Aircraft Preservation Solutions

Our innovative products for Aircraft Preservation are designed to eliminate the effects of the storage environment and help the airlines to readily return the stored aircraft to operational status.

Aircraft Preservation Solutions: Simplifying Aircraft Maintenance

Discover our range of unique aircraft preservation products that offer a simple and cost-effective solution for maintaining aircraft during periods of parking or required maintenance. Our innovative solutions streamline the process of returning the aircraft to service efficiently.

Types of Solutions


Introducing FLASHPLUG® AIR, the latest innovation in our FLASHPLUG® product line. Designed specifically for engine intake and exhaust protection, FLASHPLUG® AIR offers a range of benefits that ensure optimal performance and ease of use. Here’s why it’s the preferred choice for engine protection:


  • Quick and Easy Installation: With FLASHPLUG® AIR, installation is a breeze. A single mechanic can effortlessly install it on the wing in under five minutes. Using either the manual inflation pump or a nitrogen tank with the included Schrader valve adaptor, the plug is inflated to take the shape of the engine inlet. It is then manoeuvred into place and further inflated until it fits snugly. Enjoy a hassle-free installation process that saves valuable time and resources.
  • Superior Safety and Simplicity: Compared to other engine intake and exhaust protection methods like fabric-covered foam plugs or metal frame constructions, FLASHPLUG® AIR offers a safer and more straightforward solution. Its design ensures effective engine protection without the risk of damage to lipskin and paintwork. Experience peace of mind knowing your engine is shielded with a reliable and efficient solution.
  • Optimal Humidity Control: FLASHPLUG® AIR goes beyond standard engine protection by regulating relative humidity levels. It can keep an engine’s relative humidity under 50%, mitigating potential moisture-related issues. Maintain optimal engine performance and prevent moisture damage with this advanced feature.
  • Convenient Storage and Handling: With its easy-to-store and handle design, FLASHPLUG® AIR offers convenience and flexibility. The compact size and lightweight construction make it effortless to transport and store, ensuring readiness for any engine protection needs.


FLASHPLUG® AIR jet engine cover
FLASHPLUG® AIR eliminates the risk of corrosion due to trapped moisture — a concern that is increased when storing aircraft for extended periods of time.

Aircraft Landing Gear Covers: Protection For Your Valuable Equipment

At J.B.Roche, we offer top-of-the-line Aircraft Landing Gear Covers designed to provide the ultimate protection for your valuable equipment. Our covers are crafted from a combination of durable yet lightweight fabric, ensuring exceptional defence against harmful UV rays and the elements. With easy installation and removal, these covers are an essential accessory for every aircraft owner.

Key Features of our Aircraft Landing Gear Covers:


  • Custom-Fit Design: Our Landing Gear Covers are meticulously tailored to fit both the nose and main landing gears of various aircraft models. Experience a perfect fit that guarantees comprehensive coverage and optimal protection for your specific aircraft.
  • Quick and Hassle-Free Installation: We understand the importance of efficiency in aircraft maintenance. Our Landing Gear Covers are designed for quick and hassle-free installation and removal. Spend less time on complex procedures and more time on what truly matters.
  • Heavy-Duty yet Lightweight Fabric: Engineered with a perfect balance of heavy-duty and lightweight fabric, our covers deliver the best of both worlds. Enjoy maximum durability without unnecessary added weight, ensuring convenience and ease of use.


Nose Landing Gear Cover
Protect your aircraft's landing gear from UV and harsh weather conditions with our easy-to-install, heavy-duty covers, designed for a variety of aircraft models

FLASHPLUG® LITE Exhaust Blanks Set: On-Wing Engine Preservation Made Easy

Ensure the preservation of your engines during parking or storage with our innovative FLASHPLUG® LITE Exhaust Blanks Set. Specifically designed for on-wing engine protection, these kits* (each FLASHPLUG® Kit includes two engine sets) are available for a wide range of aircraft models.

