Fixed-wing Aircraft or Rotary Wing Aircraft

In recent years, there’s been an increase in flight and aviation across the board. People are flying more than ever. They’re also owning their own private aircraft more than ever. But before purchasing, it’s important to understand what kind of aircraft to choose. A fixed-wing or a rotary wing? What’s the difference? Well, the biggest difference is in the way they can fly.

A fixed-wing aircraft is generally an airplane. It can also be a paraglider or a hang glider, as these also have immobile wings that use forward airspeed to generate lift. In powered fixed-wing aircraft, the thrust from the propeller or a jet engine is what moves the aircraft. Because fixed-wing aircraft require air moving over their wings to generate lift and be airborne, they are must stay in a constant forward motion and cannot hover stationary.

A rotary wing aircraft is typically a helicopter, autogyro, or any other aircraft with rotary wings, or rotor blades. Rotary wing aircraft use these rotary wings to revolve around a rotor to lift the aircraft and maintain flight. As opposed to fixed-wing aircraft, rotary wing aircraft do not need constant airflow over the blades and rely on constant movement of the rotary wings to generate the required airflow over their airfoil to generate lift. They do not need to stay in constant forward motion and can hover stationary.

Other than these major differences, a fixed-wing and a rotary wing aircraft do not differ all the much. The same principles govern the physics and motion of both. Ultimately, choosing between the two comes down to personal preference. What do you want out of an aircraft? If you want to relax a bit more during flight, an airplane might suit your tastes a bit better. Of course, choosing between the two doesn’t mean that you’re only ever limited to one or the other. If you’re enthusiastic about flying, you’ll want to own and fly both. You’ll also want to maintain both.

Other than choosing which aircraft to buy and fly, it’s important to be able to repair and maintain your aircraft and know what you need. Fortunately, there’s us at ASAP Buying. Owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, we’re a leading supplier of all aviation parts and we’d be delighted to help you find the aviation parts you need. Just give us a call at +1-509-449-7700 for more information or to get a quote.


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 jet engines work

Have you ever looked up and noticed those long, white streaks across the blue sky? Those are vapor trails caused by jet engines. Jet engines burn fuel using the air, releasing energy and powering the plane; this is a process called combustion. These engines are sometimes referred to as gas turbines because they bring fuel in through a windmill-like wheel, also known as a turbine, and expel hot gas.

Jet engines are similar to car engines in that they both burn fuel to release energy that powers them. There are three specific things that allow a jet engine to be more powerful than your car’s engine though:

  1. The law of conservation of energy – If a jet engine needs to make more power, it needs to burn more fuel. Jet engines are designed to burn large amounts of fuel by pulling in massive amounts of air (the ratio is about 50 to 1).
  2. Jet engines are always in maximum power mode because the intake, compression, combustion and exhaust all work synchronously.
  3. Jet engines pass the exhaust through multiple turbine stages, extracting the maximum amount of energy (piston engines only use one).

All jet engines work in the same fashion (pulling air in, combusting with fuel, and expelling exhaust) however there are six different types based on their featured components:

  1. Turbojet –good for small, low-speed jets
  2. Turboshaft –exhaust gas produces little thrust; found in helicopters, trains, boats and tanks
  3. Turbofan (low-bypass)
  4. Turbofan (high-bypass)
  5. Ramjet/Scramjet –ramjets are suitable for supersonic and hypersonic speeds (used on rocket and missile engines); scramjets can go even faster because they remain supersonic
  6. Turboprop –most of thrust comes from propellers, which are mounted on the front and push the plane upward

ASAP Buying is the premier supplier of jet engine parts. With a continuously increasing inventory of crankshaft aircraft parts, you can be sure ASAP Buying will have everything you need and more. ASAP Buying will ensure all needs are addressed in a timely and professional manner. ASAP Buying is known for finding cost-effective solutions for hard-to-find jet engine parts. For a quote, reach out to the main office by phone: 509-449-7700 or by email: sales@asapbuying.com.


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parts of Aircraft

Listed below are quick over views of 6 key components of a modern aircraft. The components mentioned in this article will be the wings, empennage, powerplant, landing gear, aircraft frame and fuselage. All of which are extremely important in making sure that the aircraft flies properly.

Wings

As most people know, the wings are the key component in keeping any aircraft airborne. They provide a place for lift that propels the plane upwards. Wings can be fashioned to the side of the plane in multiple areas, either high up or a bit lower down on the body. At the base of each wing is a small section that can be controlled by the pilot, called the flaps. These flaps can be moved and positioned in flight, takeoff and landing.

