA-100 and AS 9110 certifications for the company.

 

Eric earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and holds a FAA Airframe and Power plant certificate as well as FAA Designated Manufacturing Inspection Representative status. He is an SAE/PAMA Aviation Maintenance Engineer and SAE/PAMA Aviation Maintenance Specialist.

 

In addition to the Baker facility’s accountable manager responsibilities, Eric will also support civil, military and government safety solution initiatives regarding HOT-STOP ‘L’ Fire Containment Kits, in which Baker Aviation is the exclusive master distributor.

 

BAKER AVIATION MARKS 10 YEARS SINCE HOT-STOP® 'L' FIRE CONTAINMENT INTRODUCTION

 

March 3, 2017 – Addison, Texas – Baker Aviation, the Master Distributor for the HOT-STOP® ’L’ Fire Containment Kits, and Industrial Energy Products (IEP), the US manufacturer of the HOT-STOP ‘L’ brand, announced it reached a 10-year milestone from when the product was first introduced to the aviation industry in 2007.

 

Safety concerns and the increasing threat of lithium-ion battery fires from various electronic devices, a decade ago, triggered the development, testing, and manufacturing of HOT-STOP ‘L’ Fire Containment Kits, as the pioneering solution. Today, HOT-STOP ‘L’ EVO is the next line of proven, burn certified technology, and provides more protection from today’s threat of battery fires, explosions, and toxic smoke, with its zero tolerance zipper closure that eliminates harmful emissions.

 

Ray Goyco, Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer for Baker Aviation Maintenance, explains HOT-STOP’s evolution into the aviation community. “Our success began in the business aviation market as Safety Management Systems are highly emphasized, and the trend for these Part 91 and 135 operators is to secure their passenger’s safety, at all costs. As leaders in this fire containment space, our core technology remains the same, incorporating proven materials that come from the firefighting industry and we have always received burn certifications for our products. Flight departments recognized the value of our proven and tested solution many years ago, and appreciate the lightweight, easy to store and deploy benefits. Our success continues today in this market with the airtight HOT-STOP ‘L’ EVO line and a special retrofit program for our customers that allows them to add the zipper technology to the legacy bags."

 

Goyco added, “Recognizing that one size doesn’t fit all, we listened to our customers and developed a variety of sizes to accommodate the needs in both the cockpit and cabin. Then a few years ago, we began penetrating the commercial airlines with our flexibility to customize our product, and most importantly the ability to quickly ramp-up a production schedule to meet their needs. The new advanced HOT-STOP ‘L’ EVO product line with its zero tolerance and ability to fully contain unpredictable battery fires, explosions, and toxic smoke emissions, was developed for the airline industry. Our cutting-edge vision has already addressed the heightened concern from the FAA about toxic smoke and its eminent health dangers that was recently focused on at the FAA Fire & Cabin Safety Research Conference in Atlantic City last year. And as pioneers in this industry we will continue to lead with our proven technology. Today, we have helped several airlines, including Virgin America and Alaska Airlines, among others, eliminate these fire and toxic smoke threats in the cabin and cockpit, and now they are well prepared for future FAA directives, whenever they are put in to place.”

 

HOT-STOP ‘L’ EVO Fire Containment Kits have been featured on the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, as the solution that many airlines are putting onboard their fleets to keep hundreds of thousands of the flying public and airline crews safe from this threat.

The HOT-STOP® ‘L’ EVO product line incorporates the latest airtight, zipper technology, comes in multiple sizes, and can be custom-made to fit a variety of devices, including military grade drone batteries. The HOT-STOP ‘L’ EVO bag and gloves have burn certifications, and are designed, proven, and tested at a UL approved laboratory to contain a battery in full thermal runaway until it has burned itself out. HOT-STOP ‘L’ can also conveniently be used as safe storage for a device while unattended, or as a preventative measure if a device shows signs of overheating before it becomes a fire threat.p>

 

BAKER AVIATION RECEIVES WORLDWIDE OPERATIONS SPECIFICATIONS AND “10 OR MORE” PASSENGER APPROVAL

 

February 6, 2017 – Fort Worth, Texas – Baker Aviation, a full-service charter, aircraft management, and maintenance company, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, has announced it has received its worldwide operations specifications and “10 or more” passenger approval from the FAA for their Part 135 Air Carrier Operation (FAA 135 # 7BAA817M).

