Phoenix Controls – Joined Tactair in 1989
Phoenix Controls was a designer and manufacturer of hydraulic and pneumatic controls for the aerospace and defense industries. Located in Phoenix, AZ, their main product lines included Servo-Actuation components, Pneumatic Valves, and Electronic Controls. Phoenix had a diverse customer base which included Beech Aircraft, Bell Aerospace, General Dynamics, and the Shell Oil Company. Key programs included the B-52 Bomber, F-111, and the CH-46 Sea Knight.
Phoenix Controls has a long history in the aerospace industry. As part of Beckett Aviation in the 1970’s, Phoenix Controls became a division of CSX Beckett Aviation in 1978 with the sale of Beckett Aviation to the CSX Corporation. Subsequently, Phoenix Controls was sold to Aero Services International, Inc. in 1985.
The long history of Phoenix Controls was finalized in 1989 when it was consolidated within Tactair in Liverpool, NY.