Aeromechanica Completes Store Jettison Trials on AMSA Search and Rescue Aircraft

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Stores jettison testing for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Bombardier Challenger 604 Search and Rescue (SAR) aircraft carried out by Aeromechanica for Cobham.

Testing confirmed various aspects of the engineering analysis including operation of the trailing line, drogue, and parachute deployment, aerodynamic and inertial response of various stores, measurement of ejection and landing forces, calibration and validation of the mathematical kinematic model, and most importantly ensuring positive clearance from the aircraft.