ISSUE: Autumn ‘07 ADAMS’ LEADING EDGE “News and Offers from Europe’s Premier General Aviation Parts and Accessories Source” Inside this Issue; Emergency Appointed We Got Aero 2007 Frequencies to Distributors the Power be Turned Off for Trans-Cal ‘plane speaking people. EASY EASA RESEARCH NEW REGULATORY PRODUCT FROM ATP ATP is not only the single-source • EASA Acceptable Means of complete Airworthiness Directives solution to provide both FAA and EASA Compliance & Guidance Material search tool available on the market and Airworthiness Directives (ADs) in the • EASA Certification Specifications can access and search one compliance same viewer, but ATP is the ONLY and is updated bi-weekly. It also record that combines both EASA and single source solution to provide both. includes JARs Section 1, which is FAA ADs. updated quarterly, priced at $475 this The FUW EASA Regulatory Library is “... save you hours of research time.” product could save you hours of available now and includes; research time and help with compliance • EASA ADs (both light and heavy) The EASA regulatory library includes to “Part M”. • EASA TCs automatic online revisions and can be • EASA Regulations Subscribers to ATP FAA regulatory configured to a network or stand-alone • EASA Implementing Rules libraries can now have the most solution. MODE S CLARIFICATION CORROSION The most common avionics questions we are currently asked are about Mode The UK CAA have allowed a four-year transition period for aircraft already PROTECTION S transponders. They tend to include fitted with Mode A/C transponders. All Adams Aviation are now the Importers “Do I really need a mode S new UK SSR equipment installations or and Distributors for ACF-50 and transponder?”, “Do I need an new aircraft being brought into service Corrosion Block. elementary or enhanced model?” and “I with an SSR transponder already know I’m going to have to have a mode installed must be Mode S (Elementary) Most aircraft will suffer corrosion S, but when?”. This hugely complex compliant by March 31st 2008. problems at some time - the application subject on which lots of people have of ACF-50 every 12 months or so will different interpretations is complicated “ ... We can supply both elementary minimise the possibility. by different countries enforcing and enhanced units ... ” ACF-50 Anti-Corrosion Formula carries different rules at different times (so Whatever your needs, we have at least MIL-C 81309E Type II & III and is a much for a single market!). one solution, often more, and often at a state-of-the-art “thin-film technology” To try and explain all of the intricacies lower cost than you might expect. We product specifically designed for the would take much more space than we can supply both elementary and Aerospace industry. It is approved for have available, so here are some enhanced units from manufacturers use in structural areas i.e.; wing highlighted points for the UK market: such as Garmin, Filser and Garrecht. sections, fuselage, stabilisers etc. as Some are even “plug-and-play” well as on avionics and in connectors. Starting from 31st March 2008, UK replacements for existing Mode C aircraft already required to carry a “ ... thin-film technology ... ” transponders. transponder will be required to become Mode S compliant (subject to a ACF-50 is an “added-value” item that transition period). can be offered to owners/operators at scheduled maintenance times or as a Starting from 31st March 2008, Flights stand alone service. Just two of the Mode S options available. in the UK at and above FL100 and IFR flights in controlled airspace below If you would like further information ACF-50 is available in various small FL100 will require Mode S call us and speak to Robin Walsh, or package types for direct application or transponders. you can check the current CAA in larger containers for use with the requirements at www.caa.co.uk/modes. Aviation Application Spray Kit - we are From 31st March 2008, Mode S looking for more strategically placed transponders will be required for public application centres. transport category flights. For further details or technical information, please contact Dave www.adamsaviation.com Heppell. Our Aim:- To be the Preferred Supplier of Gene NEWS IN BRIEF WE GOT THE POWER Ask for Barry JTM have appointed Adams Aviation for field operations or carry-on We are now an official Barry Mounts as exclusive European aviation applications. distributor and have a wide range of part distributors for their Aero Start range of jumpstarters and power supplies. With “...... you’ll be surprised how low numbers in stock and ready for models outputting 12V, 12 & 24V and the price is.” immediate shipments. 