OUR R&D INVESTMENTS HELP US EXPAND THE LIMITS OF WHAT IS POSSIBLE
L3 MAS continuously invests in new and improved processes and solutions based on cutting-edge technologies to make the “impossible possible” and to bring real benefits to our customers.
OUR PARTNERS AND COLLABORATORS
L3 MAS is engaged with internationally renowned research centres such as the National Research Council (NRC, the Government of Canada's premier research organization), the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec (CRIAQ), local universities, and industry partners to develop state-of-the-art solutions for the in-service support of our customers’ fleets, platforms and systems.
Our past and on-going projects involve areas such as:
- Shot peening
- Non-destructive inspection for metallic and composite structure
- Design and in-service composite analysis tools
- Fleet maintenance management tools
- Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM)
- Special mission aircraft adaptation
- Structural diagnostic and health monitoring
- Use of augmented reality in MR&O
WE FIND PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS THAT BRING REAL VALUE TO OUR CUSTOMERS
Case study: Robotics solutions for aircraft structural repairs
L3 MAS has developed a unique integrated robotic system that can be used for modification and life extension of critical aircraft structures. This system provides outstanding machining, surface treatment, quality inspection, and many other capabilities directly on the aircraft. The results are practical and economical solutions using a “surgical” approach, offering a far superior option to the traditional costly and time-consuming replacement of major aircraft structures. Recently L3 MAS brought this technology to a new level by developing a unique solution to salvage F/A-18 Hornet centre barrel sections and other critical parts. The on-aircraft, full-life solution was able to restore the required structural integrity and saved millions of dollars and years of aircraft downtime for one of our international customers.