Fuselage

This is the main body of the aircraft where you would sit when flying in a plane.

Powerplant

This section of the plane, as the name would suggest, houses the components of the plane that power it. This is where the engine lives.

Aircraft Frame

The frame, or base, of an airplane can be made of several different things, each with their own perks and benefits. Some frames allow for more pressure to be applied, some are extremely aerodynamic and others offer the builder extra support.

Empennage

This not only holds the plane steady but also allows the pilot to steer and direct the plane from the cockpit by controlling parts of the empennage such as the rudders.

Landing Gear

This aspect of the plane can differ quite a bit plane to plane. While on one aircraft the landing gear could be referring to wheels, on another the landing gear could be made up of long ski’s to allow the plane to instead land on water.

ASAP Buying, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, should always be your first and only stop for all your hard to find and urgent aircraft needs. ASAP Buying is the premier supplier of aircraft parts, whether new, old or hard to find, they can help you locate it. ASAP Buying has a wide selection of parts to choose from and is fully equipped with a friendly staff, so you can always find what you’re looking for, at all hours of the day. If you’re interested in obtaining a quote, contact the sales department at sales@asapbuying.com or call +1-509-449-7700


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An aircraft propeller

An aircraft propeller is more complex than an individual would think. Surprisingly, propellers do not exist solely to move aircrafts, they have outside uses. There are several different types of aircraft propellers all varying in design and material. This article will discuss the similarities and differences between all the different propellers the world has to offer.

First, we will review Fixed Pitch Propellers. Fixed Pitch Propellers are made solely from one piece of material; therefore, the blade pitch cannot be changed. Fixed pitch propellers are typically made from either metal or wood. Wooden propellers were mainly used for every single aircraft made before world war two. Although the wooden propellers look as though they are carved from one piece of wood, they are composed of 5 different pieces of wood laminated together. Wooden propellers are not as popular as they once were because the world has shifted towards metal propellers. Metal propellers were created many years ago and were originally used for military application. In the modern world, metal propellers are they primary choice for most aircrafts. Metal propellers are made from a single piece of aluminum alloy and therefore, have the ability and strength to last longer.

Ground Adjustable Propellers are the second class of propellers we will review. This type of propeller is ground adjustable meaning, the blade pitches can be fine-tuned and switched out with ease. This type of propeller can compensate for all different types of weather conditions and is safe for different flight altitudes. These propellers are most common on commercial aircrafts. Other important propellers include: controllable pitch, constant speed, two positions, reversing and full feathering. Each propeller has a different specialty making each choice highly specific.

ASAP Buying has a dedicated and expansive array of fixed pitch, ground adjustable and constant speed propellers, making us the premier supplier of aircraft propeller components. We serve customers as a one-stop shop and primary destination for product sourcing. ASAP Buying will ensure that your needs are addressed in the most expeditious and transparent manner, all the while offering cost-effective component solutions. If you are interested in a quote, please contact our friendly sales staff at www.asapbuying.com or call 1-509-449-7700.


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Bell Helicopter

Textron’s company, Bell Helicopter releases their 407GXi model aircraft to the public. The introduction took place at the Heli Expo 2018 which is held at in Las Vegas, Nevada and is a four-day long event commencing on the 26th of February though the 1st of March. The Aircraft has already been undergoing tests and has been certified by Transport Canada to be ready for the start of their deliveries beginning in Spring of 2018.

This new state of the art helicopter has been integrated with top performing technology that makes it easier for the operator. With state of the art system known as the Garmin’s G1000H NXi Integrated Flight Deck Bell 407GXi was the talk of the Expo. The unique qualities that Bell Helicopter has released with the new model have created a new wave in the industry. Providing state of the art equipment,

The Bell 407GXi is outfitted with the new Rolls-Royce M250-C47E/4 dual channel FADEC turbine engine delivering exceptional hot and high performance, fuel efficiency and the ability to cruise at 133 kts/246 km/h.

This system is guaranteeing an innovative way to more a direct navigation, an increase in engine controls, and upgrade connectivity. Pairing well with the more mobile way of operating the aircraft with the Garmin Flight Stream 510. This new Flight Stream 510 unit has the ability to be able to be connected to mobile devices such as tablets and iPad. The equipment is fully connected to work with the existing programs and adds more tools to facilitate the operation.

