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GKN AEROSPACE FORMS FOKKER TECHNIEK UNIT
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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Fokker 100

Source: Fokker


Fokker 100

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GENEVA - GKN Aerospace has announced that aircraft completions, conversions, and complex maintenance activities currently organized within its Fokker Services unit will continue under the new name of Fokker Techniek.

Fokker Techniek is located at Business Park Aviolanda in the city of Woensdrecht in the Netherlands. Jeff Armitage, who has worked for GKN Aerospace for many years, will be the managing director of Fokker Techniek. He said, "It is a privilege for me to lead Fokker Techniek and bring the company to the next level with a clear strategic direction."

Fokker Techniek is a full-service provider for Boeing 737, Airbus A320, and Fokker aircraft. The company also specializes in VIP completions, structural repairs (corrosion, tail strikes, hail damage), winglet installations, and aircraft upgrades.

Source:  GKN Aerospace
Source Date: May 23, 2017
Posted: 05/25/2017

 
 
GERMANY NAVY FRIGATE "RHEINLAND-PFALZ" CHRISTENED
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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F225 Rheinland-Pfalz

Source: ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems


F225 Rheinland-Pfalz

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HAMBURG - The fourth and final 125 class frigate (F125) for the German Navy was christened "Rheinland-Pfalz" May 24 at the Hamburg site of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. Following the christening of the first three frigates "Baden-Württemberg," "Nordrhein-Westfalen" and "Sachsen-Anhalt" this is a further important step toward completing the F125 shipbuilding program. Rheinland-Pfalz is scheduled to be handed over to the German defense procurement agency BAAINBw in spring 2020. The contract for the F125 program is worth around €2 billion ($2.24 billion).

The ARGE F125 consortium which was awarded the contract to build four F125 class ships for the German Navy in 2007 comprises ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems as the lead company and Fr. Lürssen Werft in Bremen. The pre-fitted bow sections are being manufactured at the Fr. Lürssen Werft shipyards in Bremen and Wolgast. Construction of the stern sections, the joining of the two sections and further fitting out is being carried out at Blohm+Voss Shipyards in Hamburg.

The four 125 class frigates will begin the replacement of the German Navy's eight (Bremen type) 122 class frigates. The ships were developed specially for current and future deployment scenarios for the German Navy. In addition to the traditional tasks of national and alliance defense, the 125 class frigates are designed for conflict prevention, crisis management and intervention/stabilization operations in the international arena. T

he ships are capable of remaining at sea for 24 months and thus represent the first realization of the intensive use concept, i.e. significantly increased availability in the deployment region. This capability is supported by a smaller crew and a multiple-crew strategy which permits a complete change of crew during deployment.

Source:  ThyssenKrupp
Associated URL: thyssenkrupp-marinesystems.com
Source Date: May 24, 2017
Posted: 05/25/2017

 
 
WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL AEROSPACE GEARBOX STARTS HIGH POWER TESTING
Thursday, May 25, 2017
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Source: Rolls-Royce


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LONDON - Rolls-Royce has started power runs of the world’s most powerful aerospace gearbox for the first time, marking another significant step in the development of its new UltraFan® engine design.

UltraFan, which will be available from 2025, will offer a 25% fuel efficiency improvement over the first generation of Rolls-Royce Trent engine, with power scalable for widebody or narrowbody aircraft.

The gearbox is a vital component of the UltraFan design, offering efficient power over a wide range of thrust levels, the ability to drive larger fan sizes, while also reducing weight.

The tests are taking place at the Rolls-Royce Power Gearbox (PGB) facility in Dahlewitz, Germany, where the gearbox will ultimately run at up to 100,000 horsepower - the equivalent of more than 100 Formula 1 cars. The tests follow successful runs on an Attitude Rig last year.

Rolls-Royce engineering expertise in UltraFan delivers:

-- Maximum fuel burn efficiency and low emissions through a new engine core architecture

-- Reduced weight via a CTi Fan System of carbon/titanium fan blades and a composite casing

-- Increased efficiency through advanced ceramic matrix composites that are heat resistant and require less cooling air

-- Efficient power for high-bypass ratio engines of the future through a geared design

The Attitude Rig tests allow engineers to simulate the effects of the gearbox being on the wing of an aircraft in flight, through phases such as take-off, climb, descent and landing or banking.

Rolls-Royce is working in partnership with Liebherr-Aerospace, through our Aerospace Transmission Technologies joint venture, to develop manufacturing capability and capacity for the new power gearbox. Rolls-Royce leads the design definition and design integration of the power gearbox, as well as testing activities.

Source:  Rolls-Royce
Associated URL: www.rolls-royce.com
Source Date: May 25, 2017
Posted: 05/25/2017

 

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