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Aerocet’s new CEO

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

(PRIEST RIVER, ID) Priest River, ID, November 13, 2015 – Aerocet, Inc., a world leader in aerospace design, product development and manufacturing, announced the appointment of Garry Hojan as chief executive officer. In this role, Hojan will be responsible for the overall business strategy and direction for Aerocet, a privately held corporation.

Hojan served as Aerocet’s operations manager for the last 12 years and has over 20 years of senior executive leadership experience across a wide range of technologies that serve the U.S. government, private and commercial sectors.

Prior to joining Aerocet, Hojan held leadership positions in the engineering services industry, including TUV America, where he served as executive vice president for strategy and corporate development of the western region and TUV Rheinland of N.A., where he served as director growing their telecommunications and wireless engineering services division.

Aerocet’s innovative composite float designs are receiving attention in the global aerospace market for their durability, as well as their performance

Tom Hamilton, president of Aerocet, Inc. said: “We are delighted that Garry has agreed to take on the position of CEO. The appointment of Garry as chief executive officer of Aerocet reflects Aerocet’s ongoing commitment to serving the aviators and the aerospace industry with seamless, agile and high-value services. His expertise and deep knowledge of the market will be essential for the growth of Aerocet and are an excellent complement to our strong base of leadership”

oil-wheel-design“Garry is respected in the local aerospace community, as well as the larger global community, and was elected president of the Idaho Aerospace Alliance this past summer, ” said Hamilton. “We are excited to show the world what Aerocet can accomplish with Garry at the helm as our new CEO.”

“The importance of exceptional product execution continues to grow for Aerocet’s customers, and I am pleased to take on this new role within Aerocet to help ensure our customer requirements are exceeded well into the future, ” said Hojan.

Aerocet is a world-leader in the composite aircraft float market, with plans to expand its Composite Aerospace Manufacturing business. More information is available at aerocet.com and aerocetmfg.com

LickeAerocet patents new oil bath aircraft wheel design

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Aerocet, Inc. has received a full patent on all claims from the U.S. Patent and Trademark office on their oil bath aircraft wheel design.

The patented oil bath wheel design was initiated when commercial operators highlighted the difficulties in maintenance of existing aircraft wheels on amphibious floats.

Wheels that utilize grease are messy, take time to remove and have to be maintained quite frequently. The main issue with a standard wheel is that water enters into the greased wheel cavity, especially when the hot wheels are quenched when entering into the water from a ramp. It takes very little time, especially in salt water, before the bearings will pit (even the expensive chrome ones)and the pilot is facing a potential wheel lock up on the runway (very embarrassing and expensive). Usually commercial operators running the greased bearings would purchase an extra set or two of wheels in order to reduce the change out time while performing maintenance.

Change out time is eliminated with the oil bath wheels because they are maintained in place, on the aircraft. In addition, wheel bearings last and last with proper maintenance, which only takes minutes versus hours. Alaska commercial operators are approaching 3, 000 hours of heavy saltwater use without having any issues.

The patented Aerocet oil bath wheel passed rigorous testing prior to receiving FAA TSO approval.

Aerocet, Inc. was established in 1987 as a manufacturer specializing in composite aircraft floats. The company offers straight composite aircraft float models for water only landings, as well as amphibious aircraft floats that are for both land and water landings. The company is located in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S.A. and is housed in 35, 000 sq. ft. of modern manufacturing facilities.

Aerocet Receives TSO Approval on 6650 COMPOSITE Aircraft Floats

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Aerocet, Inc. today announces it has received FAA approval on the 6650 amphibious aircraft floats to Technical Standard Order TSO-C27 for Twin Seaplane Floats. The next phase of approval, STC, which would allow the floats to be installed on an aircraft, is also close to completion.

Source: aerocet.com
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