The Lifetime of an Aviation Hose

The functional lifetime of an aviation fueling hose is outlined by the parameters within ATA103 and EI1540. But both of these do not necessarily agree with each other 100%. EI 1540 specifies under section 7.2.10 notes that hose life is recommended to be 10 to 15 years. It also states that “In the absence of more specific company procedures, it …

Don’t get stiffed by your hose this winter!

Many of you may recall several times last winter how stiff and un-cooperating your fuelling hose was when trying to remove it from the hose reel with a -40 F wind chill blowing in your face! Maybe even delayed or missed fuelling’s since it may have been impossible to even get the hose off the reel! Well, it doesn’t have …

In the end, you do have a choice!

Typically in North America there is one style of hose end fittings normally utilized on aviation refuelling hoses which are the brass internally expanded scovil type fittings. These fittings are certified to each manufactures hose per EI 1529 First Article Testing as outlined in Section 7. Each fitting must be qualified to each different hose manufacture. There is no one …

Your hose is not all it’s cracked up to be?

Have you ever noticed a hose, that you recently installed, start to crack and separate at the seams? This is generally caused by Ozone/Ultra Violet light affecting the outer cover of the hose and can happen rather quickly to new hose or take more time over several years. Ozone is formed from dioxygen by the action of ultraviolet light and …

Haulin Hose, let’s weight the facts!

Anyone who thinks line technicians hauling hose in sweltering 100°F heat or frigid -30°F with a wind chill factor isn’t that tough might just want to think again! The bigger the hose the tougher the job! As hose size increases, so does the weight and energy required to move and hook up that hose! It will take its toll on …

Simply the BEST!

Simply the best is what customers have been telling us!  Since PEAR Hose introduced the ContiTech AEROPAL Aviation Fueling Hose to the United States market, we have been hearing from so many customers that it is just the best hose they have used.  PEAR Hose manufactures aviation hose assemblies in our Darby Montana facility to EI 1529 and MIL-DTL-6615F standards …