NAVAIR MH-53E Simulator Refurbishment
Refurbishing a NAVAIR MH-53E Simulator
- Servo Kinetics, Inc. recently completed the refurbishment of Singer Link motion actuators on the MH-53-E Simulator at (NAS) Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia. SKI was selected by Fidelity Technologies Corporation, the corns/service support contractor for the NAVY training centers.
SKI was one of two companies subcontracted by Fidelity for this project; our assignment was to refurbish the motion actuators. Binghampton Simulator Company (BSC), located in Binghampton, New York, was selected to manage the removal, shipping and reinstallation of actuators and mounting systems, and perform hydraulic system maintenance, as well as the final acceptance test for the NAVY.
Paul L. Patterson, Fidelity’s Director and Program Manager said, “SKI was selected because of their high level of simulator motion systems expertise and technical capability, and because of the consistent high quality of their work.” SKI was also selected because this project required the actuators and mounting components to be refurbished within a 30-day window, in order to meet the NAVIAR 45-day project completion requirements. In other words, there was no room for mistakes or delays!
Patterson went onto say that “BSC was selected because they specialize in simulator relocations, upgrades, and logistics, and because they have a long history and unique knowledge of Singer Link simulators — many of the BSC people are former engineers, managers and technical staff from the original Link Flight simulation Division of the Singer Company.”