Welcome to Metro Aerospace

Working in close collaboration with Lockheed Martin, Metro Aerospace brings Microvanes to both military and commercial operators for the C-130, L-100, and other large rear cargo door aircrafts. To date, Microvanes have proven to be one of the most cost effective improvements for these aircraft by reducing tail-section drag, resulting in as much as four percent fuel savings when at cruise conditions, significantly lowering operating cost while extending flight time and enhancing payload capacity.

At Metro Aerospace our mission is to bring to market ground-breaking and state-of-the-art technologies that will shape the future of making aerospace travel more efficient.

Our Product

Microvanes have proven to be the single most cost effective improvement for rear cargo aircraft with airdrop capability due to their low upfront cost, ease of installation, and minimal aircraft downtime

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Microvane Technology

Microvanes generate swirl in direction opposite to natural aft fuselage vortices and reshapes air flow around the aft cargo door; thereby, reducing the amount of drag on the aircraft.

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Manufacturing Excellence

Metro Aerospace manufactures the Microvanes and the Locating Fixture tool used to install the Microvanes by leveraging leading-edge technology, Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing).

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Our Solutions

Reduce Fuel

Provides significant reduction in fuel consumption due to reduced aircraft drag

Green Manufacturing

Our processes reduce waste and preserve our natural resources

Longer Missions

Extends flight time duration for longer missions

Adaptable Technology

Design changes seamlessly incorporated to streamline and reduce future production development cost

Reduce Wear

Reduces engine wear greatly extending engine life and reducing maintenance cost

Flexible Installation

Installation occurs with limited downtime at a Lockheed Martin authorized C-130 Service Center or on premise at a location of your choice

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