Shopping Cart  |  Intelligence Center


HOME PRODUCTS & SERVICES MEDIA CENTER CONSULTING SERVICES DEMOS LOG IN CONTACT US

AEROSPACE & DEFENSE ELECTRONICS
AIRLINES, COMMERCIAL AVIATION & MAINTENANCE
AVIATION ENGINES, PROPULSION & AUXILIARY POWER UNITS
INDUSTRIAL & MARINE GAS TURBINES
INTERNATIONAL MILITARY MARKETS & BUDGETS - ASIA, AUSTRALIA & PAC RIM/EURASIA
INTERNATIONAL MILITARY MARKETS & BUDGETS - EUROPE
INTERNATIONAL MILITARY MARKETS & BUDGETS - NORTH AMERICA
MILITARY AIRCRAFT
MILITARY VEHICLES, ORDNANCE, MUNITIONS, AMMUNITION & SMALL ARMS
MISSILES & MISSILE SYSTEMS
NAVAL SHIPS AND OPERATING SYSTEMS
NON-US AEROSPACE/DEFENSE COMPANIES & CONTRACTS
REGIONAL, BUSINESS & GENERAL AVIATION
ROTORCRAFT
SPACECRAFT, LAUNCH VEHICLES & SATELLITES
US AEROSPACE/DEFENSE COMPANIES & CONTRACTS
Drones and Unmanned Systems - Air, Sea, Land, Micro & Robot Systems
UTILITIES, ROTATING MACHINERY & POWER GENERATION

Rotorcraft
 
U.S. ARMY SELECTS ATEC TO DESIGN IMPROVED HELICOPTER ENGINE FOR BLACK HAWK AND APACHE FLEETS
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Click image for a larger picture

Source: Pratt & Whitney


Source: Pratt & Whitney


Close
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The U.S. Army has announced that the Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC), a joint venture of Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney, has been awarded a contract for preliminary design review of a new engine for the Army's fleet of Black Hawk and Apache helicopters.

The two-year contract, part of the Army's Improved Turbine Engine (ITE) program, will support the design of an advanced 3,000 shaft horsepower turbine engine -- ATEC's HPW3000.

The primary goal of the ITE program is to produce an affordable new engine that will dramatically improve performance over the current engine powering Black Hawk and Apache helicopters. The Army specifications require that the new engine be 50 percent more powerful, 25 percent more fuel efficient, and provide 20 percent longer engine life over the current engine, while also meeting stringent performance goals in high altitude and hot conditions at 6,000 feet and 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

ATEC recently completed testing of two HPW3000 demonstrator engines, which performed very well and have already validated various program requirements, according to Craig Madden, president of ATEC.

The HPW3000 features a dual-spool architecture and utilizes many of the latest gas turbine engine technologies. The engine's dual-spool architecture offers significant advantages, including optimized engine efficiency, decreased maintenance costs, extended engine life, and greater power growth capability - providing the Army with maximum flexibility as mission requirements evolve and change.

When factoring in savings from decreased fuel consumption and lowered operating and support costs, the HPW3000 is expected to offer potential annual savings of $1 billion, compared with the current engine in the Black Hawk and Apache fleets. The Army's development schedule for the engine program calls for the service to select from competing preliminary engine designs in 2018 and then proceed with a sole engine developer.

Source:  www.dualspoolrules.com
Source Date: August 23, 2016
Posted: 08/23/2016

 
 
FLYING CAR COMPANY RECEIVING SERIOUS MEDIA ATTENTION
Friday, August 19, 2016
Click image for a larger picture

Source: PAL-V


Source: PAL-V


Close
KELOWNA, British Columbia - The glamour and allure of seeing the world's first flying car being delivered to a client is garnering a lot of attention. Currently Google is seeing over 135,000 monthly searches for the term "Flying Car" in North America alone.

But in that space, the differentiation between dream and reality is very subtle. That is why CEO of PAL-V, Robert Dingemanse is so excited that Maxim magazine recently selected PAL-V as the most likely company to deliver a "real" flying car.

