New 500 Gallon LOX Trailer

500-gallon-lox-trailerThe new Essex 500 Gallon LOX Trailer is a mobile liquid oxygen storage tank assembly.  Designed for the transport and storage of LOX at airbases and military installations, the 500 Gallon LOX Trailer provides a logistics solution for flight line LOX requirements.

The 500 Gallon LOX Trailer can be used with all Essex LOX converters, BMOS, BMOS-FS, MMOS, NPTLOX, PTLOX and 50 Gallon LOX Carts.  A 500 Gallon LIN Trailer for the transport and storage of liquid nitrogen is also available.

Both 500 Gallon Trailers are qualified to Air Force PD13WRGRVEA05 and environmentally tested to MIL-STD-810.

 

Essex Industries Awarded Nadcap Merit Status

Essex Industries has once again been awarded Nadcap Merit status for AC7108 Chemical Processing.  This is the third consecutive time the company’s Sunnen facility has earned this recognition.

Essex Industries has held Nadcap accreditation since 2004.  By achieving Merit status, Essex has been granted an accreditation that lasts until April 2018, instead of having their next audit in twelve months. The Nadcap Task Group determined that Essex Industries earned this special status through their ongoing commitment to quality.

“Achieving Nadcap accreditation is not easy: it is one of the ways in which the aerospace industry identifies those who excel at manufacturing quality product through superior special processes.  Companies such as Essex Industries go above and beyond achieving Nadcap accreditation to obtain Merit status and they should be justifiably proud of it,” said Joe Pinto, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Performance Review Institute.

Essex Industries Receives ECAT Contract

Battle Oxygen Sustainment System

The Essex ECAT Contract covers a wide range of Liquid Oxygen (LOX) medical life support equipment including the OGL, NPTLOX, PTLOX, MMOS, BMOS, BMOS-Filling Station, Purge Kit, Filling Kit and other related parts and accessories.

The ECAT Contract is an IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity) government contracting vehicle used by all branches of the Department of Defense to procure medical equipment at a pre-negotiated price.

Essex Industries PBE Selected by EL AL

PBE_smlEssex Industries is pleased to announce that their PBE, Protective Breathing Equipment, has been selected by EL AL for use on new 787 aircraft.

The Essex PBE is designed to provide crewmembers with ocular, head and respiratory protection during emergency conditions in an aircraft cabin.   A minimum of 15 minutes of protection is provided to the wearer, as aviator’s grade oxygen is released into the unit.  Its unique design provides 270° of visibility and eliminates the need for an oral/nasal mask so that crewmembers can communicate while wearing the unit. The PBE holds FAA TSO-C116 and TSO-C99 approvals as well as CAA, EASA, CAAC and ANAC approvals.  Recognized for their safe design, Essex PBE units are installed in the majority of U.S. airlines and a number of carriers throughout the world.

Established in 1948 as the national airline of Israel, EL AL has become a prestigious international carrier, ranked by IATA as one of the most efficient airlines in the world.  EL AL operates an all-Boeing fleet of aircraft, flying cargo and over 4 million passengers a year to Europe, North America, Africa and the Near and Far East from its main base in Ben Gurion International Airport.

Essex Industries Selected as Supplier for Bell V-280

Essex Industries has been selected as a supplier for the Bell V-280, which is proposed for the Department of Defense’s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program.  The initial phase of this program will be a Joint Multi-Role Technical Demonstrator (JMR-TD), scheduled to see its first flight in 2017.

Essex is under contract for the JMR-TD sidestick and power lever grips as well as the pedestal assemblies.  Similar in design to those Essex supplies to Bell for the 525 Relentless, the V-280 grip assemblies have been modified to accommodate mission-specific functional requirements, while the pedestals are identical to the commercial 525.

According to Robert Geisz, Global Account Executive, “Our selection as supplier for the V-280 program extends both our strong relationship with Bell and Essex’ presence in the rotary-wing market.”

The Future Vertical Lift program is expected to ultimately replace 2,000 to 4,000 medium-class utility and attack helicopters.

Essex Industries is Supplier for F-35 JSF Program

F35_JSF_Stick&ThrottleEssex is pleased to announce their selection as a supplier for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter produced by Lockheed Martin.

The F-35 is a 5th Generation fighter, combining aircraft characteristics of advanced stealth, integrated avionics, sensor fusion and superior logistics support with the most powerful and comprehensive integrated sensor package of any fighter aircraft in history.  Variants of the F-35 will replace the A-10 and F-16 for the U.S. Air Force, the F/A-18 for the U.S. Navy, the F/A-18 and AV-8B Harrier for the U.S. Marine Corps, as well as a variety of fighters for ten other countries.

