Baker Aviation names Aircraft Specialties Inc as sole domestic dealer for Hot Stop kits
August 27, 2018 – Addison, Texas – Baker Aviation, a full-service aircraft maintenance, management, charter company, and Master Distributor for the HOT-STOP ’L’ Fire Containment Kits, has designated Aircraft Specialties, Inc. (ASI) as the sole domestic stocking dealer for the product line.
“The ASI team shares our passion for aviation safety and has not only demonstrated successful growth throughout the US, but they continue to build on their reputation for personalized and exemplary customer service,” stated Ray Goyco, Jr., President and Chief Operating Officer at Baker Aviation Maintenance.
“This combination aligns well with our values here at Baker Aviation and for the HOT-STOP product line and we see this as a great marriage between the two companies. ASI recently appointed Gene Portela as Director of Sales. As an established business aviation professional, trusted colleague and friend of mine, Gene is very familiar with how we pioneered the lithium-ion battery runaway solution in 2007. He is well educated on our continued advancements in testing to remain the leader in this industry and stay ahead of the latest technology brought on board aircraft today. As the threat is recognized more every day aboard business jets and airlines around the world, the demand for containment of such unexpected eruptions will continue to grow. Our new ASI relationship represents our business synergies and great insight to expeditiously meet the demand for this proven product,” added Goyco.
Gene Portela, Director of Sales at Aircraft Specialties Inc stated: “ASI is honoured to have this association with Baker Aviation to become the sole domestic stocking dealer for the HOT-STOP ‘L’ fire containment kits. The decision to get on board with this innovative product was really simple. At ASI, we produce quality work in the assorted services we provide to the industry with an exceptional reputation, therefore, associating ourselves with the most respected and leading lithium-ion fire prevention kit in the industry, was indisputable. The quality of the product and its effectiveness in preventing a catastrophic situation on board is a testament to the hundreds of thousands of dollars that Baker spends yearly on R&D to stay current with the new technology and the threats they present to help save lives.”
Portela added: “This is a terrific opportunity for us to partner with Baker Aviation in an effort to make our industry safer. All corporate operators should consider having this valuable safety item on board their aircraft, as there is a better chance you will use this product before you ever use the life raft you keep on board, and never think twice. ASI is happy to be involved in the distribution of HOT-STOP ‘L’ as it offers us a new avenue to support our clients as our company continues to evolve and expand our service capabilities.”
As the only burn certified products (certificates for gloves, bag and bag cover) on the market, HOT-STOP ‘L’ recently released successful test results from an FAA-registered independent lab, supporting the fireproof design and its capability to fully contain lithium-ion battery runaways of powerful portable devices without the release of toxic smoke and without the use of any aqueous liquids. The 15-minute 2000-degree burn-through test that Aeroblaze Laboratory conducted is commonly used for aircraft fire-wall testing and goes above and beyond the burn characteristics of today’s typical Li-ion devices.
Aeroblaze specialises in flammability testing for aerospace materials and provide the highest quality testing as evidenced by their accreditation to the international quality standards of ISO/IEC 17025 and Nadcap NMMT. Three HOT-STOP ‘L’ tests were recently conducted and documented for Industrial Energy Products, Inc., the manufacturer of the kits, by Aeroblaze Laboratory in Fort Worth, Texas.
“This is an exciting time for us as we continue to focus on new technology, testing, and custom HOT-STOP ‘L’ solutions for many clients. I see this as a perfect time for us to engage with ASI and provide the industry with additional points of contact to learn more about this serious threat and how our proven solution can eliminate it,” added Goyco.