 

As part of receiving their worldwide operations specifications, Baker Aviation participated in a “proving run” with FAA International Inspectors, using the Baker Aviation Falcon 50EX to cross the North Atlantic in September 2016. These specifications now allow Baker Aviation to conduct flight operations around the globe.

 

The “10 or more” passenger approval allows Baker Aviation to operate aircraft with 10 or more passenger seats. Baker Aviation was granted the “10 or more” authorization when their Embraer Legacy 600 was added to their Part 135 certificate. As part of the approval process, Baker Aviation’s leadership team developed their General Maintenance Manual (GMM), which is a comprehensive manual that includes procedures for maintenance, inspection, quality assurance, recordkeeping, training, airworthiness releases, the Continuing Analysis and Surveillance (CASS) program, and other additional authorization requirements. The procedures are standardized and applicable to all aircraft in Baker’s fleet, in addition to the planes with 10 or more passenger seats.

 

Baker Aviation pursued these approvals to accommodate the demands of their growing fleet. “Our managed fleet has been growing in the Heavy Jet category, and we continually receive requests to fly more than 10 passengers,” stated W. Stanley “Stan” Baker III, President of Baker Aviation Charter. “Worldwide operations and the ability to seat more passengers became a necessity to best serve our charter clients,” added Baker.

 

To learn more about Baker Aviation aircraft charter and management services, visit Booth # 1826 during the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers conference in Fort Worth, Texas, February 7-9, 2017.

 

BAKER AVIATION REINFORCES FAA TOXIC SMOKE THREAT FROM LITHIUM ION BATTERY FIRES

 

January 5, 2017 – Addison, Texas – Baker Aviation, the Master Distributor for the HOT-STOP® ’L’ Fire Containment Kits, recently participated in the FAA Fire & Cabin Safety Research Conference in Atlantic City that emphasized the serious threat of toxic smoke that is emitted from lithium-ion battery fires of personal devices that are happening on board aircraft.

 

In support of this very serious concern, Baker Aviation is doubling the amount it offers for its ‘Surrender’ program and will provide $200 as a trade-in discount [to any Part 91 or 135 operators] for any other brand of fire containment bag that allows toxic smoke to escape, towards a new Zero Tolerance, Airtight HOT-STOP ‘L’ EVO Fire Containment Kit.

 

“As pioneers in this aviation fire containment market, we know how serious the threat of smoke is in an aircraft, especially in the cockpit, therefore in light of this recent research, we are no longer manufacturing our legacy bag with nominal escape of smoke,” explained Ray Goyco, Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer at Baker Aviation Maintenance, Master Distributor for HOTSTOP® ‘L’. “As the FAA pointed out in numerous presentations in Atlantic City, this smoke can cause immediate medical complications to the passengers and crew by ingesting the toxins from the melting plastic and smoke from the battery fluid. There was also a presentation at the NBAA convention in November by Captain John Cox that emphasized the implications of smoke from these battery fires and we are advocates for heightening the awareness of this serious threat.” Goyco continues, “Therefore, we are offering a special $200 surrender discount on our product to Part 91 and 135 operators that may have purchased another fire containment product brand that allows these toxic fumes to escape after the device is inside the container. The new HOTSTOP ® ‘L’ EVO with the latest zipper technology is airtight and does not allow any smoke or toxins to escape once the device is properly sealed in the bag, and includes fire safety gloves. HOT-STOP ‘L’ bags are quick and easy to deploy because time is critical to minimizing this toxic smoke that will quickly fill the cockpit and cabin. In support of our loyal clients that purchased the legacy HOT-STOP product we are offering them a special retrofit program that modifies the existing bag with the new airtight zipper closure that is tested and proven to lock-in all the smoke, fire and potential spewing molten from an erupting device until the runaway battery burns itself out,” added Goyco.