Key Features of FLASHPLUG® LITE Exhaust Blanks Set:


  • Efficient Installation: Save time and resources with our FLASHPLUG® LITE Exhaust Blanks Set. With an installation time of just 8 minutes, a single mechanic can easily secure the engine preservation process, allowing for faster turnaround times.
  • Cost-Effective Solution: Our FLASHPLUG® LITE Exhaust Blanks Set offers a low-cost alternative to traditional film and tape options. Experience reliable engine preservation at a more affordable price point, without compromising on quality or performance.
  • Reusable and Versatile: Designed for multiple uses, our exhaust blanks can be re-fitted multiple times, providing long-lasting value and convenience. With their reusable nature, you can rely on our FLASHPLUG® LITE Exhaust Blanks Set for future engine preservation needs.
  • Special Adhesive Formulation: Rest assured that your aircraft’s paintwork will remain intact with our specially formulated adhesive. Our solution is designed to be paint-friendly, ensuring no damage or sticky residue is left behind during installation or removal.
  • Compact and Lightweight: Travel with ease by packing our FLASHPLUG® LITE Exhaust Blanks Set in your Fly Away Kit. The small and lightweight design allows for effortless transportation, ensuring you’re prepared for engine preservation wherever you go.
It takes less than 10 minutes for a mechanic to fit the FLASHPLUG®, It weighs a mere 700 grams and can be folded into a tiny package for future use in the fly-away kit.

FLASHPLUG® TAPE: The Cost-Effective Alternative to Aluminum Adhesive Tape

At the request of our valued customers, we are pleased to present FLASHPLUG® TAPE, a superior solution that offers a more affordable alternative to traditional aluminium adhesive tape. Designed to meet your specific needs, FLASHPLUG® TAPE delivers exceptional performance and versatility.

Key Features of FLASHPLUG® TAPE:

  • Superior Adhesion: Experience reliable adhesion to painted and composite surfaces with FLASHPLUG® TAPE. Our advanced formulation ensures a secure and long-lasting bond, providing peace of mind in various applications.
  • Wide Temperature Range: FLASHPLUG® TAPE is suitable for use in a wide range of temperatures. Whether you’re working in extreme heat or freezing conditions, our tape maintains its adhesive properties, offering reliable performance in diverse environments.
  • Secure Fixation: With FLASHPLUG® TAPE, you can confidently secure foils, polythene, blanks, window shades, and other materials in place. Count on its strong grip to keep your components securely fastened during operation.
  • Residue-Free Removal: No need to worry about residue when removing FLASHPLUG® TAPE. Our tape leaves behind a clean surface, saving you time and effort in the cleaning process. Say goodbye to sticky residues and hello to hassle-free maintenance.
  • Surface Protection: FLASHPLUG® TAPE is designed to safeguard your surfaces. Rest assured that our tape will not lift paint or cause damage when it’s time to remove it. Preserve the integrity of your aircraft’s surfaces while enjoying the convenience of FLASHPLUG® TAPE.
flashplug® tape aircraft speed tape
One roll of the FLASHPLUG® Tape measuring 50mm wide and 33m long.

Aircraft Windshield Covers (Heatshields): for Optimal Sun Protection

Protect your aircraft from the sun’s harsh rays with our premium Aircraft Windshield Covers. Meticulously crafted to seamlessly fit into your aircraft’s window moulding, these covers provide hassle-free installation and years of reliable sun protection for your valuable asset.

