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Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet

Multi mission fighter with twin turbofans. Includes F/A-18E (single seat), F/A-18F (two-seat) and EA-18G (Growler) current variants.

Recent news releases:
17/06/2015: GE's F414 engine surpasses 1,500 deliveries and 3 million flight hours
17/04/2015: Ball Aerospace earns third consecutive Boeing Supplier Award for high performance avionics

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Suppliers (174 links)
Materials Adhesives (2) Chemicals (1) Composites (3) Lubricants (1) Metals (4) Non-metal Materials (1) Plastics (1)
Components Active Electronic Components (2) Actuation (5) Bearings (1) Electrical Components (2) Electrical/Electronic Connectors (2) Fasteners (3) Fibre Optics (1) Lighting (2) Mechanical Components (9) Non-Mechanical Components (1) Passive Electronic Components (3) Sensors, Transducers & Detectors (5) Structural Components (9) Switches (1) Valves (7) Windows & Glass (1)
Airframe Systems Airframe Assemblies (10) Crew Seating (1) Environmental Systems (4) Fluid Power (5) Landing Assemblies (7) Safety & Security Systems (4) Weapons Systems (7)
Avionics Avionic Components (2) Communications (Airborne) (2) Flight and Data Management (4) Imaging and Visual Systems (2) Indicators and Instruments (9) Navigation Aids (Airborne) (2) Warning Systems (1)
Power Systems Auxiliary Power (1) Batteries & Accessories (1) Electrical Power Systems (6) Engine Components (5) Engines (1) Fuel Systems (5) Power Transmission (2) Rotors & Propellers (1)
Production Handling Equipment (1) Machining (4) Metal Removing (1) Tooling (2) Tools (2)
Testing Test Equipment (4) Test Services (1)
 
Materials / Adhesives
Cuming Microwave Corp.   Analysis    Conductive Adhesive: Adhesives & electrically conductives
Permacel   Analysis    Adhesive Tape: Adhesive tape products

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Materials / Chemicals
Dysol, Inc. dba Socomore   Analysis    Solvents:

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Materials / Composites
Composites Horizons Inc.   Analysis    Composite Structures: Carbon/polyimide outer bypass duct for F-414 engine
Hexcel Composites   Analysis    Carbon-reinforced Composites: Carbon fibers, structural adhesives, honeycombs, prepregs, sandwich panels and reinforcement fabrics
Magnolia Advanced Materials, Inc.   Analysis    Syntactic Composites: Adhesives, coatings and syntactics

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Materials / Lubricants
Orelube Corporation   Analysis    Synthetic Lubricants: Boelube

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Materials / Metals
Carpenter Technology Corporation   Analysis | News   Superalloys: AerMet 100 alloy for landing gear (through Goodrich)
Coast Metal Craft   Analysis    Metal & Alloy Fabrications: Metal hose and bellows assemblies, precision sheet metal assemblies, plus parts produced from metal spinning and CNC machining
Latrobe Speciality Steel Company   Analysis    Steel: High purity vacuum remelted steels
TIMET Titanium Metals Corporation   Analysis    Titanium:

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Materials / Non-metal Materials
Chemical Cloth Company   Analysis    Cloth & Paper Wipers: Chemical cloth C-60 tack rags

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Materials / Plastics
Roncelli Plastics   Analysis    Plastics Fabricators: CNC machining and fabricating of plastics & non-metallics

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Components / Active Electronic Components
Excalibur Systems, Inc   Analysis    Printed Circuit Boards: EXC-4000 interface board for avionics test and simulation applications
Harris Corp (Govt Communications Systems Div)   Analysis    Electronic Components: Acousto-optic modulators. Fibre Channel Network Switch (FCNS)

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Components / Actuation
Arkwin Industries Inc.   Analysis    Mechanical Actuators: Ram air turbine deployment actuator
Curtiss-Wright Flight Systems   Analysis    Rotary Actuators: Canopy actuator
GarKenyon Aerospace & Defense   Analysis    Hydraulic Actuators:
GE Aviation (Mechanical Systems LA)   Analysis    Mechanical Actuators: Thrust reverser actuation systems, landing gear truck positioning actuator
Parker Aerospace Hydraulic Systems   Analysis    Hydraulic Actuators: Actuators for trailing-edge flaps and tailerons

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Components / Bearings
Rexnord Industries, LLC   Analysis    Ball Bearings: Seals & bearings

