AAD - Aviation Aftermarket Defense

AAD - Aviation Aftermarket Defense AAD is a quarterly military aircraft aftermarket support magazine with feature articles and classified sections for transports/cargo fighters and rotorcraft

In the winter of 2004 Air Service Directory, Inc. started to publish a new magazine for the military called Aviation Aftermarket Defense or AAD. AAD is a quarterly (Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter) 40 to 60 page, full color military aircraft aftermarket support magazine. Each edition of the AAD contains feature articles related to the support of military aircraft along with classified sections for 1) transports/cargo; 2) fighters; and 3) rotorcraft. Feature articles in each edition focus on specific support issues, aircraft and advertisers. Lockheed Martin's Hologram program which includes "Certified Parts Licensee”, “Certified Parts MSP Distributors” and Authorized Repair Centers” are represented in the transports/cargo section. Current circulation is over 12,000 purchasing influences around the world, and all ads appear in four color.

Congratulations to Mirela Balta with the ODC Romania who was our Day 2 winner of Sony Wireless Headphones, and Lt Col. B...
10/24/2018

Congratulations to Mirela Balta with the ODC Romania who was our Day 2 winner of Sony Wireless Headphones, and Lt Col. Balcerzak with the Polish Air Force, our Premium Prize Winner of an IPAD Pro. Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s C130 TCG/ITPR - Passport Booth Booklet (PBB) Program! #c130 #c130tcg #conference #military #aviation #PBB #winning

Some day 2 pictures from the C130 TCG/ITPR.  #business #conference #military #c130 #c130tcg #aviation
10/23/2018

Some day 2 pictures from the C130 TCG/ITPR. #business #conference #military #c130 #c130tcg #aviation

Congratulations to Major Ivania Mihai of the Romanian Air Force, who won a BOSE Wireless Speaker system for participatin...
10/23/2018

Congratulations to Major Ivania Mihai of the Romanian Air Force, who won a BOSE Wireless Speaker system for participating in the Passport Booth Program (PBB). Today’s prizes are Sony Wireless Headset, and an IPad Pro. Be in it & Win!!! #c130 #c130tcg #conference #military #aviation #PBB #winning

Morning pictures from the C-130 TCG/ITPR in Orlando, FL.  #c130tcg #c130 #aircraft #conference #aviation #business #info...
10/22/2018

Morning pictures from the C-130 TCG/ITPR in Orlando, FL. #c130tcg #c130 #aircraft #conference #aviation #business #information #military

Congratulations to the day two winner of the Passport Booth Booklet (PBB) program, Michael Audette from LMS, who won an ...
10/17/2018

Congratulations to the day two winner of the Passport Booth Booklet (PBB) program, Michael Audette from LMS, who won an IPad Pro. Look for us at the C130 TCG, next week in Orlando - Be in it & Win it. #c130hoc #aviation

Congratulations to our first day HOC - Passport Booth Booklet (PBB) winner, Major Mikael Andersson from the Swedish Air ...
10/16/2018

Congratulations to our first day HOC - Passport Booth Booklet (PBB) winner, Major Mikael Andersson from the Swedish Air Force who won a wireless headphones system from Sony. #c130hoc #aviation

Monday morning pictures from the first day of the Hercules Operators Conference -2018 #c130hoc
10/15/2018

Monday morning pictures from the first day of the Hercules Operators Conference -2018 #c130hoc

Aviation Aftermarket - Will once again be running the Passport Booth Booklet (PBB) at this year's Hercules Operators Con...
10/02/2018

Aviation Aftermarket - Will once again be running the Passport Booth Booklet (PBB) at this year's Hercules Operators Conference (HOC). Look for the PBB in your welcome bag and stop by participating exhibitors to get stamped. . . Be in it and win! “#C130HOC #pbb Lockheed Martin

Congratulations to our Day 2 Passport Booth Booklet (PBB) winner of an Apple IPad, Evangelos Kontadakis, from the Hellen...
09/13/2018

Congratulations to our Day 2 Passport Booth Booklet (PBB) winner of an Apple IPad, Evangelos Kontadakis, from the Hellenic Air Force. #aviation #defense #military #conference #F16 #provenaircraft #TCG

Congratulations to our Day 1 Passport Booth Booklet (PBB) winner of Bose Wireless Sound System, Dariusz Zygler, from the...
09/11/2018

Congratulations to our Day 1 Passport Booth Booklet (PBB) winner of Bose Wireless Sound System, Dariusz Zygler, from the Polish Air Force. Today’s prize is an Apple IPad. Be in it & win it! #aviation #defense #military #conference #F16 #provenaircraft #TCG

"The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war."  -  Norman Schwarzkopf  #famousquotes  #thankaveteran #memoria...
05/28/2018

"The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war." - Norman Schwarzkopf #famousquotes #thankaveteran #memorialday

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions
02/21/2018
ABD Online | Aviation News & Analysis, Free Aircraft Parts Search

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) rolled out the first Japanese-assembled F-35A fighter in a ceremony at Komaki. The stealth jet is one of thirty-eight for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) that will emerge from MHI’s Final Assembly and Checkout Facility (FACO) for the F-35. Four more have ...

