Boeing 737 Max 8

The first revamped Boeing narrowbody – the 737-8 – is scheduled to be delivered to launch customer Malindo Air later this month. But the schedule hit a snag this week after Boeing paused the flight test program owing to engine issues. Last month, Aviation Week pilot...

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Bio Fuels

Global demand for greener air travel and ever-fluctuating oil prices have inspired several major airlines to invest in alternative fuels. Lufthansa, Ryanair, easy Jet, Japan Airlines, Air New Zealand and Continental are just some of the airlines that are actively...

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Composites

Increasingly, manufacturers are favoring composite materials over traditional aluminum alloys for major structural elements of their aircraft. Advanced composites, such as carbon laminate and carbon sandwich, are lightweight, stronger than traditional metals,...

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3D Printing

We’re confident 3D printing will play a major role in aerospace manufacturing in coming years because it already is! Indeed, 3D printers aren’t a Jetsons-esque appliance of the future, but very much a reality for the aerospace industry already.  3D printing isn’t just...

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TA Aerospace Products

  TA Aerospace is a world leader in the design and manufacture of metallic and elastomer clamping systems, molded grommets, and thermal fire barrier insulation. TA excels in providing engineering solutions to customer’s needs. It has a fully staffed R&D lab...

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AirLoc

Vibration engineering and machine set up Product Innovations Modern machine designs are more efficient with every new machine generation.The area of machine support is reduced on these new models. Also, the design requirements for the machines support increases daily....

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Visu-Lok® Fasteners

Visu-Lok® Visu-Lok® Fasteners The Visu-Lok family of fasteners, designed for use in metal structure, have addressed the need for cost effective one-sided fastener installation for decades. The basic design of the Visu-Lok is based on one of the oldest and time proven...

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Cherry Lock Rivets

Blind Rivets Blind Rivets are multi-piece rivet assemblies, capable of being installed from one side of the workpiece. Traditionally, blind rivets were used on aircraft leading edges, trailing edges, and close out areas which are limited to access to one side of the...

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Camloc Solid Inserts

Solid Inserts KEENSERT® - provides high strength threads and reliability in various materials. Benefits: Significantly increases load capability in weaker materials. Special keys lock the Keensert into place, eliminating rotation. Easy to install - no special taps...

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AN Bolts

Hex head aircraft bolts are made of high-strength type 4037 or 8740 alloy steel (type 8740 is most commonly used). The bolts are center-less ground and threaded after heat treatment. Minimum tensile strength 125,000 PSI. Cadmium plated per specification QQ-P-416A,...

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Korry Tacticle Knobs 370-377

Korry Tacticle Knobs no. 370-377 Korry knobs are designed for optimal light transmission and emission on edge-lit panels, so markings are clearly visible day and night. Knobs with traditional white indicia are available, as well as brighter versions with clear frosted...

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Korry Tactical Knobs 150-156 and 158

Korry Tactical Knobs 150-156 and 158 Korry knobs are designed for optimal light transmission and emission on edge-lit panels, so markings are clearly visible day and night. Knobs with traditional white indicia are available, as well as brighter versions with clear...

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Korry Round Knobs 238-242

Korry Round Knobs no. 238-242 Korry knobs are designed for optimal light transmission and emission on edge-lit panels, so markings are clearly visible day and night. Knobs with traditional white indicia are available, as well as brighter versions with clear frosted...

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Korry Round Concentric Knobs 445-446-448

Korry Round Concentric Knobs 445-446-448 Korry knobs are designed for optimal light transmission and emission on edge-lit panels, so markings are clearly visible day and night. Knobs with traditional white indicia are available, as well as brighter versions with clear...

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Korry MSC Knobs 493 and 494

Korry MSC Knobs no. 493 and 494 Korry knobs are designed for optimal light transmission and emission on edge-lit panels, so markings are clearly visible day and night. Knobs with traditional white indicia are available, as well as brighter versions with clear frosted...

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Korry MSC Knobs 491 and 492

Korry MSC Knobs no. 491 and 492 Korry knobs are designed for optimal light transmission and emission on edge-lit panels, so markings are clearly visible day and night. Knobs with traditional white indicia are available, as well as brighter versions with clear frosted...

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Korry MSC Knobs 489 and 490

Korry MSC Knobs no. 489 and 490 Korry knobs are designed for optimal light transmission and emission on edge-lit panels, so markings are clearly visible day and night. Knobs with traditional white indicia are available, as well as brighter versions with clear frosted...

