Aircraft Seat Fastener

First and business class cabin sections have recently undergone configuration adjustments. This means that changes to the wiring of seats will take tedious amounts of time. HellermannTyton Corporation, a well-known fastener and cable manufacturer and supplier, has created a specific fastening component so that the fitters can be removed, attached and reconnected to the entertainment system cabling in the airplane faster.

The Seat-to-Seat Clip is created from lightweight and heat-stabilized PA66 thermoplastic. The manufacture has permanently anchored the clip to the seat frame and is permanently available in 2 version: one that can be attached with a screw/rivet and another with a push-in arrowhead fastener to be used for hole mounting. Technicians for the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft have the capability to open and close the seat clip by hand. No tools are necessary. Because of this capability, the reconfiguration process is much faster and easier.

While other cable fastening parts cannot be re-used, the Seat-to-Seat Clip is re-usable. Because this is so, there are no remains of cut cable ties (or FOD) that can inhibit the runners in the floor of the cabin. HellermannTyton’s ability for creating plastic parts for use in aircrafts has developed from more than thirty years of expertise in the industry. The aviation industry fasteners created by the company meet the high standards requirements of the industry.

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Trimas, headquartered in Bloomfield, Michigan, is an engineering company that puts its customers before everything else. They value hard work, comradery and a beautifully crafted product. TriMas Aerospace has four different branches that operate underneath it. These separate branches, or companies, focus on fastener sales and engineering procedures. They supply products to personal aircrafts, the military and selected distributors that are stationed sporadically all across the globe. Trimas recently got some outstanding news, Airbus, the world-famous aircraft provider, bestowed the prestigious Supplier Award to Trimas.

The division of Trimas that was given the award was, Monogram Aerospace Fasteners, and they earned the Supply Chain and Quality Improvement award for the entirety of 2017. It is an incredibly prestigious award that companies seek out year after year. The awards ceremony was held in the picturesque city of Toulouse, also known as La Ville Rose, in the South of France.

Airbus broke down the long list of suppliers that they work with on a yearly basis and decided, that out of all the companies, that TriMas had improved the most overall, over the course of 2017. TriMas worked hard to make sure that their systems were running smoothly, and they even managed to up their delivery speed and timeliness. Trimas’s Monogram Aerospace Fastners division, was able to beat out six hundred and fifty other suppliers, based all around the globe.

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NSK Bearings

NSK, established in 1914 in the Shinagawa district of Tokyo and now has offices all over the world, is known for their various bearings products. Quality and accessibility have been at the top of the list for what’s important for NSK for as long as they have been in business and this new addition to their arsenal means that it’s easier for fans of the product to get the information that they need.

Just by downloading an app, products can now be scanned via a QR code that can guarantee a products authenticity, give more information about the product to the user and provides other services that pertain to the product all in one place. Even though the app won’t launch until 2018 the NSK company is already prepping the public with as much information about it as possible.

The reason for the change? To keep up with the constant change of the market and the shift towards a tech heavy industry. More and more companies are seeing the need to incorporate tech into their products. It keeps them relatable and allows the customer to see their product in a new way.

To access all the new information all you will have to do is download the app and scan the code that is clearly marked on the front side of the box that your chip comes in. This new shift towards apps and integration marks a new move forward for an industry that can sometimes be stuck in the past.

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Solar panels

Solar Energy has become the largest growing source of energy to date recorded since the year 2016 at a world-wide level. As stated on , the International Energy Agency predicts that within the next five years the solar energy will over power the entire energy source of China and India together.

There are different type of solar panel configurations known as the Linear concentration system, solar power tower and the solar dish/engine system.

Very similar to each other but are differentiated by their position of their panels. The linear concentration is a system is the most commonly seen types of panels often found on roof tops and other primary flat surfaces. This system enhances the heat to a heat receiving pipe.

Solar Power Towers are available and function with much of the same type of operation functionalities. With the tower there are reflecting panels that reflect direct sunlight to a standing absorber that receives all the solar power.

Lastly there is a dish/ engine method of collecting the solar energy. Sharing the same traits this method is a concave up dish that has an absorber in the middle using rods helping it stay in place much like a space satellite.

