Crane Announces Selection of CRS Jet Spares, LLC, as SmartStem Authorized Distributor

Crane Aerospace & Electronics has announced the selection of CRS Jet Spares, LLC, as the SmartStem authorized distributors for the business and regional jet market. Under the terms of the agreement, CRS will serve as a worldwide distributor for SmartStem Wireless Tire Pressure Systems that can be retrofitted to Boeing, Bombardier, and Gulfstream aircraft. Boeing has approved SmartStem installation via amended Type Certificate on 737NG Boeing Business Jets, and Crane has received FAA, Transport Canada Civil Authority (TCCA), and European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) on a variety of Bombardier and Gulfstream aircraft, including:

• Bombardier Challenger 300, 350, 600, 601, 604, and 605; Global Express; Global 5000; Global 6000; and CRJ 100, 200, 440, 700, 705, and 900.
• Learjet 24, 25, 28, 29, 31, 35, 36, 40, 45, 55, 60, 70, and 75.
• Gulfstream G300, G350, G400, G450, G500, and G550.
“Aviation authorities have acknowledged the important role that regular tire pressure checks play in aviation safety. SmartStem is broadly recognized as a cost-effective tool for making tire pressure checks easier and more accurate for business and regional jets. With over tens of thousands of these aircraft in service, business and regional jet operators are an important part of our overall aftermarket business. We are extremely excited and confident that CRS’s experience and excellent reputation makes them the right choice to better serve this market with a positive game-changer for aviation safety,” says
Rick Jones, SVP, Sensing & Utility Systems, Crane Aerospace & Electronics. “CRS Jet Spares is very excited about this new distribution agreement and look forward to bringing this technological advancement in the way tire pressure checks are handled today to aircraft operators around the world! Providing aftermarket products that offer safety, reliability, cost savings or improved standard practices is something that CRS has been providing the aviation community with for over 30 years. We feel that the SmartStem process for tire pressure checks will be fully embraced by Bombardier, Gulfstream and Boeing operators once the systems are made available through the CRS network. For a demonstration or additional information on SmartStem contact your nearest CRS representative or email With sales offices throughout the United States, Mexico, England, Brazil and Singapore CRS is available to support you where and when you have the need worldwide and around the clock!”

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