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2008-06-30
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Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced an agreement with the U.S. Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate to develop a new, integrated solution for enhanced helicopter rotor durability and capability.
2008-06-30
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Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and MTU Aero Engines GmbH signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly pursue business opportunities in the European UAV market. Under the five-year agreement, P&WC and MTU will cooperate in positioning themselves for participation in future European UAV programs.
2008-06-30
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Rolls-Royce established a joint venture company with GKN Aerospace to carry out research and development into the use of composite materials in aero engine fan blades. Funding for the research and development is expected to be approximately £11 million.
2008-06-30
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The Advanced Turbine Engine Co. LLC, a Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney joint venture, was awarded a $108 million contract by the U.S. Army for the Advanced Affordable Turbine Engine (AATE) technology demonstrator program.
2008-06-30
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Pratt & Whitney selected Goodrich Corp. to be the exclusive provider of the complete nacelle systems for its new Geared Turbofan engine for both the Mitsubishi Regional Jet and the Bombardier CSeries aircraft families.
2008-06-30
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The lightweight, high-torque Lycoming engine X-Drive starter from Kelly Aerospace was developed to meet the needs of the aerospace industry.
2008-06-30
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Sunnen’s SV-1000 vertical CNC honing machine series is based on a modular design, engineered to scale up from a single-spindle machine to a fully automated multi-spindle unit.
2008-06-30
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Spirit AeroSystems Inc. has been selected to design and build the nacelle, thrust reverser, and engine buildup components for the Rolls-Royce BR725 engine: a contract worth more than $600 million. Spirit will also support the aforementioned products in the Rolls-Royce Corporate Care Program throughout the life of the airplane.
2008-06-30
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Honeywell has been selected to provide the flight management system and the aircraft environment surveillance system (AESS) for Airbus’ new long-range, wide-body A350XWB aircraft. The contract is expected to generate more than $1.5 billion (including aftermarket) in revenue for Honeywell over the life of the program.
2008-06-30
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Pratt & Whitney has established strategic university partnerships with Georgia Tech, Penn State, and Virginia Tech. P&W will partner with the universities on fundamental research initiatives that support the design and development of gas turbine propulsion systems used in commercial, military, and emerging-technology and environmental programs.
2008-06-30
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For the past nine years, South Africa-based Sasol has supplied a fuel mixture comprised of a coal-to-liquid (CTL) component blended with crude-oil-derived kerosene to international airlines operating from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.
2008-06-30
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NASA awarded a contract modification valued at $812.5 million to ATK Launch Systems Inc., of Brigham City, UT, for continued delivery of space shuttle reusable solid rocket motors. The modification changes the current contract to align production to launch schedule requirements through Sept. 30, 2010.
2008-06-30
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Helicopter Support Inc. (HSI), a subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft, entered into a distribution agreement with Robertson Aircraft LLC for Robertson’s extended-range aircraft fuel tanks. Under the agreement, HSI will be the exclusive distributor to non-U.S. government customers of Robertson systems for rotorcraft built by Sikorsky and other selected helicopter variants.
2008-06-30
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Pratt & Whitney selected Hamilton Sundstrand to provide engine controls and accessories for the company’s next generation of engines for the new Mitsubishi Regional Jet, Bombardier CSeries, and Cessna Citation Columbus business aircraft.
2008-06-30
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GE Aviation announced a $30 million expansion of the GE Aviation Service Operating (GEASO) facility in Singapore. Expected to get under way in April, the expansion will increase total production square footage of the facility by 20%, from 200,000 to 250,000 ft² by the time the project is completed in mid-2009.
2008-06-30
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Virgin Atlantic issued a $2.6 billion contract to Rolls-Royce for Trent 1000 engines to power its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The order is for Trent 1000s to power up to 43 Boeing 787s and consists of 15 firm aircraft plus eight options and a further 20 purchase rights.
2008-06-30
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With the global aerospace community committed to a greener future, a Boeing-led research team has successfully flown what it says is the world’s first manned aircraft powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Fuel-cell technology itself is not new, but this aviation initiative by Boeing Research and Technology-Europe looks destined to play an important part in the ongoing search for more environmentally friendly ways of flying.
2008-06-30
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The GE/Rolls-Royce fighter engine team has completed a high-altitude afterburner testing program at the U.S. Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) in Tennessee, including common exhaust hardware for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft.
2008-06-30
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Purdue University engineers are conducting experiments using a hydrogen facility that became operational in 2007 to help NASA create designs to improve the cooling efficiency and performance of the J-2X rocket engine, which will be used for future missions to Mars and the moon.
2008-06-30
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SAE International has adopted ARP4418A, an aerospace recommended practice that provides guidance to measure contaminant levels in engine bleed air used in aircraft environmental control systems.
2008-06-30
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he use of alternative, environmentally compatible power sources for aircraft is moving ahead cautiously. Although full details have not been released, Airbus has confirmed that it had successfully flight-tested a fuel-cell system in an A320 to power backup hydraulic and electric power systems.
2008-06-30
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When a new aerospace material is being developed, the companies or organizations involved must always consider the tooling that will be necessary to see it into production. Belgian tooling specialist Elsyca claims that its newly announced tooling design service for companies involved in coating and plating parts­ can provide up to a 30% reduction in lead times, a 20% reduction in materials wastage, and a 10% reduction in manpower.
2008-06-30
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ASB Avionics uses dual Ametek engine interface units (EIUs) to transform analog engine sensor data into a digital format for its engine instrument display (EID) system, approved by the FAA for the L382G (civilian version of the C-130H) cargo aircraft.
2008-06-30
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Very large aircraft do not necessarily have to impose high noise levels on the environment, a fact that has been demonstrated by the Airbus A380’s appearance at international air shows and during its world tours. Now, Airbus is claiming its A380 as the quietest long-range aircraft in service. The aircraft has received external noise levels validation from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the U.S. FAA.
2008-06-30
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Data from the tests of core components of a rocket engine from the Apollo era that carried the first Americans to the moon will help NASA build the next-generation engine that will power the new Ares launch vehicles, it says.
2008-06-30
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The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory issued a contract to GE-Aviation to develop technology for the Highly Efficient Embedded Turbine Engine (HEETE) program focused on enhancing the endurance and range of next-generation mobility and unmanned applications.
2008-06-30
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Pratt & Whitney issued a contract to Volvo Aero to reduce the weight of the turbine exhaust case (TEC) for the GP7000 engine that powers the Airbus A380. As part of the agreement, Volvo Aero will assume responsibility for manufacturing and product support for the TEC during the engine’s lifetime.
2008-06-30
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Pratt & Whitney (P&W) claims it has developed more than 300 new repairs through the Scrap Avoidance and Value Engineering (SAVE) program, an initiative designed to repair or reuse engine parts that have been deemed unserviceable. Since its introduction in 2002, the program has saved customers more than $100 million, according to P&W.
2008-06-24
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Iveco has revised its EuroCargo medium-weight truck range. The most-visible changes have been applied to the cab. Externally, these include the grille and badging; inside is a new steering wheel, dashboard, and center module, while the gear lever has been moved to the dashboard to improve cross-cab access for multi-drop delivery drivers.
2008-06-24
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Alternative energy sources and combustion processes are getting ample focus from the industry as high fuel prices continue to keep the attention of consumers.
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