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Precision Matters

Sargent Aerospace & Defense meets the complex, high-performance requirements of our customers by working within well-defined OEM and after-market specialty areas that directly contribute to the safe operation of countless commercial and military aircraft and rotor-craft, submarines and land-based vehicles.



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About Us

PRECISION THAT GOES THE DISTANCE

Founded in 1920, Sargent Aerospace & Defense is a premier global supplier of precision-engineered customized components as well as flight-critical aftermarket aviation services. Leveraging 90 years of expertise, Sargent directly contributes to the safe operation of countless commercial and military aircraft and rotorcraft, submarines and land-based vehicles. Sargent’s continuing investment in people, assets, technology and process quality ensures excellence and is integral to the company’s commitment to customers and their end-users


Today, Sargent performs critical functions on a variety of commercial and military aircraft, submarines and land-based vehicles in operation worldwide, and our customer base includes some of the best-known names in aerospace and defense for both the OEM and MRO marketplaces.


With five facilities located throughout North America, including a manufacturing facility in Mexico, as well as an engineering design support center in India, and a customer service office in Singapore, Sargent Aerospace & Defense operates on a truly global scale.


PRECISION FROM THE VERY BEGINNING

Over the last 90+ years, from the B-25 bomber in WW II to the first US Navy nuclear submarine to frontline combat vehicles to nearly every commercial airplane flying today, Sargent Aerospace & Defense has evolved into a premier global supplier of precision-engineered components and aftermarket services.


Through tireless commitment and dedication, we continue to support the commercial aerospace and military defense markets by delivering exactly what our customers need, when they need it, anywhere in the world. It has been a long journey that continues with precision to exceed expectations.


Founder

Sumner Benedict Sargent

In 1920, Sumner Benedict Sargent founded the Sargent Engineering Company. He obtained a patent on a specialty tool for the oil tool industry. His belief in the product and its potential led Sumner to sell the patent in order to raise the capital to start the company.

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Careers

PRECISION TO FIND THE FUTURE YOU SEEK

We're always looking for hard-working, dedicated people to join the Sargent Aerospace & Defense team. As a member of our team, you will find compelling and challenging projects, an expanding list of well-known, respected customers, opportunities for advancement, and our commitment to your personal and professional growth.


As a premier global supplier of precision-engineered components and after-market services, Sargent Aerospace & Defense supports and encourages a work-life balance, and promotes a level of collaboration and camaraderie that inspires staff contributions to clients, each other, the company and its communities.



EOE/M/W/Vet/Disability

It is the policy of Sargent Aerospace & Defense to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals in all aspects of the employment process. If you require a reasonable accommodation in the application and/or hiring process, please contact the HR Department 520.744.1000.


Benefits For Your Success

Sargent Aerospace & Defense believes your benefits represent an important part of your overall compensation. We are proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package to our employees and their eligible dependents. In addition to protecting our employee's and their family's health and well being, we offer important income and work/life benefits to meet their needs. Our web site provides a general overview of the health care, income protection, investment/retirement, and work/life benefits as well as some of the extras available to eligible Dover employees. We encourage you to become familiar with what our benefits have to offer. For more information regarding benefits, click on the corresponding link below:



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Media / News

PRECISION THAT MAKES NEWS

On April 24th, 2015, Sargent Aerospace and Defense was officially acquired by RBC Bearings Inc. (Nasdaq: ROLL) RBC Bearings is a leading international manufacturer of highly engineered precision bearings and components for the industrial, defense, and aerospace industries. RBC Bearings brings additional product offerings and specialized knowledge that will add to Sargent’s ability to serve our customers. Please take a moment to visit the RBC Bearings website at www.rbcbearings.com.


Visit this section to keep yourself updated with new information from Sargent as it occurs. Our staff is available to provide answers for any questions regarding this material you may have. To contact Sargent Aerospace & Defense, refer to the contacts area of our media room or send a message by email.


