8-Nov-2022 Source: Air Covers
Air Covers has delivered 12 full protection cover sets for the Merlin AW101 MK4 helicopter. Following the successful delivery of CSAR Italian Air Force H101 protection, Air Covers was asked to design and manufacture covers to match the similarly tough specification from the UK Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm.
The aircraft will operate from the Royal Navy’s latest aircraft carriers, HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Queen Elizabeth. Air Covers has a track record of protecting aircraft in extreme environments. The Merlins will be exposed to temperatures ranging from -30degC to +55degC, winds in excess of 100kts, extremes of UV and 100% humidity.
Working with the 845 Naval Air Squadron and Leonardo Helicopters, Air Covers designed and manufactured the aircraft cover sets now issued to the Merlin MK4 helicopters operated by the Commando Helicopter Force.
Air Covers are at European Rotors in Cologne this week, stand 728, next to the Airglaze truck