 

The new HOT-STOP® ‘L’ EVO product line was originally designed for the airlines and the plethora of lithium powered devices that are brought on commercial flights today but it can easily be stored on any size jet, business or commercial. The zero tolerance red bag incorporates the latest airtight, zipper technology, comes in multiple sizes, and can be custom-made to fit a variety of battery-powered devices. The HOT-STOP ‘L’ EVO bag and gloves have burn certifications, and are designed, proven, and UL approved laboratory tested to contain a battery in full thermal runaway until it has burned itself out. HOT-STOP ‘L’ can also conveniently be used as safe storage for a device while unattended, or as a preventative measure if a device shows signs of overheating.

 

HOT-STOP® ‘L’ products are manufactured in the USA by Industrial Energy Products (IEP) and for more information contact Baker Aviation, the Master Distributor for HOT-STOP ‘L’ Fire Containment Kits at +1-972-248-0457 or go to www.HOT-STOPL.com.

 

BAKER AVIATION RENEWS ARG/US PLATINUM SAFETY RATING AND RECEIVES STAGE ONE IS-BAO

 

January 25, 2017 – Fort Worth, Texas – Baker Aviation, a full-service charter, aircraft management, and maintenance company, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, has announced it has renewed the coveted Platinum Safety Rating by Aviation Research Group/US (ARG/US) for their FAA Part 135 Air Carrier Operation, originally received two years ago. In addition, Baker Aviation (FAA 135 # 7BAA817M) has accomplished Stage One of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) for industry best practices. As the highest rating for Aircraft Charter Operations, the ARG/US Platinum status is awarded only to those air charter operators who have demonstrated successful implementation of industry safety practices relative to their operations and maintenance.  

 

“As we continue to expand our charter business from our current fleet of 10 ARG/US Platinum aircraft, we are focused on an extraordinary safety culture, and the Platinum renewal reflects our dedication to a higher standard,” stated W. Stanley “Stan” Baker III, President of Baker Aviation Charter. “The IS-BAO Stage One achievement reinforces that our safety principles are in place and reflect an international standard of compliance that supports our plans for growth in the future,” added Baker.

 

The IS-BAO Aircraft Operations code of best practice establishes standards that provide consistency in safety management across national and regional boundaries and their varying levels of regulation. Stage Oneconfirms that the Safety Management Systems (SMS) infrastructure is established and that safety management activities are appropriately targeted. ARG/US charter operator ratings are the most highly sought after third-party validations for the largest and most sophisticated buyers of charter in the world.  During a thorough on-site audit, ARG/US evaluated Baker Aviation’s manuals, procedures, SMS, FAA compliance, and general company-wide practices before renewing their Platinum status. Baker is also a Wyvern registered charter operator.

 

The aircraft available for charter at Baker range from a King Air to a Legacy 600 and are all operated from their Fort Worth facility. The current Baker Aviation fleet includes a King Air 200B, two Piaggio Avantis, Citation II, 2 Citation IIIs, Falcon 50EX, Falcon 2000, Embraer Legacy 600, and a Learjet 45.  Visit Baker Aviation at the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, booth #1826 on February 7th-9th in Fort Worth, Texas or go to www.baker-aviation.com for more details.

 

Baker Aviation, recently expanding its headquarters at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport (KFTW) and now occupies two hangars at the Texas Jet FBO facility, which brings the operation’s total space at KFTW to more than 40,000 square feet.

 

BAKER AVIATION EXPANDS SERVICES NAMED FIRST STOCKING DISTRIBUTION FOR PMA PARTS FROM OMEGA AIRCRAFT ARTICLES, LLC

 

March 20, 2015 – Addison, Texas – Baker Aviation, a full service aircraft maintenance, management and charter company in North Texas, and Omega Aircraft Articles, LLC announced that Baker will be the first Omega distributor to stock an inventory of FAA approved Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) parts for various business jets and turboprop aircraft.

