Now in development is Raisbeck’s Learjet 60 Aft Fuselage Locker.
Officials at the Seattle-based company are pursuing FAA certification of the locker. They note that the primary goal of zero drag or performance penalties due to the locker’s installation has been achieved throughout the Lear 60’s flight envelope. A composite aerodynamic shape representing the locker was used to verify flight performance.
Raisbeck’s CFD Aerodynamicist and Engineer Davud Kasparov commented: “This is the first program to use our new in-house Computational Fluid Dynamics capability that we’ve approved for go-ahead to FAA certification. We are pleased to see the flight test confirm our design goals.”
Raisbeck engineers, along with program chief test pilot Pete Reynolds, conducted flight tests during the month of August from Executive Flight’s Wenatchee, Wash., facilities. Executive Flight, a Raisbeck Engineering Dealer/Installer, is providing the test aircraft.
The goal of the program is to provide 25 cubic feet of capacity, which will hold an additional 300 lbs. of baggage in an Aft Fuselage Locker, similar to that on the Lear 31/35/36 fleet. Once certified, the locker will be a post-production and aftermarket option for all Lear 60 and 60XR aircraft, similar to the Lear 31 Aft Fuselage Locker program, jointly carried out by Learjet, Bombardier Aviation Services and Raisbeck Engineering.
For more information: Raisbeck.com.