28.5 Volts and cranking amps from Available with either NATO 3-Pin Barry have FAA-PMA’d products for all 680 to 2530, JTM units cover just popular light aircraft models and we are connector or heavy duty clamps to suit about every requirement of General normally able to cross refer directly from most aircraft, this system will appeal to Aviation piston aircraft and helicopters a Lord part number, thereby saving even the most cost-conscious owner. up to turbo props and turbine you money as they tend to be very helicopters. The units are high quality, Features include: competitively priced. but you’ll be surprised how low the • Non-spillable aerospace battery price are. technology Turbine Oil • Super-tough powder-coated steel casing and protected front panel As part of our continuing programme to • Lightweight and compact form factor increase the range of lubricants and - ideal for air transport chemicals that we can offer, we now hold • Internal surge and spike suppression BP2380 Turbine Oil in stock. to protect delicate avionics systems • Visible polarity indicators to help Superior Warranty The Aero Start 1 guard against incorrect connection to aircraft systems. Superior Air Parts now offer a three-year The Aero Start 1 is the most compact • Microprocessor-controlled multistage or 500 hours “Money Back” guarantee and lightweight 12 Volt engine starter charger for fast, accurate charging. on their Millennium cylinders. suitable for starting your light fixed wing or helicopter aircraft. This is a For further information on the JTM Today there are over 100,000 Millennium feature-packed system that is ideal range, please contact Robin Walsh. cylinders meeting, and often exceeding, the demands of discerning pilots, engine shops, operators and flying schools the world over. EMERGENCY FREQUENCIES TO Millennium cylinders resist cracking, run BE TURNED OFF cooler, last longer and generally out perform the cylinders available from The International Cospas-Sarsat Kannad and Artex. These can be fixed, Lycoming, Continental or any other Programme - a programme that uses a portable or survival configurations. aftermarket supplier. satellite constellation to relay distress alerts to search and rescue authorities - announced that it plans to Green G.A. terminate satellite processing of Aviation has been in the news quite a lot distress signals from 121.5/243 MHz recently with regard to the environmental emergency beacons on Feb. 1, 2009. 406 Beacons from Artex and Kannad impact of flying. Whilst few people would Aviators, using emergency beacons claim that aviation doesn’t have any will need to switch to those operating We also offer 406 MHz personal effect on the environment, GA shouldn’t at 406 MHz if they want to be detected locator beacons (PLBs) from be tarred with the same brush as the in an emergency. McMurdo, GME, Kannad and ACR. international airlines. Here are some Uniquely, Adams Aviation are approved A major factor in the decision to stop interesting comments made by member to programme Artex, Kannad, of parliament Lembit Opik at a recent satellite processing of 121.5/243 MHz signals is problems in this frequency McMurdo and ACR ELTs, enabling us BBGA meeting. band which inundate search and to normally ship pre-programmed from “The entire British General Aviation rescue authorities with false alerts, stock. Industry uses less fuel every day, than adversely impacting the effectiveness PLBs came a step closer to becoming one jumbo jet on a single transatlantic of lifesaving services. Although the standard safety issue recently when crossing.” “British General Aviation’s 406 MHz beacons cost slightly more, the UK CAA announced an important annual fuel consumption is exceeded they provide search and rescue U-turn on permitting only “approved” every three hours on Britain’s roads.” agencies with more reliable and safety equipment to be used for complete information to do their job general aviation. The CAA intends to “Unlike the commercial jets, Britain’s GA more efficiently and effectively. issue a general exemption from the Air community pay more per litre for their fuel than car