Metro Aerospace, the exclusive manufacturer of drag-reducing Microvanes, has received Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval to install its Microvanes on the Lockheed Martin L-100 (L382G) Hercules aircraft.
Simply put, the 3D printed Microvanes reshape the airflow around the aft cargo door, reducing total aircraft drag and thrust requirements. Reducing aerodynamic drag with Microvanes slashes fuel consumption and greatly reduces carbon emissions.
“Our partnership with Lynden Air Cargo helped achieve FAA certification, providing Metro with our first certified civilian airframe,” said Leslie Peters, CEO of Metro Aerospace. “This STC approval is a ground-breaking accomplishment for Metro Aerospace, and we are thrilled to offer Microvanes to the L-100 Hercules community.”