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Greene Tweed Announces TechnaLoc Bonded Seals for Critical Applications in the Aerospace Market

Greene Tweed, a manufacturer of high-performance seals, thermoplastics, composites, and engineered components, announces the release of its new TechnaLoc bonded seals for critical aerospace applications. Composed of seals made with proprietary elastomer materials and bonded to flat metal components, Greene Tweed’s TechnaLoc seals ensure ease of assembly and performance. Used in multiple engine locations, fuel and oil systems, and hydraulic flight actuation systems, TechnaLoc seals are made of Greene Tweed elastomers bonded to flat components composed of coated aluminum, stainless steel, or titanium. These pre-bonded seals ensure ease of assembly and maintenance. The company says their proprietary elastomer materials ensure high durability and sealability over the lifetime of an aircraft. In addition, the bonding adhesives have been ideally matched to Greene Tweed’s proprietary elastomers; this optimized compatibility ensures that the seal bonding strength meets and exceeds industry…

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BORN TO RUN: HOW ENGINE OEMS AND MROS ARE HELPING OPERATORS THROUGH COVID-19

BORN TO RUN: HOW ENGINE OEMS AND MROS ARE HELPING OPERATORS THROUGH COVID-19

The catastrophic travel slump caused by COVID-19 has resulted in thousands of aircraft being grounded worldwide. This unprecedented situation has substantially disrupted aircraft maintenance and overhauls, including in the critically important engine sector. Mindful of the severe economic challenges their customers continue to face during the pandemic, engine OEMs and…
INSIDER’S GUIDE TO NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING AND INSPECTIONS

INSIDER’S GUIDE TO NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING AND INSPECTIONS

With global passenger traffic still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s painfully obvious that airlines are going to be postponing aircraft replacements well into 2021 and beyond. That means that the current fleet is going to be extended beyond their operator’s original plans. As a result of operators putting higher…
MRO INSIDER: THE AMAZON OF BIZ JET PARTS AND SERVICES?

MRO INSIDER: THE AMAZON OF BIZ JET PARTS AND SERVICES?

Andy Nixon, founder of MRO Insider says their online portal is an easy to use resource for sending your aircraft maintenance/upgrades needs out for quote to multiple facilities at once. Wait a short while and multiple sources could come back with their quote saving much leg work and time. Then,…
Back to the (Electric) Future Howard Fuller

Back to the (Electric) Future Howard Fuller

There is an ancient Chinese curse that I’ll paraphrase: “May you live in interesting times.” In aviation right now, we are indeed living in such an era. The airlines are largely grounded and being an A&P Mechanic is not the guarantee of industry respect or lifelong employment it once was.…
European MROs Struggle Against the Pandemic

European MROs Struggle Against the Pandemic

Europe’s maintenance, repair and overhaul businesses have entered uncharted territory in 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic severely hobbles the aviation industry with plummeting aircraft capacity and shrinking fleets, experts agree Europe’s MROs will be among the hardest hit globally. The next few years will likely be challenging at best, forcing…

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BY JOY FINNEGAN

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Where We Are Right Now

We can’t just not talk about it. The elephant in the room as they say. The thing that impacts every move you make but no one talks about because it is too painful. That is where we are right now. No matter what your beliefs or stand on masks and public health, we are in the middle of a health crisis that is impacting aviation to the highest degree since its inception as…