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Posted on January 09, 2020

What It Means To Be ITAR Compliant

What is ITAR?

Throughout the past few years, Brennan has earned many certifications and accreditations—one of these being ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations). All manufacturers, exporters, and brokers of defense articles, services, and data must be ITAR compliant. For Brennan, being ITAR compliant has allowed us to expand our product line and customer base. It requires processes that control the manufacturing, sale, and distribution of defense and space-related articles and provides protection over product, blueprints, and our domestic manufacturing facility.

Posted on December 19, 2019

Crucial Components to Aerospace & Defense Market Entry

In April of 2017, Brennan Industries took the first step in entering the Aerospace market and became AS9100C and NADCAP certified meaning our fittings became approved for civilian aerospace applications. Approximately one year later, in June of 2018, we became ITAR compliant which expanded our product line and customer base requiring regulations that control the manufacturing, sale, and distribution of defense and space-related articles. Entering these new markets expands our capabilities and allows us to be a contender in a continually growing and developing industry. 

Posted on May 16, 2018

Diane Swencki Joins Brennan As National Aerospace/Manufacturing Product Manager

We’re excited to welcome new National Aerospace/Manufacturing Product Manager, Diane Swencki, to our team at Brennan. She will be working out of Brennan’s manufacturing facility in Euclid, Ohio.

Posted on November 30, 2017

Flared vs Flareless Fittings in the Aerospace Industry

Both flared and flareless fittings are commonly used in the aerospace industry, depending on the application. The AN (Army-Navy) military standard calls for tighter tolerances and defines all fitting types, where the JIC uses AN specifications as the base line for their own standards and covers fewer sizes. 

Posted on November 28, 2017

O-Ring Boss Fittings in the Aerospace Industry

In the aerospace industry,  O-rings are very popular among equipment designers because of their leak-tight connections, typically using a 90 durometer, Buna-N (Nitrile) O-ring. There are two primary types of O-ring boss fittings:

Posted on November 02, 2017

Six Types of Commonly Used Aerospace Fittings

Fitting Types

In the aerospace industry,  sections of tubing are usually attached with flared or flareless (compression type) fittings, unlike steel pipe. The SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) establishes the requirements for fittings that are used in all types of fluid systems. 

Posted on October 03, 2017

Here's Why You Should be Using Aerospace Quality Fittings

Manufacturers of fluid system fittings for the Aviation, Space, and Defense industries must meet very stringent requirements. 

This includes the production of specialty fittings and machined parts.  Aerospace Standard (AS) AS7112, in accordance with SAE AS7003, establishes the requirements for manufacturers of fluid system components to be accredited by Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program). 

Posted on April 17, 2017

Things are Taking Off!



If you or your customers use fittings in aerospace applications, then you know you're limited to only those manufacturers meeting stringent quality requirements and certifications. We are excited to announce you have a new choice - Brennan!