Five Rings Aerospace in collaboration with Kestrel Aviation have developed a solution for installation of a Conair Fire Fighting System to the Kestrel fleet of Bell 412 Fleet. The design solution utilised modern technology in 3D scanning and printing to optimise the solution and enable trial fit to be carried out prior to manufacture. This approach led to a reduction in lead time and production cost for the operator. The below images demonstrate the process from 3D scanning of the original part to design, 3D print, and trial fit of the components prior to manufacture and implementation of the final item.
The modification was carried prior to the system coming online for the up-coming fire season, and the deployment of the larger and faster Bell 412 in conjunction with the well-established 212 fleet will provide greater protection during the busy months ahead.
For additional information on the installation and how the reverse engineering process can help with the modification of existing components on your fleet, please do not hesitate to contact us.