Parts Protection Act


The unique nature of aviation has drawn the eye of enthusiasts worldwide. And anywhere a market forms in this nature, business is rapidly approaching to serve the market. For most cases, this is a good thing as it provides new services, drives innovation, and creates new unique products. At RLSAIR, we are proud to be supporting businesses that do amazing work for the aviation marketplace. Our team has provided infrastructural support for companies both large and small spanning a wide variety of businesses. However, we also support the core members of the marketplace by providing unique protections and analysis of potential flaws in aircraft legislation. A new alert has been brought to our attention by a contributer at Jet Parts Liquidator.


The staff at JPL has consitently seen the same parts in high demand time and time again. The question arrises, how is it that the same parts are consistently failing even among different models using seperate parts? The team dug around a little and found some disturbing evidence of some seriously outdated and monopoly forming rackets. The companies are most likely setting these parts up for eventual failure and then ensuring that the client has to come back to them to get the part replaced. This replacement part is then marked up 3-5 times the initial cost marked on the original sales order.


The team at JPL has identified two parts in particular that show up in their warehouse more often than not. The first is 173600-23, which is a pilot windhshield. The second is 173600-24, which is a co-pilot's windshield. Each of these windscreens show up in their requests approximately 36.7% more frequently than projected with peak incidences during spring and fall. It seems as any time there is a consistent temperature change, the coating of the windshield mysteriously darkens making it unsusable. This change is seemingly purposeful and effectively functions as a built in chronometer for how long or how many seasons the windscreens can be kept. The solution should then be to force lengthened lifespans or remove the incentive for having them replaced. The manufacturers of these parts should not be allowed to feast on the owners in this manner.