- Thrust rating required extremely heavy-duty structure
- Tight conformance to applicable regulations
Scaled Composites Model 351 is a unique aircraft built for Stratolaunch Systems specifically designed to carry air-launch-to-orbit rockets. This massive aircraft, with six (six!) Pratt & Whitney PW4056 engines, requires a unique jet blast deflector. BDI’s design engineers worked closely with the client to develop a solution that would allow safe ground running of the aircraft.