Boeing Excellence in Advocacy Award

Essex Industries is proud to announce that it has received a Boeing Excellence in Advocacy Award for 2016. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance in government outreach activities to help government policymakers better understand aerospace issues and promote legislation that support aerospace companies.

“Our supplier network is one of Boeing’s greatest competitive advantages when it comes to advocating for our shared interests,” said Kent Fisher, Boeing’s leader for enterprise Supplier Management. “Suppliers like Essex Industries represent a critical business voice to help decision makers understand the incredible impact that the aerospace industry has on their economies, employment and communities.”

USAF Orders New 500 Gallon LOX Trailers

Essex Industries has received an order from the United States Air Force for 500 Gallon LOX Trailers.  Shipment of the 32 trailers is due to begin in August and run through February of 2018.  The USAF will deploy most of these units at domestic bases, as well as US bases in Oman, Japan, South Korea and Italy.

The 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 Announces Partnership with Tulmar Safety Systems

pbe-trainer_003Essex Industries is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership agreement with Tulmar Safety Systems to supply PBE training hoods for its customers.

The Essex PBE (Protective Breathing Equipment) provides crewmembers with ocular, head and respiratory protection during emergency conditions in an aircraft cabin.  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.

Training hoods allow airline personnel to practice donning the hood prior to a smoke emergency.  Tulmar manufactures realistic training hoods that feel and operate like the actual PBE.  Tulmar training hoods are durable and washable to withstand multiple sessions and users.   Tulmar offers a repair service as well as replacement neckpieces.

Located in Ontario, Canada, Tulmar Safety Systems Inc. is a fully integrated manufacturer of engineered protective textiles and survivability solutions for the aerospace and defence market worldwide.  The company’s diverse products range from seat assemblies for military vehicles to specialized training equipment sold to the world’s airlines for training of their cabin crews.

Essex Industries is a leading supplier to the aerospace and defense market, providing platform controls, aircraft components, emergency breathing equipment and liquid oxygen life support systems.

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.