Airbus: bespoke transportation container

Case Study

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Airbus: bespoke transportation container

The brief

Longstanding aerospace and defence client, Airbus, approached Barum & Dewar to design and manufacture a suitable transportation container to be used for the safe movement of its NEO structural test model. With vast experience supplying the space sector with bespoke containers, Barum & Dewar was able to draw upon its past experiences to ensure the client was supplied with a high quality, robust container that would meet their needs.

The solution 

Due to the size of the test model, consideration had to be given to both the installation of the structure into the container as well as its road transportation. Barum & Dewar opted for a large timber style container (3.3m x 3.2m x 4.6m high) comprising a shallow base, fitted with a machined interface plate, and a deep lift off lid which incorporated removable sections to ease the loading and unloading of the structure. All timber was ISPM15 treated and fully painted before being stencilled. 

Barum & Dewar value

With the container sitting at a height of 4.6m, the inclusion of removable side panels, and the ability to split the lid in two, allows the test model to be loaded and unloaded without the need for excessive headroom clearance. The container is also clean room compliant and supplied with an outer weatherproof cover for additional protection during transportation.

Client impact

When designing the container, long term value for the client was taken into consideration and the container has been designed with multi-use capabilities. This, paired with the quality guarantee of Barum & Dewar products, ensures the client will gain the maximum value for their investment. 

Barum & Dewar project feedback

David Frame, Managing Director at Barum & Dewar said:

“Having worked with Airbus for over 20 years, we are delighted to have supplied them with a bespoke transportation container for its NEO structural test model. The container was designed, manufactured and delivered in just over eight weeks and we are pleased to have met the client deadline.”