Every airport, from the largest international to the smallest regional, needs ground service equipment to support and operate fleets of aircraft flying in and out of it. Ground service equipment needs to be regulated, however, so that crews always know what they are dealing with, no matter where in the world they are. Over four decades, standards for GSE have evolved, culminating in the international standards that are applied worldwide.

The ISO TC20/SC9, air cargo and ground equipment subcommittee was started in the late 1960s to define the standards for the new and developing types of GSE needed to service new wide-body commercial aircraft like the Boeing 747. This task is never truly completed, as there are always new generations of aircraft with new generations of ground service equipment accompanying them. Over the years, the ISO TC20/SC9 has had to respond to containers and aircraft towing, the introduction of regional commercial aircraft, and even the enormous A380 produced by Airbus, the first aircraft with full length double-deck.

Significant market changes have occurred over the years as well. Sub-contracting has led to more and more service providers, while airlines have dropped their own specifications for purchasing equipment and begun to buy off-the-shelf equipment instead. This has forced ISO standards to be applied at the design stage by equipment manufacturers instead. Airborne equipment like unit load devices have needed to be regulated to ensure they comply with civil aviation regulations, while ground service equipment TC20/SC9 standards have had to be expressed in terms of function and performance requirements to leave the wide variety of technical designs open.

Recent TC20/SC9 projects have involved the advances in aircraft de-icing technologies, replacing forty year old criteria used to certify air cargo ULDs with a more streamlined and modernized document, and updating the regulations and standards for baggage handling to improve the health and safety of workers involved. This last example is part of a major trend recently of trying to improve human resources and reducing the overall cost to operators, which are heavily burdened by the cost of work accidents and professional disabilities. Work interruptions, early retirements due to disability, and health insurance costs can be ruinously expensive for both workers and employers, a cost that can be lowered with proper regulations and standards.

Future challenges that the TC20/SC9 program might face include performance standards for passive and active aircraft interface protection systems that shield aircraft from damage from GSE due to collisions, better ground electrical supply requirements, improved function and safety requirements for aircraft bulk loading systems (ABLS), higher standards for safety in dispatch towing, and more.

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The NSN system can be dated back to the WWII era when the military would use a specific component that had several different names depending on who supplied or manufactured the component. This made it difficult for the military to locate suppliers, or share items between the different organizational branches. An item could be in short supply in one location, but in surplus in another. To overcome this sourcing issue, the Department of Defense created the NSN system. National Stock Numbers or NSNs, are 13-digit serial numbers assigned to all standardized items within the federal supply chain. All components that are used by the U.S Department of Defense are required to have an NSN, the purpose of which is to provide a standardized naming of components.

Also known as NATO stock numbers, NSNs are recognized by all NATO countries. The NSN can be further broken down into smaller subcategories, each providing individual information about the component. To begin, the first four digits of the NSN are known as the Federal Supply Classification Group. The FSCG determines which of the 645 subclasses an item belongs to. The FSCG is further split into the Federal Supply Group (FSG) and the Federal Supply Classification (FSC). The FSG is made up of the first two digits of the NSN which determines which of the 78 groups an item belongs to. The second 2 digits make up the FSC, which determines the subclass an item belongs to. In the aerospace industry a key federal supply group is FSG 15: Aircraft and Airframe Structural Components. The remaining 9 digits are made up of the 2-digit country identifier followed by the 7 National Item Identification Number (NIIN). The US for example, has the country identifier 00.

A manufacturer can not simply request an NSN. An item must first be formally recognized by one of the following bodies; Military service, NATO country, federal or civil agency, or various contractor support weapon systems. Once they have a specific need for the specific part, the details are then sent over to the DLA for assignment. There are 10s of millions of items with NSNs. They aren’t just assigned to one component either. In fact, entire systems are assigned their own NSN. Aircraft turbine engine have one NSN, while the smaller components of the system have their own. The purpose of this system is to help expedite maintenance and repair programs. To help manage the vast amount of NSNs, each NSN is assigned an item manager, who monitors the stock and supply of the NSN, ensuring that it is readily available military purposes.

Due to the sheer amount of NSNs, the DLA relies on suppliers to source and stock NSNs for various applications. Aerospace Unlimited, owned and operated ASAP Semiconductor, is a premier supplier of NSNs for the aerospace and defense industries. Our large inventory is conveniently listed on our website under various categories such as Federal Supply Groups, CAGE codes, and the manufacturers. Our team of dedicated staff can help find the exact NSN that you need. Visit our website, https://www.aerospaceunlimited.com/, or call us at +1-412-212-0606 to source NSNs today.