 

The current line of Omega PMA approved parts now available at Baker Aviation, include popular wheels, brakes, and engine components for King Airs, Beechjets, Citations, Learjets, and other aircraft. Each article is traceable through the FAA database and inspected by Omega’s FAA manufacturing designees to assure it conforms to the FAA-approved design data. In addition, both domestic and export FAA form 8130-3 tags can be provided for each and every FAA approved article

 

“In today’s environment, aircraft owners are looking for ways to operate more efficiently and at Baker Aviation we are always finding ways to deliver extra value whenever we can,” stated Ray Goyco, Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer at Baker Aviation. “By becoming a trustworthy source for FAA approved PMA parts, we offer our clients an economical solution to the rising cost of maintenance. Our operation here at Addison Airport has grown to three hangars over the past few years and we continue to improve our levels of customer service while remaining focused on investing in further growth opportunities for the future,” added Goyco.

 

PMA is a combined design and production approval process for modification and replacement articles. It allows a manufacturer to produce and sell these articles for installation on type certificated products. “Baker Aviation is a growing FAA Part 145 maintenance repair facility with the integrity and honesty that we are looking for as an Omega stocking distributor,” John Wicht, 4700 Glenn Curtiss, Addison, Texas 75001, 972-248-0457, info@baker-aviation.com. Owner/Founder of Omega Aircraft Articles, LLC. “Baker will now be able to supply these high-quality PMA wheels, brakes, and engine components, to their customers flying business jets and turboprops, at a substantial savings.”

 

For a full list of PMA approved parts that are now available from Baker Aviation, contact Paul Vargas at paulv@baker-aviation.com.

BAKER AVIATION ADDS VETERAN QUALITY MANAGER - APPOINTS WILLARD KELLEY TO KEY MAINTENANCE ROLE

 

March 2, 2015 – Addison, Texas – Baker Aviation, a full service aircraft maintenance, management and charter company in North Texas, announced that Willard Kelley has been appointed to Chief Inspector/Quality Manager.

 

As an Airframe and Powerplant licensed mechanic with Inspection Authorization, Willard has served the business aviation community for more than 20 years. Willard’s strong working knowledge of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 135 and Part 145 was acquired through his 15 years’ experience as Vice President of Maintenance and later Vice President of Operations with Seven Bar Flying Service. As Quality Control Inspector for several North Texas aviation businesses like Dallas Airmotive, Business Jet Access and Advantage Aviation Technologies, Willard’s expertise includes effectively communicating with regulatory authorities. Most recently, Willard was Regional Maintenance Manager for Eaglemed, LLC, a Part 135 air medical transport operation utilizing 12 turbine rotorcraft and 16 fixed-wing aircraft, where he managed personnel, base equipment and aircraft, for 30 different locations.

 

“We are proud to welcome Willard to the Baker Aviation Maintenance team,” commented Ray Goyco, Jr., President and COO for Baker Aviation. “Willard is an industry veteran that brings great strengths to our organization and he will most certainly help us exceed our goals in his new Quality Manager/Inspector role. As we move into 2015, Willard’s strong leadership and proficiency, combined with our outstanding supporting cast of technicians, makes Baker a powerful service facility, ready to provide our customers with exceptional value for their aircraft maintenance dollar,” added Goyco.

BAKER AVIATION INTRODUCES NEW SIZE HOT-STOP® ‘L’ FIRE CONTAINMENT BAG FOR LARGER DEVICES

 

November 13, 2014 – Addison, Texas – Baker Aviation, a full service aircraft maintenance, management and charter company in North Texas, and the exclusive distributor for the HOT-STOP® 'L' Fire Containment Bag product line, has introduced a new oversized bag to accommodate larger laptop computers.

 

Thomas Connolly, President of Industrial Energy Products (IEP), the manufacturer of the HOT-STOP bags stated, “We have an increasing number of flight departments implementing our bags as part of their SMS program and we are always open to developing new solutions for our customers. As a result, we are adding the larger bag to the product line to serve the client demand.” The new 25” wide HOT-STOP ‘L’ bag is Made in the USA and will accommodate up to a 19” x 14” x 2” battery powered device and is the safest and easiest way to prepare for the possibility of fire incidents with mobile devices, while in the air.

