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Specialty Pneumatics for Legacy Military Aircraft

TAVCO, founded in Southern California in 1950, has served the aerospace industry since its inception delivering the highest quality products. Services include manufacture, test, overhaul and repair of products for manual or automatic control of fluids or gases with a focus on high pressure pneumatics. TAVCO’s wide range of capabilities has content on military and commercial platforms including but not limited to F-15, UH-60, E-3, F-16, CH-53, P-3, T-50, KC-10, DC-10, MD-11, S-61 S-76, Cessna 500 series, and Beechjet 400 series. TAVCO has in-house capability for manufacturing both valves and pressure vessels and is a Certified FAA Repair Station – providing complete service to customers.

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SERVICE NOTIFICATION – TAVCO Manufactured Pressure Vessels and Valves

The purpose of this notification is to advise you of a new practice that TAVCO will be implementing immediately for all products designed and manufactured by TAVCO, that include a flight critical pressure vessel and/or valve as a component, whose failure or malfunction, may result in loss or serious damage to an aircraft and present unsafe conditions. This practice will apply to both new and overhauled products.

TAVCO NOW RECOMMENDS THAT ALL TAVCO-MANUFACTURED PRESSURE VESSELS AND/OR VALVES BE RETURNED TO TAVCO FOR INSPECTION, OVERHAUL OR REPLACEMENT EVERY THREE (3) YEARS.

Please note TAVCO is the OEM and the only authorized service center for TAVCO-manufactured products.

Platforms Affected

Platforms listed below are provided as a guide, however it is the responsibility of all operators utilizing TAVCO OEM designed and manufactured products to confirm part applicability directly with TAVCO.

Cessna 500/501/550/551
Cessna T-37
Beechjet 400/400A/400T/MU-300-10
Hawker 400 (MU-300-10)
Learjet 24D/E/F
Learjet 25B/C/D F
Learjet 31/A
Learjet 35 A
Learjet 36A
Learjet 60
Boeing McDonnell Douglas DC-8/DC-9
Boeing McDonnell Douglas DC-10/MD-10/MD-11/KC-10
Boeing McDonnell Douglas F-15
Boeing McDonnell Douglas F-18
Boeing E-3
Boeing/Northrop Grumman E-8
Boeing/Northrop Grumman E-2
Boeing KC-135
Bell/Boeing V-22

Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) AS-350B/B1/B2/BA/D
Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm BO-105C/S
MD Helicopters (Hughes) 369D/E/FF
MD Helicopters (Hughes) 500N
Northrop Grumman T-38
Textron/Avondale LCAC
Bristol (various)
Sikorsky S-76A/B/C
Sikorsky S-61A (SH-3A)/S-61D (SH-3D)/S-61R (CH-3E)
Sikorsky S-65 (CH-53)
Sikorsky UH/HH-60 (multiple variants)
Lockheed Martin Jetstar
Lockheed Martin F-16
Lockheed Martin F-22
Rockwell B-1
Lockheed Martin P-3
Lockheed Martin CP-140
Lockheed Martin C-130
Gulfstream (various)

Products

TAVCO manufactures a wide variety of bottles and valves used on various military and commercial applications. In addition to manufacturing, TAVCO has robust in-house capabilities such as machining, welding and coating. Common systems these products are on include: emergency door opening systems, blow-down bottles, emergency brake systems, emergency oxygen, and waveguide pressurization systems.

Pressure Vessels

TAVCO manufactures pressure vessels in a variety of shapes and sizes, including toroidal, spherical, and cylindrical shapes that range in size from a few inches to several feet long (about 6 – 1350 cubic inches in volume). Bottles are made of a variety of materials including 4130 steel and Inconel.

Valves

TAVCO manufactures a variety of valve types including, but not limited to charge valves, safety relief valves, shut-off valves, solenoid valves and regulating valves.

Systems

TAVCO manufactures complete systems including pressure vessels, valves and the accompanying hardware, manifolds and bracketry.