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Exciting news from Honeywell about the iconic T55 turboshaft engine surfaced in mid-April. A pair of T55 engines powered a Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 DEFIANT in a Vertical Lift demonstration intending to revolutionize the U.S. Army Aviation branch.

 
This new and improved engine has been in the final stages of development and will be showcasing new technology to increase reliability, availability ,and decrease operational costs. John Russo, senior product director at Honeywell, claims it is a new era for T55 engines. He told reporters at a press release that this new aircraft engine will lower fuel burn while simultaneously increasing aircraft load and flight range. This is exciting for manufacturers and civilians alike.
 
The T55 has already been used in the U.S. Army’s Chinook helicopters for some time now, but this latest advancement will take the Army into a new modernized generation of technology and infrastructure. In addition to all the aforementioned benefits to this engine, there is also a downstream result of greater overall horsepower. The T55 can be incorporated by a kit at overhaul by Honeywell or the Army location in Corpus Christi, Texas or as a new production, forward fit option.
 
Honeywell is in a great position. Testing will continue on the DEFIANT as the U.S. Army weighs their decision on its future Vertical Lift platform. Honeywell will now offer a common, but equally extraordinary, engine for both the Chinook helicopter and the aircraft eventually chosen by the Vertical Lift procurement team.
 
John Russo adds that the T55 engine is now brought up to the latest certification standards to set a long-term growth pattern for power increases, decreased fuel needs, and airframe weight increases. John Russo finishes by saying that he looks forward to powering many more flights in the years to come.
 
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After a plane has been decommissioned it ends up in a dusty parking lot known as a “boneyard.” A boneyard is a massive field that houses aircraft that can no longer fly, where the parts that are still functioning are recycled, or often times, resold. A plane that has been deemed too old to fly can still have a large amount of value. These boneyards may not be spectacular, but they are a heavy contributor into the industry that comprises an “after life” ecosystem. One that spans from hedge funds to specialized recycling firms.  

 
Permanently retired aircraft are slowly but surely dismantled overtime. Their decommissioning fluctuates with the demand for working spare parts. The vessels are inspected for key components that can still serve a purpose, and when there’s nothing left, the remains are melted down for scrap metal. Some sections of the fuselage may be removed and used as training facilities for flight crew, firefighters, or other educational purposes. Breaking down an aircraft requires specialized skills and training—combined with modern technology—to gather, separate, and recycle the different alloys, plastics, and fluids. Often times the aircraft is not recycled, instead it is simply left to rust. Once the plane has been de-registered, it is classed as waste and has to be processed in compliance with environmental regulations. 
 
The amount of parts that can be reused depends on the age of the aircraft. A fairly new A320 aircraft can have as many as 1,200 reusable aircraft components, although most of the value lies in the engine. Their turbines contain rotating blades that must be changed out on a regular basis to stay in compliance with aircraft regulations. Swapping out these blades with used parts can cut repair costs in half. Secondhand landing gear can also fetch a hefty price ($300,00). Approximately $2.5 billion worth of salvaged and recycled parts entered the market between 2009 and 2011. These components can be sold overseas to countries that have different regulatory standards on which parts are still functional. Airlines can purchase spare parts through a third-party reseller, from a government marketplace, or even on eBay. Almost every part of an airplane can be recycled for use in newer planes.
 
The world’s largest aircraft boneyard (AMARG) is located in Arizona and is estimated to hold more than $32 billion worth of outdated planes, including government aircraft. The arid climate in this state slows down the rusting process, prolonging the afterlife of the aircraft. The inventory consists of retired commercial carriers to nuclear capable B-52 bombers, and everything in between. More than 80% of the planes stored here are used for spare parts. When a plane arrives in AMARG it is thoroughly washed to remove any salt on the exterior. Technicians then drain the fuel tanks, cover the tires, and remove any potentially explosive devices (guns or ejection seat activators). They then paint the top of the plane white to deflect the sun’s rays and signify an inoperable aircraft.
 
The life of an aircraft doesn’t end when it is decommissioned. It lives on in the boneyards of the world, providing parts to upgraded versions of themselves and enabling a new market to exist.
 
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Aching legs, weird humming noises, squeezing past other people to get to the restroom— these discomforts describe the features of a bad aircraft seat, and rest assured, we’ve all been there. So, where is the best place to sit on an airplane? Is it worth it to pay for your seat, or to sit by your device 24 hours after booking your flight to get that “A” boarding pass? We’ll lay out all the facts using the example of a widebody aircraft so that you can make your decision with ease.

