Locks

August 3, 2011 - 11:30am

In times of heightened security, aircraft locks can be problematic. “The standard locks on many aircraft are surprisingly easy to open with only a similarly shaped key. Most operators want something more secure,” said Jim Jetton, president of Aircraft Security & Alert Systems, manufacturer of a line of custom-designed Medeco locks for aircraft.

September 23, 2008 - 7:36am

AirLock Aviation Security Systems has developed a programmable electronic door and access-panel locking system that records all uses of the locks to gain access to an aircraft. Unlike all-aircraft security systems that include sensors and electronic boxes, AirLock’s electronic access control system requires replacing mechanical door and access-panel locks with AirLock’s locking devices.

January 17, 2008 - 5:38am

New Jersey issued an order last month that requires aircraft “parked or stored” for more than 24 hours in the state be secured by at least two locks. A state spokesman said the order applies to all general aviation aircraft not in a locked hangar. In addition to locking doors, acceptable locks include those for propellers, magnetos, wheels and throttles.

January 17, 2008 - 5:38am

New Jersey issued an order last month that requires aircraft “parked or stored” for more than 24 hours in the state be secured by at least two locks. A state spokesman said the order applies to all general aviation aircraft not in a locked hangar. In addition to locking doors, acceptable locks include those for propellers, magnetos, wheels and throttles.

 
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