WICKS AIRCRAFT SUPPLY TO DISTRIBUTE PLANE SIGHTS MARKERS
Wicks Aircraft Supply will launch the relationship with Toronto-based Rebfab, Inc. at this year’s AirVenture 2007 show.
September 20, 2007 By Carey Fredericks
Toronto, July 19, 2007 – A major distributor of private aircraft supplies has established a partnership with a Toronto manufacturer of unique markers designed to prevent damage to planes being moved in and out of crowded hangars. Wicks Aircraft Supply will launch the relationship with Toronto-based Rebfab, Inc. at this year’s AirVenture 2007 show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Redfab produces the Plane Sights line of highly-visible markers for wing tips and other aircraft parts vulnerable to ground damage.
To introduce the partnership, Wicks will offer a low-cost protective pitot tube cover at the AirVenture show. The complete line of Plane Sights aircraft markers will be on display at the Wicks and Plane Sights booths at the show, as well as on several display aircraft. Both companies are committed to reducing “ramp rash” damage to private aircraft, which is estimated to cost the industry billions of dollars a year. A recent survey revealed that 8 percent of small aircraft suffered ground damage over a two-year period. Plane Sights markers make vulnerable areas like wing-tips and propeller blades clearly visible under all conditions, and their projecting “proximity fuses” warn that something is too close before damage occurs.
Wicks Aircraft Supply was launched in 1974 and has now become a major North American distributor of thousands of parts and supplies for home aircraft builders. Redfab was founded in 2005 in Markham, Ontario to make and market a line of adapters that enable Lektro towbarless tugs to attach securely to the landing gear of such aircraft as Cirrus and Diamond DA-40s. The Plane Sights line of markers was introduced a year later.