Leading Aerospace Engine Manufacturer with global manufacturing operations needed a conceptual design and price proposal to mount a new turbo propeller engine onto a test 747 aircraft utilizing a stub-wing design to perform flight performance testing of the engine.
Project was a complex bid, design and build to specification contract.
Conceptual designs needed for experimental stub-wing and nacelle-structure mounting of the turbo-prop engine to the fuselage just behind the cockpit.
Project required knowledge of FAA regulations, structural and fatigue testing and simulation, mechanical design of stub wing, electrical design and wiring as well as ground work platforms, specialized lifting-assembly jigs and tooling for flight testing.
Katalyst provided client with world class engineering designs: