Honoring the History of Aviation Innovation

Aviation Week

The first successful airplane flew for 12 seconds and 120 feet, a milestone to honor now during National Aviation History Month. Orville and Wilbur Wright developed their mechanical skills working with printing presses, bicycles, motors and other machinery. They toiled obsessively to construct and test the Wright Flyer, which in 1903 lifted up and touched down in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Their hard work led to remarkable aviation innovation and landed them in the pages of history.

We know something about obsessive drive and innovation. We’ve engineered precision-made parts for a variety of industries for over 75 years. We’re an AS9100 manufacturer, and in the field of aerospace, our parts are used in cockpits, cabin interiors, electronic bays, passenger seating, ground support equipment, flight covers and safety locks, and more. Today’s aircraft need to fly safely for well over 12 seconds at a time, which is why the industry turns to us for superior parts. Today’s aircraft need to fly safely for well over 12 seconds at a time, which is why the industry turns to us for superior parts.

Taking Part in History

An example is the Vlier Stainless Steel Hex Head Ball Plunger, a compact unit appropriate for applications with side-loading requirements. This plunger offers exceptional protection against rust and corrosion, making it ideal for special environments like high altitudes. It’s installable by screwdrivers or hex socket and its stainless steel design withstands high temperatures.


The Vlier Pull-Ring Stubby Steel Retractable Non-Locking Plunger features simple installation, with a shorter body for applications when space is limited, and an easy-grasp pull-ring handle. This plunger withstands side loading, has a tapered end for easy alignment for locking, locating or positioning, and like the ball plunger, its stainless steel design resists corrosion and withstands high

These are just two examples from our extensive catalog of precisely engineered components. In addition to aerospace, our parts are relied upon in fields such as defense, automotive, industrial and machining, telecommunications and medical devices. Learn more about the many industries we serve.

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