It would be the greatest understatement to say that 2020 has changed everything, including the way we go to work (with most people telecommuting) to the way we go out and buy a week’s worth of groceries. The same is very true for how we travel. In the same vein that September 11, 2001 changed international travel security, COVID19 has changed and still is changing how airlines and passengers in the aviation industry are conducting day to day business. Though the risk of catching an infection on an aircraft is typically lower than in a shopping center or an office environment, there are simple measures that are being implemented to further reduce the risk of illness. These include practicing hand hygiene by washing regularly with soap or an alcohol-based sanitizer, and not touching face, especially eyes, nose, and mouth.


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When it comes to maintaining wheels and brakes, mechanics often find that complete overhaul of these is more efficient to consistent repairing. That is why it is important for those working in overhaul or MRO to know and understand what they have in stock and how they can utilize that knowledge and their inventory to make the process much more efficient. For more information read the article below.


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Figuring out what kind of project you will be taking on with your cable assemblies can determine what type and category you will need to complete the work.  Whatever type of project or work, you are doing, it is likely there you will be completing the project with one of three types of cable assemblies. Once you review this list, you’ll be able to make sense of hte many different types of cable assemblies and which category are more suited toward your needs.


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Commercial aircraft operate at elevations from ranging 30,000 to 45,000 feet and fly at speeds greater than 500 miles per hour. To achieve this, aircraft are powered by engines that spin at rates from 10,000 to 25,000 revolutions per minute. The reliable operation of these aircraft is a testament to the quality of modern aircraft engineering, aircraft maintenance & repair, and the quality of tools used to build and repair aircraft. The power and speed of aircraft result in a great deal of force being exerted on each part of the aircraft. Because of this, every single part of an aircraft, down to the last nut and bolt, must be secured in place properly.


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Fluid lines are important for a variety of aircraft operations and applications including those related to fuel, oil, oxygen, engine coolant, instrument, and hydraulic lines. The aircraft depends on many of these systems to sustain vital operations, and thus maintaining the fluid lines that enable them to perform is also critical. Rigid fluid lines are a special type of fluid line that is typically used in stationary applications where a straight tubing run is possible.


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A plane’s ability to take off, descend, turn and steer are all movements made possible by a variety of components, the aircraft flight control system being an essential one of them. The flight control system can be defined as a group of aerodynamic devices that enable a pilot to manipulate the plane’s altitude. The aircraft flight control system includes but is not limited to the aileron, the elevators, and the rudder. In this article, you can read more about how the components that are involved.


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While most clamp tools take on a similar structure, not one clamp is created equal. The maintenance industry is full of clamp tools, each brand and category of which serve a unique purpose. Some clamps are useful for only jumping cars, while others are designed for holding hoses on the end of pipe spuds. If you’re not too familiar with clamps but are in need of one, read below and you can find a helpful explanation of the many different types of clamps available in the market.


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Washers are small parts and, by themselves, seem rather insignificant. Despite this, in the aerospace industry, it is plain to see how small parts can be crucial to larger components, making machines greater than the sum of their parts. Each of Boeing’s groundbreaking 787 dreamliners features a staggering 2.4 million fasteners used to assemble it. In fact, almost all of the aircraft in the sky, as well as those in space, are dependent upon an ensemble of tiny parts like washers and other fasteners including nuts and bolts. This blog will shed some light on the many applications of washers within the aerospace industry and give you a better idea of their importance.


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Those working in the aviation manufacturing industry are likely familiar with essential tools such as hand cutting tools. While some of these tools can be utilized in other fields- including the auto and marine industry- they are significant to aviation mechanics and manufacturers. Below you’ll find a brief outline and description of the tools that aircraft manufacturers tend to use.


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Aircraft maintenance is imperative in ensuring airworthiness and the safety of every passenger, crew member, and piece of cargo. Proper maintenance requires more than just training and experience, it also requires the proper tools. Here are six of the most important tools used in aircraft maintenance.


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The fuel system is an extremely integral part of aircraft as it helps to deliver fuel to engine, creating power and propulsion that allows for flight. Basic aircraft often have a single fuel tank that is gravity fed and a fuel line that connects the tank to the aircraft engine. Modern aircraft, however, are more complex and may include multiple fuel tanks with plumbing, valves, and internal fuel pumps. No matter the amount of tanks and components, an aircraft fuel system always consists of an aircraft fuel system and an engine fuel system. With the varying types that exist in differing types of aircraft, how do their fuel systems function?


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Aircraft maintenance checks are periodic inspections that every commercial and civil aircraft must go through after a certain number of flying hours or length of time of use. Military aircraft go through different sets of checks, but their maintenance programs are just as stringent.


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Whether you are just entering the world of aviation or are a seasoned veteran in the industry, there is an entire library of terminology that you must be familiar with in order to succeed in this field. For those already acquainted with the industry, consider this an important review. And for those fledgling pilots, pilot mechanics and the like: get your study hat on and get to work.


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