Tuesday
Nov292011

NASA SBIR proposal WIN!

Genova Engineering was informed today that our proposal for On-Orbit DNA, RNA, and Protein Extraction is one of 260 NASA SBIR Phase I proposals (out of 1878 entries) that have been selected for negotiation of a Phase I purchase order.

When executed, this work will yield flight qualified hardware, kits and procedures for the sequential extraction of DNA, RNA and protein for use onboard the International Space Station.

Tuesday
Nov292011

Fokker F28 Series Passsenger to Freighter Conversion - Progress

Work is progressing on the Fokker 100 engineering develoment / test fuselage. The door location and size (134 x 76 inches) has been finalized. As you can see in the image above, the door cutout has been performed. The skin surrounding the cutout has been removed to the next factory seam.

Work on the door structure design is in progress. Requests For Proposals have been sent to two major Cargo Loading System (CLS) vendors for quote.

Thursday
Aug112011

Fokker F28 Series Cargo Conversion - Progress

Fokker 100 Engineering Mule Finds A New Home

The Fokker 100 engineering development / test fuselage has been relocated to its permanent site in the Jet Midwest, Inc. hanger in Kanas City, MO, USA. At this point the airframe is being readied for survey. Soon, paint will be stripped from the LH side in the area where the Large Utility Door (LUD) will be located. Three weeks from this posting, the structure will be surveyed using a Faro laser tracker. At that point, we'll have exact datum locations of the structure as imputs to our CAD model.

 

Monday
Jun272011

MD80 Airstairs - Reinstallation

 

MD80's with functional airstairs are back in style

Removed from many MD80's during their prior service with major airlines, aircraft with working airstairs are now being fielded for service abroad at airports without jetways.

We developed step-by-step procedures for reinstallation of MD80 airstairs.

Friday
Mar112011

737-200 Mods

Recently, a client requested a concept study to determine the feasibility of modifying a 737-200 for aerial application of chemical dispersants. What can we do for you?