 

“From this point forward our off-the-shelf safety solution provides peace of mind to everyone on board the aircraft, including passengers traveling with larger laptops or the latest all-in-one computers,” commented Ray Goyco, Jr, President and COO for Baker Aviation. “As mobile technology has advanced since the HOT-STOP bag was introduced in 2008, we continue to accommodate these new devices so today’s leading flight operations can fly with confidence,” added Goyco.

 

The HOT-STOP® 'L' Fire Containment Bag safely contains fires, explosions and smoke emissions from Lithium Ion powered devices as well as any combustible item aboard an aircraft, without the aid of a water supply. These distinctive HOT-STOP ‘L’ bags have been successfully tested twice in live fire evaluations at the FAA Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey and further independently fire tested by flight departments. This fire containment bag is different from alternative products on the market and can be used to store a laptop, tablet, or smart phone when not in use, contain an overheating device without destruction, or contain one, including a waterproof device, that is in full thermal runaway.

 

The HOT-STOP® line of fire containment bags are now available in four sizes; small for smart phones, medium for passenger or flight deck tablets, large for standard laptop computers and the new oversized for large laptops. Tailored defibrillator device covers are also available to safely contain these on-board lithium ion battery powered devices. Recently, Baker Aviation announced a surrender rebate program for other competing bags. Baker offers a $100 discount when customers surrender any other fire containment brand of bag at time of purchase of a new, proven and tested HOT-STOP ‘L’ lithium ion fire containment bag. As a commitment to their HOT-STOP ‘L’ bag customers, last year, Baker Aviation announced the replacement, free of charge, of any of HOT-STOP ‘L’ bag that has been deployed to contain thermal runaway of lithium ion powered devices, aboard an aircraft. For more details please contact Ray Goyco, Jr. at Baker Aviation, the exclusive distributor, at Ray@Baker-Aviation.com.

BAKER AVIATION EXPANDS OPERATION WITH MORE AIRCRAFT AND NEW HANGAR SPACE

 

January 29, 2015 – Fort Worth, Texas – Baker Aviation, a full service aircraft management, charter, and maintenance company in North Texas, has announced the major expansion of their operation that includes seven additional aircraft to the management and charter fleet and 21,000 square feet of extra hangar space at the Texas Jet FBO located at Fort Worth’s Meacham International Airport.

 

“We are exponentially expanding our business in a very short period of time and establishing Baker Aviation as a major player in the charter management business here in Texas,” stated W. Stanley “Stan” Baker III, President of Baker Aviation Charter (FAA 135 # 7BAA817M). “We launched the company in 2008, and I knew then, even with the economic turmoil, there were opportunities for us to build a premier aviation company that provides the turn-key alternative to the traditional flight department,” added Baker.

 

The new Baker Aviation aircraft fleet now includes two Citation IIIs, a Citation II, a Hawker 800XP, Falcon 50EX, Falcon 2000, King Air B200, Piaggio Avanti, Embraer Legacy 600. In addition to the fleet expansion, Baker has plans to occupy an additional hangar next month, near their existing facility, which will bring the aircraft charter/management operation’s total space to more than 40,000 square feet. To learn more about Baker Aviation, industry professionals can visit them at next week’s NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference in San Jose, California at booth #1823 or go to www.baker-aviation.com.

HOT-STOP® ‘L’ FIRE CONTAINMENT BAGS EXCEED 1500 SOLD - ANNOUNCE THE USE OF WATER OPTION

 

January 6, 2014 – Addison, Texas – Baker Aviation, a full service aircraft maintenance, management and charter company in North Texas, is the exclusive distributor for the HOT-STOP® 'L' Fire Containment Bag product line, joins IEP to announce that 1500 units are now aboard aircraft based around the world.

