Comtek receives Transport Canada design approval for composite radomes

Comtek Advanced Structures has received PDA design approval from Transport Canada for the Q-series radome, which applies to the Bombardier Dash 8 Q100/200/300/400 aircraft.

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Comtek Advanced Structures (Burlington, Ontario, Canada) reported on July 10 that it has received PDA design approval from Transport Canada for the Q-series radome, which applies to the Bombardier Dash 8 Q100/200/300/400 aircraft. This design approval allows Comtek to manufacture and sell certified airworthy radome assemblies directly to operators flying this aircraft. This is expected to significantly reduce the lead time typically required for an operator to procure a radome assembly.

The aftermarket radomes are guaranteed to meet OEM transmissivity requirements, and include features such as venturis that help resist moisture ingression, a common issue that limits the transmissivity of the radome. Comtek’s aftermarket radomes will replace the existing configurations of Q-series radomes (P/N 4426X-2-10/11/12).