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Champion Boasts In-House Production of Highest Quality Products


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Champion Aerospace is a very reputable company within the aviation industry when it comes to engine exciters, leads, and igniters. The Champion brand is also very well known for piston engine spark plugs, filters, and harnesses in addition to its power converters. Champion Aerospace is a US-based company headquartered in Liberty, South Carolina, which is where virtually all of their components and products are manufactured. The facility utilizes very modern research and development labs and testing facilities and makes use of its engineering capabilities and state-of-the-art manufacturing operations in order to develop breakthrough technology for its products. Such technology that has been patented includes the likes of its Series 21 igniters, PPT-Powered exciters, and high-performance spark plugs. The use of advanced computerized systems also enable control of the entire manufacturing operation, which is all done in-house. Champion’s in-house innovation and technological advancements have been a benchmark for these types of products and have helped to extend component life while further reducing the maintenance required. Champion Aerospace is a company that traces its beginnings back to the early 1900’s, when Wilbur and Orville Wright powered their first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Shortly thereafter, Champion Spark Plug Co. was formed, thus introducing automotive spark plugs for automobile engines and small aircraft. These plugs were used in training planes during World War I. Then, in the 1920s and 1930s, Champion began producing spark plugs designed specifically for the aviation industry only. In fact, they pioneered the C-26 spark plugs. By the 1940s, they were producing 500,000 spark plugs annually, which dramatically increased to over 24 million spark plugs produced annually by the 1960s. They were a major supplier of aircraft spark plugs to the Allies during World War II, accounting for 78 million plugs in total. In the most recent decades, Champion has just completed its $10 million expansion of its Liberty, South Carolina facility. It has also subsequently became a primary supplier to Rolls Royce and SNECMA, very large well-known companies within the industry. Current Champion products include variations of parts that span the following categories:
  • Spark plugs
  • Oil filters
  • Harnesses
  • Slick magnetos
  • Exciters
  • Igniters
  • Ignition leads
  • Ignition systems
  • Power supply units
  • Champion tools
ASAP Semiconductor is a leading distributor of Champion Aerospace parts, specifically igniters, engine exciters, and spark plugs.

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