 
Let’s tackle what region of the cabin to sit in. Which is best— front, middle, or back of the aircraft? If you’re particular about noise, the front of the cabin is your best choice. On average it is quieter than the rest of the plane, and sound from the engines is most diffused towards the front. This area is also less affected by general turbulence. Pro tip, if you’re a first-time flyer or you are bringing one, sit up here.
 
Sitting in emergency seats is the best option for anyone looking for more leg room, but always be prepared to handle the responsibilities this seat may require. Exit seats with more space are located in the middle of a wide body aircraft. Last but certainly not least to some, for a cool social media photo, sit in the middle of the aircraft. You’ll have a better chance of that picturesque view of the aircraft wing.
 
When you’re looking for privacy, or the chance of an empty seat next to you, sit in the back. Most airlines load the aircraft front to back, so your best chance of available seats and overhead bins is in the rear of the aircraft. This will also give you quick access to lavatories, and usually faster flight attendant service. Now, is there really that much of a difference between a window, middle or aisle seat? Let’s dive into the specifics.
 
 If you are in a rush for one reason or another, need to get up frequently, or crave more leg room, the aisle seat is your best choice. Psychologically, it’s also better for new flyers, and anxious flyers, to sit in the aisle seat. The accessibility can help reduce general anxieties.
 
Middle seats are generally the least preferred seat on an aircraft due to their limited accessibility. However, this choice is ideal if you are saving a seat for someone, or if you are bringing a child on board. You can ensure a saved seat beside you, and people in a group are less likely to try and sit in your row. It is also the second-best choice if you know you’ll need to have regular access to the bathroom.   
 
Window seats are ideal if you’re wanting to sleep undisturbed. Flight attendants and passengers are less likely to bump you as they pass by, and noise is reduced in this area. However, shoulder room is limited near the window, due to the curvature of the airframe. If you need extra space, opt for the aisle seat instead.
 
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Have you ever wondered why some aircraft have a structure at the end of the wing that stick up? They may seem counterintuitive when comparing it to the lift to the force produced by a vertical wing. However, they make a lot more sense than you think. These wing structures reduce weight and drag, and increase lift and efficiency. They were created after fuel costs started skyrocketing in the 1970s and have been one of the most effective technologies to increase fuel-efficiency since.

 
Aircraft Wings lets are structural components added to the tip of the wing— they reduce wingtip vortices. Wingtip vortices are produced at the tip of the wing when the high-pressure air from the bottom of the wing meets the lower pressure air at the top. This air flows behind the flight path and can be detrimental to other aircraft that are following— they are strong enough to flip some aircraft.
 
Winglets reduce drag; they increase the aspect ratio of the wing without adding as much weight as an expansion. One benefit to having a winglet over a longer wingspan is that increasing the span lowers lift-induced drag, but increases parasitic drag. Winglets also increase lift. The magnitude and orientation of the lift force generated by the winglet are determined by the angle at which the winglets’ airfoils diverge from the relative wind direction. Generating more lift without increasing weight or drag means that winglets result in greater fuel efficiency, lower CO2 emissions, and a lower cost for airlines.
 
With the benefits that winglets provide, it’s difficult to understand why there are some aircraft that don’t have them. While it’s easier and safer to add a wing extension, adding a winglet can be tricky. Although aircraft can be fitted with winglets, many manufacturers are integrating winglets into the original design. This increases safety and efficiency.
 
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“Aircraft engine failure” is one of the most unsettling phrases in the aviation community. Failures of aircraft engine can be caused by a multitude of different parts malfunctions, and/or pilot error. The statistics on the frequency of aircraft engine failures are sparse and convoluted. However, for commercial air travel, most modern twin engine passenger jets are designed to function safely even if one engine fails. Engine failure as a result of part malfunction seems to differ between the type of engine. So, let’s take a look at an industry standard—turbine engine failure.

 
Statistically, the most immediate problem that ensues as a result of engine failure in a turbine engine is loss of thrust. Thrust propels the plane forward consistently at a predetermined altitude. This is part of achieving what the pilot on a commercial aircraft announces as “cruising altitude”. Without thrust, the plane starts to lose altitude. The speed at which this happens depends on the damage to flight control surfaces. If the aircraft wings, tail plane, or ram air turbine are damaged, engine failure can quickly become a more serious problem. A pilot will need to glide the aircraft to safety. Aircraft pilots should have completed thorough training to know how to calculate the altitude and angle in which they can bring the plane to safety, and where to do so. Due to the dual engine system in a jet aircraft, only a record of 3 engine failures resulting in gliding have occurred in the last decade.
 