Essex received a contract for the design, development and manufacture of both the sidestick and throttle grip.  They are also supplying scavenge valves, which support optimum engine performance.

According to Robert Geisz, Vice President of Sales and Business Development, “Our selection as supplier for the F-35 program continues the dominance Essex has on major platforms in the fixed-wing market.”

Essex Receives Order from Qantas for PBE

PBE

Essex Industries is pleased to announce an order from Qantas for their PBE, Protective Breathing Equipment.

The Essex PBE is designed to provide crewmembers with ocular, head and respiratory protection during emergency conditions in an aircraft cabin. A minimum of 15 minutes of protection is provided to the wearer, as aviator’s grade oxygen is released into unit. Its unique design provides 270° of visibility and eliminates the need for an oral/nasal mask so that crewmembers can communicate while wearing the unit. The PBE holds FAA TSO-C116 and TSO-C99 approvals as well as CAA, EASA, CAAC and ANAC approvals. Recognized for their safe design, Essex PBE units are installed in the majority of U.S. airlines and a number of carriers throughout the world.

Founded in regional Queensland in 1920 – as the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service – Qantas is one of Australia’s most iconic brands and has played a central role in the development of the Australian and international aviation industry. Today the Qantas Group is a diverse global aviation business, compromising Qantas Domestic, Qantas International, the Jetstar low-cost carrier group and Qantas Loyalty. In total, the Qantas Group operates more than 7,300 flights each week and, together with its codeshare and oneworld partners, offers flights to more than 1000 destinations around the world. Qantas is ranked the world’s safest airline by AirlineRatings.com, the best airline in the Australia-Pacific by Skytrax, and holds many major awards for service, food and wine, technology and innovation.

Essex Receives Contract from Emirates Airline for PBE

PBE_2Essex Industries is pleased to announce a contract from Emirates Airlines to outfit their fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft with the Essex PBE, Protective Breathing Equipment. This multimillion dollar contract was obtained through the Essex distributor, Safari Aviation Services of the United Arab Emirates.

With over 3,400 Emirates flights departing from Dubai International Airport each week, Emirates is the world’s largest international airline, operating an all wide-bodied fleet of 234 aircraft with a further 278 on order.  A leader in the aviation industry, Emirates is the most valuable airline brand worldwide, according to The Brand Finance Global 500 report for 2014. By selecting the Essex PBE, Emirates has demonstrated their confidence in the safety of this product.

The PBE is designed to provide crewmembers with ocular, head and respiratory protection during emergency conditions in an aircraft cabin. A minimum of 15 minutes of protection is provided to the wearer, as aviator’s grade oxygen is released into the unit. Its unique design provides 270° of visibility and eliminates the need for an oral/nasal mask so that crewmembers can communicate while wearing the unit. The PBE holds FAA TSO-C116 and TSO-C99 approvals as well as CAA, EASA, CAAC and ANAC approvals. Recognized for their safe design, Essex PBE units are installed in the majority of U.S. airlines and a number of carriers throughout the world.

Essex Receives ETSO Authorization

Essex Industries has obtained European Technical Standard Order (ETSO) Authorization in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 748/2012. Part 21, Section A, Subpart O and ETSO C99, C116 which covers the PBE MR-100x series manufactured at Essex Industries.

The Essex PBE is designed to provide crewmembers with ocular, head and respiratory protection during emergency conditions in an aircraft cabin. A minimum of 15 minutes of protection is provided to the wearer, as aviator’s grade oxygen is released into the unit. Its unique design provides 270° of visibility and eliminates the need for an oral/nasal mask so that crewmembers can communicate while wearing the unit. The PBE holds FAA TSO-C116, TSO-C99 approvals as well as CAA, EASA, CAAC and ANAC approvals. Recognized for their safe design, Essex PBE units are installed in the majority of U.S. airlines and a number of carriers throughout the world.

OGL Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance

OGLEssex is pleased to announce that they have received FDA 510(k) Clearance on the Oxygen Generator and Liquefier (OGL).  This clearance covers the use of the OGL in military and commercial applications to produce and transfer liquid oxygen (LOX) into portable systems, such as the Essex BMOS (Backpack Medical Oxygen System), MMOS (Mounted Medical Oxygen System) and NPTLOX (Next Generation Portable Therapeutic Liquid Oxygen System). These portable systems are then used to provide supplemental oxygen for patients during transport.

The Essex OGL is designed to liquefy, store and fill LOX equipment. The system generates 1 liquid liter of 93% USP oxygen per hour, with an onboard LOX storage capacity of 40 liters. The OGL has a user-friendly operator interface and runs on standard 240 VAC. Designed for reliability in harsh conditions, the OGL is portable using a fork lift or pallet transport.

The FDA 510(k) Clearance Number for the Essex OGL is K131990.