Part Numbers & Platform Listing

Part Number Description Platform
23111321 Pressure Vessel Cessna 500, 501, 550, 551
23111321-1 Pressure Vessel Beechjet 400, 400A, 400T, MU-300-10
23111353-1 Pressure Vessel S-76A, S-76B, S-76C
23111282 / 23111282-1 Pressure Vessel S-61A (SH-3A), S-61D (SH-3D), S-61R (CH-3E), CH-53, S-65
23711461 RESERVOIR ASSEMBLY P-3, H-60
2370017 / 2370017-1 Pressure Vessel and Fitting Assembly Learjet 24D, 24E, 24F, 25B, 25C, 25D, 25F, 31, 31A, 35, 35A, 36A
23700146 Reservoir Spherical Assy Learjet 24D, 24E, 24F, 25B, 25C, 25D, 25F, 31, 31A, 35, 35A, 36A
2911154-3 Wave Guide Pressurization System H-60, CP140
23700148 ACCUMULATOR, PNEUMATIC E-8
23111425 / 23111386 PNEUMATIC RELIEF Learjet
2370037 PRESSURE VESSEL E-3
23711965 PRESSURE VESSEL S-61A (SH-3A), S-61D (SH-3D), S-61V (VH-3A)
2381228 Valve Gulfstream
23111385 /23111384 Emergency Door Opening System KC-10, DC-10, MD-11
23111319-1 Valve E-6
23700110 PRESSURE VESSEL Gulfstream
2370039 PRESSURE VESSEL AS-350B, AS-350B1, AS-350B2, AS-350BA, AS-350D, BO-105C, BO-105S, 369D, 369E, 369FF, 500N
23711187 RECEIVER DC-8 AND DC-9
2171127 NAVY DAMPENER LANDING CRAFT AIR CUSHION (LCAC)
23711699-1 PRESSURE VESSEL DC-8 AND DC-9
23111431 BOTTLE Bristol
23111354 CYLINDER Various
23111108-1 RESERVOIR Lockheed Jetstar
238629 VALVE,SAFETY RELIEF T-38
23711958 PRESSURE VESSEL F-14
2371143 PRESSURE VESSEL T37
2370037 / 23711760 PRESSURE VESSEL F-16
2351212-2 VALVE F-16
228125 VALVE ASSY, FUEL DRAIN F-16, B-1, KC-135, F-17, F-18, F19, F-20, F-21, F-22, F-23
2381233 VALVE V-22
23111388 RESERVOIR, AIR BLEED CH-53
23942174 PNEUMATIC – RELIEF Learjet 60
SEE ‘P-3 & H-60’ TAB SEE ‘P-3 & H-60’ TAB P-3, H-60, UH-60, (all H-60 variants)
23711945 PRESSURE VESSEL E-2
237119841 BOTTLE C-130
23111282-2 PRESSURE VESSEL C-130, CH-53
235415 VALVE F-15, C-130
2344361-2 REGULATOR C-130
23711984-1 PRESSURE VESSEL C-130
2391243-27-1 PRESSURE RELIEF VALVES C-130
2391244-14-1 PRESSURE RELIEF VALVES C-130
2391244-6-4 PRESSURE RELIEF VALVES C-130
2391244-9-1 PRESSURE RELIEF VALVES C-130
2370013-1 PRESSURE VESSEL F-15
228125 VALVE ASSEMBLY,FUEL DRAIN B-1, KC-135, F-15
2344354-5 REGULATOR/RELIEF VALVE F-15
235415 VALVE F-15, C-130
60007164 POPPET F-15
5000445 BELLOW ASSY F-15
60016223 RETAINER F-15
6004492 GUIDE F-15
6002741 SCREW F-15
60005110 SEAT F-15,C-135
6008550 STEM F-15
6009810 INDICATOR F-15
60002443 SPRING F-15
500183-1 THREAD LOCK F-15
60015567-2 NAMEPLATE F-15

Careers

TAVCO is located in Chatsworth, California.  We manufacture military and commercial pressure vessels and valves for the US Government, the international free world government, commercial business jet and helicopter customers and prime contractors. TAVCO is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) on hundreds of airframe part numbers, utilizing our TAVCO engineer’s expertise to manufacture, design and test all products.

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20500 Prairie St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Tel: +1.818.882.5411

Fax: +1.818.998.8391

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