GDC Technics, an industry leader in aircraft engineering & technical services, modifications, electronic systems, R&D, government services, and MRO services, announced today its selection for a contract award at the AFLCMC Pitch Day in Dayton, Ohio on November 13.
GDC Technics announced their award of a demonstration contract for an Advanced Technology Wingtip Solution, in partnership with Aircraft Performance Company (APC) for the C-130J and C-5 aircraft. The advanced design wingtip solution, presented at AFLCMC Pitch Day, will increase the performance of the aircraft wing and reduce fuel consumption, while increasing aircraft range and capability for global operations.
“GDC Technics is dedicated to providing mission-critical communication, engineering, and integration services to DoD and Government Aviation,” said Brad Foreman, CEO of GDC Technics. “We are proud to partner with the AFLCMC in providing our wingtip solution to achieve the Government’s objectives. GDC is pleased with the successful presentation at Pitch Day, and is confident that the wingtip solution will significantly improve the performance of the C-5 and C-130J, while decreasing fuel consumption of the aircraft. No structural modification is required to the wing, which makes this solution quick and easy to install,” added Foreman.
“APC is excited to jointly support the US Air Force with GDC Technics on this solution that we foresee spanning over business, commercial, and military aviation,” said Mohammed Alzeer, Chairman of APC. “This solution is a result of considerable research and development work over the past five years. We’ve completed successful simulation and wind tunnel testing on multiple civilian and military platforms, and we are eager to serve the US Air Force with this solution,” added Alzeer.
The GDC Technics wingtip solution is currently being flight-tested on an Airbus 330 and the company expects to obtain FAA and EASA certifications in early 2020. This solution is also designed to support the commercial aviation market by providing significant reduction in fuel consumption and carbon emissions.