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Korry MSC Knobs 487 and 488

Korry MSC Knobs no. 487 and 488 Korry knobs are designed for optimal light transmission and emission on edge-lit panels, so markings are clearly visible day and night. Knobs with traditional white indicia are available, as well as brighter versions with clear frosted...

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Korry MSC Knobs 486

Korry MSC Knobs no. 486 Korry knobs are designed for optimal light transmission and emission on edge-lit panels, so markings are clearly visible day and night. Knobs with traditional white indicia are available, as well as brighter versions with clear frosted indicia....

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Korry MSC Knobs 485

Korry MSC Knobs no. 485 Korry knobs are designed for optimal light transmission and emission on edge-lit panels, so markings are clearly visible day and night. Knobs with traditional white indicia are available, as well as brighter versions with clear frosted...

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Korry Grip Pull Knobs 360-364

Korry Grip Pull Knobs no. 360-364 Korry knobs are designed for optimal light transmission and emission on edge-lit panels, so markings are clearly visible day and night. Knobs with traditional white indicia are available, as well as brighter versions with clear...

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Korry Bar Pointer Knobs 615-617 and 485-486

Korry Bar Pointer Knobs no. 615-617 and 485-486 Korry knobs are designed for optimal light transmission and emission on edge-lit panels, so markings are clearly visible day and night. Knobs with traditional white indicia are available, as well as brighter versions...

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Korry Bar Pointer Knobs 258-262

Korry Bar Pointer Knobs 258-262 Korry knobs are designed for optimal light transmission and emission on edge-lit panels, so markings are clearly visible day and night. Knobs with traditional white indicia are available, as well as brighter versions with clear frosted...

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Korry Bar Pointer Knobs 246-250

Korry Bar Pointer Knobs no. 246-250 Korry knobs are designed for optimal light transmission and emission on edge-lit panels, so markings are clearly visible day and night. Knobs with traditional white indicia are available, as well as brighter versions with clear...

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Korry Knobs

Korry knobs are designed for optimal light transmission and emission on edge-lit panels, so markings are clearly visible day and night. Knobs with traditional white indicia are available, as well as brighter versions with clear frosted indicia. Night-Vision Indicia As...

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Korry 427 and 428 Incandescent Switches

  The 427/428 line is our incandescent 5/8-inch product still used extensively in commercial and military aviation. This switch product has been qualified to MIL-PRF-22885. See QPL M22885/109. Two-pole switch (427) and four-pole switch (428) Sunlight readability...

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Korry 389 Standard Switch

Configuration Options Mounting sleeves: universal / single / double Legends types: S(1B), B(1C), W(2D), N(2G2), C(2B), and (2F) 5 aviation colors NVIS illumination Dimming options: voltage variation, logic, pulse-width modulation (PWM), constant luminance,...

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Korry 389 4-Week Quick Switch

Configuration Options Universal mounting sleeve Legends types: S(1B), B(1C), W(2D), N(2G2), C(2B), and (2F) 5 aviation colors NVIS illumination 28 VDC bright / 14 VDC dim 5-pin lamp interface: poke-home crimp pins: M39029/22-192 (20-24 AWG) 6-pin lamp interface:...

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New Planes vs. Old Pains.

The airline strategy of canceling new orders on aircraft seems short sited.  How can an airline running 1970’s technology with the associated fuel consumption, repair down time and lack of availability of spares expect to compete against new aircraft? canceling orders...

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Airline Consolidation

Some fellow associates returned from a vacation this week flying Southwest Airlines.  They  reported the on-time performance steller and service adequate.   We bantered about the opportunities for legacy carriers consolidation and I began wondering:  Even with...

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PCP – Precision Castparts

PCP has fallen over 33% in the past 3 months along with the general market.  It appears the owners of several fastener manufacturers has lead analysts to expect significant returns related to Boeings release of the 787 Dreamliner.  Despite this pullback the company...

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MS21060-3

Nutplates shortages continue to plague the industry.  Rumors are spreading that Republic Fasteners has thrown out several lots of the MS21060-3 as they would not pass QC.  The shortage on this part is being felt from the kitters to the final assemblers.  The fallout? ...

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Purpose

This site is dedicated to discussing current events in the aerospace industry focusing on aircraft hardware and aircraft fasteners. You will find our thoughts on the direction of the aerospace industry, a brief analysis on the fundamentals of some aerospace related...

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