By Paul Briand
February 23, 2014 2:00 AM
NEWINGTON - David Lancaster likes to describe his LanAir Inc. as "the generic drug company of the airline industry."
If you are an airline company and you need a part, LanAir is your option. It's Federal Aviation Administration approved, less expensive than the part from the original manufacturer and it's probably better made.
Lancaster is founder and president of LanAir and its sister company, Atco, located on Shattuck Way. LanAir is an engineering and design company for non-flight critical parts for airplanes. Atco is the distribution arm of the company.
LanAir was part of a contingent of six New Hampshire aerospace/defense companies that visited Singapore and its biannual air show the week of Feb. 10.
"The state has the largest representation of any state in the country," Richard Longley, LanAir's new business development manager, said in a Skype interview from the Southeast Asian country.