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


Challenge:

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)