Aircraft maintenance and regular inspections are integral to ensuring that aircraft parts are not vulnerable or damaged in order to prevent engine failure. Reported aircraft engine failures in the last fifty years total under 10— and they are typically caused by poor decisions or judgment from the pilot and/or crew. Extreme weather events leading to malfunctions are also common sources for engine failure, so scheduling regular inspections of parts is essential as a preventative measure to avoid engine failure on your aircraft.
 
At Aerospace Unlimited, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, we can help you find all the Pratt & Whitney aircraft parts and aircraft engine parts assemblies you need, new or obsolete. As a premier supplier of parts for the aerospace, civil aviation, and defense industries, we’re always available and ready to help you find all the parts and equipment you need, 24/7x365. For a quick and competitive quote, email us at sales@aerospaceunlimited.com or call us at +1-412-212-0606.


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A printed circuit board electronically and mechanically connects electrical components using special conductive tracks. These features are etched into copper and laminated onto or in between sheet layers of nonconductive substrates. Printed circuit board layouts are extremely important in circuit design processes because the layout determines how a circuit will work— including its reliability and performance. 


There are several computer development programs that aid with printed circuit board designs, streamlining the design process. These types of programs increase the ease of the design process not just for experts, but also for students. Previously, the design was created using tape and a master drawing sheet, a technique that is long gone. Software for printed circuit boards vary in function and must be selected based on the requirements of the circuit board.

The first step in creating a design for a printed circuit board is to capture the schematic of the circuit. This can be done by using a special tool included in your package or by purchasing an external package whose output can be expressed and formatted to match. This creates a “netlist” which allows for interconnectivity between circuit nodes, electrical pins and nets. Before a netlist is created, it is imperative to know where to place the components to confirm circuitry. Roughly knowing the placement of all components beforehand will make it easier to determine the required space between layers for future electrical placements. Once all placements are placed in the correct position, routing will take place. The connections will need to be routed to the components on all layers. Routing is the most complicated process of printed circuit board design.  This design will be used several times during the manufacturing process.

Aerospace Unlimited, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, should always be your first and only stop for all your circuit board needs.  Aerospace Unlimited is a premier supplier of printed circuit board assembly parts. Whether new, old, or hard-to-find, we can help you find all the parts you need. Aerospace Unlimited has a wide selection of parts to choose from and is fully equipped with a friendly and knowledgeable staff, and we will always help you find what you’re looking for, 24/7x365. If you’re interested in a quick and competitive quote, email us at sales@aerospaceunlimited.com or call us at +1-412-212-0606.


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The Rolls Royce Trent 500 engine is a complex piece of machinery that is the operating force behind Airbus’ A340, -500, and -600.  Its design was based off the RB211 line of three-shaft engines, which has consistently proven to be a reliable engine model.


The Trent 500 is Rolls Royce’s profit generator because it allows for a better payload – thanks in part to its lightweight design and high levels of fuel efficiency.  This engine also boasts outstanding in-service margins, allowing for longer lengths of time between maintenance and lower repair costs.
Some key features of the Trent 500:

  • 53K or 56K pound take-off thrust
  • Single crystal high-pressure turbine blades
  • 97.4” wide-chord fan diameter, made of lightweight titanium – protects against any damage from foreign objects
  • Tiled Phase 5 combustor – provides the lowest levels of pollution and noise       
So how do aircraft engines work?  They start by pulling air into the front of the aircraft via a large blade fan.  Next, a compressor raises the air pressure and internal blades start spinning and squeezing the air.  Once compressed, the air is mixed with fuel and a spark lights the mixture, shooting jets of burning gas out the back and thrusting the aircraft forward.  The hot air then passes through the turbine, causing the compressor to spin.  Although this is a very simplified explanation, this is the basis of how all aircraft engines work.

Within the engine, there’s something called an integrated drive generator (IDG).  This component connects to the aircraft gearbox and converts the shaft power into constant frequency electrical power.  Inside the Trent 500, there are four IDGs that work together to meet the A340’s level of power requirements.  These are important because they act as a governor, keeping the aircraft at a stabilized speed.

Aerospace Unlimited, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, is an online distributor of aircraft engines and engine-related components, with aircraft repair capabilities.  With a continuously increasing inventory, you can be sure Aerospace Unlimited will have everything you need and more.  Aerospace Unlimited is known for finding cost-effective solutions for hard-to-find aircraft parts. We will ensure all your needs are addressed in a timely and professional manner.  For a quote, reach out to our main office by phone: +1-412-212-0606 or by email: sales@aerospaceunlimited.com.

