Blackbird revolutionized the aviation maintenance industry by substantially speeding up the process time of wheel and brake overhauls with its patented, reusable plastic masking system.

Our innovative technology and manufacturing process reduces labor costs by 95% in aviation wheel and brake overhauls. It eliminates waste and excessive disposable tape purchasing, meets OEM (original equipment manufacturer) specs detailed in the overhaul manuals and reduces injuries, workman compensation claims and overtime.

Currently, after wheel and brake housings are repaired, most overhaul centers rely on old-school masking tape to cover specific openings so these areas can be primed, repainted and coated to minimize corrosion. The tape is stretched and then trimmed to size with razor blades – a process that’s both tedious and labor-intensive- nearly an hour.

After listening to constant complaints from paint shops, Richard Brown and Jason Rayman used their 30 plus years of aviation mainten...
Blackbird revolutionized the aviation maintenance industry by substantially speeding up the process time of wheel and brake overhauls with its patented, reusable plastic masking system.

Our innovative technology and manufacturing process reduces labor costs by 95% in aviation wheel and brake overhauls. It eliminates waste and excessive disposable tape purchasing, meets OEM (original equipment manufacturer) specs detailed in the overhaul manuals and reduces injuries, workman compensation claims and overtime.

Currently, after wheel and brake housings are repaired, most overhaul centers rely on old-school masking tape to cover specific openings so these areas can be primed, repainted and coated to minimize corrosion. The tape is stretched and then trimmed to size with razor blades – a process that’s both tedious and labor-intensive- nearly an hour.

After listening to constant complaints from paint shops, Richard Brown and Jason Rayman used their 30 plus years of aviation maintenance experience to develop a practical and lean solution. Their answer is Blackbird’s unique patented masking kits.

With a Blackbird kit, an aircraft wheel or brake can be masked or unmasked in less than two minutes – a dramatic savings in both time and expense over the current method. For example, a basic Citation wheel requires 40 minutes to tape. The Blackbird masking kit can accomplish the same task in just 38 seconds.

Blackbird paint masking kits snap on easily and are manufactured to the industry’s highest standards, ensuring product consistency. Changing from one process to another can sometimes be time consuming and costly - not with Blackbird! We make the process easy, quick, and fun.

Blackbird is committed to disrupting the aviation maintenance industry by constantly creating a multitude of solutions with our technology. Orbs, stencils, turntables, bead breaker rings, valve stem protectors, wheel stands, tire stands, bearing covers, roller discs and masking stations are some of Blackbird’s innovative and lean products.

The biggest companies from around the globe (Aviall, Honeywell, Aerolineas Argentinas, Copa Airlines & Messier-Bugatti-Dowty) have switched to Blackbird for a better performing and more cost-effective system.

As you can see as a small, niche company we have got the attention of and worked with some very largest companies in the past.
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