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Canada’s Marsh Brothers Aviation, the leading supplier of advanced polymer materials to the general aviation sector, has appointed Gallagher Aviation to distribute the company’s pioneering self-lubricating polymer fuel cap washers to pilots, manufacturers, and maintainers in the United States.
Cincinnati-based Gallagher Aviation will initially focus on Marsh Brothers’ ground-breaking AeroTough® range of fuel cap washers but the agreement could be extended to include other product lines.
Nicholas Choo-Son, Director of Business Development, Marsh Brothers Aviation, said: Our vision is to be the global leader in the revolutionary use of non-metallic self-lubricating bearing and polymeric sealing technology in the commercial aerospace industry. The appointment of Gallagher Aviation is very much part of that strategy."
Choo-Son furthered: “There is increased demand for polymer fuel cap washers in the US, and Gallagher Aviation – the acknowledged specialist in the repair/refurbishment of aircraft fuel caps – is a perfect partner for Marsh Brothers in the US. There could be an opportunity to expand the business relationship to include our landing gear door hinge kits and brake master cylinders kits.”
Gallagher Aviation President James Gallagher, said: “We see the inclusion of Marsh Brothers products as a natural complement to our existing range of high-quality solutions for the US general aviation market. Marsh Brothers’ light-weight, non-metallic bearing and sealing solutions can vastly improve aircraft reliability and maintainability and reduce operational costs. We own a V-tail Bonanza and have seen how fuel caps have worn over the years so the AeroTough fuel cap washers are an excellent way to maintain and sustain these fuel caps for years to come.”
Commenting on the performance of Marsh Brothers AeroTough fuel cap washers, in particular, Gallagher said: “Typically, most fuel caps have a metal washer under the locking tab. This creates metal-to-metal contact and under load the cam lobes can experience rapid wear. Pilots and service personnel have broken fingernails, used screwdrivers and other means trying to open them, especially in cold climates where the caps can seize. You just don’t have these problems with Marsh Brothers AeroTough fuel cap washers.”
Much tougher than Nylon or PTFE, AeroTough is an engineered homogeneous polymer developed exclusively for aircraft and aerospace applications. The material does not require lubrication, can withstand a range of extreme temperatures and operating pressures, and can be used in applications that require minimal clearances.
In addition to fuel cap washers, typical applications include landing gear pneumatic struts and structures, hydraulic actuators, flight control hinges, and passenger and cargo door hinge bushings and rollers.
While Gallagher Aviation will distribute the fuel cap washers to its US customer base, the company will also utilize the Marsh Brothers polymer materials in fuel cap refurbishment projects.
The AeroTough range of TCCA/FAA/EASA approved fuel cap washers are certified for use on the Piper Navajo, Piper Chieftain, Piper Aerostar, Mooney M20, Beechcraft Bonanza, Beechcraft Baron, Textron King Air, and Textron 1900 series of aircraft.
In January, Marsh Brothers Aviation received Transport Canada approval to supply the washers to the Cessna Twin Piston 300 Series and 400 Series aircraft. AeroTough fuel cap washers also available for Gabb and Parker Aerospace 39051 fuel caps.
Say hello to new voice functionality and tools aviators will want for every phase of flight
Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), today announced the D2™ Air X10 – a GPS smartwatch with powerful aviation functionality and new features that lets pilots take calls and use their compatible smartphone’s voice assistant to send texts, ask questions and so much more. These connected capabilities join the robust set of dedicated aviation tools in Garmin’s D2 Air series, including: weather, direct-to navigation capabilities, airport information, automatic flight logging, Pulse Ox1 and more—all delivered directly to the watch. With a full suite of health, wellness and fitness features and a battery life of up to 7 days, the D2 Air X10 is the perfect smartwatch for life in and out of the cockpit.
“The D2 series has quickly proven itself to be the choice for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike who need a purpose-built smartwatch that’s as functional in the air as it is on the ground,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice president of aviation sales and marketing. “Not only does the D2 Air X10 offer built-in aviation tools for every phase of flight, it’s the first aviator smartwatch with convenient on-device calling and voice assistant features to keep up with your life on the go.”