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The Airbus Group A380 production is a massive undertaking, assembled in Jean Luc Lagardere Plant, which is in at Toulouse Blagnac Airport located in France. The parts are shipped from all over Europe to be assembles at the plant and sent for orders. The aircraft wings are made in Wales, the rear fuselage is made in Hamburg along with the vertical tail fin, the forward and center fuselage are made in France, the horizontal tail is made in Spain.


The aircraft has over 4 million parts made by 1500 companies from more than 30 countries around the world. These parts are massive components and is difficult to transport. However, this is how it is done. The first order was made by Singapore airlines in 2007, and since then they have made over 200 aircraft.

One of the most amazing things about the Airbus is that they have their own army of ships to ship all of these components to be assembled. 3 boats to be exact and are even customized to their needs for transporting aircraft parts. Six of the major components of the aircraft are transported by boat, only one is done by aircraft, the vertical tailfin inside a Airbus A300-600ST otherwise known as the Beluga. This plane still isn’t large enough to transport the other 6 major parts. These boats make a 8 day journey travelling 335 kilometers through the rivers in Europe. Once the parts are delivered by boat, they need to hit the road, they only travel at night when traffic is low due to the massive size of the parts and the truck that moves them. One of the most amazing things that a road was built for these transports, so that the cargo transport isn’t disturbing towns people in rural France.

Aerospace Unlimited owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, should always be your first and only stop for all your hard to find fuselage parts, and aviation fasteners. Aerospace Unlimited is the premier supplier of aerospace components, whether new, old or hard to find, we can help you locate it. Aerospace Unlimited has a wide selection of parts to choose from and is fully equipped with a friendly staff, so you can always find what you’re looking for, at all hours of the day. If you’re interested in obtaining a quote, contact the sales department at www.aerospaceunlimited.com or call +1-412-212-0606.


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Owners and operators of the Bombardier Challenger 300 and 600 series business jets, along with the new Challenger 350 and 650 aircraft, may have the pleasure of looking forward to Gogo AVACE L5 4G Wi-Fi on these aircrafts. The availability of this wi-fi connectivity is due to a recent collaboration between Bombardier (located in Montreal), and Duncan Aviation (located in Lincoln, Nebraska). Both companies were recent recipients of STC (Supplemental Type Certificates) for the Gogo system on the 360 and 650 aircrafts, as well as a component option for in-service 300 and 600 aircraft.


Both Bombardier and Duncan Aviation will undergo retrofit installations at Bombardier’s world-renown, 5 FAA Diamond award winning centers located in North America, as well at Duncan Aviation’s 3 MRO (maintenance repair, and overhaul) locations. As a support to the government, service providers, and business operators, Duncan Aviation provides service that includes engine maintenance, major cockpit and cabin retrofits, airframe inspections and more.

On newer Challenger aircrafts, the Gogo system will work in accordance with Bombardier’s HD CMS which is labeled as providing the best audio experience for passengers. The system also provides a broader range of cabin features that Bombardier explains will allow for passengers to access data, entertainment, CMS services and more, in an easer manner. Promoted as being three times quicker than 3G networks and designed in direct regards to business aircraft, the Gogo Biz 4G network require more than two-hundred and fifty towards that can provide connectivity across the United States and parts of Canada.

Bombardier and Duncan Aviation have confirmed the completed installation of the Gogo Avance L5 on 300 and 605 Challenger aircrafts. The option for retrofit is available for the 350, 604, and 650 aircraft. Brad Nolen, vice president of Bombardier Business Aircraft, shares Bombardier’s pride and joy as a leader in cabin connectivity by offering the 4g Wi-Fi system on new and in-service aircrafts.

Aerospace Unlimited, an ASAP Semiconductor owned website, was developed to further simplify the procurement process in the aviation industry. Bombardier, the well renown aviation parts manufacturer, is just one of the many thousands of manufacturers supplied by Aerospace Unlimited. Whether it is supplying Bombardier Aircraft parts or parts for civilian or military aviation or more, Aerospace Unlimited will allow for customer’s to secure parts quickly and with ease.


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Garmin is a premier GPS technology firm headquartered out of Olathe, Kansas.  Garmin believes safety is paramount when operating Part 27 helicopters.  Garmin is constantly innovating and providing better solutions for helicopter pilots and users.  Garmin Aviation has years of experience specializing in display components and helicopter parts.  Technology is constantly evolving and being able to integrate new Garmin aviation parts into existing airframes is a core task of Garmin.  The new G3000H seamlessly allows the operator to have Helicopter Synthetic Vision Technology(HSVT), Hover Display, Connext, Telligence Voice Command, HTAWS, Helicopter route charts, Reduced Protection, Wire Aware, HSI mapping, Visual approach, Terran profile view, ADS-B IN/Out.


