Vector Aerospace is an industry-leading provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft operators around the world.

Vector Aerospace needed a reliable, reusable ALF 502 engine transport case for one of their Middle Eastern customers, that could be stored safely outside in extreme weather and environmental conditions.

The challenge

To take a new product concept design from Vector Aerospace and produce a manufacturing design solution, as well as the final delivered and accepted product within three months.

The solution

To achieve the deadline early, our solution needed exceptionally proactive project management and an accelerated process with multiple work streams.

The design included a fully pressurised environment within the case in order to protect against outside conditions and a very high quality build to safely secure an engine weighing 1.6 tonnes within 5 cubic metres.

The results

As well as the new engine transport case successfully delivered, the proactive and responsive working between STS Defence and Vector Aerospace has led to many other engine containers and cradles where our expertise is being called upon at a much earlier stage to inform the manufacturing design and production.