The Flight stream 510 works alongside an innovative system known as the Garmin Surface Watch. This system brings many traits to also help operate the aircraft in a more effective manner. The system allows for alerting technology, runway identification, a 3100-pound cargo hook along with a provided Health Usage Monitoring (HUMS).

ASAP Buying is a prime provider of Bell Helicopter Spare Parts on the market. ASAP is able to provide a series of Bells earlier generation parts/ obsolete to the most modern parts. Able to provide extensive traceability to ensure that our parts have been tested and prove full transparency. Our parts have been placed under warranty to ensure our parts with every order. For an instant RFQ call + 1 509 449 7700 or email sales@asapbuying.com .


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Key Considerations for Selecting Aircraft Parts

In recent times, it is not very common to hear about Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) producing doubts over aircraft parts safety produced by companies complying to a FAA-issued Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA). In the past, there was a time when OEMs looked down on PMA parts produced to compete with their products. Their comments usually focused on safety claims and abuse of OEM warranties.

Due to the request made by OEMs, the FAA and EASA went through a lengthy investigation into these safety claims in 2008. The investigation revealed that there was no evidence of PMA parts being unsafe and the investigation concluded that there were no issues with their process of approving PMA parts.

Many individuals do not understand the difference between OEM and PMA, and what makes a part “approved.” If a part is approved, this means the FAA has given a specific type of approval, whether it is for an individual item or as a part for an engine, etc. Parts in aircrafts, engines and avionics need to meet the standards of the FAA that are specific to the role of the part.

An OEM holds a “Type Certificate (TC),” and TC holders can manufacture parts under the certificate. The parts that are manufactured need to be shown, labeled and documented to meet the standards of the approval. By holding a Type Certificate, the OEM has proven that the parts work safely for the higher end product they have been produced for.

PMA parts can be produced by any individual or company that chooses to go under the process of designing and documenting an OEM part’s equivalent. There is am important process a business or person must undertake for the PMA part to be approved. First, they need to submit the design for the PMA part to the FAA to make sure it is sage and meets the requirements of regulation. Second, the hopeful PMA supplier needs to pass an FAA review of quality assurance to make sure a quality assurance system is in place and to verify the part manufactured falls under FAA design approval.

ASAP Buying, which is owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, is a leader in the procurement of aircraft parts, NSN parts and more. As an aircraft component supplier, ASAP Buying can source more than 30 million parts from over 5,000 manufacturers. The website has been designed to help customers source for a range of parts such as connectors, alternator, turbine tool parts and more.


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Airbus A380

World renowned engine company, Rolls Royce has been undergoing unexpected charges through several programs that they have been involved with. Primary issues concerning technical issues with engines on Airbus A380 and Boeing’s 787 aircrafts.

These significant events have caused for an approximate £227 million ($US 315 Mil) to be placed on Rolls Royce account. Increasing their sales of aircraft engines by 126 to accumulate a total of 483. Rolls Royce increase in sales has increased their profit to £520 million ($US 740,013,377). Despite the companies increase in underlying revenue the on £ 3.8 billion ($US 5,408,155,641), they have experienced a down side to those numbers.

One of the main concerns with the current problems that Rolls Royce customers have been experiencing are conflicts in precise areas such as the compressor rotor blades, intermediate- and high-pressure turbine blades. This ongoing problem has been affecting Rolls Royce’s Trent 1000 engine that was made for Boeings 787 aircraft and the Trent 900 made for the Airbus A380 aircraft.

Rolls Royce is well aware and open on their outstanding issues by stating,

These issues have required urgent short term support including both on wing and shop visit intervention which has resulted in increased disruption for some of our customers,” also including , “We have continued to progress our understanding of both the technical and operational issues and we are making solid progress with longer term solution, largely through redesigning affected parts.

While being able to maintain their current orders along with the setbacks they are experiencing, they can assure that maintaining any sudden repairs will not be an issue. Rolls Royce wishes to be able to have the parts for the Trent 1000 redesigned and release an extended-life turbine blade for the A380’s Trent 900. These implementations into the customers fleets have been proposed to take place in the year 2022.

Rolls-Royce Engine Parts Sourcing is a key solution for your part needs. All of ASAP parts have been tested and placed under warranty to ensure part with very order. Supplied with extensive traceability to guarantee full transparency of your part. For instant RFQs within 15 minutes give us a call at +1 509 449 7700 or email at sales@asapbuying.com.


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