With the upgraded Garmin display components-the user has access to mapping, terrain profile view, and routes.  By providing this information in a seamless easy-to-use system, the operator can fly with confidence and enhance safety and assurance to all parties involved with helicopter operations.  Using new technology effectively and with minimal error, the Garmin G3000H is a simply designed with less complications, mitigating the risks of malfunction.  It is imperative that Garmin helicopter parts are reliable and user-friendly. 

Garmin aviation parts provides the best quality products when it comes to helicopter parts and display components.  The new Garmin G3000H also allows for NVG-compatibility, which makes better situational awareness and improve decision-making when flying in night conditions.  Ultimately, Garmin produces products for a wide range of users, whether it is a frequent flyer on a business trip or weekend recreational flights, customers can trust Garmin aviation parts to do the job. 

Aerospace Unlimited, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, should always be your first and only stop for all your hard to find and urgent Garmin aviation part types. Aerospace Unlimited is the premier supplier of Garmin helicopter parts, whether new, old or hard to find, they can help you locate it. We have a wide selection of aircraft parts to choose from and is fully equipped with a friendly staff, so you can always find what you’re looking for, at all hours of the day. If you’re interested in obtaining a quote, contact the sales department at www.aerospaceunlimited.com or call +1-412-212-0606.


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All those aircrafts you see sitting in aircraft graveyards rusting away hold more value than the average individual would think.  The moment an aircraft reaches the end of its life cycle it instantly becomes a treasure to several different parties. The decision to retire an aircraft is based upon airplane parts cost versus airplane flight cost. Once a planes’ parts have become of more value than the plane flying, the aircraft is deemed “retired”. In most cases, it takes an aircraft close to two decades to even be considered for retirement, although some could be retired before reaching half a decade.


Once an aircraft is retired the most valuable components are stripped and reused. The aircraft frame is then cut and taken to training facilities for educational institutions, firefighters or flight crews. Once the aircraft is deregistered, the parts will be sold for scrap. Breaking down an aircraft requires special skills and knowledge of specific technology to determine which parts hold value and which parts are trash. When an aircraft is not de-registered it cannot be scraped and is ultimately left to rust, which is why aircraft graveyards exist.

The value that scrap parts can potentially hold has drawn extreme attention from hedge funds and investment firms. Although most of the value is held in the engines, the spares market is growing rapidly. The scramble to get into this market is huge; therefore, driving up the overall value of aircrafts.  Although aircraft parts are highly regulated, about 2% of the market is still counterfeit. This is a huge issue for the market, making it important to correctly inspect and test all parts before being installed on an aircraft. 

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Boeing aircraft company has hit yet another milestone in its company history as well as the great Book of Guinness World Records.  With its great accomplishments that has created the brand name, Boeings Washington facility, commemorates it’s the completed 10,000TH 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The aircraft that marked such as significant place in time was dedicated for their renown customer Southwest Airlines. Over the years the 737 aircraft have become one of the most popular aircrafts to be distributed throughout the globe to different airlines for its maximum efficiency.


As it reaches their 10,000th aircrafts produced, it is being recorded by the Guinness World Records as the “most produced commercial jet aircraft model” in the commercial aircraft industry.Not only is the completion of the 10,000th aircraft a testament to their company as a great success but a reliable source for many airlines across the globe as well. Per a statement by Boeings CEO and Commercial Airplanes president, Kevin McAllister states that,

"It represents more than 50 years of success and achievement on the part of thousands of Boeing employees past and present, our supplier partners, and our airline customers around the globe who put their confidence in the 737."

 Due to the great success that Boeing has had with such aircraft it will increase its production to a total of 52 aircrafts per month appose to their previous 47 aircrafts. With a current back order, Boeing has a total of 4,600 aircrafts to be bought out and distributed. This is not Boeings first record breaking accomplishment as it hit the Guinness World Record in 2006 for the completion of 5000th 737 airplanes in a time span of 40 years. The airplanes great success following the 2006 achievement had allowed for the recent 10,000th aircraft to be completed in as little of 12 years.
 
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Much like other automotive devices and machinery, along with aircrafts alike are all susceptible to failure. Airplanes suffer for a higher risk of accidents as they descend from thousands of feet high at an alarming rate. Much more often than the average person is aware of, failing landing gear is a common problem with aircrafts throughout the industry.