Here’s what’s new for the D2 Air X10:
A dedicated flight system on your wrist
The D2 Air X10 includes preflight, in-flight and postflight features and tools to assist pilots in navigation and enhance situational awareness. Direct-to navigation lets pilots navigate straight to an airport or waypoint in the preloaded worldwide database directly from the watch, or choose the Nearest function to activate a direct course to a nearby airport. The instrument-like horizontal situation indicator (HSI) course needle makes it easy for pilots to see if the aircraft is left or right of the desired flight path, and the barometric altimeter can alert them when they’ve reached their desired altitude. Aviation alerts like time, distance, altitude and a fuel timer are also available on the D2 Air X10 during flight.
Flight logging is a breeze with the D2 Air X10, which automatically starts tracking flights on takeoff, then automatically transfers the date, duration, total flight time and route to the user’s flyGarmin.com logbook.2 Pilots can also seamlessly transfer3 flight plans from the Garmin Pilot™ app to the D2 Air X10, and view the list of waypoints included in their route.
Know what’s ahead with airport information like runway orientation and wind components3, runway lengths, airport frequencies, and traffic pattern altitude—all preloaded and easily accessible from the watch. The D2 Air X10 also offers aviation weather reports, including METARs and TAFs that allow pilots to see winds, visibility and barometric pressure and more4 before takeoff. And stay on schedule with a UTC hand on the watch face, which can also display and help pilots manage multiple time zones, including Zulu time.
All-day health monitoring & customized fitness
With the broadest range of 24/7 health monitoring features available from Garmin, the D2 Air X10 offers: wrist-based heart rate (with user-configurable alerts for high or low readings5), advanced sleep monitoring with sleep score, breathwork activities, fitness age, respiration, Pulse Ox, all-day stress tracking, hydration, and women’s health tracking. Body Battery™ energy monitoring shows users how “charged” their body is as well as the draining effects of stress and exercise. During a flying activity, pilots can quickly access the health stats menu to track their heart rate, Pulse Ox, respiration, Body Battery and more. Plus, a new Health Snapshot™ feature logs a two-minute window of key health stats and generates a report users can share with a health care provider—a great tool for capturing physiological data anytime you’re feeling off your baseline.
The D2 Air X10 features 25+ built-in indoor and GPS sports apps with favorites that include walking, running, cycling, pool swimming, golf, hiking, advanced strength training and more. Keep fitness feeling fresh with preloaded workouts on the watch, preset workouts available for download from the Garmin Connect™ app, or create customizable workouts by choosing from over 1,400 exercises.
Smart features for life on the go
The D2 Air X10 keeps the essentials on the wrist with built-in music (download up to 650 songs including playlists from Spotify®, Amazon Music, and Deezer6), Garmin Pay™ contactless payments7, and smart notifications for calls, texts, calendar reminders, social media updates, breaking news stories and more. Like all Garmin smartwatches, the D2 Air X10 can be used with either Android or Apple® smartphones.
Designed for all-day wear
Available now, the D2 Air X10 has a suggested retail price of $549.99. Learn more at garmin.com/aviation.
Garmin products and services have revolutionized flight and become essential to the lives of pilots, aircraft owners and operators around the world. A leading provider of solutions to general aviation, business aviation, rotorcraft, advanced air mobility, government and defense, and commercial air carrier customers, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate. Garmin was the 2020 recipient of the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy for Garmin Autoland, the world’s first certified autonomous system that activates during an emergency to control and land an aircraft without human intervention. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual Newsroom, email our press team, connect with @garminaviation on social media, or follow our adventures at garmin.com/blog.
1 This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Garmin.com/ataccuracy. Pulse Ox not available in all countries
2 When paired with a compatible smart device downloaded with the Garmin Connect app
3 Requires app on your compatible smartphone paired to the D2 Air X10
4 When paired with a compatible smartphone and in range of BLUETOOTH® technology
5 See Garmin.com/ataccuracy
6 May require premium subscription by a third-party music provider