S.S. White Aerospace

Flexible Shaft Applications

Canopy Actuation

The Canopy of fighter jets is the clear dome located on the top of the fighter jet which acts as a windshield for the aircraft as well as the point of entry/exit for the pilot. The S.S. White Flexible shaft drives the actuator that enables the canopy to open and close.

Cargo Door Actuation

Large jet aircraft use various types of actuation systems to open and close their cargo doors. Often, flexible shafts are used to transfer power from the driving motor to the ball screw actuator in the door mechanism, allowing the motor to be mounted remotely from the actuator assembly.

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