When the landing gear fails, the aircraft is still expected to land as it would normally but performs what is known as gear up or also known as belly landing. Although aircrafts suffer the ongoing risk of possible fires and extensive damage to the aircraft, if executed correctly the landing should be tolerable per case studies, according to telegraph.co.uk.

Many unexpected incidents have been able to land safely as well as other accidental events that have caused aircrafts to turn back a while after taking flight. Much like after two pilots that carried an approximate 99 passengers on board forgot to retract their landing gear shortly after ascending for takeoff. One very popular case that has found its way into US Pilot, Patrick Smith, recently released book Cockpit Confidential where he studies the failure of landing gear.

The book analyses a televised event that airline, JetBlue had to endure and perform an emergency landing in Los Angeles. This horrific event took place in the year 2005, when an aircraft leaving Burbank, California had to perform a belly landing but experienced its tires twisted sideways. As the pilots noticed its problem they quickly became aware that the aircraft would be to heavy for landing on LAXs longer run ways. The aircraft had to endure three hours of flying before it could reach the appropriate weight for landing. The book reads

“On board, 146 souls readied for what, according to the commentators, could very well be a devastating crash. Those of us who knew better... saw a jetliner preparing for what would be a telegenic but perfectly manageable landing. And that's what we got.”     

 
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It was originally a military part made in 1959 completely from scratch. It was the first Honeywell Aerospace Turboprop Engine, but the series has now expanded to 18 different engine models with 106 different configurations. Their engines have completed a total of 122 million flight hours combined with their 13,000 engine that have been sold since they opened. It remains one of the most reliable engines today. Few aircraft or engines can say they have been at the top of the market for as long as the Garrett/ Honeywell TPE331.

In 1964 the Garrett AiResearch TPE331 took its first trip on a fixed-wing aircraft in April. Specifically, the Beech C-45 which was a military aircraft. In the same year, it was named the fastest turboprop airplane engine of its time and was first recognized by the FAA in 1965. The T76, a military version of the TPE331, was heavily used during the Vietnam War and became the turning point for Garrett AiResearch engines. Back in 1985, there was a merger with Honeywell Aerospace, resulting in the engines becoming a Honeywell part. In the U.K. these engines are still used by the Royal Air Force, and for military training.

Today these engines are still being used to boost power and performance of their aircrafts. Honeywell plans to re-engine planes with these TPE331 engines allowing them to have a longer lifespan. The TPE331-12B will be used as the backbone of India’s new military training. Honeywell Aerospace is in contact with manufacturers around the world to ensure that the TPE331 is continuously meeting their needs and remaining reliable for everyone.


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Rolls – Royce has run a demonstrator engine precisely dedicated to the development of a new advanced lean – burn and low – emissions combustion scheme for the first time. This scheme is being created for forthcoming jet engine programs.
At the end of January 2018, The Advanced Low Emissions Combustion System demonstrator accomplished all its goals for the first time on a testbed in Derby, UK. The demonstrator is evaluated for a lean – burn system that upgrades pre-mixing of fuel and air preceding ignition. The lean – burn system will be a significant change in distributing the Intelligent Engine, as it builds on innovative technology and digital competences to provide essential profits for customers.

Andy Geer, Chief Engineer at Rolls Royce said: “We are very proud to see this technology come to life for the first time. We are confident that the ALECSys system will offer significant benefits for our customers and look forward to putting the demonstrator through its paces.”

ALECSys system is the most current solution technology milestones that contain:
  • The Advance3 test engine, integrating identical core architecture that will be utilized in Ultra Fan, it was tested for the first time in November
  • An aerospace record was achieved in September 2017 when The Power Gear box that will empower Ultra Fan to operate at high bypass ratios achieved 70,000 hp.
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Boeing and Royal Air Maroc recently reported orders for four 787-9 Dreamliners. With a value that is listed at over one billion dollars, this will allow for Morocco’s flag carrier to further its service internationally. The orders, which were in more recent times anonymous on Boeing’s orders and deliveries website, incorporates 2 787s that were purchased at the end of 2016.


Royal Air Maroc has already delivered 5 787-8s and will continue to expand their fleet of the fuel-efficient 787s to come to a total of 9 airplanes. The airline has 787s flying on international routes from South America, the Middle East, Europe and more. The addition of these airplanes will allow for expansion of service in these different areas.

Abdelhamid Addou, CEO and Chairman of the airline, believes that Royal Air Maroc is able to fly customers from different areas of the world to their destinations due to their unique position as a geographic hub. With almost 900 flights to Africa per month, Addou believes Royal Air Maroc has a broad presence in Africa than any other airline. The vision of the airline, according to Addou, is to be the leader in Africa in areas of service, planes and connectivity. The gaining of newer plans like the Dreamliners will support the airlines vision in this area.

