Reverse Engineering and Upgrades - C-5 Trailing Edge Flap Manifold Assembly for USAF Warner Robins Air Logistics Command


Hydraulic manifold assembly experienced fatigue cracks, obsolescence issues

Depot facilities unable to support repair demand rate due to long lead times and lack of availability for component parts

Our Solution:

Reverse engineer hydraulic manifold and all internal component parts

Develop a second source of supply for critical parts

Redesign manifold to eliminate fatigue failures

Eliminate use of forging for manifold to reduce lead-time

$3.4M reverse engineering program will deliver improved design at a lower cost and much shorter lead-time (18 mo. LT reduction)