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Why Are There so Few Women in Aviation?

An insightful article has recently appeared on the CNN website that looks into why there are so few women in the aviation industry. According to the Women in Aviation: A Workforce Report, women account for less than 10% of pilots, maintenance technicians and airline executives. From our point of view, it would be fantastic to see the…


What is a Pushback?

You may have heard the term “pushback” used in the world of aviation but what does it mean? We explain all… Pushback is an airport procedure that results in an aircraft being pushed backwards away from an airport gate by external power, which is usually provided by pushback tractors or aviation tugs. You may consider…


Aviation Shows 2020

2019 will soon be drawing to a close, so it is only right that we start looking ahead to the fantastic aviation shows that we will taking place in the UK throughout 2020. Take a look at some of the highlights that we are looking forward to below:   General Aviation Expo 2020: 25th April…


The World’s Largest Plane

Earlier in 2019, the world’s largest aircraft (as I write) took to the sky for the very first time when it traveled from the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California. Incredibly, the airplane has a greater wingspan than an American football field and it’s purpose is purely focused on launching rockets from the air,…


Facts You Need To Know Before Buying a Ground Power Unit

If you are looking to update and modernise your ground support equipment then you have come to the right place. However, when it comes to ground power units (GPUs), it is especially important that you know what is the right unit for the specific requirements of your aircraft, so take a look at these important facts…


How to Make Shadow Boards

One of the areas that Red Box Aviation specialises in is tool control, enabling you to manage and store your tools more effectively than ever before. After all, a world without lost tools is a place where we all want to be, right? A common question that we receive is whether shadow boarding and shadow…


Melchers appointed as exclusive distributor of Red Box International in China

Read the full press release by Melchers below: We are proud to announce our new partnership with Red Box International to become the exclusive distributor of their aviation product range in China. Through this partnership, the aviation business unit of Melchers will enlarge its product and service range, whiling significantly expanding Red Box’s reach in China….


6 Interesting Facts About Aviation

Aviation plays a huge part in today’s society both from a personal and commercial perspective, but how much do you know about the world of aviation? Take a look at some of our most interesting facts about aviation and, if you know the answer, give yourself a point. Let’s see who can get full marks!…


Goodwood Festival of Speed 2019

Earlier this month (July), the Red Box Tools team had the great pleasure of exhibiting once again at the Goodwood Festival of Speed which took place between the 4th-7th July 2019. As always, it was an incredible event packed full of fun, laughs and, of course, work (at least for us!) with over 200,000 people attending, and…


Red Box at Aero Friedrichshafen 2019

Last week, the Red Box International team return for their 12 year at Aero Friedrichshafen! The team had a great week at Aero Friedrichshafen 2019, despite the dreary weather! Although the weather took its toll on planes coming in to the show, it did not stop 30,000 visitors arriving by other means coming along and…