Technical Support Directory 2008 - GSE

Heatcon Composite Systems
600 Andover Park E., Seattle, WA 98188
(206) 575-1333 • (206) 575-0856 (Fax)
HEATCON®Composite Systems is the leading international manufacturer and supplier of aerospace composite repair training, equipment, accessories, and materials. Products include the HCS9200B hot bonder and the HCS3100 series repair clave. It also supplies heat blankets, tools, prepregs, resins, honeycomb, and bagging materials, in large and small quantities for immediate delivery. For technical assistance contact Mike Landon at (972) 446-0554 or email

J.B. Roche (Mfg.) Ltd.
Unit 11 Centrepoint, Centre Park Rd., Cork, Ireland
+353 21 4320320
+353 21 4320323 (Fax)
J.B. Roche manufactures and designs unique patented inflatable maintenance shelters for aircraft recovery and maintenance when hangar space is not available. Wide range of models available from light aircraft to heavy lifters. For product support contact Ian Nagle at +353 21 4320320 or Hours of service 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. GMT.

Taughannock Aviation Corp.
66 Brown Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 257-7500• (607) 257-6419 (Fax)
Taughannock Aviation Corp. develops and markets a growing line of ground support equipment featuring oxygen boosters, nitrogen boosters, service carts, hydraulic mules, and more. TAC also operates a charter fleet featuring Gulfstream, Falcon, Challenger, and Hawker aircraft from its newly expanded facility in Ithaca, NY. The upstate facility maintains its own maintenance and storage facility as well as offering full FBO services. For technical support contact Garth Dennis at Hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST).

910 Rankin Rd., Houston, TX 77073
(800) 582-4224
Hammonds manufactures and markets the Hammonds Omni Directional Vehicle (ODV), a round ground support vehicle that replaces traditional aircraft tractors. It turns on its own 360-degree chassis, making tight squeezes and turns effortlessly. Hammonds Companies have been serving aviation with a complete line of fuel additives, biocides, fuel additive injector systems, and ground support vehicles. For technical support contact Jeff Hammonds at Hours of operation are 24/7.

PDQ Precision Inc.
1433 Roosevelt Ave.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 474-3600
(619) 474-1300 (Fax)
PDQ manufactures the Mini-Max cleaning and waste management systems which eliminate chemicals, waste water disposal, and are portable. Uses filtered tap water at rates of 1 gallon per day to 10 gallons depending upon models in use. For technical support contact Max Friedheim at (619) 474-3600 or email Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST.

Columbus Jack Corp.
2222 S. Third St., Columbus, OH 43207-2402
(614) 443 7492
Columbus Jack Corp. is the world’s largest hydraulic aircraft jack designer, manufacturer, and supplier to the U.S. government and commercial airframe manufacturers and airlines, both domestic and international. It offers hydraulic aircraft jacks and related ground support equipment for aircraft maintenance. For technical support contact John Brammer at or (614) 443 7492. Hours: 7 a.m. through 5 p.m. EST.

All Metal M.S. (Maintenance Stands)
5151 S. Procyon St., Suite 115,
Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 221-9306
(702) 296-5580
All Metal M.S. is an original equipment manufacturer of custom-made aircraft maintenance stands and hangar equipment. For technical support contact Richard Villa at Hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PST).

Avionica Inc.
9941 W. Jessamine St.
Miami, FL 33157
(786) 544-1141
Avionica Inc. specializes in complete flight data management solutions. Other products include secureLINK, the airborne wireless Ethernet router; the miniQAR, the world’s first miniature quick access flight data recorder; the RSU II, a handheld flight-data recorder monitoring and download tool; AVSCAN.flight, a commercial and military flight data analysis tool; USB429win, a USB ARINC 429 databus analyzer; and LOAD615win, the USB-based ARINC 615 portable dataloader. Soon to be released is the company’s cellQAR, a 3G cellular QAR solution weighing less than 9 ounces. For technical support contact Michael Miles Hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (EST).

Ship It AOG
4309 Lindbergh Dr.
Addison, TX 75001
(866) SHIP-AOG
(972) 267-1940
Ship It AOG specializes in business aircraft parts, GSE, specialized tooling, and technical services. The company buys and sells from a single part up to complete liquidations to support aircraft manufacturers such as Bombardier’s Challenger 601, 605, 300; Global Express; Learjets; Gulfstream; Raytheon Hawker 700 and 800; and Falcon. For technical support contact Philip Anders at Hours of operation: 24/7.

1216 North Rd., Lyons, WI 53105
(800) 558-6868
Ground support is a division of The Wag-Aero Group and manufactures a wide variety of ground support equipment such as tow bars, The Tow Buddy (cordless power tow bar), tail wheel tow bars, standard and deluxe wing rotator, standard and heavy duty aircraft winch. For sales support contact Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 P.M. (CST).

Eide Industries Inc.
16215 Piuma Ave., Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 402-8335
Eide Industries Inc. is a manufacturer of custom commercial canopies, tensioned fabric shade structures, industrial sewn canvas products and protective covers. It specializes in complex and difficult commercial, government, and prototype design projects regardless of job size or scope of work. For technical support contact Dan Neill at Hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PST).

Tulsa Towbots LLC
8511 Airport Way, Tulsa, OK 74132
(918) 298-8841
Tulsa Towbots has been building remote controlled aircraft towing units for two years, supplying individuals and manufacturing companies with the latest in aircraft towing solutions. For technical support contact Gary C. Sipes at Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HBD/Thermoid Inc., Subsidiary of HBD Industries Inc.
201-211 N. Allen St.,
Chanute, KS 66720-0728
(800) 835-0682
(316) 431-9105 (Fax)
HBD/Thermoid Inc. produces air/fume control and light material handling ducting products for almost any industrial application. Its AERODUCT ducting/hose and other ground support products were developed to meet the strict demands required for the aerospace, general aviation, and commercial airline idustries. HBD/Thermoid Inc. produces one of the widest lines of industrial rubber products in the world, including conveyor belting, ducting, hose (aviation, automotive, industrial, marine, and petroleum), rubber bands, rolls, and power transmission belts. From standard to custom designed, its personnel can produce a rubber product that will meet your application. For technical assistance or product warranty information call (800) 835-0682 or email For technical support contact David Gossett at (800) 835-0682 or Hours of service: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday CST.

Specialty Tires
4573 Petaluma Ave., Lakewood, CA 90713
(562) 429-5158
Specialty Tires has been in business 18 years and offers all types of tires for ground support equipment. Offerings include tires, tire tools, lubricants, chemicals, tire changers, and repair materials. For technical support contact Roger Elliott at Hours of operation are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., with 24 hour local tire repair service.