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Components / Electrical Components
Electrocube   Analysis    Power Transformers: Foil transformers
Precision Components, Inc.   Analysis    Solenoids:

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Components / Electrical/Electronic Connectors
ARMEL Electronics, Inc.   Analysis    Printed Circuit Connectors: Printed circuit connectors with contact capabilities
HiRel Connectors, Inc.   Analysis    Electrical & Electronic Connectors: Connectors, removal crimp and hermetic solder contacts

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Components / Fasteners
Avibank Mfg. Inc.   Analysis    Fasteners: Pins, bolts, fasteners & accessories
Ho-Ho-Kus, Inc.   Analysis    Fasteners: Clamps and fasteners, nuts, bolts & screws
Mills/Sterling Aerospace, Inc.   Analysis    Fasteners: Fasteners, fittings, hardware, o-rings & kitting

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Components / Fibre Optics
Aurora Optics, Inc.   Analysis    Fibre Optic Connectors: Fibre optic splices & cable restorations

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Components / Lighting
Executive Technical Services Inc.   Analysis    Instrumentation Lighting: Aviation instrumentation and night vision lighting conversions
Photo Etch   Analysis    Instrumentation Lighting: Integrally-lit display and control panels

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Components / Mechanical Components
Aerofit, Inc.   Analysis    Fluid Fittings: High and low pressure fluid fittings and fitting systems
Arrowhead Products   Analysis    Manifolds & Ducts: Bleed air ducting system
Bell-Memphis, Inc.   Analysis    Turnbuckles: Control cable turnbuckles
Cablecraft Motion Controls   Analysis    Push-Pull Control Assemblies: Mechanical cable controls & cable assemblies
Eaton Ltd   Analysis    Mechanical Couplers: Quick release couplings
Loos & Co. Inc.   Analysis    Wire Assemblies: Wire rope flight control cable assemblies
Parker Aerospace - Stratoflex Products Div.   Analysis    Disconnects: Hydraulic ground service quick disconnects
UTC Aerospace Systems, Engine Components   Analysis    Impellers:
Voss Industries Inc.   Analysis    Clamps: Clamping, coupling and ducting products

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Components / Non-Mechanical Components
Precision Coil Spring Co.   Analysis    Springs:

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Components / Passive Electronic Components
API Delevan Inc.   Analysis    Inductors: Surface mount inductors
Custom Electronics, Inc.   Analysis    Capacitors: High voltage mica paper capacitors and electronic modules
PA&E   Analysis    Electronic Filters: Ceramic EMI filters

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Components / Sensors, Transducers & Detectors
Aircraft Appliances & Equipment Ltd.   Analysis    Tachometer Generators: Tachometer generators for percent RPM indicators
FCI Aerospace   Analysis    Liquid Level Sensors: Liquid level & flow sensors
Harco LLC   Analysis    Temperature Detectors: Speed sensors, resistance temperature detectors and outside air temperature sensors
Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.   Analysis    Transducers: All-welded, hermetically sealed, true vented gauge pressure transducer
UTC Aerospace Systems, Sensors & Integrated Systems   Analysis    Sensors/Transducers: Pitot probe; ice detectors; air data total air temperature sensors

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Components / Structural Components
Aerospace Dynamics International   Analysis    Aircraft Structural Components: Sniper pod adaptor
AJR Industries, Inc.   Analysis    Precision Machined Parts: Machining of complex parts and custom equipment.
California Drop Forge, Inc.   Analysis    Metal & Alloy Forgings: Closed die forgings for landing gear
Elbit Systems Cyclone Ltd   Analysis | News   Aircraft Structural Components: Leading edge extension; Aircraft Structural Components: Navigation pod adaptor
GKN Aerospace - Stellex   Analysis    Metal Structures: Aluminium inlet lip; titanium arrestor hook fitting; titanium landing gear fitting
Kanfit Ltd   Analysis    Aircraft Structural Components: Metal & composite primary parts
Magellan Aerospace Corp.   Analysis    Aircraft Structural Components: Bonded structures & assemblies; machined components & assemblies; complex castings
Magellan Aerospace New York   Analysis    Precision Machined Parts: Landing gear uplock assembly; spoiler mixer assembly
Precision Components, Inc.   Analysis    Metal Structures: Metallic machined parts

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Components / Switches
Eaton Ltd   Analysis    Pressure Switches:

