Monday, 29 July 2013

What has Kestrel Engineering Ltd in common with the Boeing Dreamliner?

Photo of Saf-Deflat-Models 2 (Left) & 1 Right respectively 
Dublin based Kestrel Engineering Ltd has manufactured a simple tool called the Saf-Deflat-Aer for many years.  The tool is used to safely deflate aircraft wheels and reduce noise prior to removal from the aircraft.

The Saf-Deflat-Aer tool allows the valve core to be released and it incorporates a silencer which reduces the noise generated by the escaping nitrogen by up to 23 dBA’s. The tool is available in either Model 1 or 2 versions, which will enable all possible types of aircraft wheel valve for all current aircraft to be accommodated.

The Saf-Deflat-Aer Model 1 tool (PN320008A) has now been approved for use and is specified in Chapter 32 of the B787 Dreamliner Aircraft Maintenance Manual.

In addition, the relevant model 1 or 2 is approved in the respective AMM’s of Boeing B737 Classic/NG, B757, B767, B777 and B747 aircraft.  The tools can also accommodate all Airbus, Embraer & Bombardier aircraft wheels, depending on the type of wheel valve fitted.

Saf-Deflat-Aer Model 1 connected to an Aer Lingus A320 Wheel 

The company has customers worldwide including Aer Lingus, Aerolineas Argentinas, Asiana Airlines, Atlas Air, Boeing, Cargolux, Egyptair, Emirates, Goodrich, SR Technics, Turkish Airlines and many others.

Further information is available in the company website
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