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WHITE PAPER

White Paper Value Proposition – Extending Service Life of Northrop F-5 Aircraft October 16, 2017 Introduction Northrop F-5 aircraft have operated in over 30 countries since the first F-5A and B models were delivered in the late 1960s and early 1970s. After winning the International Fighter Aircraft program in 1972, the company introduced the F-5E & F models at a cost of $2.1 for single …

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F-5 E/F Landing Gear Reconstruction

PLATFORM: Northrop F-5 E / F PROGRAM: Landing Gear Reconstruction PRODUCT: Nose and Main Landing Gear PART NUMBERS: 14-40600 Main Gear & 14-41600 (7829186 to 7829194) Nose Gear TECH PUBLICATIONS: T.O. 1F5E-2-7 Series TECHNOLOGIES: COLD SPRAY to MIL-STD-3021 PROBLEM: Replacement costs and manufacturing time for new production landing gear components. SOLUTION: Cold Spray is the application of supersonic particle deposition (SPD) for repairing and enhancing the airworthiness and …

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F-5 Leading Edge Flaps

PLATFORM: Northrop F-5 E / F PROGRAM: Aero-Structure Reconstruction PRODUCT: Leading Edge Flaps PART NUMBERS: 14-27200-509 LH & 14-27200-510 RH TECH PUBLICATIONS: T.O. 1F-5E-3 SECT. II TECHNOLOGIES: Metrology (Laser Trackers and Photogrammetry), 3D Surface Software, EDM Drills, NDT & NDI Equipment including Ultrasonic, Phased Array & Eddy Current Array Systems. PROBLEM: Leading Edge Flaps on Northrop F-5 are subjected to extensive wear and corrosion. Costs for replacing complete …

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F-5 Canopy Restoration

PLATFORM: Northrop F-5 / T-38 PROGRAM: F-5 Canopy Restoration PRODUCT: Aircraft Restoration PROBLEM: Canopies are subject to wear, very costly to replace SOLUTION: COC’s Restoration returns worn canopies to ‘restored’ Canopies, like car doors, are open and closed often and are exposed to weather, sunshine and other environments that result in wear and operational failure. Disassembling and refurbishing saves both time and money. Parts like canopy glass, seals, hardware are …

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F-5 Anti-Skid Braking

PLATFORM: Northrop F-5 / T-38 PROGRAM: F-5 Anti-Skid Braking PRODUCT: Anti-Skid Kit for F-5 PROBLEM: Most F-5 aircraft do not have Anti-Skid brakes SOLUTION: COC & Crane Aerospace Team introduces new Kit Safety First when it comes to landing a high performance aircraft like the Northrop F-5. With typical landing speeds of 150 knots, the COC – Crane Anti-Skid Braking Kit is cost effective and easy to install. Overall …

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F-5 Airframe Repair

PLATFORM: F-5 / T-38 PROGRAM: F-5 Airframe Repair PRODUCT: Aero-structure Repair PROBLEM: Costs and time using traditional methods SOLUTION: COC’s Patent Pending Aero-Structures Repair System Scanning aero-structures with 3D digital cameras with accuracy of +/- 0.005” over 30 feet. Video Projecting Work Instructions directly onto work surface provides technicians with all the data required to perform the tasks. Prevent errors, speed repair time, return aircraft to ‘flight ready’ up …

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Cold Spray Repair

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