CHI-107 Door


Project:
Develop the redesign of the Columbia Helicopter Model 107 Pilot and Co-Pilot Doors

Customer:
Columbia Helicopters

Services Performed:
PEI provided structural design of the Columbia Helicopter Model 107 Pilot and Co-Pilot Doors.

Engineering Design:

  • Developed 3-D model in SolidWorks
  • Detailed design and modeling of fuselage components (frame, upper and lower door panels)
  • Detailed design and modeling of non-fuselage components (attachments, mounts, latches, etc.)
  • Evaluated pro and cons of each design considering strength, cost, manufacturability, and reliability
  • Generated detailed component, assembly, and installation drawings
  • Installation and assembly Bill-of-Material generation
  • Manufacturing and tooling support
  • Final CDR presentation
  • Weekly teleconferences with and an on-site visit at Columbia Helicopter in Portland, OR