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Components / Valves
Auto-Valve Inc.   Analysis    Valves: Valve design, built & test
Dukes Aerospace Inc.   Analysis    Solenoid Valves: Fuel valves and solenoids
Eaton Ltd   Analysis    Hydraulic System Valves: Ball valves and hydraulic components
GarKenyon Aerospace & Defense   Analysis    Hydraulic System Valves: Restrictor valves & flow regulators
Haskel International, Inc.   Analysis    Valves: High pressure valves, tubing, fittings and accessories
Precision Components, Inc.   Analysis    Valves:
Woodward HRT   Analysis    Servovalves:

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Components / Windows & Glass
GKN Aerospace Transparency Systems Inc.   Analysis    Windshields: Cockpit windshields and side windows

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Airframe Systems / Airframe Assemblies
Aero Vodochody Aerospace a.s.   Analysis | News   Aircraft Doors: Gun bay door
Boeing Aerostructures Australia   Analysis    Wing Flaps: Composite trailing edge flaps
EADS CASA   Analysis    Aircraft Control Surfaces: Horizontal tail surfaces, leading-edge extensions, rudders, flaps, rear side panels
GKN Aerospace - Monitor   Analysis | News   Aircraft Interior Bulkheads: Titanium bulkheads
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (Aircraft Division Bangalore)   Analysis | News   Aircraft Doors: Gun bay door
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems   Analysis | News   Fuselage Sections: Centre/aft fuselage section
Peco-Astronics   Analysis    Aircraft Doors: Impact resistant fuel access doors
Production Parts Pty. Ltd.   Analysis    Aircraft & Helicopter Controllers: Rudder pedal kits
RUAG Aerostructures   Analysis    Wings: Wing moveables
Triumph Actuation Systems - Connecticut   Analysis    Steering Systems: Nose wheel steering unit

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Airframe Systems / Crew Seating
Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd.   Analysis    Ejector Seats: SJU-17 NACES zero/zero ejection seat

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Airframe Systems / Environmental Systems
Johns Manville, Inc.   Analysis    Thermal Insulation: Micro fibre insulation
Meggitt Defence Systems   Analysis | News   Cooling Systems: Environmental control unit for Infrared Search & Track system
UTC Aerospace Systems, Air Management Systems   Analysis    Air Conditioning Equipment: Air conditioning
UTC Aerospace Systems, Sensors & Integrated Systems   Analysis    Water Heaters: Water line heaters; heated drain masts

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Airframe Systems / Fluid Power
Eaton Aerospace, Fluid Conveyance Division   Analysis    Fluid Conveyance Systems: Pumps, valves, level sensors, pressure switches, refuel/defuel manifolds, and couplings
Eaton Aerospace, Fuel & Motion Control Division   Analysis    Hydraulic Pumps: Vickers hydraulic pumps
Marotta Controls, Inc.   Analysis    Hydraulic Systems & Equipment: Fluid and gas control products, systems and actuators
PTI Technologies Inc.   Analysis    Hydraulic Filters:
Whittaker Controls Inc.   Analysis    Hydraulic Systems & Equipment: Pneumatic and hydraulic equipment

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Airframe Systems / Landing Assemblies
Crane Aerospace/Hydro-Aire Inc.   Analysis    Anti-Skid Brakes & Systems: Anti-skid & brake control systems
Dunlop Aircraft Tyres   Analysis    Tyres:
GE Aviation Systems (Santa Ana)   Analysis    Aircraft Landing Gear: Landing gear structures
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company   Analysis    Tyres:
Honeywell Aerospace, Aircraft Landing Systems   Analysis    Aircraft Wheels: Wheels & brakes
Safran Landing Systems   Analysis    Aircraft Landing Gear: Main landing gear & nose landing gear
UTC Aerospace Systems, Landing Gear   Analysis | News   Aircraft Landing Gear: Landing gear products

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Airframe Systems / Safety & Security Systems
Crest Foam Industries, Inc.   Analysis    Safety Foam: Reticulated polyurethane foam for explosion suppression and surge/noise mitigation
Curtiss-Wright Controls - Avionics & Electronics   Analysis    Fire & Smoke Detectors: Fire protection detectors & fire protection systems
Ducommun LaBarge Technologies, Inc.   Analysis | News   Warning Systems/Equipment: Master caution and warning assemblies
Meggitt - MUSA/PLC   Analysis    Fire Fighting/Detection Systems: Fire protection systems; Safety Harnesses: Safety restraints

