has served the Aerospace and Automotive Racing industries
since 1982 through distribution and manufacturing of
high quality, traceable aerospace fasteners. We specialize
in ¼-Turn Panel and Cowling fasteners, specifically
in 303 stainless and our unique lightweight, high strength
Skytanium® materials. Distribution includes a vast
selection of AN-MS-NAS aerospace fasteners and panel
fasteners common to all general and commercial aviation
airframes from single engine to corporate jet aircraft.
1993, Skybolt developed high tech manufacturing processes
to produce innovative ¼-turn fasteners. Developments
in the racing markets presented opportunities to design
higher quality, higher strength lightweight fasteners.
Skybolt achieved three (3) US Patents on adjustable
designs that allow one fastener length to adjust to
any panel thickness. We quickly introduced these designs
into the FAA approval process for use on certified aircraft.
We have gone on to add (2) additional patent applications
for adjustable CLoc® Fasteners and an innovative
new CLoc® “Flare” receptacle.
identified every weak point in every fastener design
and capitalized on better designs. Skybolt became the
leading source for all variations of cowling fasteners
common to commercial aircraft. To further develop our
“kit” concept, and to create better controls
on quality, we began manufacturing industry standard
cowling fasteners in-house.
Skybolt could now enhance quality, strength, and luster
finish. We were free to innovate and innovate we did.
The new Skytanium® alloys, developed by Skybolt,
decreased weight by 40% to 50% while increasing strength!
Skytanium® ¼-Turn fastener and derivatives
can eliminate serious pounds from helicopters, UAVs,
existing commercial airliners, and be the perfect answer
to the Boeing 787 and Airbus 380 programs.
has researched every model and serial number of just
about every aircraft constructed since the 1940s to
develop specific stainless panel fastener kits for access
panels and engine cowlings. The Skybolt Cowling Kits
became our feature product line from the mid 1980s to
date. Although parts manuals describe general fastener
usage, our research relies on exhaustive hands-on experience.
This experience gained us information on production
engine cowlings as well as the fasteners associated
with the cowlings.
CLoc® ¼ Turn Fastener line is compatible
with all Camloc® designs. The CLoc® fastener
is manufactured under TSO-C148 approvals in 303 stainless
steel and Skytanium®. Skybolt also holds several
STCs to convert troublesome cowling fasteners to our
superior CLoc® design. To enhance this preferred
design, the patented SK213, SK215, and SK245 locking
receptacles, allow one stud length to fit any panel
thickness. The Skybolt CLoc® Skytanium® product
line is rapidly becoming the preferred fastener to most
top NASCAR teams and is a featured fastener on the Airbus
Skybolt ZLoc® ¼ Turn Fastener line
is compatible with industry standard Dzus®‘S’
Spring retained panel fasteners.
The ZLoc® product has many innovative design features
to improve strength, luster, anti-slip slot design,
and weight. The Skytanium® version of our ZLoc®
reduces weight by 40% while maintaining the strength
rating of higher quality steel parts.
now markets a complete line of ALoc® stainless
cowling fasteners common to many Beech aircraft.
holds many new design innovations in various stages
of development. As we explore the many opportunities
Land Based Defense Vehicles, we find the need for fastening
excessively thick panels to blind panels capable of
high energy loads. Skybolt has begun production on new
designs to solve this requirement with simple, inexpensive
2005, Skybolt achieved a major endorsement by a prime
contractor on the A380 Airbus. By resolving a design
issue with prototypes delivered the same day, Skybolt
was able to gain a foothold in the large aircraft-manufacturing
world introducing our lightweight Skytanium® products.
The right design delivered at the right time has advanced
Skybolt to an exciting new level of business.
Located at the Leesburg Regional Airport, Leesburg,
Florida, Skybolt is housed in a beautiful 20,000 square
foot facility that includes office and distribution,
fastener production, along with aircraft hangar maintenance
and modifications. Skybolt is a very hands on organization
for all of our products and innovations.