Obsolescence

MERC’s engineers are well equipped to support our customer’s needs when it comes to redesigning obsolete components which can no longer be procured. 

As an example, we recently redesigned the jack used on the B-52 to fold down its vertical tail fin.  This jack was initially designed in the 1950’s and the Air Force’s supply of replacement parts is running low, with no opportunity for resupply. 

MERC’s engineers developed a replacement solution, using available COTS hardware that is readily procurable and will be supportable for the life of the aircraft.