For all methods it will be required the use of heavy duty fasteners equipment to with stand harsh weather conditions as these panels will require to be out in the open for maximum performance. With the solar panels increasing demand, the demand for fasteners will also increase.

One very significant factor that also requires the use of well composed fasteners are heat cycles. Heat cycles are often known to loosen fasteners over time and can be very dangerous to the operation if not taken care of in time.

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Boeing and Adient are collaborating in a venture called Adient Aerospace to develop and manufacture airplane seats. Boeing is the largest aerospace company in the world, and Adient is an automotive seat manufacturer under Johnson Controls Inc. The deal will be split almost 50-50, with Adient having a 0.01% advantage.

This partnership is probably in response to the increasing demand for aircrafts and more luxurious cabin space, which is a key source of revenue, from airlines. Understandably, Boeing aircraft company wants their commercial planes to be outfitted and delivered as soon as possible to customers. The partnership might also prove lucrative in refurbishing cabins of used airplanes, which often require regular maintenance within a decade.

The seats that the joint venture is planning to produce will be new and retrofitted for Boeing aircrafts as well as other leading airplane manufacturers. The project will be headquartered in Germany, near Frankfurt, with the first customer service center based in Seattle. Engineering teams from each company will be collaborating to address the industry’s need for a larger seating capacity.

The commercial aircraft seating market is expected to grow from $4.5 billion to $6 billion by 2026.

Adient is a young company based in Plymouth, Massachusetts, established in October 2016 from Johnson Controls seat manufacturing division. From the beginning, Adient is the world’s leader in seat manufacturing and accounting for 30% of the global revenue in the sector. In 2017, Adient was awarded by JD Power for their seats in the Kia Cadenza for the mass market midsize/large car category and the Porsche Cayenne for the luxury SUV category.

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European Commission

In 2008, The European Commission and The European aeronautics industry came together to create a public-private partnership, which became the largest European research program called Clean Sky. Their main goal is reducing CO2, gas emission and reduce the noise volume created by aircraft. As stated by EU’s Clean Sky initiative, reducing the load of an aircraft by just 454 kg, can conserve 1% of fuel costs. Due to the price increase for fuel in order to meet emissions goals, aerospace industry manufacturers and their suppliers are searching for a way to cut the weight of aircrafts to conclude significant efficiency.

By funding the research of lightweighting materials to minimize weight, save fuel and decrease carbon emissions, multiple airlines are saving millions on operating values. Avdel NeoSpeed is a flexible, multi-grip blind rivet impeccably adaptable to numerous aerospace fastening applications as a result of the light weight, which in most cases is up to 50% lighter than a coequal breaksterm rivet. Some of the key features and benefits are : a lot less delicate to program alternative forms and three times more substantial hole size acceptable than regular breakstem rivets. Important applications to pin point are : automotive, electronics, domestic appliances, electrical equipment and general light fabrication.

On the other hand, the exclusive splined rivet manufactured by Stanley Engineered Fastening, integrates high power with low weight in order to become most powerful speed riveting system in the world. Moreover, NeoSpeed installation is four times rapider than a normal breakstern rivet and it comes to be more productive after only ten rivets are positioned.

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Simalube Lubricator

I’m sure most of us have had a tricky project where parts weren’t fitting together properly, or things weren’t going as smoothly as we had first planned. Simalube which is a bearing lubricator product that hopes to cure those project woes. Simalube is available in five different sizes, depending on your project, and can be used with lubricating projects that require grease or oil. By using a product like Simalube, you can extend the life of a product that may have worn out quicker or needed work sooner.

Another perk of this product is their predetermined application amount, so you know you’re never over using or under using product. Application is quick and easy and requires little to no effort to fit to onto your project. Simalube is pushed through the apparatus by hydrogen gas and is even applied to your project in the amount that you determined beforehand. Application amount can be adjusted by fitting an Allen wrench into the mechanism to adjust how much product is distributed across the application point.

When using a Simalube product that is filled with oil, Simalube can be used on gears, metal bearings, chains and many more products. You can always count on Simalube to deliver an outstanding product. They are extremely reliable and have a high efficiency rating. Simalube is also known for being extremely environmentally friendly because each tube is able to be refilled with more product as needed. This means less waste in landfills and cheaper prices for you.

