MASUMA Aviation Parts specialise in the supply of a wide range of aviation products to the military, civil and commercial sectors. The company started in Argentina in 1994 and soon expanded its operation to its Chile facility in 2011 where its now located at the Arturo Merino Benítez Airport in the city of Santiago.
The company is authorised to represent a number of prestigious aviation companies including Goodyear Aviation Tyres, Pilatus Aircraft…and of course Powervamp. The company also services the Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia territories.
The 693²m Chile facility is even equipped with a wheel shop for tyre inspection and replacement and offers full aviation certification. MASUMA Aviation Parts even offer extensive training courses on tyre care and maintenance aimed at aeroclubs, flight schools, aeronautic companies as well as the armed forces.
MASUMA Aviation Parts believe strongly in the power of demonstrating first hand the ground support equipment to their customers to show the quality, power and innovative design associated with the Powervamp range of GSE.
One such customer that recently benefitted from a demonstration, was Helisav, a major helicopter operator based at Concon Airfield. Concon spans an area of 76.0 km2 (29 sq miles) and is located on the Pacific coast north of Reñaca. Helisav use their helicopters for a variety of different work including fighting forest fires and agricultural duties and have clocked up an impressive 30,000 hrs of flying time.
The customer was unsure as to which ground power unit to choose, so a demonstration was arranged on a Bell 212 UH-1H helicopter at a private helipad on an avocado plantation in La Tetera – Quillota.
The demonstration took place with a Coolspool 17 and Coolspool 29 – both are lightweight 26V DC or 28V DC aircraft start units fitted with high powered sealed lead acid AGM batteries, solid-start voltmeters and are also cleared for air-transportation.
The Pilots from Helisav were genuinely astonished at the compact size of both ground power units. They were even more surprised when the smaller of the 2 units, the Coolspool17, started the turbine 3 times in a row.
The Coolspool 29 easily started the turbine 3 times too, but still had a considerable amount of power left within the cells for further starts on a single charge.
It was this feature, as well as the portability of ground power unit that eventually convinced the pilots that the Coolspool 29 was best suited to their application, and orders were placed soon after.
MASUMA Aviation Parts continue to actively promote the Powervamp range of aviation ground support equipment and post videos of the turbine starting on their YouTube page to enable other companies to appreciate the unique features of the Powervamp equipment.
For more information on MASUMA Aviation Parts, you can visit their website HERE.
You can view the various MASUMA Aviation Parts videos on our Powervamp TV channel HERE.