Adams Rite Aerospace




Adams Rite Aerospace (ARA) designs and manufactures a wide variety of custom-engineered components and systems for the aerospace industry. In 1896, ARA started with a single mission – produce the highest quality commercial and residential ornate metal fixtures. This meant breaking new ground in design and manufacturing in order to make the products more precise, durable and aesthetically pleasing.

Starting in 1935 with latches for the Douglas DC-3, ARA began setting the standard for a complete range of innovative aircraft hardware. From the initial design of each product, through qualification, certification, manufacturing and support, our customers always receive the finest solutions available.

In order to design and support such a diverse set of products, ARA employs state of the art technology and has a talented team of highly skilled mechanical and electrical engineers dedicated to providing their customers with innovative solutions.


Cockpit Door Locking Systems
Cockpit Door Modules

Sliding Passenger Door Latch Systems
Cargo Compartment Latches

Control Grips & Yokes
Flap & Spoiler Controls
Throttle Quadrants
Speed Breaks