Adams Rite Aerospace
Superior Aerospace Products Since 1935
Starting in 1936 with latches for the Douglas DC-3, Adams Rite Aerospace, Inc. (ARA) began setting the standard for a complete range of innovative aircraft hardware. (ARA) designs and manufactures a wide variety of custom-engineered components and systems for use on commercial jet transports, regional jets, business jets and military aircraft. The group’s primary products are cockpit security systems specialized interior locks and latches, electro-mechanical controls, fluid controls, water faucets and systems, and oxygen products. From the initial design of each product, through qualification, certification, manufacturing and support, our customers always receive the finest solutions available, including rapid prototyping and customer engineered solution development.
Adams Rite Aerospace, Inc., formerly known as Rite Hardware Manufacturing Company, was founded in 1896 and changed its name to Adams Rite Aerospace, Inc. in 1993. The company was acquired by the Transdigm Group in 1999 and is based in Fullerton, California.