If you’re part of the aviation industry, you understand the importance of military propellant actuated devices (PAD) and cartridge actuated devices (CAD) like fire extinguishers, initiators and extraction parachutes. Whether you fly a commercial plane, a military aircraft or a private jet, you must have the proper provisions to keep your crew members and passengers safe onboard.

AETC is your destination for high-quality pyrotechnic and explosive devices that set the standard for quality and safety. We have been Texas’ go-to aerospace supplier for over 40 years, delivering tailored solutions with some of the fastest lead times in the market.


Our commercial clients provide air transportation through public airlines, flying passengers and cargo both nationally and globally. Commercial aviation is part of the civil aviation industry, which involves nonmilitary flight operations through the use of planes and helicopters. These flights include scheduled and nonscheduled airline services as well as general aviation.

We provide commercial customers with many essential aircraft devices and components, the most widespread being initiators, detonators and fire extinguisher cartridges.

Commercial Platforms

Some of the many commercial clients we serve include the following:

  • Airbus
  • Boeing
  • Lockheed
  • McDonnell Douglas
  • Embraer
  • SuperPuma AS 332
  • Beechcraft
  • Fokker
  • Bell Helicopters
  • Cessna
  • Learjet
  • Gulfstream
  • Sabreliner business jets
  • Aerospatiale
  • Bombardier Inc.
  • Canadair
  • DeHavilland
  • Dassault Falcon
  • Sikorsky


The military aviation industry uses aircraft for defensive and offensive applications, including transporting cargo and engaging in aerial warfare. Our clientele uses many types of military aircraft, including combat aircraft designed to facilitate attacks on enemy equipment and noncombat aircraft used to move weapons between locations. Some equipment adapted for military use include fighters, transports, bombers, trainer aircraft and reconnaissance aircraft.

At AETC, we manufacture numerous aerospace devices that military personnel and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) trust. We develop military CAD and PAD like initiators, squibs, detonators, extraction parachute cartridges and military jet fire extinguishers.

Air Force Platforms

Our products are suitable for countless military aircraft:

  • A-10
  • B-1B
  • B-57
  • C-5A
  • C-17
  • C-47
  • C-121
  • C-123
  • C-130
  • C-131
  • C-135
  • C-137
  • C-141
  • CH-3
  • E3A
  • F-15
  • F-111
  • H-3
  • H-60
  • HH-53
  • HH-60A
  • KC-135
  • OV-10
  • T-29
  • T-39
  • UH-1
  • UH-1N

Navy Platforms

We also provide products for navy aircraft:

  • A-6E
  • EA-6B
  • F-18
  • V-22
  • MV-22


Like commercial aviation, the private aviation industry also facilitates passengers’ movement from one place to another. However, these clients transport smaller groups of people in private aircraft, such as very-important-person (VIP) airliners and business jets. Private jets are usually smaller than commercial planes and offer better comfort, convenience and privacy. These aircraft often transport prominent passengers like public bodies, government officials and armed forces officers.

We serve our private clients with aerospace products like fire extinguisher cartridges, detonators and initiators that deliver extra safety to private jets. You can also get in touch with our team to discuss creating custom pyrotechnic devices for your aircraft.


We strive to deliver the highest quality products paired with exceptional service for every client we meet. Hear from some of our valued customers:

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Purchase Cartridge and Propellant Actuated Devices at AETC Today

If you’re looking for reliable and experienced aerospace suppliers in Texas, AETC is here to fulfill your needs. We value our military, commercial and private aviation customers, providing them with unbeatable quality and exceptional customer service.

Contact us to learn more today!