Press Releases

F-35 Cockpit Demonstrator Event at Sargent Aerospace & Defense TUCSON, Ariz., August 5, 2014

  The team executed a successful cockpit demonstration event on August 5 at Sargent Aerospace & Defense, an F-35 supplier in Tucson, Arizona, where we welcomed Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ-8), Rep. Ron Barber (D-AZ-2), and staff from the offices of Gov. Brewer, Sen. McCain, Sen. Flake, Rep. Kirkpatrick, and Rep. Gosar. Other noteworthy attendees included:



The event generated media coverage by each of the four television outlets, reaching more than 260,000 viewers.


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Thank you for your interest in Sargent Aerospace & Defense. We are committed to providing you with the best customer service experience possible, and we invite you to choose the contact method that fits your needs precisely.


General Inquiries

For general inquiries, please use our online inquiry form or contact Sargent Aerospace & Defense Headquarters.


Customer Support

Sargent Aerospace & Defense has a team of experts who are ready to assist you. Plus, our service professionals can answer specific questions you may have regarding our products and services.


Mailing Adress
5675 West Burlingame Road
Tucson, Arizona 85743

Email Address: info@sargentaerospace.com

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Engineered Products


PRECISION COMPONENTS FOR UNIQUE CHALLENGES

Precision is as much a driving force for Sargent Aerospace & Defense as it is for our customers. We are a company of responsive, highly motivated professionals whose level of expertise and know-how is helping customers around the world.


Building on our 90+ years of success and innovation, Sargent provides engineered products of superior engineering and advanced technologies for commercial, military and defense platforms, including aircraft, rotorcraft, submarines and land vehicles. What’s more, our aerospace experience is unmatched with the broadest range of actuation and control technologies available on the market.


For both aerospace and defense customers, we are a trusted partner relied upon for our leadership and capabilities in the design, development and manufacture of high quality, precision-engineered components and essential aftermarket services.


AfterMarket

Precision In Products

At Sargent Aerospace & Defense our commitment to quality enables us to produce precision-engineered components and deliver exactly what our customers need.


HYDRAULICS

Sargent combines engineering prowess with skilled manufacturing and conscientious customer service. That’s why we’re a key supplier of hydraulic components on many commercial and military aircraft, as well as US Navy nuclear-class submarines.


Sargent Aerospace & Defense is a leader in the design and development of hydraulic locking actuators. Utilization of the Tog-Lock, dog lock, and ramp lock mechanical lock mechanisms are recognized as the most innovative and reliable methods to provide actuation position locks.


Sargent has designed, developed and manufactured hydraulic actuators for both commercial and military applications since the 1940s. Through innovative design, precise and efficient manufacturing and exemplary customer support, Sargent pursues its goal of being the leading fluid power controls supplier in the industry.


Sargent Aerospace & Defense is also an industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of a broad range of high quality, precision-engineered, low leakage control valves.

Drawing upon experience and proven applications to create unique designs, we are able to meet our customers' most stringent requirements. Sargent has a wealth of experience in the following areas:


Manual Controls
Electrohydraulic Servocontrols
Steering and Brake Metering Valves
Dampers
Pressure Compensated Control Valves
Hydraulic Directional Control Valves
Variable Restrictors
Check Valves
Relief Valves
Ball Valves to 20,000 psi
Pressure Regulators
Manifolds
Proportional Valves

Specializing in tight tolerance matched set componentry and the proprietary quiet control technology, Sargent is able to provide solutions for the most difficult aerospace and military applications. These technologies have yielded silent, high reliability, long life valves for the US Navy submarine fleet, commercial and military aircraft and rotorcraft. This technology offers additional advantages including extended system life and elimination of cavitation.



SPECIALTY FASTENERS

Sargent produces Sonic fasteners, specialty bolts, fuse pins and close-tolerance machined products for commercial and military aircraft. We specialize in hot-forged, high strength threaded products manufactured from both standard and exotic materials.


Fuse Pins: Designed to mechanically shear in flight critical modes, ensuring structural maintenance.
Specials: Specific design for a particular assembly; specific life or load limitations based on fatigue, stress, tensile or loads.
Pawl Bolts: Designed with Pawl locking device to ensure retention of nut and maintain integrity of the structure.
Torque Bolts: Designed to torque off at prescribed load, eliminating the need for torque wrenches.
Hinge Pins: Designed with proprietary applied coatings (Tungsten Carbide) over lightweight Titanium substrate when wear resistance & weight are factors.
Round Bar: Specialized machining of most products from round bar using the most advanced precision equipment and engineering software.
Standards: Full line of BAC, NAS, MS, AS, STSBG and Sonic S$ designs.