 

Tom Connolly, President of Industrial Energy Products (IEP), the manufacturer of the HOT-STOP ‘L’ bags, stated, “Exceeding 1500 bags is a major milestone for us. Our HOT-STOP L customers are Fortune 100 flight departments, international airlines and aircraft manufacturers’ that recognize the value of our tested and burn certified products. Now we will accommodate users that feel the need to follow the water application philosophy. Our bags will safely contain potential in-flight battery runaway without water, and now we have a process to accomplish this with a water application. Keep in mind that many mobile devices today are waterproof and in many situations an overheated device may not be in full runaway nor require full water saturation. Once the HOT-STOP bag is soaked with water, the layers of fire containment materials will be compromised so the customer will need to replace it,” added Connolly.

 

The HOT-STOP® 'L' Fire Containment Bag safely contains fires, explosions and smoke emissions from Lithium Ion powered devices as well as any combustible item aboard an aircraft. These distinctive HOT-STOP ‘L’ bags have been successfully tested twice in live fire evaluations at the FAA Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey and further independently fire tested by flight departments.

 

“This is an exciting 1500 milestone and the response we are seeing from the business aviation sector is impressive,” stated Ray Goyco, Jr. President and COO at Baker Aviation. “The recommendation to use water to cool down these devices, originated many years ago with limited validation but we can accommodate this philosophy with our proven technology. The HOT-STOP ‘L’ bags help flight crews be proactive when dealing with a potential runaway, before there is smoke, fire or an explosion. Our product is tested without the need for water, which minimizes life-threatening smoke emissions and provides a time-saving means to safely contain a device in question, without hesitation and without prematurely destroying the passenger’s device with water,” added Goyco.

 

The distinctive fire containment bag is different from other products on the market and can be used to store a laptop, tablet, or smart phone when not in use, contain an overheating device, or contain one that is in full thermal runaway. The bags are made up of multiple durable fabrics with a felt inner core that has a 3200ºF melting point which is sandwiched between two outer layers that have a 2080ºF melting point and are proven to absorb the energy and fire while minimizing the escape of smoke, sparks and flames.

 

The HOT-STOP® line of fire containment bags can be customized to fit the operator’s need and is currently offered off the shelf sizes for smart phones, passenger or flight deck tablets, and laptop computers. Tailored defibrillator device covers are also available to safely contain these lithium ion battery powered devices. Due to larger devices being brought on board, the new oversized bag was recently introduced. At 25” wide x 22” high, it is designed to contain laptops and all-in-one portable computers up to 19” wide x 14” wide x 2” in thickness.

 

Recently, Baker Aviation announced a surrender rebate program for other competing bags. Baker is offering a $100, discount when customers surrender any other fire containment brand of bag at time of purchase of a new, proven and tested HOT-STOP ‘L’ lithium ion fire containment bag. For more details please contact Ray Goyco, Jr. at Baker Aviation, the exclusive distributor, at Ray@Baker-Aviation.com.

BAKER AVIATION IS RECOMMENDED THE PLATINUM SAFETY RATING FROM ARG/US

 

Fort Worth, Texas (FTW)-Yesterday, Baker Aviation successfully completed the Aviation Research Group/US (ARG/US) two-day audit for our Part 135 Air Carrier Operation. The audit resulted in Baker Aviation being recommended for the Platinum Safety Rating from ARG/US which is the highest safety rating a 135 Charter Operator can receive from an outside auditing firm.

 

“Safety, Service and Value are the essential elements to our operation. The ARG/US Platinum rating is an affirmation of our commitment to excellence. As our company grows, we will continue to strive for superior standards in all that we do and are extremely optimistic about the future of Baker Aviation” stated Marty Dyer, Director of Operations, Baker Aviation.

 

ARG/US is an independent, objective and fact-based auditor of 135 Operators and is the most highly respected in the aviation community. The audit consisted of an in depth review of all of Baker Aviation’s manuals, procedures, Safety Management System, FAA compliance, and general company-wide practices. The aspects of the operation covered by the audit included Maintenance, Flight Operations and Charter procedures. After reviewing all of the aforementioned, the auditors concluded that Baker Aviation met the stringent criteria and passed the comprehensive inspection. Out of the nearly 2500 Nationwide Part 135 Operators, only 4%, or 101 companies have achieved the Platinum rating.

