Civil Air Patrol National Technology Center SKB Case

Civil Air Patrol National Technology Center SKB Case

Founded in December of 1941, the Civil Air Patrol is one of the nation's premier public service organizations that carries out emergency service missions when needed both in the air and on the ground. The Civil Air Patrol is there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster, and work to keep our homeland safe. As such it is critical that these brave men and women have reliable forms of communication for their emergency service personnel across the country. For these reasons, they asked the engineers at Advanced Packaging Inc to develop a custom aviation case that would be able to safely transport and store valuable communications equipment.

During the design process, the engineers at API determined that an injection molded SKB 3i-2217-10 case would offer the Civil Air Patrol National Technology Center with the best in storage and protection. Known as the manufacturers of the world’s best transportation cases, these cases provide the foundation for a reliable solution that would be in use for years to come.

API further customized the interior of the case with custom foam inserts, allowing Civil Air Patrol National Technology Center to integrate six Motorola APX4000 portables into a field-ready kit that also housed spare batteries and a gang changer. The final design was an aviation case that protects millions of dollars worth of equipment in some of the roughest field conditions imaginable.

About the Civil Air Patrol

Since Civil Air Patrol’s formation during the earliest days of World War II, this vigilant organization of citizen Airmen has been committed to American service. Founded on Dec. 1, 1941, to mobilize the nation's civilian aviation resources for national defense service, CAP has evolved into a premier public service organization that still carries out emergency service missions when needed — in the air and on the ground.

As a Total Force partner and Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, Civil Air Patrol is there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster and work to keep the homeland safe. Its 60,000 members selflessly devote their time, energy, and expertise toward the well-being of their communities, while also promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace/STEM education and helping shape future leaders through CAP’s cadet program.

About SKB Cases

Established in 1977 by company founders Dave Sanderson and Steve Kottman, SKB Corporation manufactured its first guitar case in a small Anaheim, California garage. Today, SKB is recognized globally as an industry leader in the design and manufacture of molded polymer transport cases.

About Advanced Packaging Inc

Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Advanced Packaging Inc builds custom foam and case solutions for customers worldwide. Driven by our mission to provide high-quality total solutions for our customers, API has the capability to fulfill the diverse requests of our clients. 

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