"Clearly it is impressive that a magazine with a readership of close to 9 million people would recognize the work we have done to create a flying car that actually conforms to existing regulations and is safe to fly," said Dingemanse.

While many companies focus on forward leaning technologies that requires new regulations, PAL-V has created and flown a flying car that is finding solid appeal in the North American market place.

Vice President of Sales in North America, Mark Jennings-Bates, is also excited about the attention the company is getting. "When you have a prestigious brand like Top Gear referring to our vehicle as the world's first plausible flying car and now Maxim men's magazine giving us a thumbs up for the world's first real flying car, it means a lot. They are main street brands, not scientific journals. They look at the product and the market differently, it is good for our team to get that recognition," said Jennings-Bates.

PAL-V has been the quietest player in the market in regard to their developments but you can expect to be hearing significant updates from them in the next several months as they commence manufacturing of their PAL-V Limited Edition model which is only available to the first 90 buyers in the world 25 of which have been allocated to North America.

The full magazine article is available here: http://www.maxim.com/rides/flying-car-roundup-2016-8

Source:  PAL-V
Associated URL: http://pal-v.com/
Source Date: August 19, 2016
Posted: 08/23/2016

 
 
BOEING DELIVERS AH-64E APACHE TRAINING SYSTEM TO SOUTH KOREA
Monday, August 22, 2016
Click image for a larger picture

Longbow Crew Trainer

Source: Boeing


Longbow Crew Trainer

Source: Boeing


Close
ST. LOUIS - Boeing has delivered to the Republic of Korea an Apache Longbow Crew Trainer that the country’s Army air crews will use to prepare for the AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters that Boeing begins delivering later this year. The system uses the Apache’s flight software and matured flight and avionics simulation models to create an accurate training environment that increases mission readiness.

"The AH-64 Apache helicopter is a critical force multiplier to the U.S. Army and customers around the world," said Randy Nielson, U.S. Army Apache Program Management Office lead for operator training devices. "The Longbow Crew Trainer is an invaluable asset that will enable Korean Army AH-64 aviators to train and sustain aircraft systems, flight and tactical tasks, increasing their combat effectiveness while reducing risk to the soldier."

Boeing will provide two years of training and maintenance on the system. The delivery completes one portion of South Korea’s $1.6 billion order for 36 Guardian helicopters and training and logistical support.

Source:  Boeing
Associated URL: boeing.com
Source Date: August 22, 2016
Posted: 08/23/2016

 

NOTICE TO USERS

Warranty: Forecast International makes no guarantees as to the veracity or accuracy of the information provided. It warrants only that the information, which has been obtained from multiple sources, has been researched and screened to the best of the ability of our staff within the limited time constraints. Forecast International encourages all clients to use multiple sources of information and to conduct their own research on source data prior to making important decisions. All URLs listed were active as of the time the information was recorded. Some hyperlinks may have become inactive since the time of publication.

Technical Support: Phone (203)426-0800 e-mail support@forecast1.com

Subscription Information: Phone (203)426-0800 or (800)451-4975; FAX (203)426-0223 (USA) or e-mail sales@forecast1.com

Aerospace/Defense News Highlights is published by Forecast International, 22 Commerce Road, Newtown CT 06470 USA. Articles that list Forecast International as the source are Copyrighted © 2016. Reproduction in any form, or transmission by electronic or other means, is prohibited without prior approval from the publisher.

Forecast International invites all interested companies to submit their announcements and press releases for review and inclusion in our Intelligence Letters.

Contact: Ray Peterson, Director of Research
E-Mail: Ray.Peterson@forecast1.com
Phone: 800-451-4975
FAX: 203-270-8919



HOME PRODUCTS & SERVICES MEDIA CENTER CONTACT US PRIVACY STATEMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Forecast International © 2016 22 Commerce Rd Newtown, CT 06470 USA Phone: 203.426.0800 Toll-Free: 800.451.4975 (USA & Canada) Fax: 203.426.0223 info@forecast1.com