Electronic Component Sourcing witn AS6081 Product Certification and Verification
WBParts provides Electronic Component Sourcing capabilities to our Aerospace & Defense customer.
Our partnership with AAA Test Lab, Inc. ensures all products are subject to Counterfeit Mitigation procedures that meet or exceed AS6081and AS6171 Standards.
Working to solve long-lead time and obsolescence component requirements.
WBParts is essential to the industrial defense supply base and will remain open and operating under normal business hours.
Our office is sanitizing surfaces according to CDC guidelines and all workers are implementing "social distancing" practices to be extra safe. On a selective basis, employees are working from home.
Our customers are the #1 priority here and we will work hard to assist you in every way possible.
Lockheed Martin Source Inspection
Lockheed Martin recognized WBParts as a Source Inspection entity for our continued dedication to meeting quality and delivery schedules.
AMI Featured in Avionics News
Our work order management software AMI grew with users and popularity within the AEA community that Avionics News reached out again. AMI was published in the Feature section of the December Issue. In the interview, Jaramey Ham discusses features and why AMI is free. Avionics News also reached out to users to see how AMI has helped their businesses and what they like most about the software.
You can read the article by clicking here.
Northrop Grumman Platinum Source
Northrop Grumman annouced they were naming WBParts as a Platinum Source for our demonstration of meeting the performance expectations of Aerospace Systems including outstanding quality, commitment to required delivery schedules, focus on customer satisfaction, and robust lean procecces.
Express RVSM Pitot Static Test Cart
With the success of the Avionics Express Hardware System, the avionics community lobbied us to create a new cart system to assist them with Pitot Static tests. With the guidance of about eight shops, Jaramey Ham provided a solution to their needs, the Express RVSM Pitot Static Test Cart. This system includes the RVSM compliant ADSE 650 air data test unit, a manifold explicitly designed for RVSM testing, and basic pitot-static adapters. These items are included with a powered cart that can be used either in the hangar, on the ramp, or on the go.
You can learn more abput the Express RVSM Pitot Static Test Cart by vsising >WBParts Express
AMI Version 1 Released
After months of beta testing, AMI version 1 was released this month. To get ready for this release, we leaned on the experience of the beta testers. We didn't stop there; we also consulted with Ric Perry, who works in Washington D.C., to assist the FAA with creating and amending FARS. Jaramey Ham also attended a Certified Repair Station class better to understand the business side of the repair station.
WBParts Express nominated Associate Memember of the Year
WBParts joined the ranks of a few companies nominated for the prestigious Associate Member of the Year award for the Aircraft Electronics Association. The nomination came from the repair stations within the association for WBParts Express's outstanding work, helping them save both time and money by using AMI and the Avionics Express Hardware System.
WBParts Express Featured in Avionics News
Due to the success of our 145 repair station case study, Avionics News reached out to us for an in-depth interview with Jerome Pepin and Jaramey Ham. The interview was published as a member profile in the November Issue.
You can read the article by clicking here.
AMI Beta Release
WBParts releases the Beta version of our Aircraft Maintenence & Inventory (AMI). AMI is a free, cloud-based work order management software designed for aviation professionals. We announced the release at this year's annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Learn more about AMI by visiting ami.wbpartsexpress.com
Case Study for 145 Repair Stations
WBParts conducted a month-long Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing case study on the movement of technicians from an aircraft to the parts bin for standard hardware. We worked with seven repair stations across the country and Fitbit to conduct the study.
On average, the technicians walked 8 to 9 hours per week to get the standard hardware needed to complete a given task. Once the repair used a hardware cart system we designed, the number of hours dropped dramatically to just over 4 per week, per technician.
You can see the Avionics Express Hardware system by visiting WBParts Express
WBParts receives 2016 Year End Award
We are pleased to have been recognized by Science & Enginnering Services, LLC in 2016. This Performance Excellence Award is a testiment to all the dedicated employees at WBParts, who work tirelessly toward the goal of complete customer satisfaction.
New WBParts Website Released
Lots of new and newly updated features await on the recently re-designed WBParts Website. Customer favorites like our exclusive NSN Compare, and new additions like our Cage Code Lookup, are newly designed, fast, and mobile ready.
Just Back from Airventure
We had a great time at EAA Airventure Oshkosh this year. Our booth was a big hit, and we were fortunate to meet many of our existing customers there. It's nice to put a face to a name, and that is what these shows are all about. Well that and the awesome aircaft on display like the F-86A Sabre shown above!
Sonex Aircraft Partnership
Aircraft manufacturer Sonex has announced the selection of WBParts as their exclusive supplier of SmartKits™ hardware packages with Sonex Aircraft airframe kits. "WBParts has taken thorough steps to provide the closest-possible representation of our published hardware lists, including items that builders traditionally had to source from local hardware stores or non-aviation catalog suppliers," remarks Sonex General Manager Mark Schaible.
Just back from MRO & Sun'n Fun
In April Jerome Pepin, Christine Pepin, and Stephen Clegg attended Aviation Week's MRO Americas event in Texas and the Sun'n Fun International Fly-in & Expo in Florida.
RANS Designs Partnership
WBParts is proud to announce its partnership with RANS Designs. In a January 2016 press release, WBParts, Inc. and RANS announce, "RANS hereby appoints WBParts on an exclusive basis as RANS authorized supplier of all customer kitting components for RANS entire line of airplanes". RANS customers will now have the added advantage of WBParts, Inc.'s SmartKits in their kit builds.