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions.
01/30/2018
ABD Online | The Future of Vertical Lift

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions.

The U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program aims to replace legacy helicopters with new, improved vertical lift aircraft able to rapidly perform a wide range of missions across greater distances than ever before possible. As you read this, major defense contractors, including Bell, Boeing, ...

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Support
12/13/2017
ABD Online | T-X Marks the Spot for New Acquisition Protocols

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Support

By year’s end, the U.S. Air Force is expected to select the winner of its Advanced Pilot Training (T-X) competition. This selection will end the long and delayed search for a replacement for the venerable Northrop T-38 Talon, the Air Force’s primary jet trainer of more than half a century.

11/28/2017
ABD Online | Carbon Nanotubes

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions

In-flight airframe icing has been a problem since the 1930s, when planes could fly fast enough and high enough for ice to form on the leading edges of wings and other surfaces. Even when there was no noticeable ice on an aircraft before takeoff, airmen discovered how quickly icing could occur in fli...

11/16/2017
ABD Online | Coulson to Convert 737s into Air Tankers

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions

Coulson Aviation is adding not only more air tankers to their fleet, but also is branching out into a different model of aircraft. The company has purchased six 737-300s and intends to convert them into 4,000-gallon Fireliner air tankers.

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions
11/07/2017
ABD Online | Boeing’s Dash 80

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions

From a single voice in a corporate boardroom to the screech of jet engines powering a huge airframe into the western sky, Boeing’s early 1950s development of the 367-80 prototype created a distinctive soundtrack for one of the great industrial success stories in American history. Known within Boeing...

Congratulations to our Passport Booth Booklet (PBB) Premium Prize winner, Brig General Ahmed Anwar Ebrahiem of the Egypt...
10/25/2017

Congratulations to our Passport Booth Booklet (PBB) Premium Prize winner, Brig General Ahmed Anwar Ebrahiem of the Egyptian Air Force. General Ebrahiem is now the proud new owner of an IPad Pro.

Thank you to all our PBB entries and participating exhibitors, you all made this the biggest and best PBB program we’ve ever done.

Look for us again at next year’s C-130 TCG!

Congratulations to our day two Passport Booth Booklet (PBB) winner, General Juan Salverry of the Argentina Air Force.  G...
10/25/2017

Congratulations to our day two Passport Booth Booklet (PBB) winner, General Juan Salverry of the Argentina Air Force. General Salverry is now the proud new owner of a Bose Music System.

Day 2 pictures from the C-130 TCG
10/25/2017

Day 2 pictures from the C-130 TCG

‪Congrats to Danielle Rand from SRI, who was the PBB day 1 winner of an Amazon Echo.  “Alexia can I win?” Yes we h...
10/24/2017

‪Congrats to Danielle Rand from SRI, who was the PBB day 1 winner of an Amazon Echo. “Alexia can I win?” Yes we have 2 more drawings today ‬

Day 1 pictures from the C-130 TCG
10/24/2017

Day 1 pictures from the C-130 TCG

Congratulations to our Passport Booth Booklet (PBB) day two winner of an IPad Pro, Kay Collier from SDA, Inc.  After par...
10/18/2017

Congratulations to our Passport Booth Booklet (PBB) day two winner of an IPad Pro, Kay Collier from SDA, Inc. After participating in our contest for the last three years, she finally won! Well done Kay.

Look for us at next weeks C-130 TCG in Charleston and enter for your chance to win!

Congratulations to our Day one winner of the Passport Booth Booklet (PBB), Boscobel Uribe Figueroa from Enaer-Chile. Mr....
10/17/2017

Congratulations to our Day one winner of the Passport Booth Booklet (PBB), Boscobel Uribe Figueroa from Enaer-Chile. Mr. Figueroa is now the proud owner of a BOSE speaker system. Enter our day two drawing for an IPad by visiting exhibitors booths at this year’s HOC.

Hercules Operators Conference 2017.  Day 1 morning pictures.
10/16/2017

Hercules Operators Conference 2017. Day 1 morning pictures.