SPECIALTY BEARINGS

Sargent Aerospace & Defense is the market leader in the design and manufacture of Teflon®-lined and metal-to-metal monoball and sliding element bearings for military and commercial aircraft and rotorcraft. Our cost-sensitive, high performing solutions are trusted for the most critical applications, such as landing gears.


Comprehensive Service For customers needing top quality, Sargent provides comprehensive service including:


Advanced Affordable Technology
Experienced Applications Engineers
Unique Manufacturing Capability
Complete Qualification Test Facility
Total Quality Management
Dedicated Refurbishment Facility

With over 50 years of experience in developing application solutions, Sargent has the skills and resources to meet customers' requirements on time, the first time, every time. Innovative Liner System Sargent is known for the quality and durability of its self-lubricating liner system. The division is recognized as the technical leader and innovator because of the performance standards reached by the Kahr-Lon® liner system.Each design has quality built in from the start. Stress analysis, finite element modeling and fully implemented computer-aided design and manufacture capabilities are complemented by a complete in-house machining and assembly and test facility.



SEALS, RINGS & ALIGNMENT JOINTS

Sargent Aerospace & Defense designs and manufactures pneumatic sealing devices, piston rings and alignment joints for aerospace and nuclear power applications. You will also find our high quality, precision-engineered products on aero engines, environmental control systems, airframe structures and engine accessory components of commercial and military aircraft.


Our dedicated prototype manufacturing and testing facilities, coupled with a commitment to continual improvement and excellence in customer service offers our customers value added products and innovative sealing solutions.


In addition to providing parts for current applications, we have a highly trained engineering staff to address new problems and find the best possible sealing solution for your needs. Our engineering staff has at its disposal the facilities, expertise and equipment necessary to ensure that your projects are handled effectively and efficiently. Once design and materials are determined, Sargent's prototype shop can quickly produce test hardware.


HOT SECTION MACHINED COMPONENTS

Sargent manufactures precision parts and components for the aerospace engine market, as well as structural airframe and landing gear components. We are also specialized in the machining and assembly of complex metallic components for aerospace applications. With decades of expertise in our field of activity – and diversified by our affiliation with other companies of the same industry – we are able to deliver to our customers an integrated product, anywhere in the world.

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Aftermarket Services

Sargent Aerospace & Defense is a leading provider of aftermarket and MRO services worldwide. We offer a broad range of services and competencies to help our commercial and military aviation customers increase fleet readiness, reduce total cost of ownership and maximize reliability and performance over the life cycle.


Unlike other MRO providers, Sargent is able to customize every service contract for greatest value. From our component shops to our Sargent-maintained inventory, we offer the flexibility needed to address specific aftermarket requirements, leverage our strength as a trusted OEM, and support third-party equipment as well.


Our unbeatable combination of MRO services, on-site inventory and asset management solutions enables Sargent to meet challenging schedules around the world, around the clock, 7 days a week while maximizing the cost benefits of a single-source provider.


Precision To Strengthen MRO Capabilities

Through our modern facilities certified by US, European and Chinese aviation authorities, Sargent is able to repair more than 28,000 components annually.


Meeting Today’s Growing Need

AfterMarket

New Product Introduction Process



Precision To Keep Inventory At Hand Worldwide

Time is money, and Sargent is ready to fill parts sales and rotable exchange needs around the world 24/7 with quick quotes, flat rates and reliable delivery.



Rotable Exchanges And Parts Sales


Case Studies

Every Sargent customer is unique. Some quantify the benefits of working with us in terms of cost and value, while others focus on the knowledge and experience of our people. Some look at the way we leverage resources to solve problems, while others focus on the quality of our processes. But all of our customers appreciate the full range of our capabilities in solving their unique challenges.