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Airframe Systems / Weapons Systems
BAE Systems plc   Analysis    Weapons Countermeasures: AN/ALE-47 chaff/flare dispensers
ITT Exelis   Analysis    Electronic Warfare Systems: Electronic warfare system installation - ALQ-214 IDECM RFCM
ITT Exelis, Electronic Systems   Analysis | News   Electronic Warfare Systems: ALQ-214 IDECM RFCM
Klune Industries, Inc.   Analysis    Stores Management Systems: Machined components & assembly for BRU55 bomb rack
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control   Analysis | News   Infrared Target Designators: Infrared search & track program
Raytheon, Space and Airborne Systems   Analysis | News   Surveillance/Air Defense Radar: AN/APG-79 active electronically scanned array radar (EA-18G Growler variant); Infrared Target Designators: AN/ASQ-228 Advanced Targeting Forward-Looking Infra-Red (ATFLIR); Surveillance/Air Defense Radar: AN/ALR-67(V)3 Radar Warning Receiver (RWR); Weapons Countermeasures: AN/ALE-50 Towed Decoy
Ultra Electronics Precision Air & Land Systems   Analysis    Ordnance Handling Equipment: HiPPAG airborne compressor for missile infrared seeker cooling & munitions ejection

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Avionics / Avionic Components
GE Aviation Systems - Electrical Power   Analysis    Instrument Panels: Control panels & lighting controllers
Hypernetics Ltd.   Analysis    Avionics Controls: Electromagnetic indicators

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Avionics / Communications (Airborne)
Andrea Systems LLC   Analysis    Onboard Intercom Systems: In-line amplifiers
Rockwell Collins Inc.   Analysis    Radio Communications Equipment: AN/ARC-210 secure UHF/VHF radio

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Avionics / Flight and Data Management
DRS Technologies Inc.   Analysis    Flight Recorders: Deployable Flight Incident Recorder Set (DFIRS); WRR-818 cockpit video recording system
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems   Analysis | News   Onboard Computers: Type 4 advanced mission computer
L-3 Communications Electronic Systems   Analysis    Cockpit Control Systems: Cockpit display systems
Moog Controls (UK)   Analysis    Automatic Flight Control Systems: Primary flight controls

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Avionics / Imaging and Visual Systems
Photo-Sonics, Inc.   Analysis    Cameras (Airborne): High-speed digital and film cameras, long-recording digital cameras and airborne high-speed digital cameras
Raytheon, Space and Airborne Systems   Analysis | News   Reconnaissance Radar: AN/APG-73 multimode digital air-to-air and air-to-ground radar; Airborne Reconnaissance Infrared: Shared Reconnaissance Pod (SHARP)

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Avionics / Indicators and Instruments
Avionics Specialties Inc   Analysis    Angle of Attack Indicators: Integrated multi-function probe for angle of attack
Elbit Systems Ltd   Analysis | News   LCD Displays: Multi-function colour AMLCD, high resolution
Harris Corp (Govt Communications Systems Div)   Analysis    Moving Maps: TAMMAC (Tactical Aircraft Moving Map Capability) digital map computer
Interface Displays & Controls, Inc.   Analysis    LCD Displays: AMLCD Control Display Unit
QED/Inc.   Analysis    Pressure Indicators: Bourdon tube pressure gauges, pressure switches and pressure gauge/switch combinations
Rockwell Collins Inc.   Analysis    Helmet-Mounted Displays (HMD): Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS)
UTC Aerospace Systems, Sensors & Integrated Systems   Analysis    Fuel Quantity Indicators: Fuel quantity indicator
Vision Systems International, LLC   Analysis | News   Helmet-Mounted Displays (HMD):
Zodiac Lighting Solutions   Analysis    Keyboards: Keyboards, bezels & integrated switch panels

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Avionics / Navigation Aids (Airborne)
ITT Exelis   Analysis    Navigation Antennas: Q134 antenna for low radar cross-section configuration
Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems   Analysis | News   Inertial Components & Systems: Embedded INS/GPS

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Avionics / Warning Systems
Elbit Systems Electro-Optics ELOP Ltd.   Analysis    Laser Radar: Laser designation systems

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Power Systems / Auxiliary Power
Honeywell Aerospace   Analysis    Auxiliary Power Units: GTC36-200 APU

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Power Systems / Batteries & Accessories
Concorde Battery Corporation   Analysis    Lead Acid Batteries (Wet & Dry): Valve regulated sealed lead acid batteries

