Aviation encounters new challenges every year due to its growing demand. Whether it is commercial flights for regular travel or cargo services, aviation needs to continually expand and overcome its limits to meet the ever-increasing demand. 2019 wasn’t any different, and increasing aviation demand also meant a more significant need for spare parts.
As you probably know, aircraft performs best when it is in permanent use. If it stays on the ground, then it is not healthy for the plane, and the owner wastes money. However, despite the advantages of continually flying aircraft, the safety regulations must be followed, routine checks and maintenance procedures have to be performed timely. Therefore, it is crucial to get the spare parts quickly and effectively. Locatory.com is there to provide accurate and the best in the market service times.
Most popular Total Air Sensors (TAT) and air data parts
Locatory.com started to release a list of most popular aircraft spare parts every year. In 2018 the most popular were wheels and brakes. However, in 2019 the top place went to Total Air Sensors (TAT) and other air data spare parts.
When flying the aircraft, pilots must know the accurate outside temperature to avoid errors and ensure smooth aircraft handling. TAT sensors are positioned in the airflow of an aircraft which in result means that the kinect heating raises the temperature above outside air temperature. This temperature is crucial in determining True Air Speed (TAS). We are glad to announce that a total of 100% customers who looked for this part was able to find it on locatory.com.
The other spare part among the 15 most popular was Air Data Computer (ADC) which is essential in determining the aircraft altitude, calibrated speed and much more. It is also used to calculate TAS as the information from TAT is transferred to ADC and it finishes the calculations.
The importance of timely information in the sky
The other trendy spare parts were receiver and transceiver. These two parts are essential in assuring the sufficient flow of communication. Receivers and transmitters are the electronic devices that manipulate electricity resulting in the transmission of useful information through the atmosphere or space.
Also, the magnetometers became one of the most wanted spare parts in 2019. Magnetometers are the crucial part used for navigation. A simplified version of it was used in early aviation days and remained the vital part due to its helpfulness. In the early days of magnetometers, it was used as an instrument to show heading information and took up quite a lot of space.
These days magnetometer measures Earth’s magnetic field and shows orientation. Therefore pilots can know where they are and where is their destination point.
The future trends and spare part demand
Comparing the results of 2018 and 2019, we can perceive that it is hard to predict what will be the most sought spare parts. However, the prediction here is not as crucial as the speed of adapting to change and fulfilling the dynamic demand. Locatory.com is determined to provide speedy and cost-effective services. Our parts reach the client in the shortest possible time and help save the precious time of a grounded aircraft.
Dainius Meilunas, the CEO at Locatory.com, states that “we are constantly improving our services and implementing modern IT systems to fulfil the ever-growing customer needs”. Locatory.com is famous among airlines and MRO companies for their fast handling manner and vast experience in the aviation field. Additionally, by being part of worldwide aviation group, Locatory.com can advance their solutions faster and get ahead of the competition easier.
You can find the full list of TOP 15 spare parts below.
TOP 15 aircraft spare parts and part numbers (PN) of 2019:
SENSOR, TOTAL TEMPERATURE 0102AW1AF-1
AIR DATA COMPUTER 011-00882-10
SENSOR, TOTAL TEMPERATURE 0102AY1AF
RECEIVER ASSY BLACK 011-01060-00
TRANSCEIVER VHF COMM 064-50000-2052
SENSOR COMPRESSOR IN 0154EW4-1
PROBE-TOTAL PRESSURE AND TEMP 0154ED2
RELAY BOX 005RL05
AUTO PILOT COMPUTER 065-0042-03
MODULE DISPLAY 043351-4