 

Baker Aviation is a rapidly expanding company based out of Meacham Airport (KFTW). Baker Aviation provides outstanding service in Aircraft Charter, Management and Maintenance. Baker Aviation’s fleet includes a King Air B200 Turbo-Prop, Citation 650, Beechjet 400, and they are soon adding a Hawker 800. Baker Aviation is awaiting their official ARG/US Platinum Rating and is a Wyvern Registered Operator. For more information, to charter an aircraft, or to schedule service, please call 817-625-2055 or email us at info@baker-aviation.com.

BAKER AVIATION ANNOUNCES LIFE-TIME FREE REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE FOR HOT-STOP® 'L' FIRE CONTAINMENT BAGS

 

December 19, 2013 – Addison, Texas – Baker Aviation, a full service aircraft maintenance, management and charter company in North Texas, recently announced its new exclusive distributorship of the HOT-STOP® 'L' Fire Containment Bag product line, just got better. The newly added benefit makes the HOT-STOP 'L' Bag a life-long purchase by committing to replacement, free of charge, of any of HOT-STOP 'L' bag that has been deployed to contain thermal runaway of lithium ion powered devices aboard an aircraft.

 

"We work closely with Tom Connolly, President of Industrial Energy Products (IEP), the manufacturer of the HOT-STOP bags and we feel this life-time offer exemplifies our companies' commitment to the product line and to our customers," stated Ray Goyco, Jr., Chief Operating Officer for Baker Aviation. "A great deal just got better, is the way we see it. Having the HOT-STOP 'L' bag on board is the safest and easiest way to prepare for potential fire incidents with mobile devices, while in the air. Our HOT-STOP customers fly with confidence and without the fear of failing technology or the unpredictability of a water aid solution. Now, they will never have to pay out of pocket to replace the HOT-STOP bag once it's used," added Goyco.

 

Lithium Ion battery powered computers and electronic devices have been identified as in-flight fire hazards due to the potential battery malfunctions that can result in violent fires and explosions that are difficult to contain inside a business aircraft.

 

The HOT-STOP® 'L' Fire Containment Bag safely contains fires, explosions and smoke emissions from Lithium Ion powered devices as well as any combustible item aboard an aircraft, without the aid of a water supply. These distinctive HOT-STOP 'L' bags have been successfully tested twice in live fire evaluations at the FAA Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey and further independently fire tested by flight departments.

 

The HOT-STOP® 'L' fire bag is the only product in this market to receive burn certifications. The distinctive fire containment bag is different from other products on the market and can be used to store a laptop, tablet, or smart phone when not in use, contain an overheating device, or contain one that is in full thermal runaway. The bags are made up of multiple durable fabrics with a felt inner core that has a 3200ºF melting point which is sandwiched between two outer layers that have a 2080ºF melting point and are proven to absorb the energy and fire while minimizing the escape of smoke, sparks and flames. The bags are worthy of multiple uses but Baker Aviation and IEP believe their HOT-STOP customers deserve a fresh new fire containment bag onboard their business jet for protection without requiring them to purchase a replacement once it is deployed.

 

The HOT-STOP® line of fire containment bags can be customized to fit the operator's need and is currently offered off the shelf in 3 sizes; small for smart phones, medium for passenger or flight deck tablets, and large for laptop computers. Tailored defibrillator device covers are also available to safely contain these lithium ion battery powered devices and the newly developed smart phone bags are available with an additional lining that shields out any cellular reception to discourage cockpit texting and phone use while the aircraft is in operation.

 

For pricing and quantity discounts on the HOT-STOP 'L' Fire Containment Bags product line, please contact Ray Goyco, Jr. at Baker Aviation, the exclusive distributor, at Ray@Baker-Aviation.com.

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Baker Aviation

200 Texas Way, Suite 120

Fort Worth, Texas 76106

Office: 817-625-2055

Fax: 817-625-2027

info@baker-aviation.com

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