SEATTLE — Raisbeck Engineering has received full FAA certification for its Lear 60 Aft Fuselage Locker. It is now available for purchase and installation at all Raisbeck Authorized Dealer locations that work with Lear 60 owners and operators.
Final certification flights were completed in March and all data was submitted to the FAA, which granted single-airplane STC in May, followed by the final STC in late July. The first Lear 60 to receive the Aft Fuselage Locker has been in full operation on trips across the U.S. and Europe.
Development of the Aft Fuselage Locker began in June 2008, with the confirmation of technical cooperation between Raisbeck and Bombardier Learjet in Wichita, Kansas. The program involved the addition of a fire-proof shell and a fire detection system. Although it added time to the project, addressing all fire detection and fire containment regulations was an important step in ensuring the locker met the latest FAA requirements and the highest level of safety for customers, company officials said.
“The new locker is certified to the most current amendments of the FAA regulations for cargo compartments, which means that it had to meet the latest fire detection and protection requirements,” said Keith Anderson, VP of engineering at Raisbeck. “The new AFL for the Lear 60 far exceeds the original requirements that cover the existing aircraft cargo space, only a few feet away from our locker. This is also the first large program for the Raisbeck team that has incorporated all-digital engineering design tools.”
Details of the new Lear 60 Aft Fuselage Locker, including detailed weights, CG envelopes, and graphic descriptions can be found at www.raisbeck.com/products/learjet/model60
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