Bombardier – Life time stress tests on fighter planes

Why wing it when you can measure it and be sure!

A29B Super Tucano structural wing fuselage fatigue test. Photo Courtesy Brazilian Airforce


To ensure the continuing safety of the Super Tucano fighter plane it needed simulated stress tests on the structure.


A rig similar to that pictured above  was built by Bombardier’s engineers in Belfast to place cyclic tension and compression forces on the structure used 5 of Synectic Design’s SY035 weight indicators with data logging in a panel to capture the peak forces and output the data to their pc for analysis.  This is just one of the innovative solutions that Synectic conceived in discussion with a client.

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