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American Airlines

American Airlines is one of the nation’s largest airlines to cover air travel in the US. Over years of travel experience American Airlines has begun to capitalize on passenger luggage by implementing newer traits into their flights; for the ultimate passenger experience. A larger more expanded carryon luggage space will be integrated into modified editions of the A321s. The cabin is expected to be the largest cabin modifications contracts that Airbus has ever experienced.

Airbus Groups of Industries agreed for the retrofitting of their A321 model aircrafts and step forth with 202 aircrafts to be modified and newly completed. The changes in bin size have been intended to reduce passenger stress upon boarding by giving them a closer notion to where their bags are all at time. More carryon bags reduce the use of having to check in bags upon arrival and allows for an easy-going on boarding process. Airbus is bringing to the market what is known as the Airbus XL cabin, increasing cabin space by 40 percent for carryon luggage.

The market in the US is to be the larger part of their business based of newly modified Airbus’. Per a statement from Airbus’ Head of Services Mr. Laurent Martinez ,along with Airbus, are very pleased to be able to go forth with this project by stating,

“This is exactly the type of added-value that our services can bring to airlines. This contract is a major step for Airbus into the US services market, and we are grateful to American Airlines for their trust in our expertise.”

With the latest integrations of cabin size Airbus’ Global Services Forecast predicts that this work will expand their company to be worth more over than 180 million US within the next two decades.

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PMA Supplement parts

A common misunderstanding about aircraft parts distributors is the difference between PMA supplement parts and OEM parts. PMA, parts manufacturing authority, and OEM, original equipment manufacturer, parts have a lot more in common than many people think. Aside from PMA supplement parts being cheaper, there is little to no real difference when it comes to the two. This misconception of PMA supplement parts being a part of the unapproved parts scandal is completely incorrect. Just like OEM, PMA supplement parts are monitored and approved by the FAA, and are given the same requirements especially when it comes to safety.

The belief on PMA supplement parts was started back when they were new on the market, and the competitive prices scared OEMs. Fearing for their business growth, rumors were spread that PMA were not as good as the original. In fact, they are just as good as OEM parts maybe even better if budget is an important part of the business. If a company is willing to spend a little more time and effort on their parts, PMA supplement parts are the better and cheaper option for anyone without sacrificing quality. This in lies the reason why many mechanics prefer OEM parts, because they require less work and time from them. This work is not because the parts are damaged or broken, but because there are so many options the mechanic must inspect the part to ensure it is the correct one for their purposes and aircraft.

PMA supplement part numbers are easier to come by because there are more on the market, and that is why they require deeper inspection, which in turn becomes better for safety precautions. Those that know aviation, and all the components that go into it, understand that there is no real difference in PMA supplement parts and OEM parts. Why turn down a product that is the same and cheaper because of a name or rumor. Also, those that have a strong and growing business realize the benefits of PMA over OEM parts due to the cheaper price while getting the same quality.

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Universal Avionics

Universal Avionics is an affluential manufacturer of original avionics systems founded in 1981 with headquarters in Tucson, Arizona. Hubert L. Naimer developed the components of a “Master Navigation System”, which conducted to the evolution of the world’s first Flight Management System. Nowadays its major focus is on cockpit instrument displays and Flight Management Systems for commercial, business and private aircraft.

On August 10th, 2017 in Tucson Arizona, Universal Avionics publicized FAA approved Technical Standard Order permission for the company’s insight display system. New aircraft platforms and improved technologies which were not available or in use at the time of the original manufacture will benefit from InSight.

Ice and water features along with large amount of territory details were incorporated by InSight in the Universal’s next age simulated vision. On the other hand radio control and broadcast weather were added as improved characteristics. Moreover the following are a list of additional qualities :

- The pilot has the option of choosing his display screen design.
- Set design options for various autopilot categories, weather radar systems, air data systems.
- High speed Ethernet bus that demands reduced wiring and hardly any terminations for display- to- display transmission and display control.

Dan Reida, Universal Avionics vice president of sales and marketing said :

“Loaded with industry-leading features such as custom user profiles, high-resolution terrain with ice and water features, and advanced airport maps, runways, and special use airspace, we are able to add value to almost any flight deck.”

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