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Essex Electronics manufactured Electronic Keypads have FAA and JAA approval for new Aircraft Cockpit Door Locking Systems to meet new Cockpit Security requirements.  

January 2, 2003 (Updated September 1, 2012)

Northwest Aerospace Technologies (NAT) and Essex Electronics Inc., have entered into an exclusive development, marketing and distribution agreement covering all Essex products for aircraft applications.  This agreement appoints Essex to manufacture the Keypad component of an FAA/JAA certified cockpit door locking/control system. 

Utilizing Essex piezoelectric Billion Cycle Switch Technology™,  over 7,500 keypads have been manufactured and installed on commercial aircraft fleets around the world.  These Keypads, along with NAT's Rapid Decompression Sensing System,  comply with the new FAA/JAA cockpit door security requirements.  In addition, the Essex Keypad has been installed on Cabin and Flight Crew Rest Compartments located in the cargo compartment on long-range aircraft.

For more information on cockpit door locking systems or other secured access applications, please contact Northwest Aerospace Technologies at 425-257-2044 or call Essex at 1-800-KEYLESS (1-800-539-5377).   

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