In 1963 Whelen began researching strobe light technology in order to introduce affordable, reliable and highly effective strobe products to the light aircraft industry and then to the automotive market.
Today, Whelen is a leader in automotive, mass notification lighting and warning signals. Whelen is the only US manufacturer of emergency warning equipment to still manufacture its products entirely in the United States. Whelen’s aviation division has merged with LoPresti Aviation and is now under the WAT – Whelen Aerospace Technologies umbrella of companies. The use of robotics and a motivated workforce allow it to compete with off-shore products.
Cirrus Aircraft is a recognized leader in general aviation. Its all-composite line of personal aircraft are the world’s most desired single-piston airplanes winning the Robb Report’s Best of the Best for nine years running. The company designs, manufactures, and markets the landmark VisionJet, SR-22 and SR-20 aircraft
In addition to having Cirrus Aircraft as a sponsor, Mike and Karin Goulian also have an Authorized Cirrus Training Center in Plymouth and Bedford, MA which focuses entirely on teaching people how to fly Cirrus Aircraft. Mike Goulian Aviation opened in September of 2017 and as of the first quarter of 2019 is already managing 5 Cirrus Aircraft and has 6 instructors.
BOSE has created the most advanced active noise reducing headsets specifically with pilots in mind. They’re engineered to neutralize the distractions and stress of cockpit engine roar. For the A20 Aviation Headset, they’ve improved noise reduction and made a more comfortable fit. All this without compromising the clear audio you expect—and need—to focus on flying. BOSE is based in Framingham, MA.
Hartzell Propeller is the global leader in advanced technology propeller design and manufacturing with over 3,800 propellers delivered annually to business, commercial and government customers. The company designs these next generation propellers with innovative “blended airfoil” technology and manufactures them with revolutionary machining centers and robotics. With ASC-II™ composite technology, Hartzell delivers optimal performance, strength, and durability with carbon fiber blades.
Hartzell Propeller and its sister company, Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC, form the general aviation business unit of Tailwind Technologies Inc. This growing aerospace technology company also includes Hartzell Aerospace and Mayday Manufacturing. For more info on Hartzell Propeller go to hartzellprop.com.
Lycoming produces the most complete line of horizontally opposed, air-cooled, four-six-and eight-cylinder aircraft engines available, with power ranging from 100 to 400 HP. Carbureted or fuel injected, normally aspirated or turbocharged – with a reputation for reaching or exceeding TBO – Lycoming piston engines are the engine of choice for both the home builder and the major airframe manufacturer.
From the Robinson R-22 helicopter to the powerful Piper Malibu Mirage, Lycoming piston engines currently power more than half the world’s general aviation fleet.
You have more choices with Lycoming aerobatic engines. If you want FAA certification, Lycoming is the only manufacturer of certified aerobatic piston engines in the world.
If you want to push the envelope on performance, Lycoming offers the Thunderbolt Series non-certified engines and other custom-built engines through the Advanced Technology Center.
For decades, Champion-brand products have brought power to flight, incorporating breakthrough technology and innovative product developments. Throughout the years, the famous Champion-brand bow tie has represented a worldwide symbol for superiority in product ingenuity and service integrity.
In 1987, Champion acquired Livingston Industries, a highly respected supplier of leads and exciters to the OEM market; and, in 1988, opened a massive state-of-the-art facility in Liberty, South Carolina. Its division headquarters moved from Ohio to Greenville, South Carolina, only one year later.
In the 1990s, Champion undertook and completed a $10 million expansion project at its Liberty facility; earned ISO 9001 certification; pioneered the first turbine igniter and lead for multiple engine platforms; and introduced its PPT-Powered™ dual-redundant exciters, the new standard in solid-state exciters.
Champion now manufactures and markets a broad range of Champion-brand-name igniters, exciters, and leads for turbine engines, as well as spark plugs, oil filters, and ignition harnesses for reciprocating engines. In addition Champion Aerospace provides power supplies to the aviation industry in standard and custom configurations.
Best Tugs has revolutionized the industry of moving an aircraft with unparalleled precision and safety.
These electric tugs have quickly become the only choice for pilots with multiple aircraft. Designed by pilots, for pilots, they come standard with plane-specific software, intuitive controls, torque control, patented Prop Safe™ Design, and smart charge technology. Capable of hauling aircraft with wheel pants, retractable gears, and tail wheels, it’s the only tug that can haul every toy you own.
BERINGER makes wheels and braking systems for a wide range of aircraft, from light aircraft up to its now-standard STC for the Pilatus PC-6, plus complete kits for many popular aircraft, that include everything for a bolt-on conversion. These innovations are covered by many patents and have allowed BERINGER brakes to take a decisive technological lead.
Airflow Performance Inc. (API) was the innovation of Don Rivera and began in 1984 in Jacksonville, FL. API was started with Don’s knowledge and the Airflow Fuel Injection System (AFIS) was created for experimental aircraft, drag boats and off road use. Don is the head guru and has pioneered the research and development of all API product lines. In May of 1987 API relocated to Spartanburg, SC and in June of 2000 API relocated adjacent to the Spartanburg Downtown Airport. API is proud to offer runway access to its clientele. Through a dedicated team effort, API is able to make a better system at a more reasonable price so that it is affordable for experimental aircraft builders.
For more than 20 years, CJ Aviation, Inc. a family owned and operated FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) approved repair station has been providing superior service. CJ Aviation has grown through the years primarily by customer referrals and their presence at trade shows. Conveniently located near the Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport in Kendall, Florida, CJ Aviation has trained mechanics providing superior overhauls that keep Dukes and Weldon pumps in great working order. CJ Aviation, Inc. provides customers with custom application aviation fuel pumps and other services with quick turnaround times and affordable rates; their rates never include AOG charges. With their excellent service and proven work, the EASA and FAA approved company guarantees customer satisfaction.
B&C Specialty Products was founded in 1980 to serve the needs of quality-minded aircraft owners and builders. An innovation leader in General Aviation accessories, B&C introduced the first lightweight Starter for Lycoming engines (1986), the first lightweight Starter for small Continental engines (1994), and the first 90-degree Spin-On Oil Filter Adapter (1996). As the company gained a reputation for the reliability of its products, B&C was asked to provide Alternator Controllers for the historic Voyager flight around the world (1986), and Alternators and Alternator Controllers for the WhiteKnight heavy-lift aircraft, used in the first manned private spaceflight of SpaceShipOne (2004). B&C Founder and President Bill Bainbridge was honored by the International Aerobatic Club in 2015 with the prestigious Curtis Pitts Innovative Design Award “for Outstanding Contribution to Aerobatics through Product Design.”