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Power Systems / Electrical Power Systems
Ashland Electric Products Inc.   Analysis    Electric Motors: High performance motors, fans and blowers
Crane Aerospace & Electronics   Analysis    Airborne Electrical Power Supplies: Power management & distribution systems and auto-transformer rectifier units
Electromech Technologies   Analysis    Electric Motors: Hydraulic pump motor; engine cowl door opener motor
GE Aviation Electrical Power (Dayton)   Analysis    Generating Systems: Generators & control units
Judd Wire Inc.   Analysis    Electrical Wire & Cable: Insulated wire & cable
Ontic   Analysis    Electric Motors: DC and AC motors

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Power Systems / Engine Components
Aerotech Herman Nelson, Inc.   Analysis    Engine Preheaters: Portable heaters
ITP - Industria de Turbo Propulsores, S.A.   Analysis    Engine Parts: Components such as casing, pipes, nozzles, distributors, seals, short axles, nozzle guide vanes and discs
Lytron, Inc.   Analysis    Engine Heat Exchangers: PAO/GN2 heat exchanger
Triumph Fabrications - Hot Springs   Analysis    Nacelles: Nacelle inlet duct skin
UTC Aerospace Systems, Engine Components   Analysis    Turbine Engine Blades: Turbine airfoils

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Power Systems / Engines
GE Aircraft Engines   Analysis | News   Turbofan Engines: F414-GE-400 engines

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Power Systems / Fuel Systems
Elbit Systems Cyclone Ltd   Analysis | News   Fuel Tanks & Systems: Filament wound 330 gallon fuel tanks
Engineered Fabrics Corp.   Analysis    Fuel Tanks & Systems: Aircraft fuel tanks
Nichols Airborne Division   Analysis    Fuel Pumps: DC motor driven fuel pumps, AC motor driven fuel pumps and fuel filters
Triumph Engine Control Systems   Analysis    Fuel Pumps: Engine fuel pumps & metering units
UTC Aerospace Systems, Engine Components   Analysis    Fuel Nozzles:

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Power Systems / Power Transmission
BMT Aerospace USA   Analysis    Gears & Assemblies: Gearbox assemblies & gears
UTC Aerospace Systems, Engine Components, Power Transmissions Systems   Analysis    Shafts & Shaft Assemblies: Power take off shaft

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Power Systems / Rotors & Propellers
SPX Precision Components   Analysis    Rotor Hub Assemblies: Rotor heads, tail and main rotor components, transmissions, pylon bracket assemblies, gears, structural components, mechanical assemblies, and other sophisticated aerospace components

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Production / Handling Equipment
Regent Manufacturing   Analysis    Jacks: Jacks, wheel & brake dollies

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Production / Machining
Advanced Integration Technology, Inc.   Analysis    Drilling Equipment: Turnkey automated drilling system for outer wing assembly
Electroimpact   Analysis    Drilling Equipment: Automatic floor drilling equipment
Fives Machining Systems, Inc.   Analysis | News   Machining Systems: Volumetric error compensation system for machining systems
MTorres Disenos Industriales S.A.   Analysis    Drilling Equipment: Drilling systems

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Production / Metal Removing
Tech Met Inc.   Analysis    Chemical Milling: Chemically-milled engine components (through GE)

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Production / Tooling
Ascent Tooling Group: Odyssey Industries   Analysis    Jigs & Fixtures: Bonding fixtures
Paragon D & E   Analysis    Tooling:

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Production / Tools
Lomas Engineering Limited   Analysis    Cutting Tools: Special drills and cutting tools
Omega Technologies, Inc.   Analysis    Insertion/Removal Tools: Fastener installation & removal tools; hole drilling & preparation tools

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Testing / Test Equipment
Airmo, Inc.   Analysis    Test Equipment: Patented testing, hydro expansion, and end forming systems, tooling, and components
Habco, Inc.   Analysis    Fuel Test Equipment: Flow testing, pressure testing and cleanliness verification units
Moog   Analysis    Test Equipment: Electro-mechanical and hydro-mechanical control systems
Testek, Inc.   Analysis    Test Stands: Generator test stand; Pneumatic Test Equipment: Pneumatic test stand; Fuel Test Equipment: Fuel test stand; Automated Test Equipment: Automatic test equipment test stand; Hydraulic Test Equipment: Hydraulic test stand

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Testing / Test Services
National Technical Systems (NTS)   Analysis    Electronic Test Services: Electronic test systems

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