Designing In Long Term Reliability and Fuel Efficiencies with Airtomic Ducting Solutions

Sargent Aerospace & Defense is changing the model in the application of ducting technology by working with suppliers and manufacturers from the ground up. The company’s goal is to multiply the benefits already being realized by its Airtomic alignment joints, angulation joints and energizing seals, through the replacement of existing bellows, joints and couplings that are based on technology that hasn’t been significantly updated for 50 years.


Download Case Study: Designing In Long Term Reliability and Fuel Efficiencies with Airtomic Ducting Solutions




Component Shops Operate with Precision


Sargent Aerospace & Defense provides extensive repair, sales and inventory capabilities for our precision components.


Sargent's Aftermarket Services is an ISO 9001:2000 accredited, FAA repair station dedicated to component repair, sales, and inventory management. Our 150,000 square ft. facility consists of component repair shops that maintain 39,000 line items and over 15,000 repairs yearly. Our extensive repair capabilities include hydraulic, mechanical, pneumatic, electro-mechanical, instrument, CSD, fuel, avionic, and rewind products. Beyond overhauls, we offer sales, leases packages, inventory management, and by-the-hour support programs.


We have over 60,000 square feet of warehouse dedicated to our comprehensive inventory of rotable, expendable, engine, and airframe components. The combination of repair services and on-site inventory enables Sargent's Aftermarket Services to meet your challenging schedule worldwide. Our singular focus is on supporting customer needs. From airline customers to OEMs, brokerage firms and government agencies, every aspect of our customer’s maintenance needs can be fulfilled.


Unlike other MRO providers, we have the ability to customize every service contract for your greatest value. We make the extra effort and make certain we do what it takes to satisfy our clients.


CSD / FUEL SHOP

Sargent's Aftermarket Services' CSD/ fuel shop is comprised of a highly experienced and knowledgeable team of technicians. Our many years of experience set us apart from the competition. Technicians have manufacturer training, are cross-trained on all product lines, and participate in AMT award programs.


CSD Body

ELECTRICAL SHOP

Our electrical shop combines state of the art test equipment with the talent and innovation of some of the most experienced technicians in the industry. The three main areas covered within this shop include avionics, electronic accessories and electromechanical components.


HYDRAULIC SHOP

Sargent's Aftermarket Services operates one of the industry’s premier hydraulic shops. Our technical skill, customer support programs, test capabilities and equipment are highly regarded among airline customers.


INSTRUMENT SHOP

Our instrument and gyro shops have earned an excellent reputation over 20 years of repairing items such as flight directors, oil pressure gauges, RMI’s, position instruments, altimeters, airspeed indicators, and gyroscopes.


PNEUMATIC SHOP

Since its inception, Sargent's Aftermarket Services' pneumatic shop has strived to exceed customer and industry requirements. Our capabilities include all pneumatic components found within both narrow-body and wide body aircraft pneumatic systems. The shop is divided into three main areas: starters, valves, and air cycle machines. We service these components for the Boeing family of aircraft as well as Airbus, and Douglas.


WHEEL / BRAKE SHOP

In April 2003, Sargent's Aftermarket Services unveiled its newest repair division, which consists of a complete service, wheel and brake shop. We offer repair and overhaul capabilities for the six-major wheel and brake manufacturers including: BFG, Allied-Signal, ABS, Dunlop, Cleveland and Beech Craft. Our mechanics specialize in commercial, regional, corporate and military wheel and brake components.


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What People Are Saying...

With the men and women here at Sargent supplying critical components, and Luke Air Force Base serving as a pilot training center for the F-35A, Arizonans have made irreplaceable contributions to the world’s only multi-role 5th Generation aircraft. Rep. Trent Franks
The components being produced here in Tucson are contributing to the future of our defense arsenal by supporting the next generation fighter jet – the F-35. I’m proud to join the dedicated men and women of Sargent today as they celebrate their contributions to this next-generation program. Rep. Ron Barber
We’re pleased to be able to demonstrate the capabilities of the F-35 Lightning II at Sargent Aerospace & Defense. With 20 supplier locations in Arizona, the F35 program currently supports more than $227 million in economic impact across the state, including more than 1,800 direct and indirect jobs. Eric Van Camp, director, F-35 Business Development for Lockheed Martin