HenKel Textron Aviation

Germany-based Henkel has secured a deal from Textron Aviation Inc. to provide its new surfacing film to help guard aircraft composite components against lightning strikes. It is to be used in the manufacturing of various Textron turboprop and business jets. The Henkel’s new Loctite EA 9845 LC Aero surfacing film is a thin epoxy that is applied to an aircraft's exterior to protect the composites. It is also used to fill voids and pin holes. The adhesive film produces a smooth surface that can be easily painted. It is also 30% lighter than other surfacing film and resistant to ultraviolet (UV) waves and paint strippers. Which reduces finishing costs and the time required for masking.

Henkel corporate vice-president Charles Evans stated;

“At Henkel, we are most grateful for the opportunity to extend our relationship with Textron Aviation through the development of this new surfacing film. It's the latest advanced technology to emerge from our research and development efforts, allowing us to help specific industries meet the challenges they face as they innovate with new materials and processes. We expect our one-step film soon to become the standard for composite surface finishing.”

The company also acclaimed that currently aircraft manufacturers are using a two-step process to keep their planes safe from lightning strikes. However, Henkel’s new Loctite EA 9845 LC Aero removes the two-step process, eliminates waste from scrap mesh and reduces production time.


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Israel Boosts its Loitering Munitions Program

The Orbiter 1K is an unmanned aerial vehicle designed by Aeronautics to be an expendable platform in reconnaissance or payload delivery. The unit is launched by catapult and has an average flying time of three hours. Depending on the nature of the mission, the drone will fly itself into its target with a 2-kilogram explosive, or take video surveillance with an Electro-Optical/Infrared camera. The UAV can be recovered with an automatic parachute when the opportunity presents itself; but it is also expendable for those critical times where every second counts. Israeli military is said to have ordered hundreds of the units in a contract with Aeronautics Defense Systems.

Loitering munitions is a relatively new term in the defense industry, blurring the line between drone and missile. The first instance was the Israel Aerospace Industries Harpy, used to target ground based radar installations or missile batteries. It became known as a “suicide drone” and utilized like a modernized mortar—delivering lethal payloads in a concentrated radius. Once armed and launched into the air the drone can “loiter” while the operator chooses their target. The Orbiter 1k can be equally as lethal, but with added utility can collect and transmit visual data during reconnaissance. If launched in “shoot and forget” mode, the drone will search out its target autonomously and even return to base if its target is not found.

What may be the most impressive piece of technology on the drone is its EO/IR sensor part types. Camera resolution is not disclosed but the drone likely has multiple sensors operating in the short wavelength infrared for night missions. The drone also must be able to distinguish point targets from a cluttered background and transmit the information back to the operator. With a payload radius of about two meters, accurate targeting is extremely important for this drone.

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san diego airport

In Airports communication is a huge factor in keeping things smooth and safe. They need to communicate when a plane is going to land, or when there is a vehicle on the landing strip, and when the plane is going to take off. If things are not communicated correctly people can lose their lives in a accident. Recently, San Diego International Airport adopted a new intelligent technology to communicate with each other with Samsung Gear smartwatches. These watches will give them access to streamline operations and increase the response and availability of information. Before this new technology was put into play, Samsung set up a training to get employees more knowledgeable of how the device can be used.

The TCS’s Spark Compass that is emplaced in the watches provides location tracking and communication between multiple airport staff that are wearing it. With the watch issues like the freezing of display screens, an alert goes to all airport staff wearing the watch to get someone there as quick as possible. The closest IT guy gets a notification and will then accept the task, which lets everyone know that it is being taken care of. Also, it has a feature to inform others that the task has been completed and then tracked to a workflow tracking system. San Diego Airport will be the first to use this system, they hope all goes well so every airport can begin to use this system.

Samsung feels like these watches are great for this industry because they are water proof and scratch resistant. Another thing that they believe will be a great help is that you don’t need to pair it to a specific phone like others and just with one glance at your risk you can receive and process all the information. These watches are equipped with the best defense-grade in the market that will improve security and productivity. Not only are these smart watches being used by employees but also people traveling because this gives them real time gate information and alerts when bags are on the carousel.

Here at ASAP AM Spares, we are always discovers faster ways to communicate with one another, one thing that we have put it to our system in instant messaging to avoid watching to someone’s office or sending an email to ask a question.


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rolls royce jet engine

Aseman and Rolls-Royce have negotiated a deal where Aseman will purchase four new Tay-650 engines along with future access to spare parts. This purchase is significant because of the recent sanctions lifted against Iran’s aviation industry.

