C&L Aerospace Signs Distributor Agreement with Essex Industries

The agreement covers the sale and distribution of aircraft smoke hoods.

BANGOR, Maine – C&L Aerospace, a C&L Aviation Group Company, has signed an agreement with Essex Industries to serve as a distributor for their smoke hoods, designed to go on all aircraft types. This new offering provides C&L customers with a smoke-hood option that is light weight, versatile, and runs on compressed oxygen which is easier to transport.

The FAA and EASA-approved Essex smoke hoods have a 10.5-year shelf life and come with an end-of-service indicator light in every unit. They can be shipped overnight air freight and contain oxygen cylinders as opposed to chemical oxygen generators. The Essex smoke hoods come with multiple stowage options making them practical for all aircraft types.

“We continue to add value for our customers by securing distributorships such as this one that provide our operators many cost-saving options for their aircraft maintenance requirements,” said Martin Cooper, Senior VP of Sales for C&L Aerospace.

In the last year, C&L has brought many new product lines to its customers with distributorship agreements with CSI, Garmin, Champion, Securaplane SLA Batteries, and others.


C&L Aviation Group is an industry leader in servicing, maintaining, and supporting operators in the corporate and regional aviation industry. In addition to aircraft and engine sales and leasing programs, C&L offers parts support, heavy maintenance, interior refurbishment, aircraft teardown, disassembly services, and aircraft management. C&L is headquartered in Bangor, Maine, with international offices in Australia and Europe.

Essex Industries is a family owned and operated company based in St. Louis, Missouri. The company manufactures thousands of Aircraft Components to meet demanding applications, such as hydraulic, pneumatic, fuel and anti-gravity valves, hydraulic pulsation dampeners and flame arrestors.  This expertise has made Essex a part of virtually every major military and commercial aerospace program since 1947.