Key Features of our Aircraft Windshield Covers:

  • Custom-Fitted Design: Our Windshield Covers are custom-fitted exclusively for cockpit windows, ensuring a precise fit that maximizes coverage and protection. Say goodbye to ill-fitting covers and enjoy the perfect fit every time.
  • Effortless Installation and Removal: Experience the convenience of our Windshield Covers with effortless installation and removal. Designed for ease of use, you can quickly and easily apply or remove the covers, saving you time and effort during pre-flight preparations.
  • Effective Heat and Sun Ray Blocking: The reflective layer incorporated into our Windshield Covers effectively blocks heat and sun rays, minimizing the impact of direct sunlight on your aircraft’s cockpit. Keep the temperature inside the cooler and protect the interior from potential sun damage.
  • Compact and Lightweight: Designed with practicality in mind, our Windshield Covers are compact and lightweight, making them easy to pack with your Fly Away Kit. Take them wherever you go and ensure you have optimal sun protection for your aircraft, no matter the destination.
Windshield Covers are made of a special laminate of metallized polyester film and closed cell foam, effectively reduce the internal temperature inside the cockpit.

APU Plug Covers: Aircraft Protection at Its Best

Protect your aircraft’s Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) with our high-quality APU Plug Covers. Designed to shield your valuable equipment from dirt, sand, snow, foreign objects, and adverse weather conditions, these covers ensure optimal safety and protection.

Key Features of our APU Plug Covers:

  • ‘REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT’ Safety Warning: Safety is our top priority. All our APU Plug Covers come with the essential ‘REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT’ safety warning, reminding you to remove the cover before operating the aircraft. This crucial feature ensures that your aircraft is ready for flight and prevents any potential damage.
  • Custom-Fit Covers: We understand the importance of a perfect fit. Our APU Plug Covers are custom-fit and tailored specifically for your aircraft, ensuring a precise fit that covers the APU opening completely. Say goodbye to loose-fitting covers and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a tailored solution.
  • Effortless Installation and Removal: Experience the convenience of our APU Plug Covers with effortless installation and removal. Designed for ease of use, you can quickly and easily apply or remove the covers, saving you valuable time during pre-flight preparations.
  • Compact and Lightweight Design: Our APU Plug Covers feature a compact and lightweight design, making them easy to pack with your Fly Away Kit. Take them with you wherever you go and ensure the utmost protection for your APU, no matter the location.
APU Plug Covers are made from heavy-duty fabric, every plug set includes attached 'REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT' label.

Aircraft Wheel Covers: Superior Protection for Your Wheels

Experience superior protection for your aircraft’s wheels with our meticulously crafted Aircraft Wheel Covers. Made from heavy-duty yet lightweight fabric, these covers provide exceptional defence against harmful UV rays and the elements, ensuring the longevity of your wheels.

Key Features of Our Aircraft Wheel Covers:

  • Custom-Fit Design: We understand the importance of a perfect fit. Our Aircraft Wheel Covers are custom-designed and tailored specifically for the nose wheel and main wheels of your aircraft. This ensures a precise fit that covers the wheels completely, offering comprehensive protection.
  • Quick and Hassle-Free Installation: Effortlessly install and remove our Aircraft Wheel Covers with ease. Designed for convenience, the covers feature a user-friendly design that allows for quick installation and removal, saving you valuable time during pre-flight preparations.
  • Heavy-Duty yet Lightweight Fabric: Our Aircraft Wheel Covers are engineered using a heavy-duty fabric that is built to withstand the rigours of aviation environments. Despite their durability, these covers remain lightweight, ensuring they don’t add unnecessary weight to your aircraft.
Protect aircraft wheels against dirt, snow, sand, and from the sunlight UV rays.

Engine Intake & Exhaust Foam Plugs: Uncompromising Protection for Your Engines

Discover the reliability and durability of our Engine Intake & Exhaust Foam Plugs, meticulously designed to safeguard and preserve your engines during periods of inactivity. These weatherproof foam plugs offer exceptional protection and peace of mind, ensuring the longevity of your valuable assets.