For decades Iran was denied access to spare parts due to US sanctions, leaving hundreds of aircraft in dire need of maintenance. Sanctions were lifted on January 16th 2016 in exchange for a limit on Iran’s nuclear programs. Since then, Iran has been emerging as a vast market for aviation parts. Aseman’s jet engine purchase is most likely a much-needed replacement for aging Fokker 100 aircraft.

The Tay-650 is an older iteration of the Tay series engines by Rolls-Royce. It was developed for the Fokker 100 aircraft—a medium sized passenger plane first put into service in 1986. Currently there are a total of 116 Fokker 100 aircraft remaining in service, with the majority in Australia and Iran.

As a result of the Tay-650 engines being manufactured by Rolls-Royce, there is less than 10% of components tied to US manufacturing. This allowed Iran to negotiate the deal without an Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) license. Iran has applied for OFAC licenses to sell components that are greater than 10% in US manufacturing content.

Iran’s aviation industry will be exciting to follow in the coming years. With sanctions lifted the industry is expected to be worth billions to overseas suppliers. The Post-Sanctions Commercial Aviation Congress calls it a “once in a generation emerging market.” It certainly is looking that way, as Iran has already closed a deal financing 77 new aircraft. There is even speculation that Iran will soon look to purchase brand new Airbus, Boeing, and ATR aircraft's.

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darren edwards

Darren Edwards has been named Boeing Defense Australia’s (BDA) new Vice President and Managing Director. BDA is Boeing’s largest subsidiary outside of the United States, with 2000 employees at fourteen sites throughout Australia. Edwards will replace Ken Shaw, who has moved to VP of supply chain for Boeing Global services Company.

This marks Edward’s second tour with BDA, where he left as Chief Operating Officer to an extended vacation sailing the Southwest Pacific and East Coast of Australia. Edwards spent a year and a half at sea with his family on their yacht, delivering medical and school supplies to remote islands after Cyclone Pam.

Edwards has previously worked for Boeing, with over a decade of employment in Australia and the US. His Boeing career began in Australia, in a procurement and logistics role. After moving to the US for a director position in supplier management and procurement, Edwards climbed his way to director of supply chain management in just five years. He then returned to Australia and worked as the Chief Operating Officer for BDA. There is no doubt that Edwards has been a loyal employee and is a valuable asset for the Boeing Global company.

“Darren’s inclusive leadership style and broad knowledge of Boeing and the Australian Defense Force will be a great asset as Boeing Defense Australia continues to accelerate its growth,” said Boeing Global Operation’s President, David Pitchforth.

“We are grateful to Ken Shaw for his dedicated service and outstanding leadership over the past 18 months … Ken has positioned Boeing Defense Australia strongly as it continues to execute programs for the ADF, and his efforts have reinforced its foundations for continued success.”


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us aviation industry

Flight Global talking about how there was a meeting with US President Donald Trump which encouraged the US aviation industry. During the meeting, there was talks of taxation, airport improvements, and air traffic control reform when several airline and airport executives met with US President Donald Trump. Although no major decisions were made final at the meeting, it seems as if the aviation industry was encouraged.

Here is what Nicholas Calio the president and chief executive of US airline trade association Airlines for America (A4A) said about this.

“We are grateful to president Trump for hosting this meeting and were encouraged by his in-depth understanding of our industry and the need to reform our air traffic control system.”

Delta chief executive Ed Bastian talks about the meeting they had with US President Donald Trump.

“We had a positive discussion about many of the major issues facing US travelers, airline employees and the aviation industry, which is a vital economic engine for America.”

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sikorsky sea king mk7s aircrafts

As of October 2018, the U. Ks Royal fleet will have been replaced with an entirely new fleet. This new fleet will reoccupy the place of the Sikorsky Sea King Mk7s aircrafts that has been their primary aircrafts for quite some time. The United Kingdom’s Royal Navy has decided to replace their fleet with the Sikorsky Sea King Mk7s aircrafts following the retirement of the previous fleet scheduled in October 2018.

This project is said to have been due to an incoming $285 million USD that was recently received. There will be many providers to complete the requested tasks such as well-known companies such as Lockheed, Leonardo, and Thales. Lockheed has been appointed to “oversee” the entire replacement project. Leonardo has been assigned to adapt the airframes once installed. Thales will provide many other parts such as radars, sensors, computers, and consoles.

These new high tech Merlin Mk2s come loaded with innovative technology such as a radar dome on the side of the aircraft. Radars such as these have been placed for better overall surveillance providing a faster switch between “anti-submarine and airborne configurations.”

Merlin has been providing the UK Navy Aircrafts for decades commencing with the Merlin Mk1 naval version from the 1990s. Following with the replacement of the aircrafts, the Leonardo Merlin Mk2 was introduced in 2014 into their fleet. These air crafts have the availability to seat two pilots and 1 additional crew member. Like the Merlin series the Sikorsky Sea King is able to seat 3 members on board but has been said to be only be in need of 1 pilot and 2 cabin members. These aircrews will commence rigorous air training starting summer of 2019 from the 824 NAS at Culdrose near Helston, UK.