By purchasing more 787’s, Roya Air Maroc is endorsing the Dreamliner’s good economic performance, great fuel efficiency incomparable experience for passengers. Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Global Sales and Marketing for Boeing states that the expanding and furthering of relationship between the two companies began fifty years ago, and Boeing is a proud supporter of the Airline’s vision in growth in Africa.

As Royal Air Maroc recently celebrated its sixtieth anniversary, their fleet included almost sixty Boeing planes (737s, 767-300ERSm 787s and 747-400s). The Boeing 787 Dreamline is a family of extremely-efficient airplanes with features that are pleasing for passengers. It’s unapparelled fuel efficiency and stretching of fuselage allows for carriers to benefit and open new routs at a great profit.

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There are many aircraft parts and accessories that are useful. The following accessories are some must-have aircraft accessories.

The GoPro is a great device that will allow for users to capture their experiences while flying in the air. It has many features such as slow motion, 4K30 resolutions, and can capture moments at thirty frames per second.


Sun visors are critical in order to protect yourself from the sun. Most aircrafts already have sun visors that are built in and are made out of fabric. Unfortunately, fabric will decay over time. In order to avoid having to replace the visor multiple time, it is a good idea in investing in a Rosen Sun Visor System, which will last a lifetime because they are made of plexiglass.

Possessing an iPad during flights will be useful as you may use applications during the flight. There are many different apps that can be helpful for pilots. In order to stay safe during the flight an iPad holder or other electronics accessories may be an important investment. The ability to have cellular connection while high up in the air is an amazing new feature of technology. The Iridium Go! Satellite Hotspot will allow for you to send text messages, talk on the phone, and also track your flight time.

Another greatly loved aircraft accessory is the kneeboard. It can be a useful item during a flight because it allows for a hard surface to write on or place your iPad on. Most basic kneeboards include storage areas to hold things like paper, chart pockets, and more. This is a proven accessory that is greatly used by pilots for convenience.

A portable charger, like the Mophie powerstation duo, is a great charger with amazing charging capabilities. It comes with a protective meta outer band, and even if it is dropped or falls on the round, it will remain in great working condition. This specific version comes with 2 USB ports, so users may charge multiple devices.

A good method of staying comfortable during a flight is a sheepskin aircraft seat cover. Although they may be a little expensive, they are worth the high price tag. These covers allow for pilots to stay cool during the hot Summers, and warm during the cold winters. A number of aircraft manufacturers have made these aircraft seat covers a standard.

Aerospace Unlimited is a webite created by ASAP Semiconductor which supplies Aero Inc parts and accessories. Customers can utilize the website for parts that are civilian or military, or even for repair. With dedicated account managers, customers can receive support 24/7, 365 days throughout the year.


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Well known aerospace company, Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services, recently revealed that Airbus has chosen them as a supplier for a fresh engine nacelle program A32neo aircraft family that is fueled by Pratt & Whitney. The Northern Ireland operation’s branch for Bombardier has been selected to create and manufacture a fresh thrust reverser to allow Airbus to provide a new and innovative nacelle. This will also allow for greater aftermarket support for the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engine.


Bombardier is currently supporting Airbus as a supplier for many different programs. It’s Northern Ireland program has deep nacelle experience and knowledge, having already gained forty years of experience in the areas of design and manufacturing engine nacelles.

Vice President of Bombardier Aerostructures Customer Services and Programmes, Stephen Addis, expressed the excitement of being chosen as a supplier for the new nacelle. He believes this new selection will further Bombardier Aerostructures’ relationship with Airbus. Addis believes this new agreement will allow for Bombardier to dive deeper into their long-term strategy of growing the company’s abilities in the nacelles market and to maximize their focus on the delivery of creative and high valued products in a competitive, global market.

With operations located all over the world, Bombardier Aerostructures and Engineering Services specializes in the area of designing and manufacturing of intricate aircraft parts and components. The company also provides the option of repairing and overhauling aftermarket components, along with further engineering services.

Aerospace Unlimited is a newly developed site by ASAP Semiconductor. The company is a supplier for Bombardier Aerostructures parts. Bombardier is a world-renown manufacture and leader for planes and trains. Aerospace Unlimited is aware of Bombardier’s commitment to evolve mobility around the world by working towards the goal of developing highly efficient and enjoyable transportation worldwide. Aerospace Unlimited was created by ASAP Semiconductor based on empirical data and feedback from customers. The website commits to providing a variety of aerospace products, which includes Bombardier Aerostructure parts. 


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