Aeronautics & Space
Socitec and Ariane 5
Socitec was involved in packing Ariane 5’s cyrogenic main stage into containers.
Our engineers followed and accompanied the multimodal transportation by lorry and boat and oversaw the handling. Our objective? To produce comprehensive modelling of the stage, along with drop and shock simulations in order to come up with the most effective system for protecting this very specific equipment against shocks.
Aircraft engine handling
Protection of aeronautical equipment starts on the ground. Any shocks occurring during handling can damage equipment systems. Socitec produced a damping system for the trolley used to transport the Idro MGSE aircraft engine. The integration of cable-wired isolators ensured that this very fragile and costly equipment could be securely transported.