Bombardier Global Express Flap Bulletin
The E-drill is being used in support of the recent Service Bulletins regarding Bombardier Global Express Flap drainage and corrosion issues. Bombardier released multiple Service Bulletins (SBs) calling for the inspection and replacement of the inner flap spigot bushing on all Global aircraft. To replace the spigot bushing, each inboard flap must be deskinned, which involves removing hundreds of titanium fasteners from composite skins.
E-DRILL- THE FASTENER REMOVAL TOOL OF CHOICE
Perfect Point was approached in 2018 as a method to assist in the removal of hard metal fasteners from composite flight control surfaces due to the release of a service bulletin involving the inboard flaps of all Global aircraft. The removal of hundreds of titanium “blind-bolt” fasteners was wreaking havoc on the aircraft and workforce. E-drill was sought as a solution to these problems.