drivers, because they pay “Uniquely Adams Aviation are Navigation Order (ANO) for light the full tax.” approved to programme.” aircraft engaged in non-public transport flights, stating that PLB So perhaps those of us in General Adams have a range of 406 MHz ELTs equipment may be carried and need Aviation aren’t such bad guys after all!! available from stock manufactured by not be aviation approved. eral and Business Aviation Parts & Accessories NEWS IN BRIEF LED LIGHTS Free Can Opener Whelen have introduced Model 71055 shown conservative lab-life results Series LED Anti-Collision Lights to its greater than 20,000 hours. Opening oil and hydraulic fluid cans with family of aviation safety lighting • Reduced Power Consumption - more a screw driver is a sacking offense products. efficient than alternative light within one of the world’s largest sources. helicopter operators because of their • No External Power Supply concerns about swarf. • Reducing Operating Costs If you’d like to avoid metal shards in your • Shock and Vibration Resistant - no engine oil before you’ve started, just ask fragile filament for a completely free opener with your • Utilises State-of-the-Art Surface next consignment of Jet II, Jet 254 or Mount Technology Aero HF. The 71055 Series LED beacon is • No EMI or RFI Interference designed as a high-quality long-lasting • FAA TSO-C96a Class III Approved The Universal Ignition Harness replacement to existing quartz halogen • Hard Coated Clear Polycarbonate flashers and remote strobe lights Lens If we do not have your required currently mounted on single engine • Unit Complies with Colour harness, you may want to consider a Cessnas 1967 and later, & Aero Requirements per FAR Parts universal harness from stock. We have Commanders. Its compact size (2.6” 23,25,27 and 29 for Aviation Red options for RHM spark plugs (3/4-20) dia. x 3” high) also permits replacing • Reduced Weight (0.55 lbs.) and for REM spark plugs (5/8-24) 4 or 6 remote mounted strobe lights and • 3 Year Warranty. cylinder. power supplies on many other different “ Reducing Operating Costs” fixed wing platforms. Utilising LED Sky-Tec OEM Fit on Robbos (Light Emitting Diode) technology, Models Available:- Whelen is able to provide the following LED Beacon 14V- P/N 01-0771055-00 The Sky-Tec starter is now original fit on advantages compared to existing light LED Beacon 28V- P/N 01-0771055-01 Robinson helicopters. There are two assemblies. types, 14912HT/H + 24HTH, 12V and For further information, please contact 24Volt respectively. We can supply the Features: Peter Witherick. required link free-of-charge for • Lamp Life - the LED light source has customers replacing a B and C starter. ADAMS APPOINTED TRANS-CAL FBO Directories We now stock the ACUKWIK FBO DISTRIBUTOR Directory, International and Worldwide editions. These directories provide We are delighted to announce that we and multiple RS232 information on airports, FBO, ground have been appointed a distributor for serial data ports. With a MTBF of 9.7 transportation, charter, caterer, fuel Trans-Cal Industries, manufacturers of years, Trans-Cal now offer the longest suppliers, handlers and maintenance the ubiquitous D120 and SSD120 warranty in the market of 42 months organisations. The worldwide edition altitude digitiser/encoders. for all of its solid state encoders. also features hotels, customs info. and a CD-ROM. “... the longest warranty in the market ....” Exxon Mobil Transcal also manufacture encoder Adams Aviation are the UK’s leading test sets, including the new EET200. distributors for Exxon Mobil Aviation This very cost-effective hand held products - available from stock. device has a built-in vacuum system The incredibly small and lightweight Nano and allows testing of the encoder, Exxon Elite is the class leading Whilst Trans-Cal have been harness and power supply in a few semi-synthetic 20W-50 multigrade piston manufacturing encoders and digitisers minutes by providing a known good oil. With proven superior corrosion for 34 years they continue to develop altitude code source to aide in isolating protection, Exxon Elite continues to out new and revolutionary products, the perform the opposition - always available each data bit D2 through C4. latest of which is the SSD120 Nano from stock in quart bottles - 55 usg range of encoders which are the drums available within 5 working days. smallest lightest and lowest power Other