Commercial Aviation

Commercial Aviation 

(ARA) began with the DC-3 and our products have been on almost every commercial aircraft since that time. 

Whether a hardware, oxygen, fluid or controls products, we have supported every Boeing aircraft, every Bombardier aircraft, every Douglas aircraft, every Embraer aircraft and every Lockheed aircraft ever produced.


ARA has supported the commercial aviation industry with our interior hardware product line inclusive of lavatory door locks and indicator latches, galley latches, bin latches, cart tie downs, rain repellant indicators and seat locks.

We have supported lavatories and galleys with our line of water system components, faucets, drains, valves, and spigots. 

We have provided custom engineered speed brake controls and control cables as well as our line of oxygen equipment.  



Finally, when market conditions demanded increased passenger and crew safety, ARA designed and developed state of the art ballistic and intrusion protection cockpit door modules.

Today there are over 15,000 aircraft in service with an Adams Rite Aerospace, Inc. product installed.



MD80, MD90, DC-10, MD-11,
B717, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777



A300, A310, A318, A319, A320,
A321, A330, A340, A350, A380