Key Features of Our Engine Intake & Exhaust Foam Plugs:

  • Comprehensive Protection: Our foam plugs are available for both engine intake and exhaust. These standard covers effectively enclose the engine exhaust, providing a protective barrier against dust, debris, and adverse weather conditions. Rest easy knowing your engines are shielded and preserved.
  • ‘REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT’ Streamers: Safety is our top priority. Each foam plug features prominently ‘REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT’ streamers sewn onto the face, serving as a visual reminder to remove the plugs before engine operation. This ensures a safe and efficient pre-flight routine.
  • Noticeable and Durable: Our foam plugs are designed to be highly noticeable, enabling easy identification during inspections and pre-flight checks. Crafted from durable materials, they withstand demanding conditions and offer reliable protection for extended periods.
  • Quick and Easy Installation: We prioritize ease of use. With our foam plugs, installation is quick and hassle-free, even in windy conditions. A single technician can handle the installation process efficiently, minimizing the need for additional ground crew and saving valuable time.
engine intake exhaust foam plugs
Ideally to stow onboard the aircraft when covers are required when parking remotely at a remote base.

Aircraft Sensor Pitot, ATA, and TAT Covers: Reliable Protection for Accurate Readings

Safeguard your aircraft’s sensor pitot, ATA, and TAT tubes from insects, dirt, and debris that can compromise accurate readings with our dependable Aircraft Sensor Pitot, ATA, and TAT Covers. Designed to provide a perfect fit for the majority of aircraft models, these covers ensure optimal performance and peace of mind.

Key Features of Our Aircraft Sensor Pitot, ATA, and TAT Covers:

  • Heat-Resistant Fabric: Our covers are constructed with heat-resistant fabric, specifically chosen to withstand high temperatures and harsh environmental conditions. This ensures optimal performance and long-lasting protection for your sensor pitot, ATA, and TAT tubes.
  • Enhanced Safety Measures: Safety is our priority. Each cover features a prominent ‘REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT’ label, serving as a visual reminder to remove the cover before takeoff. This additional safety measure helps prevent any potential damage or interference during flight operations.
  • Noticeable and Durable Design: Our covers are highly noticeable, allowing for easy identification and removal during pre-flight checks. Crafted from exceptionally durable materials, they provide reliable protection against insects, dirt, and debris while maintaining their integrity over extended periods.
  • Perfect Fit for Various Aircraft Models: We understand the importance of compatibility. Our Aircraft Sensor Pitot, ATA, and TAT Covers are available in various sizes, ensuring a perfect fit for a wide range of aircraft models. Enjoy the convenience and assurance of covers tailored to your specific needs.
sensors covers
Sensor Covers are made from a heat resistant fabric, each sensor cover includes attached 'REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT' label.

Engine Intake & Exhaust Covers: Protection for Engine Components

Protect your aircraft’s engine intake and exhaust from environmental elements with our Engine Intake & Exhaust Covers. Crafted using a lightweight yet durable fabric, these covers provide reliable protection while offering effortless installation and removal.

Key Features of Our Engine Intake & Exhaust Covers:

  • Lightweight and Durable Design: Our covers are constructed using a lightweight fabric that does not add unnecessary weight to the aircraft. Despite their lightweight nature, they are built to withstand various environmental conditions, ensuring long-lasting durability and effective protection for your engine intake and exhaust.
  • Simple Fittings for Easy Installation: We understand the importance of convenience and efficiency. Our engine intake covers feature simple fittings, making them easy to fit onto the aircraft. With straightforward installation steps, you can quickly secure the covers in place without the need for extensive training or specialized tools.
  • Innovative Folding Plug Design for Exhaust Covers: For the exhaust covers, we have developed an innovative folding plug design. With this design, you can easily unfold the foam-filled plug and press it into the rear of the engine, ensuring a secure fit within seconds. This streamlined process saves valuable time and effort during the installation and removal of the covers.
  • Reliable Protection for Engine Components: Our Engine Intake & Exhaust Covers provide a safe and controlled outdoor working environment for your engine components. By shielding them from dust, debris, and other environmental factors, you can maintain the optimal performance and longevity of your engines.
Engine Intake and Engine Exhaust Covers protect your engine against rust and elements. The custom-fit covers are ligthweight and durable.
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What Our Customers Say

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