Weight and balance are two integral aspect of safe flying, and many aircraft incidents have been attributed to aircraft that were overloaded or that were not properly balanced in their distribution of weight. Because of the known dangers associated with this, aviation authorities have established requirements that pilots must follow. At GEC Scales, we offer… [Read More]
General Electrodynamics Corporation (GEC) portable truck scales recently made a guest appearance on NBC 5 DFW. GEC has been partnering with law enforcement agencies since 1955 to ensure commercial vehicle safety is a top priority. One of the many enforcement agencies is Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, who have been implementing GEC Model MD400 in their… [Read More]
UNITED/CONTINENTAL AIRLINES has now implemented the fourth and fifth service centers for their B747, B777, B787 and A350 maintenance and FAA reporting system. After a successful partnership, and implementation of GEC systems at United’s Chicago (ORD), San Francisco (SFO), and Washington Dulles (IAD) stations, a fourth system was delivered earlier this year to its Denver… [Read More]
UNITED/CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, has now implemented the third service center for their B747,B777, B787 and A350 maintenance and FAA reporting system. The world’s largest air carrier has partnered with General Electrodynamics Corporation’s (GEC). United chose GEC’s aircraft weight and balance system for use at Chicago (ORD) and San Francisco (SFO), concluding two years of rigorous testing… [Read More]
General Electrodynamics Corporation (GEC) recently completed delivery, on-schedule, of over 250 kits to an unspecified customer for computing accurate weight and balance of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) RQ-7 Shadow aircraft. GEC’s equipment was selected by the customer due to GEC’s piezoelectric sensor deployed in their scales. The US Army customer couldn’t achieve the needed… [Read More]
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General Electrodynamics Corporation (USA) – General Electrodynamics Corp. (GEC) introduces its newest line of aircraft weight and balance scales. The LPA500Xi has a capacity of 50,000 lbs., physically weighs 48 lbs, has an overall height of 1.9 inches and is accurate to +/- .1%. Click here to learn more about the LPA500Xi.
Commemorative Air Force B-25 “Yellow Rose” Painted and Weighed at L-3/PID in Waco, Texas. The Mass Properties Group at L-3/Platform Integration, Waco, Texas, recently had an opportunity to come face to face with a piece of living history. The company recently painted the B-25 shown above (and on the cover), and then subsequently weighed it… [Read More]
General Electrodynamics Corporation offers a variety of On-site Training classes to the Aerospace and Military Community. Aircraft Weight & Balance: References FAA-H-8083-1A and/or 1-1B-50: This course takes the student from a basic understanding of aircraft weight and balance to advanced Weight and Balance principles and methods. Class discusses differences between Weight and Balance methods, advantages/disadvantages of… [Read More]
Trucks have to be weighed in a wide variety of industries, from shipping to construction. This wide range of needs has led to the creation several types of truck scales. Many of these scales are large and some are permanent. But, with a variety of choices, you don’t have to buy an expensive, permanent pit… [Read More]