Exxon Mobil piston oils - including consumption TSO units on the market. the new 20W50 break-in grade are held Measuring less than 2.5 by 3.5 by 1.5 here at Biggin Hill. Mobil Jet II and Mobil inches. Jet 254 along with Hydraulic Oils, There are many variations available Mobilgrease 28 (tins & cartridges) and The new EET200 test set SHC 100 are also stocked. with models covering 30,000 to 100,000ft, various resolutions down to For further information, please contact For further information or tech sheets 1ft, extended operating temperatures Steve Langston. etc, please contact Dave Heppell. AERO 2007 - AN INTERNATIONAL MEET THE SUCCESS ADAMS FAMILY Once again we participated at the Aero supported by many European and Lyn Gibbs is a member of our front-line exhibition in Friedrichshafen, only this American manufacturers. Rapco, JTM, sales team and is likely to be one of time we had our largest stand ever. Exxon, Sky-Tec, Edel, Trans-Cal, the first people you talk to when Some people mistakenly consider this David Clark, Kannad, Lear Chemical, phoning Adams. to be a German show only but in fact it Kelly Manufacturing (R.C. Allen), attracts visitors and exhibitors from all McMurdo, Telex and Mid-Continent over the world. Instruments were all part of the Adams “pavilion”. This gave visitors to our stand an unprecedented opportunity to meet with lots of manufacturers and learn about what’s new. “... our largest stand ever.” Lyn joined Adams in 1993 and moved into sales 10 years ago. If you want to see what you missed, then take a look at Besides helping customers with their w w w. a e r o - f r i e d r i c h s h a f e n . c o m . general parts requirements, Lyn Adams will be participating at Aero specialises in pilots’ equipment. Our Stand at Aero 2009. If you want to keep up to date You may be surprised to learn that one As well as Adams people from our UK, with what’s happening in G.A. perhaps of her hobbies is driving a power boat German, French, Italian and Polish you should visit, we’re sure you’ll find it towing water-skiers. sales teams, we were delighted to be very rewarding. DIGITAL TENSION METERS PA28 LOVERS Following in the footsteps of the these stored readings. Accuracy is +/- DELIGHT popular ACM200 mechanical tension 2% full scale and the units come with a Do you own, sell or operate PA-28s? meter, Tensitron have launched a carry case, calibration certificate and a range of digital tension meters. cable diameter gauge. Wings in Focus have produced a 55 minute DVD for connoisseurs of this Weighing in at just 1 1/2Lb (depending aircraft. The DVD tells the story of this on model) these gauges have a remarkable aircraft and some of the rechargeable NIMH battery giving people who fly them. around 6 hours of use, but have an Starting from the PA28-150 and coming automatic shut-off after ten minutes of up-to-date with current model Archers, non-use to conserve the battery. Warriors and Arrows with Avidyne glass “... display up to five separate The ACX250 cockpit avionics. tension readings ...” Choose from the ACX250 which has a Also on the DVD is a buyers’ guide, PA28 range of 20-250Lb and covers 1/16, timeline showing its development over The large graphic display has the years and the different models/ adjustable back lighting and contrast 3/32,1/8 and 5/32 cables, or the ACX500 which has a range of configurations, a look at the glass and shows tension, battery charge cockpit and at New Piper’s facilities. level and cable size selected. Tension 40-500lb and covers 3/32, 1/8 and values can be displayed in Lbs, Kgs or 5/32 cables. There are even options “...DVD for connoisseurs...” Newtons and you can push a button to that allow you to interface the testers activate the memory function to store with a windows PC. The DVD is available from Adams to the and display up to five separate tension trade at £17.00 + VAT. Retail price is Contact Richard Turner for further readings plus the average value of £24.99 including VAT. details. AS 9120 Adams Aviation Supply Company Limited Hunter House, Biggin Hill Airport, Kent, TN16 3BN, U.K. Phone: + 44 (0) 1959 576129 & Accounts: + 44 (0) 1959 579790 Fax: + 44 (0) 1959 576660 & Accounts Fax: + 44 (0) 1959 575693 AOG Line: + 44 (0) 7778 353640 (out of hours) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org & Website: www.adamsaviation.com The Widest Range of Aircraft Parts Directly Distributed by a European Company.