@AADmagazine will be running the Passport Booth Booklet #pbb at the 2017 #C130HOC.  Stop by booth 213 and enter-to-win! ...
10/13/2017

@AADmagazine will be running the Passport Booth Booklet #pbb at the 2017 #C130HOC. Stop by booth 213 and enter-to-win! #winner

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions.
10/11/2017
ABD Online | When Hercules Needs Help

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions.

At an age when most humans are thinking about retirement, the Lockheed Martin C-130 still works hard every day. And this is not referring to the C-130 just as a design. Some C-130s built in the mid-1950s are still in active service today.

The 2017 Fall/Winter edition of Aviation Aftermarket Defense (AAD) magazine is now available on our page and on...
09/28/2017

The 2017 Fall/Winter edition of Aviation Aftermarket Defense (AAD) magazine is now available on our page and on our website: www.abdonline.com

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09/19/2017
C130 TCG - Passport Booth Booklet

Time is running out so sign up today.

Aviation Aftermarket Defense (AAD) magazine has an exciting promotional program for you, called "The Passport Booth Booklet" (PBB).

Some day 3 pictures from the F16 & Proven Aircraft TCG.
09/13/2017

Some day 3 pictures from the F16 & Proven Aircraft TCG.

Congratulations to our Passport Booth Program (PBB) day 2 winner, Technical Sargent Wladimir Idigras from the Chilean Ai...
09/13/2017

Congratulations to our Passport Booth Program (PBB) day 2 winner, Technical Sargent Wladimir Idigras from the Chilean Air Force. Sgt. Idigras is now the proud owner of an IPad Pro. We have more one more drawing today. Get your PBB's stamped at participating exhibitors for your chance to win!

Day 2 pictures from the F16 TCG in Ogden, UT
09/12/2017

Day 2 pictures from the F16 TCG in Ogden, UT

Congratulations to our Passport Booth Program (PBB) day 1 winner, Lt Col. Omar Rasheed from the Pakistan Air Force.   Lt...
09/12/2017

Congratulations to our Passport Booth Program (PBB) day 1 winner, Lt Col. Omar Rasheed from the Pakistan Air Force. Lt. Col Rasheed is now the proud owner of a Bose Sound System. We have more drawings today and tomorrow. Get your PBB's stamped at participating exhibitors for your chance to win. #f16tcg.

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions
08/16/2017
ABD Online | Delivering the Goods

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions

Does the word “extraction” make you think of cargo being jettisoned from an aircraft? U.S. Air Force loadmasters use this term to describe the process of dropping palletized cargo from a Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules. The cargo is not pushed or propelled. Its ejection happens via extraction chutes…

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions
08/01/2017
ABD Online | Virtual Reality, the Future of Military Training?

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions

The U.S. Department Defense budget for fiscal year 2015 was reduced by approximately $64 billion from previous years, and the trend continued in 2016. With all branches of the military feeling the financial squeeze, becoming more efficient  has been a necessity. Budget cuts for training have been es...

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions
07/18/2017
ABD Online | Droning On

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions

Military planners and warfighters are exploring ways to best utilize relatively new players in the modern combat environment: drones. They go by a passel of different names: unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), unmanned aerial system (UAS), remotely piloted vehicle (RPV), and autonomous unmanned aircraft…

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions
07/10/2017
ABD Online | More Sensors Could Lead to Better Planes

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions

If knowledge is power, then aircraft are about to become exponentially empowered. Consider the deployment of new types of sensors that can provide detailed information about the health of an aircraft’s components. As part of this, such sensors can monitor structural integrity, looking for problems c...

07/08/2017
F-35 Lightning II

F-35 Lightning II

Today the F-35A made its aerial demonstration debut at the Paris Air Show in front of crowds of thousands. Watch this impressive display of 5th Generation innovation in aviation: f35.com/PAS17

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions
07/06/2017
ABD Online | Production-Conforming Scorpion Completes First Test Flight

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions

a Textron company, took its maiden flight, following a weapons capability exercise on the prototype tactical aircraft completed in October 2016. The twin-engine jet took off from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas, and conducted a range of maneuvers during the flight, which lasted 1 hour an...

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions
06/22/2017
ABD Online | A Marriage of Performance and Speed

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions

Since every airframe is different, the design of each intake, also called an “inlet,” is unique and varied in its methods of achieving the precisely correct amount, speed, and flow of air entering the aircraft’s engine. It is of such importance that the marriage of intake and engine be perfectly har...

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions
06/19/2017
ABD Online | Fadea Upgrading C-130s for Argentina

ABDOnline - Global Aerospace Solutions

Argentina’s state-owned aerospace enterprise Fadea has completed another round of C-130 aircraft upgrades for the country’s air force, making it the second plane in Argentina’s fleet to be updated. The modernization effort includes work on three additional aircraft between 2017 and 2019.

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