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Bombardier taps Moog’s test system for CSeries

Jan. 22, 2014, Montreal - Bombardier Aerospace has awarded a contract to Moog Industrial Group to supply an aerospace test system for a full-scale structural test on the advanced carbon fibre wing of CSeries aircraft.


January 22, 2014
By aerospace-technology.com

The system will undertake testing of the composite structures of the
wing, as part of the CSeries aircraft certification test programme.

 

Designed
to comply with Bombardier's approach to test article safety, the system
includes Moog-developed and manufactured products such as an active
load abort system and an upgrade from a 12 to 24 channel aerospace
control and monitoring system.

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It also comprises machine
controller and structural test actuators with Servo Valves, with each
actuator featuring a specially designed active safety manifold, which
forms part of the overall Abort System.

 

The active load abort system helps during the primary loading system
failure, by using a Moog Machine Controller to synchronously unload the
structure over a common time period, while maintaining the desired load
distribution.

 

It will also protect the test article eliminating
undesirable and unrepresentative loading being applied to a unique test
article, which has already accumulated valuable fatigue testing hours.

 

Moog's
new safety management system complies with Bombardier's requirements as
part of an essential secondary control system which will provide an
extra level of protection to the test article.

 

This test system is currently being commissioned at Bombardier's facilities in Belfast, before the starting of fatigue testing.