Substructure corrosion in aircraft areas exposed to recurring moisture, such as lavatories, galleys and doorways, is a major industry challenge. 3M Aerospace is responding to this need with the introduction of improved 3M Polyurethane Protective Tapes. These tapes provide a durable and flame-resistant barrier that prevents costly corrosion damage to aircraft floor systems, and can be installed easily and quickly for a variety of applications, including seam sealing, wide wet area protection, and beam protection. High elongation gives the tapes excellent conformability, providing effective coverage of contoured areas, and their dual liner construction results in better productivity and fewer wrinkles or bubbles during application. The tapes also meet the FAA’s expected new policy statement for 14CFR 25.853 that will provide standardized testing and establish acceptable methods of compliance for flame resistance. Find more information at 3M.com/Aerospace.
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- Product From Proto Industrial Tools
Proto launches the 34-inch Service Road Box. The storage unit is the first of its kind offering the industrial quality and safety that Proto is known for, and combining it with the mobility that professionals require. This heavy-duty tool box has been designed for ultimate portability between job sites. It features 1,200-lb. hinge handles and removable fork lift skids, making it easy to be hoisted or maneuvered anywhere. The box is built with heavy gauge steel and features a locking drop front with a built in rubber gasket, keeping tools safe from the harshest conditions. Inside, the five drawers feature 400-lb. drawer slides and Lock-In-Lock-Out mechanisms for maximum durability and safety. The box is 34 inches long, stands 23 inches high and is 24 inches deep with a total capacity of 6,369 cu. in. For more information call (800) 800-TOOL, or go to
- Product From Aviation Fabricators/AvFab
AvFab’s special missions observer/operator seat articulates up and down, fore and aft to provide maximum comfort for long-duration flights and features a five-point restraint system. Currently STC approved for the USAF’s Beechjet T1A Jayhawk, a special missions operator seat for the Beechcraft King Air 350 is also in development. For more information on this or any other product or service offered by AvFab, please visit
- Product From Precision Metal Products Inc.
Precision Metal Products Inc. (PMP) produces close-tolerance net and near-net shaped forgings and machined components for military and commercial aviation and U.S. Defense applications. PMP forges complex military aircraft parts such missile fins, aircraft airfoils, structural components, and helicopter parts. PMP is certified as a quality manufacturing company by BSI, ISO 9001:2000 and is a registered U.S. military government supplier. For details on its military product production capabilities, visit
- Product From HBD/Thermoid Inc. - A Subsidiary of HBD Industries Inc.
HBD/Thermoid Inc. is an approved QPL source for hose/rubber products required by the U.S. Department of Defense. Aeroduct Jet Starter Hose with Scuffer Jackets is designed for temperatures from +500 F to -80 F. Easily handled by one person, this hose provides high burst strength (+400 psi), resists abrasion, solvents, fuel, and mildew. For more information call (800) 543-8070 or visit
- Product From JLG Industries Inc.
JLG’s 740AJ articulating boom lift was specifically designed to service aircraft safely and effectively. Features include: precise positioning and easy access to all external surfaces on any aircraft, fall arrest system for 270 degrees of movement around the platform within a 6-foot radius, 90 mph jet blast rating, and optional Soft Touch System to reduce risk of accidental contact/damage. Dimensions: 74-foot elevated platform height, 8-foot overall width, and 500-pound platform capacity. For more information visit
- Product From Pro Ultrasonics Inc.
Pro Ultrasonics is the leader in ultrasonic cleaning equipment designed for the aerospace industry. The company’s automatic, solvent-free cleaning systems give you precision-clean parts, minimizes hazardous waste, plus saves you time and money. Improve cleaning operations and go green with the eco-friendly parts cleaning equipment. The equipment comes in a variety of sizes ranging from compact table top models to large custom-designed equipment. For more information visit
- Product From Graymills Corporation
Up to 600 psi of heated aqueous cleaning power at your fingertips. The Tempest 20S is a stainless-steel cabinet with a 34-inch wide x 22.5-inch deep x 24-inch high work chamber at an ergonomic height. Neoprene gloves, on/off foot pedal, and adjustable spray nozzle make cleaning parts effective and simple. A 20-gallon roll-out reservoir allows for easy clean-outs and an optional oil skimmer. Hinged door makes loading easy, and lighted cabinet with window blower keeps viewing clear. For more information call (888) 472-9645 or visit www.graymills.com.
- Product From Control Micro Systems
Control Micro Systems' turnkey laser systems provide marking, cutting, and stripping of wire/cable in one operation. Multiple gauge wire/cable can be marked, stripped, and cut in a fully automatic, high-speed, computer-controlled operation. These systems provide permanent high contrast surface marks, without damage, on all insulations specified in SAE Aerospace Standards. Marking can be achieved without masks, with virtually any character, font or symbol. Stripping is accomplished with zero defects/damage to the wire core. For more information call (407) 679-9716 or visit www.laserwiremarkingstrippingcutting.com.
- Product From ARCONAS
Bernù is the most contemporary line from Arconas. Available with curved or straight beams, this finely crafted product can be configured to create dynamic, inviting seating areas. The aeronautically inspired design is sharp and modern, and seating is available with a selection of finishes and materials. With high-tech design, Bernù is effortless to install and maintain. For more information visit
- Product From Marvel Aero International Inc.
The Christie RF80-M aircraft battery charger/analyzer NSN 6140-01-610-9925 is available from Christie Distribution and Service Center/Marvel Aero. It is the latest evolution of the popular RF80 series which has been the worldwide industry standard for decades. It is the first product of its kind to feature an advanced microcontroller with touch-screen display. The optional ABMS-10X PC Interface provides PC control, data-logging, diagnostics and expanded battery processing capabilities. For more information visit www.marvelaero.com or www.christiecbs.com or call (949) 829-8264