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Fleet Review Reveals United’s Plans To Replace 767

United Airlines has concluded in their most recent review that the 767 is the only aircraft that does not have a “line of sigh” in terms of replacing it in the Chicago-based carrier’s fleet. Scott Kirby discussed in a recorded Q&A session with Denver employees viewed by FlightGlobal that the biggest question they have as a company is what will take the place of the 767s. Primarily operating 767-300ERs which have an estimated average age of 22 years along with 16 767-400ERs with an estimated average age of 16 years as shown by the Flight Fleets Analyzer, the 767s are a great and reliable aircraft but they are getting old and slightly outdated.

United Airlines plans to fly them a little longer but have already began discussing investing in extending the aircraft’s shelf-life and ultimately plan for the succession of what aircraft will replace it. Ron Baur, Vice-President of fleet at United initially suggested that the Boeing 787-9 ultimately replace the 767-300ER but the airline has instead used the 19 787-9s it purchased as growth rather than a direct replacement. Although the 787s could still ultimately replace the 767s, the higher capital costs for the 787 is seen as prohibitive to that plan. United executives have also reviewed the possibility of the Airbus A330neo as another option. President Scott Kirby says the airline is currently negotiating with Airbus and Boeing about the succession plans for the 767.

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collier research joins nasa advanced composites consortium

Collier Research Corp. based out of Hampton, Virginia has been granted the prestige of being the first software company ever to gain access to NASA’s Advanced Composites Consortium (ACC). NASA’s Advanced Composites Consortium (ACC) is a collection of

“Aerospace experts focused on reducing composite aircraft development and certification time”

All the while maintaining the United States’ leadership in aviation parts manufacturing according to ACC officials. The ultimate aim of ACC is to maintain the American edge and leadership in aviation manufacturing by bringing better manufacturing practices along with improved composite material analysis and design. Formed by NASA originally in support of the Advanced Composites Project, it’s project goal was to reduce certification timelines and product development cycles by 30% for composite aircraft.

Collier Research’s contribution is the HyperSizer which performs design, stress analysis, and detailed sizing optimization for aircraft and space launch vehicles fabricated with composite or traditional metallic materials. The HyperSizer was the first software to be commercialized out of NASA and reduces the weight of structures by 20-40% which is a monumental achievement for aerostructures. No longer needing spreadsheets or hand calculations, HyperSizer automatically generates stress reports for FAA certifications and produce results more accurately and in a more timely manner providing HyperSizer customers a hyper-sized advantage over the competition.

Here at ASAP AM Spares, we have a dedicated and expansive array of Aerospace products. We are your one-stop shop and go destination for a simplified sourcing solution. ASAP will ensure that our consumers’ needs are addressed in the most expeditious and transparent manner all the while offering cost-effective component solutions therefore improving our your negotiation power and profit margins. If you are interested in a quote, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly sales staff at www.asap-amspares.com call us at toll free at 1-714-705-4780.


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boeing begins digital flight deck

The World's largest well-known aerospace company Boeing is known for manufacturing commercial jetliners, defense, space, and security cameras. They support over 150 countries around the world. They offer many products and systems that are considered for commercial and military aircraft. They have launched many systems and have advanced information and communication systems They have been around for a long time and they have been known as one of the top for a long time. They always seek to find ways to be one of the best and one of the best along companies. they have over 160,000 employees that all seek the same goal which is to keep Boing as one of the top for as long as they can.

They have been known for having the best jets and having the best quality airplanes and basically everything. To keep up with their great quality. To keep up with their great reputation they recently announced that they are going to do Digital Flight Deck and upgrading it to NATP Fleet. This is mainly to “improve mission readiness, decrease customer costs and reaffirm Boeing’s overall commitment to fleet” these new upgrades are a great addition. For example, they include fice nre full color glass displays. All these new digital capabilities will allow NATO to reduce flight crew size by atlease one. This will lead to a much more efficient way of saving money.

Wendy Atkinson program manager said

These improvements allow the removal of airspace restrictions, which saves NATO flight crews time and fuel and supplies operators with easier access to the information they need.

she also said

The modernization has also been installed on a U.S. Air Force AWACS, which is completing extensive flight tests and will deliver in 2017.

Also Vice president for the Boeing in Euros Brian mora, said that

The AWACS program is a vital asset for the NATO alliance and a best practice in transatlantic defense industrial cooperation.

This is all good news for Boeing and will help keep their legacy as being one of the top.

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